• Short Summary

    Excellent story shows Ricky Renee, cabaret star and master of disguise.

  • Description

    Covent Garden, London.

    L/S of a Rolls Royce arriving at Ricky Renee's cabaret club (it passes the Fortune Theatre) in daylight. A glamorous blonde in a fur stole gets out of the car; this turns out to really be cabaret star Ricky Renee in drag. We see him in various other disguises as the doorman, the receptionist, a diner and a waiter in the club.

    The blonde powders her nose in her dressing room, then gets into a disguise as an old hag woman. Nice cheesy M/S of the band playing in the nightclub. Ricky as the hag does an act on the stage before the audience, then takes off the disguise to reveal the glamorous blonde. 'She' flounces about in a feather-trimmed robe over a sparkly dress to a round of applause, then peels off her false eyelashes. By the magic of the Colour Pic camera we see her step out of her dress and turn around to show it is the real Ricky Renee in a suit! (He looks a little like Cliff Richard to me.)

    Note: for search purposes: drag queen, transvestite. Good 1960s decor in the nightclub. Cuts exist - see separate record.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    403.10
    Media URN:
    4213
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/04/1967
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:39:00 / 01:54:18:00
    Canister:
    CP 644

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