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Lightning!

Series

Series Name
Eve And Everybody’s Film Review

Issue

Issue No.
633
Date Released
20 Jul 1933
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1A Real all-rounder from France
  2. 2Lightning!
  3. 3Copenhagen Camoes -: The Fish Market
  4. 4White and Shapely - but only Serviettes
  5. 5Something Different
  6. 6The Five-ton Golfer!
  7. 7The Pony Fair

Story

Story No. within this Issue
2 / 7
Summary
NoS Summary - Cartoon artist Van Dock makes humorous sketches in lightning time.
British Pathe synopsis: Subtitle to the item is: "A little lesson in rapid caricatures by Van Dock the Lightening Cartoonist." Introductory intertitle reads: "The fastest boy in the world never grew as quickly as this one - on paper." M/S of man standing beside an easel with a large piece of paper attached to it. The artist wears a suit, a beret and a cravat. He makes a very quick drawing of a schoolboy. "His father was quicker still," said Van Dock." The artist draws a sad looking man with a moustache. The artist smiles at the camera - looking very pleased with himself. "Portrait of a lady" Van Dock draws a rather large lady wearing a hat. "A little game of Nap." Napoleon is draw in profile. "Sandy" appeared in twenty seconds." A bearded man wearing a Tam-o’-shanter is drawn. "But, love is a two-sided affair..." Van Dock then draws with two pieces of charcoal at the same time - one in each hand. He draws one of those double pictures - a candlestick which also looks like two people about to kiss. He fills in the details of the faces - a flapper and a soldier.
Researcher Comments
British Pathe - The intertitles for this film date from 1933 but the images are on 1927 stock.
Keywords
Arts and crafts
Written sources
Pathe Inventory File   Tin No.265
British Pathe Database 1997   Reference No.EP265
D. Gifford ‘Entertainers in British Films’ (Westport, 1998)   p66.
National Film Archive Catalogue
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