• Short Summary

    Rudy Starita plays some old tunes on his new instrument, the Octarimba, in the studio.

  • Description

    Titles read: 'Now Pathe Pictorial has pleasure in presenting - Rudy STARITA and his new "Octarimba" In melodies of long ago'.

    Pathe Studio, London.

    Several shots of Rudy Starita playing his new instrument, the 'Octarimba', which looks like a wooden xylophone. Commentator says Rudy used it for a broadcast performance only recently, and this is the first time he has been filmed using it. It sounds like a shimmery glockenspiel.

    Two musicians, one on the steel lap guitar and another on the accordion, accompany Rudy as he plays a medley of old tunes - 'Roses of Picardy', 'Love's Old Sweet Song' and 'First Call of Spring'.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1656.30
    Media URN:
    52328
    Group:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    12/03/1936
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:59:52:00 / 02:02:21:00
    Canister:
    PSP 936

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