VARIETY ACTS AND TURNS OF THE PRE-WAR YEARS 1938- 1939
For over three
hours, we celebrate the glorious Variety artists and singers from the golden
age of radio, music hall and theatre revues. Meticulously filmed by Pathé
newsreels for the delight of the British cinema going public, these performers
gave much needed light relief in the tense months leading up to the Second
and Turns of the Pre-War Years' features the full range of period Variety
entertainers; balancing acts, jugglers, dance bands, jazz bands, organists,
circus acts, strongmen, comedians, musicians, dancers and singers including The
Peters Sisters, Leslie Henson, The Hillbillies, Douglas Byng, Issy Bonn,
Lorenzi, The Four Aces, Sydney Burchall, Richard Goolden (Mr Penny), Eric
Woodburn, Billie Hale, Ronald Frankau and many, many more.
By the end of
the 1930s, Pathé had refined its way of filming variety acts by cutting into
the performances filmed locations and atmospheric panaromas. Come 1939 war with
Germany was looming, but, in the words of variety - "the show must go on!"
- and it did!
So, ladies and
gentlemen, sit back and enjoy this definitive record of pre-war variety and
light entertainment - the singers, comedians and speciality acts that
enthralled a generation.
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