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    Extracts from the play "The Gold Diggers" which starred Tallulah Bankhead.

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    Scenes from the play "The Gold Diggers" at the Lyric Theatre.

    "According to Broadway, all the gold digging isn't confined to Klondike - lots of "diggers" are in the chorus ranks - !" Two men and two women walk onto the stage through a curtained entrance. One of the women is Tallulah Bankhead. The men help the girls into their glamorous fur trimmed capes. Another scene featuring Tallulah - she walks onstage arm in arm with a woman in a funny woollen hat. "Miss 1927 - possibly - !" C/U of woman in drag - she wears a man's suit. She smokes a cigar and drinks a glass of wine or beer. She smiles at the camera. She looks familiar but is not named.

    "But the super gold-digger is Jerry Lamar (Tallulah Bankhead) who's a real high-kicker." L/S of Tallulah doing some amazing high kicking. She kicks a top hat out of a man's hand, she then rushes to embrace another man. "And that's nothing to the other energetic steps she takes - " Tallulah does some crazy dancing. Cross between a Charleston and gymnastics. She bends over backwards and lowers herself into a crab. She then drops down onto the stage and shimmies around on her backside. She wears a fringed frock which shimmies as she Charlestons. She ends her routine by doing a cartwheel then landing in the lap of an elderly man. M/S of Tallulah rolling off his lap onto the floor. Go Tallu!!!

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 292.

    Safety print exists.

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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
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    01:30:41:00 / 01:32:44:00
    EP 304

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