Top American comedians (including Laurel and Hardy) attend variety club luncheon
Empress Club, London.
(REEL 2) Four girls wrapped in cellophane bags enter the room, Laurel and Hardy unwrap them, MS. Laurel and Hardy unwrapping the girls. MS. Girls giving presents to guests. CU. Girl giving presents to Laurel. Laurel making face and passing present on to Hardy CU. Hardy smiling at his present. LS. Coco the Clown addressing the guests and giving present to unknown personality.MS. Coco the Clown giving present to C.J. Latta MS. Laurel and Hardy receiving the applause of members. CU. Hardy. MS. Andrews and Mills arguing with each other. CU. Mills speaking. LS. Mills sitting down after making speech. LS. Charlie Chester s addressing guests. CU. Chester speaking. LS. Chester addressing the guests. LS. Eamonn Andrews introducing the final guest. a chimpanzee - who is brought into the room. MS. The Chimpanzee with Mills, eating at the table. GV. Guests applauding the chimpanzee. MS. Andrews speaking to Laurel and Hardy. (Comb. Orig. Neg.) (Note. Sound very bad - US)
(REEL 1) MS. Group, Charlie Chester, Eammon Andrews and Freddie Mills chatting, and Chester sparring up to Mills. CU. Chester Andrews and Mills. LS. Four girls wrapped in cellophane bags walking through room. MS. Girls being unwrapped. LS. Girls giving presents to guests. MS. C.J. Latta seated at table. MS. McGregor-Scott and W.H. Fielder looking at presents MS. Girl giving presents to Mills and Andrews. LS. GV. Guests at tables. MS. Girls giving presents to guests.GV. Guests at tables. CU. Girls presenting present to laurel and Hardy pan to Laurel making funny faces MS. Guests applauding. LS. Guests applauding Laurel and Hardy. LS. Chimpanzee is brought into the room. MS. and CU. Freddie Mills with the Chimpanzee seated at table. LS. Chimpanzee is carried around the room. MS. CJ. Latta shaking hands with chimpanzee. LS. Guests applauding. GV. Guests seated at table during the Luncheon. MS. Laurel and Hardy with Coco the Clown in a Comedy sketch. BC. Stan Laurel BCU. Coco the clown. BCU. Oliver Hardy. MS. Group, C.J. Latta. Mr. Goodlatte and Coco, They point to A.B.C. cinema badge on Coco's jacket. (Mute. Orig. Neg.)
Note: Reel One - Mute, Reel Two Sound intially very bad. There are some excellent shots of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy in a sketch with Coco the clown