• Short Summary

    Excellent glimpse of rehearsals of the Ziegfeld Follies - Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Bert Lahr and some beautiful chorus girls feature.

  • Description

    Full titles read: 'Our first call today - Broadway, on some "Stepping-Out Sisters" - A rehearsal peep as Ziegfeld's ---- .' (timecode obscures title on vhs copy.)

    New York, United States of America.

    Various shots of a troupe of chorus girls rehearsing a fast tap-dance routine for a show - this is probably for the Ziegfeld Follies. They dance in lines that weave in and out of one another, a la Busby Berkley. (Tune could be 'Hurry Hurry'.)

    Intertitle reads: '"But, women are fickle - and chorines more so,' say Bert and Buddy.'
    M/S of heartthrob actor / singer Charles 'Buddy' Rogers and comic Bert Lahr chatting on stage about the girls in the show being the most beautiful in the world. Bert tells Buddy that all the girls in the show are crazy about him; a group of girls enter, squealing, and gather around Buddy. He says 'So long' to Bert and walks off with the girls. C/U of Bert making a face and a disgruntled noise.

    Note: Comedian Bert Lahr is probably best known as the Lion from 'The Wizard of Oz'; Charles 'Buddy' Rogers was a successful actor / singer and married Mary Pickford.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1048.23
    Media URN:
    37153
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    07/03/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:06:00 / 01:53:54:00
    Canister:
    PT 103

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