A look behind the scenes of the theatre during the 1920's.
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L/Ss and M/Ss of Violet Lorraine handing leaflets to hundreds of people outside theatre. Good M/S of Leslie Henson rising spookily up from behind a mock gravestone. L/S and M/S of theatre star Billy Bennet walking out of doorway, he tosses a coin and walks off as though in need of a drink. L/Ss of George Robey running out onto a football pitch. M/S of Robey making various facial expressions towards camera.
01:10:14 Theatrical Garden Party. M/Ss of several women dancing outside large marquee in front of jazz band. M/S of Helena Pickard and Cedric Harwicke holding a rose. L/S and M/S of Harold Ruth standing outside Fay Compton's "Dishonoured House". M/S of Gabrielle Brune standing next to roundabout. Nice footage of Tallulah Bankhead bending over and eating piece of children's sandwich. Cricket Match. John Boynton Priestley tosses coin with Gladys Cooper. L/Ss of cricket match in progress which includes John Drinkwater behind the stumps. L/Ss of girls dancing at seaside. L/S of man and woman performing comical dance on pier in front of band.
01:11:44 L/Ss of the comedian Billy Merson walking down steps at riverside home. People diving into swimming pool diving board. Good M/S of Gertie Lawrence lying hammock. eating apple. M/S of Sybil Thorndyke tending her flowers. L/S and M/S of George Bernard Shaw standing next to a large statue of himself. L/Ss of comedian Harry Tate getting annoyed with piece of paper as he attempts to play golf. Harry Tate with other comedians standing next to fountain playfully knocking each others top hats into water. L/S of La Thorndyke climbing into car and waving at camera as she is driven away.
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