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    Great item of eccentric dancer Jack Stanford doing a routine to 'Hungarian Rhapsody'.

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    Titles read: 'NOW Pathe Pictorial has pleasure in presenting - THE KING OF ECCENTRIC DANCERS - JACK STANFORD in one of his famous novelty dances'.

    Pathe Studio, London.

    Great footage of rubber-limbed eccentric dancer Jack Stanford doing a funny dance to the 'Hungarian Rhapsody'. He wears a baggy suit, bowler hat and gloves. He dances this way and that to the music (very interpretative dance!), gets into a frenzy towards the end, then falls down.

    I think this is very funny!

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe sound pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:58:22:00 / 02:00:20:00
    PSP 897

Comments (2)

  1. Unknown user says

    Well, it certainly looks like Hal Sherman's dance routine to me! It's almost step-for-Moonwalk-step.

    Alice (Sherman) Simpson

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  2. Unknown user says

    In response to the above comment, can I quote the review from The Brighton and Hove Herald circa 1928 of the show at The Brighton Hippodrome with The Houston Sisters.
    "Jack Stanford is surely the greatest eccentric dancer of the day. He is at one time amazing and uproariously funny. If you have seen Ben Blue, you have seen good eccentric dancing. If you have seen Hal Sherman, you have seen eccentric dancing almost as good as it can be. But not until you have seen Jack Stanford have you seen eccentric dancing at its amazing best.
    The original cutting of this is in his personal scrapbook, along with his reviews from The Folies Bergere in 1927 with Josephine Baker, The Scala Berlin, The Royal Variety Performance at The London Palladium in 1931 and so many more.

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