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  • Short Summary

    The artist Poy draws a cartoon - the audience is invited to guess what it depicts.

  • Description

    £100 cash prize is on offer for this cartoon competition - and other consolation prizes. This is the eighth of 10 cartoons by "Poy" the famous cartoonist. The cartoon represents the title of a well-known play. The competition entrants have to guess the answers to all ten to be in for a chance. "Send a postcard to Pathe's, 103 Wardour Street, London W1..."

    C/U of Poy preparing to draw. Through stop frame animation we see the drawing take shape. It seems to represent three old crows with bonnets and glasses - elderly lady birds if you see what I mean. One sits on a perch saying "Poor Polly" and another gossips to her friend: "My Dear, You never did hear such things as were said about her in her young days!)" Poy signs the cartoon at the bottom. "Did you "get" it?" Six of the original Poy cartoons (framed) are to be awarded as consolation prizes. "Full details on a Poster at this Theatre." Postcards are to be sent in each week - must have been a mammoth task in the mail room!

    Note: any ideas? Answers on a postcard please to British Pathe, Pinewood Studios...

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    864.02
    Media URN:
    14814
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1921
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:19:00 / 01:06:11:00
    Canister:
    EP 074

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