This video has no sound
  • Short Summary

    Fabulous costumes and comical high jinks on display at the Variety Ball.

  • Description

    Albert Hall, London.

    Intertitle: "Some FOOTLIGHT FAVOURITES who helped to make the Variety Ball in aid of the V.A.B.F. such a great success".

    C/U of a young woman slowly spinning around - she has an amazing shiny costume that looks like a basket of roses. M/S of an old man in tails and a woman in a pinafore - a comical maid character? They lark about and the woman seems to be refusing the man's advances - slightly cheeky! C/U of the odd couple.

    C/U of a girl in a black lace costume in shape of a Spanish fan - she turns slowly for the camera. C/U of three men in dinner jackets, they cross arms and shake each other's hands. M/S of a woman in a Chinese costume and a man in Victorian dress sharing a hilarious joke.

    More shots of the girl dressed as a basket of roses. C/U of a young woman with a Shakespearean ruff around her neck. More shots of the man in tails and the woman in a pinafore - the man is offering her money which she refuses! More shots of the woman in a Chinese costume and her companion.

    M/S of a man and two women all dressed as gypsies serving ice cream to a man in tails.

    Note: there is only a flash frame of the title. AH 2000.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:06:00 / 01:15:18:00
    G 726

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment