• Short Summary

    Musical instruments of past and present with diagrams and girls in traditional costumes.

  • Description

    Part of issue OK FOR SOUND.

    Pathe Studios, London.

    Montage shot; screen is divided into 3 sections showing man playing recorder, woman pianists and woman playing ukulele. C/U of Scottie dog barking.

    Cartoon of wireless beaming out radio waves. Various shots of two glamorous women, one plays grand piano. Various shots of actress dressed to look like traditional Japanese woman, she is playing string instrument (referred to commentary as Kumi - sp.?).

    Diagrams showing the "perfect chord". Diagram of musical notes of chord. The notes are superimposed over image of Parthenon in Athens to show influence music had on architecture.

    Various shots of actresses in different traditional costumes playing variety of musical instruments; the Greek lyre, the ukulele, a trombone, a hurdy-gurdy and an accordion (apparently swimsuits are traditional costume for ukulele players!).

    Various shots of a swing band in action.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1272.26
    Media URN:
    42622
    Group:
    New sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    18/05/1939
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:39:00 / 01:41:31:00
    Canister:
    NSP 164

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