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A Leaf from "Life" the New Palladium Revue, London

Series

Series Name
Eve And Everybody’s Film Review

Issue

Issue No.
279
Date Released
7 Oct 1926
Length of issue (in feet)
990
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1A Leaf from "Life" the New Palladium Revue, London
  2. 2All Together!
  3. 3Dance Time
  4. 4New Modes in Pathecolor
  5. 5The Krazy Kat (Not forgetting occasionally, Ignatz, the Mouse) by Bill Nolan: The Feather Faker

Story

Story No. within this Issue
1 / 5
Summary
NoS synopsis: Dancers are superimposed over the main title for an unusual effect. "The Tango isn’t always dreamy and slow - Hooker and Seaward showed us a fast version -". A fast Tango is danced by Hooker and Seaward as the chorus line stands behind them. "Just imagine dancing if dress slips back about a century, girls, and they revert to this -". There follows a period piece where the players are dressed in crinolines and dance a genteel parlour dance. "The "Mayne" part about the next item was Clarice -!" Then a line of chorus girls do a high kicks routine with Clarice Mayne. "And G. S. Melvin told us the girls in the next dance made 434 steps and kicks. (If you don’t believe us count them for yourselves!)" A Conga style dance that follows. As well as the normal shot from the auditorium, there is also a side shot of the high kicks from the wings.
Researcher Comments
A short handwritten shot list is present in the Pathe boxfile.
Keywords
Music and dance
Written sources
Pathe Inventory File   Tin No.32
British Pathe Database 1997   Reference No.EP032
D. Gifford ‘Entertainers in British Films’ (Westport, 1998)   p173.
Pathe Eve 246-280 Boxfile   Issue sheet
Credits:
Production Co.
British Pathe Ltd.
Length of story (in feet)
170

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