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The Spell of Jazz

Series

Series Name
Topical Budget

Issue

Issue No.
747-1
Date Released
17 Dec 1925
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Princess Mary Opens Mersey Tunnel
  2. 2Wooden Dolls and Wooden Soldiers
  3. 3The Spell of Jazz
  4. 4Holiday’s Coming
  5. 5'Poppaea’ the Lioness
  6. 6'Iron Clad’ of the Skies

Story

Story No. within this Issue
3 / 6
Summary
[1ST SUBTITLE]: "A modern Orpheus tries his charms on the Zoo!." Jazz band playing outside Polar bear cage in American zoo. [2ND SUBTITLE]: "And the Polar Bear finds there really are fairies!". Girl in white dances energetically as the bands plays, and the bear is right up against the cage on its hind legs. Close-up of clarinet player, with bear to the left. Girl dancing.
Keywords
Music and dance; Animals
Length of story (in feet)
39

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Film Archive

Name
British Film Institute (BFI)
Email
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Web
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Phone
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Fax
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Address
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Notes
The BFI National Archive also preserves the original nitrate film copies of British Movietone News, British Paramount News, Empire News Bulletin, Gaumont British News, Gaumont Graphic, Gaumont Sound News and Universal News (the World War II years are covered by the Imperial War Museum).
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