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  • Short Summary

    Various acts at Murray's Club - Daly Sisters, the Three Equals, Musty the Mysterious etc.

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    "Murray's" is the club featured, "Where, downstairs, the famous floor echoes to the gliding steps of the dancers." M/S (badly decomposed) of revellers seated at round tables. M/S of the three piece band. M/S of a group laughing at a table. L/S high angle of the dance floor. Couples in evening dress dance. "

    Then midnight - and the arrival of "the girls." Six girls do a dance routine in short skirts. Dance involves high kicks. "Many of us remember Fred Emney and his "Sister to assist her." Here's Joan - his daughter." Woman in an old fashioned dress and white wig sings - short shot. "The Daly Sisters struck a new note on their banjos - and the way they danced with them." Two long haired girls dance with banjos held aloft. They do one handed cartwheels then strum their banjos.

    "And "The Three Equals" showed what trained strength can do - " three men in white vests and tights perform an acrobatics routine - one man can hold aloft the two others - pretty impressive. Punters sitting at tables are seen in the foreground. "Ever noticed the concentrated athletics of the modern eccentric dancer", said Edwin Henderson." A comedy dance routine ensues with Edwin doing all sorts of acrobatics and rolling around on the floor - a forerunner to break dancing with all his floor spins! "And dainty Iris Whyte demonstrated her energetic style" - Iris dances a routine involving high kicks and acrobatics. We see some of her dance in slow motion. She wears frilly bloomers which we see a lot of. The chorus girls do a routine called "Heading for Louisville." High kicks, leg twiddling, jumping around, spinning etc. Musty the Mysterious (a comedy magician) tries to tie a knot in a handkerchief with no luck. Gerardo and Adair dance for the diners. The dance involves lifts and spins - Adair manhandling Gerardo and spinning her around his head.

    Was item in Eve's Film Review issue number 256.

    Note: that this neg contains at least two different stocks . Bad fixer discoloration.Safety print exists.

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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
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    01:52:46:00 / 01:58:32:00
    EP 106

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