• Short Summary

    Large group of people play harmonicas in unison - man demonstrates different instrumental sounds.

  • Description

    No main title. United States of America. No title. Introductory intertitle reads: "Meet the Champions of the New World... en masse - " Large number of mouth organ musicians stand on a stage and play their harmonicas in unison. Men standing below the stage playing harmonicas wear military uniform. A crowd of people stand in front of the stage and watch the spectacle. Closer view, the camera pans. C/U of two young girls (9 or 10 years old) playing their harmonicas. Camera pans to show an even younger girl playing. Wide shots are intercut with close ups of the musicians. Most of those featured are women or children. "And here's the Champion 'Champ' of the Champs..." Voiceover names the musician but it is hard to make out his name - Raymond Strauss? The musician wears an American military uniform. He plays the harmonica to show how it sounds like different instruments - the saxophone, the piccolo, the drums, the accordion, etc. His fellow musicians give him a big round of applause.

    Note: this is the first item on the reel - there is no opening main title sequence.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:34:00 / 01:10:11:00
    PSP 705

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