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  • Short Summary

    Great views of Harlem - plus Duke Ellington and his band at the Cotton Club.

  • Description

    Unused / Unissued material - no paperwork - dates unclear or unknown.

    Harlem, New York, United States of America (USA). Great shots of 1930s Harlem - home of the Cotton Club.

    Title reads: "Pathe Audio Review - Harlem - A cinema excursion in the great black metropolis of New York." (Credits follow the title). Top view street in Harlem. Intertitle reads: "Seventh Avenue is Harlem's celebrated Gay Black Way". Shots of African Americans and other people on streets of Harlem. Intertitle reads: "Rue de Rivoli, Unter der Linden, Fifth Avenue and Broadway all combined." More shots of streets in Harlem. Intertitle reads: "Seventh Avenue atmosphere is colorful." Shots of shops like Hung Far Low, Frank's Fish Market, a tensorial Parlour or Barbers shop. Lots of well dressed African-American's on the streets of Harlem. A man has his photograph taken on the street. Intertitle reads: "Dusky debutantes". A group of young women gathered on the corner of a street. A man raises his hat. Intertitle reads: "Harlem's Finest". CU Black police officer on traffic duty. Intertitle reads: "Palace of sartorial splendor - this is where the kink goes straight." A man in a barber's shop having lotion rubbed into his hair. Intertitle reads: "A polished gen'mun about town". A man sitting getting his nails polished / having a manicure. A man is having his hair brushed at the hairdressers. Intertitle reads: "Brothers of the Lodge." Procession of black men wearing what appears to be Freemason's regalia. Intertitle reads: "Everything is kept dark in Harlem until after midnight." CU Illuminated neon sign "Cotton Club". Intertitle reads: "Fashionable New York gathers at the Cotton Club." Shots of white people in the Night Club. Intertitle reads: "Hot Harlem Heaters!" A man sings a song while girls dance behind him. The girls change their costumes as the number progresses. CU African American jazz musician plays trumpet. More dancing from the artists. Intertitle reads: "Night Hawks - the roost and stupefy until dawn." A man pours a drink. More shots of dancers. Intertitle reads: "Duke Ellington - he is Harlem's King of Jazz." CU Duke Ellington. More shots of dancers. Intercut with band. Intertitle reads: "Grand Finale". All manner of artists perform together - black, white and blacked up . Intertitle reads: "Grander Finale" Lots of dancing shots. Intercut with band.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1930 - 1939
    hd format:
    HD at Filmfinity, 2K at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:07:00 / 01:50:00:00
    UN 68 G

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