• Short Summary

    Great item about the fads and pleasures of the 1958 teenager.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "It's The Age Of The Teenager".

    Intertitle reads: "Squares, the Cats say you've had it at 20. No Hep, and you're not with it".

    London.

    Various shots of young people dancing at Jazz club. Shots of band playing.

    LV Le Macabre Coffee House in Soho, teenagers standing outside. SV Int. Waitress with two cups of Espresso coffee. LV Teenage skiffle group playing. CU Guitar player. SV Types listening, one girl with skull on her lap and her elbow resting on it. SV Skeleton hanging up amidst cobwebs. CU Hand strumming guitar. CU Hands beating time on teeth of skull. CU Two girls beating time with their hands. CU Drum being played. SV Teenage boy and girl seated at coffin-like table with a skull on it, the boy starts to speak.

    Lady Lewisham is interviewed about teenagers - she thinks they are 'Splendid'.

    Shots of young women in typing class. GV of busy shopping street. CU Int. sign in shop reading 'Teenage Shop'. SV Three teenage girls looking at clothes with lady. LV Teenager standing outside 'House of Sam Widges' in Soho. CU Pan, teenage boy and girl (walking along pavement, boy has a small beard and the girl is wearing large earrings. CU Feet of boy and girl. CU Two other teenagers.

    Various shots of teenagers going into record booth to listen to new tunes. CU of record player. Shots of teenage girls listening to records and taping their feet. CU of posters advertising records by teen pop idols. MV Crowds waiting outside cinema at Film Premiere. CU Tommy Steele. Shots of crowds waiting for Liberace. Shots of the piano star talking to fans. Crowds wanting for Frankie Vaughan. Various shots of hip young things getting down and dancing.

    "Lady Lewisham", (as she was at the time of filming), was the daughter of novelist Barbara Cartland, and following her later marriage to Lord Spencer became stepmother to Princess Diana.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1533.14
    Media URN:
    49453
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    26/06/1958
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:30:00 / 01:36:52:00
    Canister:
    58/51

Comments (3)

  1. jamied says

    "Le Macabre Coffee House in Soho" referred to was on Wardour Street.

    "Lady Lewisham", (as she was at the time of filming), was the daughter of novelist Barbara Cartland, and following her later marriage to Lord Spencer became stepmother to Princess Diana.

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  2. kyliek says

    Macabre Coffee House in Soto referred to was on Meard Street. There is a plaque there and I was at Macabre Coffee House in 1961

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  3. kyliek says

    http://collectorgene.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/website-macabre-1.jpg

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