• Short Summary

    Cabaret at Piccadilly Hotel: big bands, dancing, singing, conjuring and acrobatics.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Now Pathetone takes you over to the Piccadilly Hotel London for a topical glance at the new Cabaret - Vaudeville Cocktail".

    Various shots of glamorous couples dancing in ball room to jazz sounds of "D'Amata and his band". Various shots of conjuror, Howard De Courcey, performing various magic tricks. De Courcey has a fake French accent. He makes a caged bird disappear and reconstructs torn newspaper.

    Various shots of tap and acrobatic dancing duo, Lucille and Frank, performing routine to 'St. Louis Blues'. Various shots of opera singer, Elsa Stenning, singing ballad (title unknown. Could be 'June Roses' or 'Paris Moi D'Amour' ? - music info from old database record - SL).

    Various shots of acrobats, "The 3 Nagles", performing tumbling tricks. Act consists of Nagle father throwing his two young sons around stage. One of the boys inhales a cigarette before performing a series of flips, balanced on his father's feet. At the end of the act he exhales.

    Between and during acts, there are various shots of audience sitting at tables drinking cocktails and smoking.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1158.15
    Media URN:
    40082
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/09/1937
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:41:00 / 01:35:35:00
    Canister:
    PT 391

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