• Short Summary

    A day in the life of the ballet dancer Phyllis Dixey.

  • Description

    Note: Location of events unknown but probably in London.

    L/Ss and M/Ss of the wartime star Phyllis Dixey running through her picturesque garden with a towel wrapped around her. She fills bucket of water from pump. Phyllis drops her towel and proceeds to wash herself with water from bucket. Several shots of Phyllis performing ballet dancing exercises in garden. M/S of Phyllis patting her dog in front doorway of her home. She closes door and walks down front path toward gate. She walks across road. C/U of sign which reads 'STAGE DOOR'. Pan down to people queuing outside the White Hall Theatre.

    L/S and M/S of Phyllis with several female dancers providing direction for dance moves in her latest theatre production. M/Ss of Phyllis adjusting strap of a bag which hangs from the wrist of dancer. She then walks over and adjusts the hair of girl. C/U of Phyllis smiling. Several more shots of Phyllis giving the girls some last minute tips. M/S of Phyllis showing girls how to properly walk through archway. M/Ss of Phyllis reading her fan mail whilst she drinks cup of tea and eats sandwich. L/Ss of the girls dancing out onto stage. C/U of Phyllis watching.

    M/Ss of girls legs dancing. M/S of Phyllis watching the girls in the foreground. Various more shots of the girls dancing. L/Ss and M/Ss of Phyllis on stage wearing long flowing gown holding a large feathered fan for her "famous act". L/Ss of Phyllis sitting on top of set of a clock face for the grand finale. She is surrounded by her girls who are wearing off the shoulder gowns. M/Ss and C/Us of Phyllis sitting in her living room looking through costume designs. She then takes sip from glass of milk.

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    New pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:45:00 / 01:18:03:00
    NP 8

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