• Short Summary

    Humorous item about pianist Marie Ashton who plays for six days and five nights, London.

  • Description

    Marathon Pianist, Tooting, London.

    L/S Marie Ashton playing the piano - a man walks into picture and sits with girl at table. M/S Marie playing. M/S Board reading "Musical Marie has now played non-stop for 53 hours". Man comes in and alters same to 63 hours. M/S Marie playing. M/S Crowds watching. M/S Marie playing, in background can be seen people watching including nurse. M/S Nurse - in front of her are bottles on the table - the nurse is unscrewing a bottle.

    M/S Crowd watching. C/U Marie's arm - a doctor is massaging as nurse stands holding a bottle. Marie is playing with the other hands. M/S Crowd watching. M/S Marie playing, nurse puts thermometer in Marie's mouth, a doctor watches. M/S Marie playing with the thermometer in mouth, nurse takes it out of mouth. Dissolve to - C/U Sign reading - Marie has now played non-stop for 94 hrs. M/S Audience clapping.

    M/S Marie, she is still playing wearily, blanket round her shoulders, nurse and doctor attending her, nurse has hand on Marie's forehead. M/S Marie still playing wearily, doctor is tapping her cheeks then points to watch, nurse holds her forehead. M/S Crowd watching. L/S Marie playing piano, a light goes out in room. M/S Nurse on couch asleep. M/S Man leaning against piano watching Marie play. M/S Marie still playing.

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    Film ID:
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    New pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:34:00 / 01:53:10:00
    NP 535

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    I am amazed to find this footage. It is my Nana who I miss greatly since she sadly pased away in 1981. Thank you for this wonderful memory of her in her heyday!

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