Star Item
  • Description

    Titles read: "Now Pathetone has pleasure in presenting - Radio and Variety Stars - RUPERT HAZELL and ELSIE DAY In 'MORE HARMONYLARTIY'."

    London (probably Pathe studio).

    M/S of Rupert Hazell in white tie and tails, with comedy tufts of hair sticking out from under it. He reads a letter from a listener saying "As a comedian you should go a very long way - how far is it to Siberia?". He tells a story about finding an old man in the Australian bush, who asked him who won the Boer War.

    He introduces the tune he is about to play as 'Some birds have no bills at all, but a Belisha must have a beak-on', then sits down to play on a strange instrument shaped like a very thin violin with a brass horn on the end of it. Soprano Elsie Day enters in a large crinoline dress and starts to sing 'Serenade' by Schubert.

    Note: this item also appears in UN 59 Y - see separate record for details.

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  • Data

    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Media URN:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:48:00 / 01:29:38:00
    PT 261
    Sort Number:
    PT 261
  • Appears in...

    odd musical instruments
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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