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  • Short Summary

    Stage star Billy Merson is seen at his riverside home.

  • Description

    THIS DIGIBETA VERSION HAS BEEN MADE FROM THE PRINT - VERSION ON TAPE *PM0864* WILL PROBABLY BE BETTER QUALITY AS TAKEN FROM THE NEGATIVE.

    Eve's Film Review visits Billy Merson at his home.

    "Golf's one of my hobbies," said Billy as he trained to take it out of Colonel Bogey." M/S of Billy dressed in white and smoking taking shots against a practice net. "But the river's my chief attraction - anything with water in it always fascinates me ---" L/S of Billy and a female friend walking down the steps of a cute house on a riverbank. They are followed by two friends and when they get to the river's edge they wave at someone off screen. "Exercise? Why bless us we live on it ---" Shots of Billy and his friends jumping and diving off a board in their garden into the river. There is also a slide which everyone has a go on. C/U of Billy splashing around with his children (?) in the river. C/U of Billy in a cosy cardigan having a small sherry. He toasts the camera. End title reads: "And the same to you."

    Safety print exists - show print. Probably to be found in the "Stars as They Are" roll.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1080.20
    Media URN:
    37532
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1922
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:56:14:00 / 01:58:21:00
    Canister:
    EP 076

Comments (1)

  1. woodmansterne says

    Billy Merson\'s summer home was a bungalow on Thames Ditton Island. He called the bungalow Yakka Hickey Dooley. As the island often flooded the family moved to their other home in Thames Ditton for the winter.

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