• Short Summary

    Male physiotherapist who massages showgirls backstage at Prince of Wales Theatre.

  • Description

    Soho, London.

    Various shots man walking along pavement carrying suitcase. C/U suit case. Man walks into Prince of Wales Theatre. Interior. Various shots man in backstage dressing room. The man opens the suitcase; it unfolds into a bed. Folies Bergers dancer Cecile Tchernova, lies on the bed and the man starts to give her a massage. After Cecile, the man sets about giving blues singer Helen Davis a neck massage. Various shots of showgirl Mary Drinnan getting her arms massaged.

    The masseur is Bill Robinson, "physiotherapist who specialises in a theatrical clientele".

    Note: letter from Prince of Wales theatre and newspaper article on file.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1335.23
    Media URN:
    44090
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    09/08/1954
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:05:00 / 01:42:56:00
    Canister:
    NP 517

Comments (1)

  1. wardophone says

    An unexpected find, this is my great Uncle.

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