• Short Summary

    Footage of society ball attended by people dressed in period costume from the 1890's

  • Description

    Gay Nineties Ball. Location of events unknown but possibly a club in London.

    Note: With sound. People in old fashioned fancy dress in ballroom; at back; w/ space in front.

    MS of large man with moustache introducing a singer; who comes out and sings 'Who broke the bank at Monte Carlo', he dances; w/ top hat an cane. After a verse, Couples dance around the room; some of them also singing. Pan over crowd - all sorts of fantastic 1890's style costumes Orchestra starts to play a song. Pan rt. to people joining hands in a big circle; and skipping round DS people dancing; crowded floor.

    Various shots of the audience singing and dancing. The band starts Daisy Master of Ceremonies introduces another act - a line of women in 1890's costumes - w/ big hats perched on their heads - comes out; joined by men in matching suits - they sing and dance, the partygoers are now seated at tables. Potted palms round the sides comedienne / performer dressed in short fluffy skirt; tells jokes; then sings song in high-pitched voice. At end, it sounds like a lot of the people sing the chorus again with her. Fun. Music hall, musical theatre, parties, social events

    Cataloguer's note: Unusual and excellent item - Appears to be a high society ball, quite rare with sound.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:17:00 / 01:21:42:00
    ON 225 E

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