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Posted by Terry Sills (Member # 3309) on September 19, 2018, 01:23 AM:
Does anyone know of this film? There must be something special about it. Has vinegar, but also has bids up to £54 and still 8 days to go!
Posted by Maurice Leakey (Member # 916) on September 19, 2018, 02:36 AM:
T.9361 "Street Show" 1934, issued by Pathescope August 1938.
This 2-reeler shows the work of the Busker, or Strolling Player of the kerb, may mean a step back and he is under the traffic wheels. a step forward and he may grace the theatre of tomorrow. See them providing London with a non-stop street show free for all.
Posted by Terry Sills (Member # 3309) on September 19, 2018, 06:42 AM:
Forgot to put the link on, but yes that's the one. Do you have this film?
Posted by Maurice Leakey (Member # 916) on September 19, 2018, 10:51 AM:
Yes, it's in my collection.
Posted by Terry Sills (Member # 3309) on September 19, 2018, 02:41 PM:
And how would you rate the film?
Posted by Maurice Leakey (Member # 916) on September 20, 2018, 02:48 AM:
It's worth trying to find a copy.
An interesting film which shows various acts, many performers are ex-servicemen.
Did it perhaps influence the making of the 1938 "St. Martin's Lane" (aka "The Sidewalks of London")? Another great film which I have on 16mm.
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