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  • Short Summary

    Scenes from the Palais de Danse in Wimbledon - good Charleston footage, exhibition dancing etc.

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    Filmed at Palais de Danse in Wimbledon.

    Top shot of a dance floor with ornate lamp in foreground and many couples dancing. Intertitle and style of dress seem to suggest that it is daytime dancing - could be a "tea dance". C/U of feet doing "Charleston" style steps. Woman sits by the side of the dance floor and watches. Jack Hobbs is present at the dance and smiles at the camera. He is signing autographs. The Waltz is demonstrated by Miss Phyllis Haylor and Mr Alec Millar, World's Ballroom champions (Mixed) 1925 etc. Young people watch the dancing and applaud. Phyllis and Alec demonstrate their own special version of the Charleston. Miss Lucille Sergeant and Mr Edward Blunt (finalist in various London and Paris championships in 1925-6) demonstrate the "one-step". Sped up footage of couples dancing. Jack Hobbs signs more autographs.

    Note: nice 1920s dancing footage - good for illustrating nightlife of the period. The C/Us of dancing feet are very good.

    Safety print exists - may only be a section. Julian notes that the nitrate version is longer.

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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:26:00 / 01:40:37:00
    EP 048

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