• Short Summary

    Strange street names in London, a German oil mill and how to mesmerise a chicken.

  • Description

    Titles read: "Would you believe it? Queer things the World over. No. 13".

    Various locations of events.

    In London we see several shots of an alleyway called Adam & Eve Court, which is just off Oxford Street. M/S of the street sign.

    Several shots of the Victoria Embankment Gardens. Shots of York Water Gate that marks the limit of the River Thames before the Embankment was built. Shots of an alleyway called George Court that lies off The Strand nearby. Shots of Villiers Street and Duke Street. Shots of what used to be called "Of Alley"; street sign says it is now called York Place. Shots of Buckingham Street. Shots of each street sign as commentator says "Thus is remembered in modern London the great George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham". These are nice street scenes.

    In the Black Forest of Germany we see various shots of a 17th century oil mill made entirely from wood, and still working.

    A young man in Slaley, Northumberland, shows us how to mesmerise a chicken. He draws a white chalk line on the ground then makes the chicken lie down and look at the line. The chicken is hypnotised by the line and lies there staring at it, completely motionless. The boy does the same with another chicken who tries to resist but then gives in.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1630.13
    Media URN:
    51928
    Group:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    21/06/1934
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:36:00 / 01:24:58:00
    Canister:
    PSP 846

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