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    Mute footage of Danny Kaye unveiling waxwork of himself at Madame Tussaud's.

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    Probably unissued footage from the unveiling of Danny Kaye waxwork at Madame Tussaud's, London, by the man himself - 1948.

    Mute shots of audience applauding and watching comedian / comic actor / film star Danny Kaye entertaining from the platform. Nice C/U of comedian Sid Field getting up from his table and taking a bow, acknowledging applause. He makes funny gesture towards Danny. Several other people in the audience get up and take a bow - one could be Sid Field's wife (in fur coat or wrap).

    Mute shots of Danny coming out onto platform and peeking through curtains (see record 1 under this title). C/Us of people in audience - among them are film star actor Douglas Fairbanks Junior, film star actress Margaret Lockwood, comedian Sid Field again, group of men who are probably film / theatrical / Tussaud's officials or personalities.

    C/U of pianist - not recognised - playing. C/Us of Danny examining his likeness, sticking his tongue out at it and generally posing for photographers beside it. Danny looks at a little booklet with a woman in a great hat - I think this is his wife, Sylvia Fine. He chats to Doug Fairbanks Jnr and others. C/U of Danny chatting with Sid Fields. Danny and others eat nibbles for the camera. C/U of young couple (unrecognised by this cataloguer).

    More shots of Danny peeking behind curtains and examining his waxwork. He seems to remark on the figure's nose. Shots of Danny with the bronze hand cast and bust presented by Bernard Tussaud. Shots of Danny singing (mute). Margaret Lockwood stands and takes bow. Douglas Fairbanks Jr does same. Out of focus shot of Sid Field taking bow. Unidentified woman and man at same table take bows. Blonde girl (not recognised) takes bow. More posing with the figure.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
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    01:34:42:00 / 01:42:00:00

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