• Short Summary

    Brilliant! Doing the twist underwater in the Butlin's swimming pool!

  • Description

    Bognor Regis, Sussex.

    M/S of two couples in swimwear doing the twist on the pool side at Butlin's in Bognor Regis. Various shots of the twisters - one of whom wears a nice frilly bikini. Suddenly all four of the dancers dive into the pool. Underwater shots of them twisting and of people watching them twist through the underground windows. At Butlin's there was a little cafe where you could see people in the pool through windows along the side - it was fab, I remember! Looks as though the twisters are being held down by weights.

    Great voiceover - ironic and cheeky. "We shudder to think of the lifelong damage done by dances like this." etc. and "Oh no, we've heard of crazes but this is ridiculous."

    Soundtrack is Chubby Checker "Let's Do the Twist"

    Cuts exist - see separate record.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    207.15
    Media URN:
    3157
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    15/02/1963
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:27:00 / 01:32:30:00
    Canister:
    CP 426

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