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  • Short Summary

    Mildred Melrose shakes her money maker in an excellent rendition of the Black Bottom - fabulous!

  • Description

    THIS DIGIBETA VERSION HAS BEEN MADE FROM THE PRINT - VERSION ON TAPE *PM0880* WILL PROBABLY BE BETTER QUALITY AS TAKEN FROM THE NEGATIVE.

    Miss Mildred Melrose, a well known dancer at the Piccadilly Cabaret demonstrates the "real" Black Bottom dance.

    Mildred wears a fringed outfit comprising very short shorts and a little bikini top. She does some wild dancing, shaking her money maker and every other part of her body. The dance incorporates pointing her fingers, kicking her legs from side to side, patting her own bottom and generally enjoying herself. "Now we know just where the Charleston challenger steps spring from!" reads an intertitle.

    Was originally an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 301.

    Note: good nutty, flapper, Charleston, 1920s chick dancing footage. Could be Muriel Melrose.

    Costume designed by Dolly Tree.

    Safety print exists - show print. Probably in "Frocks Frolics and Follies" roll.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1082.19
    Media URN:
    37553
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    08/03/1927
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    02:01:24:00 / 02:03:17:00
    Canister:
    EP 099

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