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  • Short Summary

    Advertising film for the new Folies Bergere Revue.

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    Full title reads: "The Show of Shows! Coming next week! The Folies Bergere Revue. Direct from the Folies Bergere, Paris and Victoria Palace London."

    The Lawrence Tiller girls and Marika Rokk are featured in a scene called "What the flowers say." It is a tableaux scene featuring large paper flowers. The girls step down from the scene, link arms to form a chorus line and dance on their points. They perform some balletic high kicks. Marika Rokk performs a solo dance. this is followed by a strange sketch involving a dwarf (or midget) looking at a saucy magazine "Vie Parisienne". He is dressed as a young boy. A man takes the magazine from him and they look at it together and laugh. They hit each other they are finding it so funny.

    A woman then comes into the "kitchen" where they are sitting and wants to know what they are laughing at. They try to hide the magazine. They keep passing it to each other so that the woman can't grab it. The man passes it through his legs thinking the boy is behind him but the wife grabs it. End title reads: "The Greatest Entertainment Ever Staged! "Paris at Your Door!" Don't miss this Show! Here Next Week!"

    Note: there is no Eve's Film Review or Pathe Pictorial logo on this item so it could have been included in either cinemagazine. Alternatively, it may have been made for the Victoria Palace as an advertisement for the upcoming show.

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    Film ID:
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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:19:00 / 01:18:10:00
    EP 188

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