• Short Summary

    Good Footage of J.W. Jackson training on of her dance teams.

  • Description

    Note: Location of events unknown.

    Titles read: "TIMED TOES"

    L/S of diaphanous dancers in picturesque garden. "Meet one of J.W. Jackson's famous dance teams - in the making."

    L/S of numerous dancers performing exercises in line they shout 'one, two, three, four - one, two, three, four...). The girls perform several moves including high kicks. "You'll never get fat on these loosening exercises." Various shots of of the girls performing warm-up exercises in the garden. M/S of J.W. Jackson giving out orders. "A welcome break to these girls means just another way of getting rid of surplus energy." More exercises follow including cartwheels and hand stands. M/Ss of two girls boxing, cheered on by the others.

    Several shots of the girls sitting around table eating and drinking. Good C/Us of girls drinking cup of tea. "Timed toes - harmonies hands call it what you like, but it means pep and precision in dancing." M/S of the girls standing in line performing a kind of steam train motion with their arms and legs. The girls also perform more high kicks and at one point fall over in a pile like dominoes. The girls finish by cheering and shouting as they run off screen.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:32:00 / 01:38:04:00
    PSP 759

Comments (4)

  1. Terri says

    I cannot prove the location of this film but can supply the following information:
    In 1932 I KNOW J W Jackson (of Lancashire Lads/Charlie Chaplin fame)with wife Mary & son John Hockley Jackson lived at 29 Spencer Park, SW18 - a large detached property in leafy Wandsworth so it is quite possible that this address was the location for this wonderful piece of history (Source: view Ancestry.co.uk - London Electoral Lists).
    Mary ran dancing schools & trained the dancers for J W's troupes of dancers both in the West End and elsewhere (Source: Ancestry.co.uk Electoral Lists). Source: Stage Magazine - also has many articles about their very successful lives covering many many years. I know all this as J W, Mary & John H Jackson were my uncle aunt and cousin and I spent many happy childhood holidays at their second seaside home in Sussex as well as visits to their plush London home in Pimlico.
    I'd be interested in finding other of their old films, if any exist.



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  2. Theatre says

    Dear Teri
    My grandfather was J.W.Jackson and my father was Billy Jackson. My mother's stage name was Teri (Maude Walker originally from Peckham). I also spent holidays at Saltdean with my Uncle Jack and his wife Lilly. I'm interestied in tracing my family and came across a picture of the whole Jackson family whilst looking for pictures of the Lancashire Lads. If you look at it the small child in the centre is my dad and my latest grandson is the spitting image of him. I would be keen to know who you are! I have contact with family in Canada and America and we have produced a family tree based on what we havre found out so far.
    Look forward to hearing from you

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  3. Terri says

    To find out more on this subject..please look closer to home


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  4. Terri says

    - did you find any more about your family history and how this film clip fits in?

    For your interest - there is also a well documented "Jackson Family Tree" on Ancestry.co.uk which features the family and its connections to Charlie Chaplin which might be of great interest to you -


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