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A Peep at "Playtime at the Piccadilly Cabaret" - London

Series

Series Name
Eve And Everybody’s Film Review

Issue

Issue No.
197
Date Released
12 Mar 1925
Length of issue (in feet)
700
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Bow and Arrow Bulls
  2. 2A Peep at "Playtime at the Piccadilly Cabaret" - London
  3. 3Spring Frocks, in Pathécolor.
  4. 4The Adventures of Felix the Cat, by Pat Sullivan -: Felix Finishes First

Story

Story No. within this Issue
2 / 4
Summary
NoS Summary - Cabaret acts at the Piccadilly Hotel - chorus girls and "simultaneous dancers" ballet, Amelia Allen, and the Lenza Brothers, in the presence of diners
NoS synopsis: Piccadilly Cabaret at the Piccadilly Hotel in London. "And a very nice "Playtime" chorus, too!" M/S of a group of chorus girls in fabulous outfits doing a cute dance with skirts that bob up and down showing their bloomers. They perform a high kick routine. "Same-time - every-time - steps by Les G. and R. Zenga, the simultaneous dancers." M/S of two men dressed identically who dance identically. The band can be seen in the corner of the shot. Diners sit at tables around the dance floor. "And do this dance before breakfast and you’ll live for ever," said Amelia Allen the next Artiste." Solo dancer does a high kicking routine, holding her leg up high almost touching the side of her head. She does some acrobatics too.
Researcher Comments
British Pathe - costumes for this show were designed by Dolly Tree.
Keywords
Music and dance; Performing arts
Written sources
Kinematograph Weekly   19 March 1925 p83.
British Pathe Database 1997   Reference No.EP282
D. Gifford ‘Entertainers in British Films’ (Westport, 1998)   p3.
Pathe Eve 170-210 Boxfile   Issue sheet
National Film Archive Catalogue
Credits:
Production Co.
British Pathe Ltd.
Length of story (in feet)
190

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