• Short Summary

    'The Lambeth Walk' demonstrated at the Locarno in Streatham, courtesy of Lupino Lane and the company of 'Me and My Girl'.

  • Description

    Titles read: "New Dances For Everybody!"

    Streatham, London.

    At The Locarno dance hall we see a line of three women and three men demonstrating a new dance called 'The Palais Glide' - quite a simple step, a little like the Lambeth Walk. Hundreds of people join in on the dance floor, while girls in evening frocks sit watching in wicker chairs.

    We then see four couples doing 'The Lambeth Walk' on the dance floor. The men wear funny hats (probably meant to be Pearly King caps) and the women wear floppy hats decorated with flowers.

    After midnight, Lupino Lane appears at the microphone to sing 'Doing The Lambeth Walk' from his show 'Me and My Girl'. The company of the show demonstrate they do the number in the show (it was currently playing at the Victoria Palace Theatre), which includes all of them playing it on mouth organs! C/Us of the orchestra playing the tune. Then everyone comes onto the dance floor to join in with the Lambeth Walk - oi!

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1170.10
    Media URN:
    40390
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    25/04/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:27:00 / 01:28:16:00
    Canister:
    PT 422

Comments (1)

  1. Susan de Guardiola says

    I was pleased to find this video and have referenced it in two short articles on dance history:

    Doin' the Lambeth Walk, 1938
    http://www.kickery.com/2012/12/doin-the-lambeth-walk-1938.html

    The Palais Glide
    http://www.kickery.com/2010/04/palais-glide.html

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