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  • Short Summary

    Various unusual people - presumably character actors in Hollywood.

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    "The big film districts are full of queer folk whose faces (or figures) are their fortunes." Panning shot of a line of freakish people including a midget, a fat boy, an old woman, a man with a large beard, an obese woman and a man who looks like Abraham Lincoln.

    "When Eve desires the Cave-man stuff - here it is - " C/U of big strong man type with a starlet making eyes at him. He kisses her hand and then grabs her for a big smooch. "The witch's warning, too, is always there" C/U of a witchy woman speaking to camera (no sound). She makes faces - doing some character acting.

    "Comedy and drama, as you wish - " The obese woman talks to the Abraham Lincoln look-alike. They move off to reveal the midget has been sitting unseen behind the woman all along. He picks up his suitcase and walks off. C/U of the midget (or dwarf) who takes his hat off then climbs down off a table that he has been standing on. "And "Cats" too, exactly right - !" C/U of two bitter looking women talking to each other. They look like they are having a good gossip. L/S reveals that one of the women is very tall, the other is standing on a bench to make her the same height.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 601.

    Note: see "Picture Curiosities" from which this material has been lifted and retitled I think.

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    Film ID:
    970.08
    Media URN:
    17537
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    08/12/1932
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:08:00 / 01:19:18:00
    Canister:
    EP 250

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "They move off to reveal the midget" - this is Angelo Rossitto, who became one of Hollywood's most successful dwarf actors. Amongst his credits are Tod Browning's "Freaks" and, in 1985, "Mad Max 3", with Mel Gibson.

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