• Short Summary

    Santos Casani and Jean Mence demonstrate the Crawl Charleston (or Charleston Blues) with Annette Mills at the piano.

  • Description

    Titles read: "Dancers of all degree are looking for a new dance - Today, Santos Casani, the famous Teacher of Ballroom Dancing (with Miss Jean Mence) will explain the Season's new dance. The Crawl Charleston (or Charleston Blues), at the piano - Annette Mills, Composer of the original music."

    London (probably Pathe studio).

    M/S of Santos Casani introducing the Crawl Charleston. He demonstrates the dance with Jean Mence (in a long dress) to the music played by Annette Mills at the piano. Intertitle explains "To demonstrate the footwork, we'll have to change Miss Mence's frock." M/S of Jean from the knees down, clad in the long dress fades into shot of her legs and feet and a shorter dress.

    We then see several shots detailing the steps to this dance, including some taken from below a glass floor as Santos and Jean dance over it. M/S of Santos and Jean demonstrating the dance as before (Jean in long dress). Brief C/U of Annette Mills at the piano, playing energetically.

    Intertitle gives the address of Pathe so people can write in for full printed details of the dance steps.

    Note: this is presumably the Annette Mills of 'Muffin the Mule' fame, and sister of Sir John Mills.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1092.04
    Media URN:
    37662
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    11/12/1933
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:39:00 / 01:06:10:00
    Canister:
    PT 194

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