• Short Summary

    Child singing star Petula Clerk at school and at play + performing in studio.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Youngest Sweetheart - Petula Clark".

    London.

    M/S of Corporal Clerk with soldier companions listening to his daughter sing on radio. C/U of Petula singing in microphone.

    M/S of postman delivering fan letters to Petula. Various shots of Petula in uniform at school. We see her sitting at a desk in classroom and playing netball.

    M/S of Petula rehearsing with Miriam Reed, her accompanist. Various shots of Petula playing in large gardens of stately home, she chases a tame sheep. Various shots of Petula and her younger sister visiting Chesington Zoo. They look at lions and Petula holds out a lollipop for the brown bears to lick.

    Various shots of Petula singing sentimental song in studio (song title unknown).

    Note: scene with soldiers listening to wireless looks set up - Corporal Clerk could be actor?

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1215.19
    Media URN:
    33836
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    14/05/1945
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:34:00 / 01:55:48:00
    Canister:
    NP 35

Comments (1)

  1. laurimeyers says

    The song she sings is Mighty Lak' a Rose. The same one she sang in 1942 during the radio show It's All Yours during an air raid.

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment