Comedian George Gee gives us his comical low-down on shirts.
Titles read: 'NOW Pathe Pictorial has pleasure in presenting - The famous West End Comedian from "Tulip Time" George GEE in a little cross-examination by our Pet Reporter.'
Probably shot at Pathe Studio, London.
Comedian George Gee, looking extremely dapper in a pinstriped suit and tie with diamond pin, sits in a chair on a set dressed to look like some kind of large country manor kitchen. The Pathe 'reporter' sits down opposite him at the table and asks George how he passes his spare time.
George launches in a funny, rambling answer, speaking very quickly and hardly drawing breath. He says he doesn't have much spare time but has lately been interested in people's political policies (his policy is in the insurance office). He goes on to talk of asking a commercial traveller friend who deals in men's shirts the difference between a black shirt, a green shirt, a blue shirt and so on (obviously political reference to blackshirts / fascists / nazis) - the friend doesn't seem to get the inference.
Then George rambles on about India where people wear yellow shirts with broad stripes, or rather, the tigers wear them and hand them over wasps when they've shrunk! Then on to Russia where a cunning man called Ivan Pukeroff (also what his wife told him to do at the time) used to wear a white shirt so that after a row with his wife he could slip out into the snow and she couldn't find him. More fast chat about George's ancestors who wore iron shirts (when they came back from the blacksmith's) then he gives us some mixed up Latin quotations and says he has to say goodbye. He says if we want to know anything more about shirts he has 18 or 20 "so come up and see me some time".
This is a good one! He's quite a charming performer.