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VARIETY ACTS AND TURNS OF THE MID 1930s
A
comprehensive three hours plus celebration of a glorious age of British Variety
featuring the very best performers and singers from radio, music hall and the
theatre! Performances rarely seen since they were shown in the Pathé cinema
newsreels of the day.

‘Variety Acts and Turns Of The Mid 1930s’ is a nostalgic celebration of a rich
diversity of Variety entertainers; balancing acts, jugglers, dance bands and
jazz bands, organists, strongmen, comedians, musicians, dancers – modern and
ballet, roller-skaters, actors, singers and even a ‘Bird Circus’. Artistes
include the Mantovani Orchestra, comedian Bert Weston, Arthur Askey, double act
Bennett and Williams, actor Tod Slaughter, Naunton Wayne, Ronald Frankau,
Leslie Henson, Bob and Alf Pearson and many, many more.

In the mid
1930s, Pathé developed its filming of variety acts by building elaborate sets
for their performances. Often, these studio performances would be mixed into
filmic ‘dream sequences’ to enhance their impact. Camera interviews with
selected stars also added another new dimension.
Pathé
intriguingly filmed a blind man who could see and a Wild West themed set from
celebrated act The Van Strattens. Also included here is a visit to the
famous Players’ Theatrein London’s Covent Garden.
So, Ladies and
Gentlemen, sit back and enjoy this treasure trove of classic British Variety at
its very best!!

Release Date: 29/10/2012


Weight 200 kg
Barcode

5013929671850

TOTAL RUNNING TIME - 198 Mins REGION 0 - PAL

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