• Short Summary

    Girl harmony group The Radio Three sing 'I'm Gonna Wash My Hands Of You' in the studio.

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    Titles read: "NOW Pathe Pictorial has pleasure in presenting - Three more popular 'Over the Air' Singers - The RADIO THREE in close harmony".

    Pathe Studio, London.

    Various shots of harmony girl group The Radio Three performing the jazz song 'I'm Gonna Wash My Hands Of You'. One of the women sits playing the grand piano and the other two stand beside her. They sing in close 3-part harmony and it's pretty good stuff - somewhat similar to the Boswell Sisters (only a bit more 'English').

    Duplicate exists in Turns Can 12 - see separate record for details.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe sound pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:03:00 / 01:29:29:00
    PSP 889

Comments (2)

  1. Patriciainfrance says

    I am so pleased that this film clip has been saved, the lady in the middle is the one who started the group, Ann Canning and she was my aunt as well as my God mother, I believe the lady on the left is Joy Worth and the one on the right playing the piano is Kay Cavendish. The line up would change according to who was available at the time they were needed but one night at the London Palladium they discovered that Monty was in the audience. He came back stage and asked various acts if they would be prepared to join ENSA. My mother, Christabel Morrell (Canning was a stage name) was in the group at the time and very quickly uniforms were made for the girls, passports sorted and they were shipped off to entertain the troops. On the ship on the way to Tripoli they were torpedoed, rescued by a military ship which was in the area (I think it was American but not sure) but their costumes went to the bottom of the sea sadly. They improvised and put on the show as true troopers do.

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  2. Truepurplecow says

    Message for Patriciainfrance if you're still out there! I am researching my family tree and have established that my great x 2 aunt Christabel Morrell was in Italy in 1944 with her sister, both singers with ENSA. I'd love to find out if she was Ann Canning! Is there any more you (or anyone else!) can tell me?

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