• Short Summary

    Pretty 10-year-old singing prodigy Millicent Phillips performs 'Little Brown Owl' in the studio.

  • Description

    Titles read: 'There are few men, or women, who are not touched by the sweet, pure voice of a talented child singer. Here is dainty MILLICENT PHILLIPS - a young 10-year-old Midland prodigy, singing a song known to us all.'

    Pathe Studio, London.

    Various shots of curly-haired 10-year-old Millicent Phillips, wearing a maribou-trimmed satin dress (and quite a lot of make-up!) and singing a song about a 'Little Brown Owl'.

    Although she is rather precocious, I have to admit that Millicent does have a pretty voice - very high and dainty - and is quite expressive in her singing.

    Two model owls in a model tree in the studio flash their eyes at appropriate times during the song.

    Note: there is a news cutting on file about Millicent wowing the judges of the Cheltenham Music Festival and being declared "a little genius" - only to be disqualified on account of her age because she was entered in a class of 12 to 15 year olds.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1646.17
    Media URN:
    52171
    Group:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    11/07/1935
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:46:00 / 01:34:02:00
    Canister:
    PSP 901

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