• Short Summary

    Billy Curtis (3' 7") marries Lois De Fre (6' 4") on a beach in Miami.

  • Description

    Miami, Florida, United States of America.

    Various shots of the outdoor wedding between midget Billy Curtis (3' 7") and Lois De Fre (6' 4") - a one-time nightclub bouncer. The service takes place on a beach before a crowd of people. After the bride and groom have kissed some other male midgets appear and throw rice at them. Lois and Billy run off, then Lois picks up Billy and runs up some steps with him in her arms.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    953.08
    Media URN:
    16236
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    31/01/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:38:00 / 01:05:14:00
    Canister:
    38/9

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "Lois de Fre" in text and tags should read Lois de Fee.

    The marriage took place in January 1938. LOTS of Internet sources claim that the couple divorced the next day, however this isn't true - newspaper articles of the era show that Billy didn't file for divorce till June 1938, and the divorce wasn't finalised until July 1941.

    A lengthy, vintage newspaper article about this unusual relationship can be found here.....

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1368&dat=19380227&id=TwwaAA
    AAIBAJ&sjid=SA0EAAAAIBAJ&pg=53
    38,4516232

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