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VARIETY ACTS AND TURNS OF THE LATE 1930s [DVD]

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  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: SFE/Cherry Red
  • DVD Release Date: 29 Oct. 2012
  • Run Time: 198 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0094WQQLC
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 84,848 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Over three hours of glorious Variety artists and singers from the golden age of radio, music hall and theatre as seen performing their acts for the cinema newsreels of the day. 'Variety Acts And Turns Of The Late 1930s' features the full array of Variety entertainments; balancing acts, jugglers, dance and jazz bands, organists, strongmen, comedians, musicians, dancers - modern and ballet, roller-skaters and singers galore. Artistes include Robb Wilton, Robinson Cleaver, Cyril Fletcher, Arthur Askey, Sir Henry Wood, tenor Bernard Clifton, Joe Loss, George Formby, Norman Evans, Bob and Alf Pearson, Ronald Frankau, Gracie Fields and many, many more. By the end of the 1930s, Pathé had refined its way of filming performers by mixing in evocative filmed locations such as London, Port Talbot, Smethwick, Chorley, Ireland, Scotland and even The Queen Mary. Pathé also filmed a baker, carpenter and a taxi driver who all became professional singers, a railwayman who became an actor and miners who trained to become a team of high-wire walkers! So, Ladies and Gentlemen, sit back and enjoy this time capsule celebration of a long lost classic era of British Variety!

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I think I have all the DVDs in this series and I only wish there were more. My VHS tapes of the original "Turns" are nearly worn out and I wish they could be procvessed and re-issued. Priceless historical material, not all the talent is top standard and it is interesting to compare the performances that range from the sublime to the sometimes embarrassing. Good. That's what it was like in the old days, folks. Rather like today's "Talent," "X Factor" and so on.
And the transfer quality, picture and sound, is superb.

More, please.Same goes for "Mid 30s" below - I've just bought this as well. Already had all the others listed. They're all great.

Michael Woolf
New Zealand
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Fabulous material mostly never seen before. I love the singers and dance bands, also the dancers. Some of the comedy seems a bit dated. Excellent picture and sound quality considering the age of material. These comments apply to the rest in the series. I have all of them.
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I consider I was misled. I was not aware I was Subscribing to prime. Iwas not aware I was making a card payment.
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Excellent,better than some others and they were good.
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great dvd
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