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  • Short Summary

    Acts from the Metropole "Midnight Follies" are featured including Tex McLeod and Elsie Percival.

  • Description

    The Metropole "Midnight Follies" is the featured club in this story.

    Jay Whidden's melody makers lure the dancers on. We see couples dancing and a C/U of a man playing a violin. More shots of people on the dance floor and sitting at tables talking. We then visit "Follyland:" A group of chorus girls in night wear do a high kick routine. More chorus girls dance do high kicks with a man in a suit. "Waiting for You" is the name of the routine. Bobby Howes and Tim O'Connor perform a comedy skit called "The Waiter and the Guest" - shot missing. Vera performs high kicks, cartwheels and the splits in slow motion. Dancers perform "Pompadour" in costumes reminiscent of the days of Marie Antoinette.

    Tex McLeod spins a lasso whilst wearing a suit. We see his act a second time in slow motion. Estelle Brody and Rupert Rogers perform - shot missing. Tim O'Connor performs an acrobatic comedy dance. Elsie Percival does an impression of Hal Sherman - chorus girls wave in the background. Edna Maude dances a fast Charleston on her toes. The Follies finale involves all the girls dancing on stage swinging their skirts. The curtains close.

    Safety print of the Tex McLeod section exists.

    Note: some nice shots of couples on the dance floor and seated at tables. Good for illustrating 1920s nightlife. Men wear black suits and bow ties and the women wear nice dancing frocks. Very 1920s!

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    850.14
    Media URN:
    14658
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    11/03/1926
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:06:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:26:00 / 01:35:53:00
    Canister:
    EP 051

Comments (1)

  1. DramaQueenLA says

    Fun seeing Elsie Percival doing an impression of my Dad Hal Sherman in 1926!

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