• Short Summary

    Two turns show us what entertainment was like - Douglas Byng and a vibes player.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - no paperwork - dates unclear or unknown.

    Comic Douglas Byng comes down some steps into a set made to look like a restaurant / club. He performs some impressions of people in a pantomime (some sections are cut out). We see a routine by the comedian on the theme of a Christmas pantomime. Shots of the audience at tables, drinking smoking and chatting. Byng comes on in drag as the "leading lady". He wears a wig and carries a small basket. He sings a song called "Daisy Chain" and curtsies. The band plays, he comes on again dressed as an elderly woman - a pantomime dame. He makes a joke about having played "third raspberry in the fruit scene" and another about how the Baron must have his "Plum Duff". Camp at the time I presume, not just in retrospect. He gets the audience to join in with a song about making a pudding - he waves a rolling pin.

    An unidentified musician plays a tune on a vibraphone / xylophone. (Jack Simpson?)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:01:00 / 01:47:03:00
    UN 60 N

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