• Short Summary

    Entertainment at the Piccadilly Hotel includes cancan girls, rope spinner Tex McLeod and tumblers Bil and Bil.

  • Description

    Titles read: "London's Famous Clubs and Cabarets. "Playtime at the Piccadilly". (Filmed at the Piccadilly Hotel.)"

    London.

    Various shots of elegant diners dancing to Sydney Kyte's Band at the Piccadilly Hotel; the tunes are 'The Blue Danube' and a fast 'See Me Dance The Polka' (one couple are seen leaving the dance floor in exasperation during the latter!). We then see Rosalind Wade's Piccadilly Six dance troupe performing the Cancan; nice shots of men in dinner jackets looking on.

    Rope spinner Tex McLeod does his act, jumping through his lasso and sending the rope twirling around the dance floor. Bil and Bil are a pair of tumblers in sailor suits who do a slapstick routine to music (unfortunately, the sound cuts out at 01:40:19, 13 seconds before the end of the story).

    Note: according to paperwork, there was originally some footage of the Continental dancers, Lucienne and Ashour in a kind of Apache dance in reverse - presumably the man was thrown around!

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1074.19
    Media URN:
    37454
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    05/06/1933
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:39:00 / 01:40:32:00
    Canister:
    PT 167

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