• Short Summary

    The amazing Michel plays the xylophone and tap dances at the same time!

  • Description

    Full titles read: "Now, Pathetone presents Michel, America's most famous Dancing Xylophonist."

    London (probably Pathe Studio).

    Various shots of Michel, playing the xylophone while he tap dances to the tune of 'The One I Love'. He also turns a cartwheel along the length of his xylophone. Michel then plays 'Goodnight Sweetheart' while tapping, finishing with a back flip.

    Amendment March 2015: A visitor to the site has written to say the xylophonist in the film is Michael Howe. Howe was born in Los Angeles in 1912 and later moved to England. He toured Europe with his wife during the 1940s and 1950s and become known as one of the world's top xylophonists. Howe died in Germany is 1982.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1040.08
    Media URN:
    37043
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    28/09/1931
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:47:00 / 01:19:35:00
    Canister:
    PT 079

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