• Short Summary

    Entertainment at Santos Casani's Club includes a swimsuit fashion show, Leslies Sarony and Holmes and rubber-limbed Daphne de Witt.

  • Description

    Titles read: "London's famous Clubs and Cabarets (No. 10) - Casani's Club. London after dark, and dancing feet and gliding figures are in rhythm with Charlie Kunz and the Band".

    London.

    Various shots of elegant people in evening dress dancing at Casani's Club. Charlie Kunz is seen playing the piano (the top of his head is not quite in shot). M/S of the famous dance instructor and owner of the club, Santos Casani, clinking glasses with a blonde woman then sipping his cocktail.

    Several shots of women modelling swimsuits on the dance floor for the seated diners. Intertitle introduces "the graceful and popular waltz... the latest, demonstrated by Santos Casani and Jean Mence". Santos and Jean glide around the dance floor as the band play a waltz. Variety stars Leslie Sarony and Leslie Holmes sing a jaunty song - "Billy Played His Old Trombone". The final act we see is rubber-limbed contortionist Daphne de Witt, slowly rolling head over heels across the dance floor.

    (Followed by Pathetone end titles.)

    Note: correct spelling of contortionist's name is de Witt, however it is sometimes spelt "De Wit". AH 2002.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1074.29
    Media URN:
    37464
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    03/07/1933
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:58:32:00 / 02:03:42:00
    Canister:
    PT 171

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