• Short Summary

    John Stein and his string and percussion band play tune - 'Sous Les Toits de Paris'.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Pathetone now has pleasure in presenting. John Stein and his Novelty Orchestra (from the Dorchester Hotel, London) in Sous Les Toits de Paris".

    Pathe Studios, London and library footage of Paris, France.

    Panning shot over rooftops of Paris.

    Various shots of Stein conducting his small orchestra of violinists, pianists, cellist, double bass, acoustic guitar, drummer and an accordion. They wear peasant style shirts with billowing sleeves. The play a tune that starts as vaguely traditional French Cafe-type music before breaking into a more upbeat samba tempo ("Sous Les Toits de Paris"). Stein takes to the piano and three percussionists step forward beating out a rhythm on maracas, wooden sticks and a horse's skull.

    Various shots of Paris: River Seine, Eiffel Tower, Place de la Concorde.

    More shots of band continuing to play jazzy tune.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1146.18
    Media URN:
    39792
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    25/01/1937
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:25:00 / 01:41:52:00
    Canister:
    PT 357

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