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Evelyn Dall: The newsreels

When Pathe Newsreels captured current celebrities in the 1930s and 40s they were often filmed (silent) with narrations and incidental music added later. On other occasions they used sound live in interview or recorded them in performance.
Evelyn appeared in a few films for Pathe some of which can be viewed in their 'preview' low resolution format for no cost at the Pathe site.

Here is the full list of the Evelyn Pathe films with an appearance for British Gaumont with links to YouTube to view (or purchase should you have the funds!)

Listed by Film Title, Date, Film Length and Further Details

  • Evelyn Dall Comments on her Salary,  22 February 1937, 51 secs, Reference BGU407220221 Gaumont British    newsreel (Reuters) This is believed to be an excerpt made by the above company.                                                                                 

  • Newsreel of Movie Stars,  c.1936,  Huntley Archive Film no.3015. Silent footage featuring scenes in  London. Evelyn Dall and Bert Ambrose are seen in the kitchen having a wonderful time from 8 minutes 17 seconds in.            

  • Laundry Sports, Motspur Park, 28 July 1938, 1 min 26 secs,  Reference PM0975 Evelyn seen for a couple of         seconds watching the laundry industry annual sports festival. 


  • Ambrose and his band,  29 January 1940,  Unknown length,  Reference Unknown. Evelyn Dall sings                     'Franklin D Roosevelt  Jones' with Ambrose and his orchestra at the May Fair Hotel, London. This film is presumed 'lost.'                                                                     


  • Merry Christmas,  24 December 1945, 1 min 45 secs, Reference PM1173  Evelyn Dall and Peggy Ashcroft seen at the judges table briefly for the 'Clippies' (female bus ticket conductors) Beauty Contest.


  • Personality Meet Evelyn Dall,  25 February 1946, 1 min 55 secs, Reference PM1388 A film showing Evelyn           swimming, shopping and backstage in various  outfits. The soundtrack has voice over and incidental music.


  • We Go Aboard the Ocean Queen,  21 October 1946, 1 min 23 secs, Reference PM1412  John Parsons briefly interviews the Captain and various celebrities going on the maiden voyage of the ship (following its war duties). Evelyn is interviewed with Bert Ambrose as she leaves Britain to live back in America.


  • Queen Elizabeth Liner,  21 October 1946, 1 min 8 secs, Reference  PM2743. This is a silent film containing clips  presumably cut from the previously listed film which includes Evelyn signing autographs for a crowd of people and walking on deck with Bert Ambrose.

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