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  • Short Summary

    Santos Casani, Jose Leonard and the "Charleston Babies" demonstrate the a Tango and a Charleston

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    Santos Casani and Jose Lennard show how to dance the French Tango against a curtained backdrop. We see the start of the dance in C/U. Then the half-turn is demonstrated in C/U.

    "To simplify the Promenade I have made the steps towards you." reads the intertitle - presumably represents Mr Casani's voice. The link step is then demonstrated. "We were just getting on fine with Mr Casani, when a slight interruption (in Charleston language) occurred - " Suddenly Alberto and Sylvia two young pupils (8 and 10 years old respectively) come onto the stage from either side and start doing the Charleston. Santos and Jose join in. C/U of the two young dancers - Jose can be seen knocking her knees in the background. L/S of the four dancers Charlestoning away. The two youngsters take a bow.

    "Incidentally, if you wish to have fuller details of the Tango, drop a note to the Editor, Pathe's Eve's Film Review, Wardour Street, London W1 (or enquire at this Theatre.)" reads the end intertitle.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue 307.

    Note: I think that Alberto and Sylvia were known as the "Charleston Babies".

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    Film ID:
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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:30:00 / 01:35:40:00
    EP 092

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