Excellent footage behind the scenes at Elstree Studios for the 'Happy Go Lovely' Dance.
'Happy Go Lovely' Dance at Elstree Studios.
M/S Two men (art director John Howell and assistant Bob Jones) and studying set designs on desk. C/U Man looking at designs. L/S Drawing office, man walks into picture and up to drawing board. C/U Man pointing out to draughtsman. C/Us of model of set design. Several shots of people working on the on Piccadilly set. C/U of director Bruce Humberstone. M/S of actress Vera-Ellen and David Lober practising routine. They shake hands, Vera-Ellen turns away, they shake hands again, she turns away, he follows. M/S Vera-Ellen sitting on floor with feet on piano, drinking, with dance director Jack Billings.
Good footage of young women backstage preparing to go on stage, putting hats on etc. L/S and M/S of high intensity stage lights. M/S Vera-Ellen having her hair combed by Jean Bear. M/S Clapper boy walks out of picture leaving Vera-Ellen on stage, she stoops to pick up handbag as two male dancers appear on either side of her and they go into dance routine. M/S Vera-Ellen and two men dancing, she leaves them and dances out of screen . She then returns and they all look towards director.
Cataloguer's note: The commentator says that film stars David Niven and Cesar Romero.