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  • Short Summary

    Comedian George Robey pulls faces for the camera then nice shots of couples dancing.

  • Description

    George Robey - with his famous eyebrows at successful dance in aid of Cheurons (Chevrons?) Club.

    Location of events unknown.

    Opens with CU of music hall comedian Robey dressed as clown; with ruffled collar; he screws up his face; larks about and acts silly; other faces; laughing; right up behind him; looking over his shoulders.

    Then great shot from slightly raised position; looking down at couples on the dance floor; dancing past to right. A few seconds of Robey in clown suit wandering among the dancers; then just the couples whirling round on the floor.

    Women wearing sleeveless dresses with low cut backs; and men in tuxedos - and a few British Army uniforms.

    Note: I would date this as being from around 1918 or 1919, rather than 1920s. SL.

    Fashion. hairstyles; social customs; recreation. Nightlife; personalities; theatre.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1918.03
    Media URN:
    73293
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:09:00 / 01:01:42:00
    Canister:
    ON 132 E

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  1. larks_pur says

    This was filmed at Queen\'s Hall, Langham Place on Thursday 5th June 1919. \"George Robey\'s Ball\" was in aid of The Chevrons Club. Tickets were £2 2s (including supper).

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