• Short Summary

    Dancers, a contortionist and comic songs are on the cabaret bill at the Cosmo Club.

  • Description

    Titles read: "London's Famous Clubs and Cabarets - The Cosmo Club. London after dark - part en route for home - others dancing into the deep night hours - with Phil Cork's Metronomes".

    Nice shots of elegant couples in evening dress dancing at the Cosmo Club.

    Intertitle mentions cabaret is presented by Harry Reso. The first act we see is Averard & Lawson, "a nifty pair of 'steppers'" - two young men who do a fast tap dance in rather jazzy two-tone suits. Next act is The Macdonald Twins, two girls doing slow acrobatic and balletic movements to music. One is wearing a tutu, the other has a modern two-piece satin costume.

    We then see Peter Bernard in evening dress beside the grand piano singing a song in an Italian accent that goes "I wonder why they call my Tony 'Daisy'", about his effeminate son, who has a flamboyant dress-sense, a boyfriend called Maisie and likes to crochet! (early gay / homosexual anthem?) After that comes contortionist Renie Joliffe, who makes some painful-looking moves on the dance floor.

    Comedian Ronald Frankau accompanied by pianist Monty / Monte Crick sings quite a raucous song called "Who Wants A Man Like That?", which seems to be talking about men from a female perspective - it's quite funny, and the audience certainly seem to be enjoying it.

    Note: brief cutaways to audience throughout this item.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1305.13
    Media URN:
    43270
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    10/04/1933
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:24:00 / 01:26:42:00
    Canister:
    PT 159

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