• Short Summary

    People having fun at annual Soho fair in London.

  • Description

    London.

    Several shots of the streets of Soho. Various close up shots of the restaurant signs from all parts of the world showing versatility of Soho. Several shots of the chefs in uniforms working in kitchens. One chef is seen filling snails - Escargot! People in Chinese restaurant eating with chopsticks. Spanish Flamenco dancers performing in Spanish restaurant. Several shots of a man pouring wine from traditional Spanish wine bottle down his face - wine trickles in thin stream and 'halves' it. Various shots of the crowds on streets of Soho. Girls in bikinis dancing with fully dressed men, crowd watching. Various shots of the waiters' race and crowd watching. Various shots of the parade of floats covered with flowers and pretty girls in bikinis moving slowly through crowded streets. Girls dancing, men watching. Long view, pan, the Soho Queen Miss Linda Clarke, sitting on her throne on the float as she moves through the streets. More shots of the girls in bikinis dancing on floats and the men watching.

    (Neg.) (Title Scene C)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1493.13
    Media URN:
    48674
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    18/07/1957
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:31:00 / 01:30:02:00
    Canister:
    57/58

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The restaurant seen at 00:14, "L'Escargot Bienvenu" is situated on Greek Street. It's still there, it's now a Marco Pierre White restaurant called simply "L'Escargot".

    More footage of this event can be seen in clip 3393.04.

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