Fantastic look back at entertainers, celebrities, theatrical entertainments, authors and artists.
This is a duplicate copy of documentary also found on tape PM1863 and PM1864 - this version has been transferred from neg so is better copy. Footage is in slightly different order in this version.
Pathe retrospective. This reel is about musicians and singers. Library material used should be found in more complete versions elsewhere.
The very large Teddy Brown plays the xylophone.
Gertrude Lawrence sings a song standing at the piano with her arms folded. The song is "You're My Decline and Fall". George Posford the composer accompanies her at the piano.
Elstree Studios - the Pathe camera records a "picture in the making" - Richard Tauber in "Blossom Time." He sings a song at the piano.
Charles Coburn sings "The Man who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo" and Lily Morris sings "Don't Have Any More Mrs Moore", lifting her skirts up to show her bloomers as she dances.
Tommy Handley does a brief turn with a telephone. Carroll Gibbons plays "Someday Soon" on the piano (he seems to be wearing an identity bracelet - SL). Albert Sandler plays the violin (tune is 'Ochechonya' (sp?) or 'Black Eyes').