Thursday, January 19, 2012

Hints and Hobbies No. 7 - 1926

Country: United Kingdom
Strictly Come Dancing' 1920s-style.
This extract is from the seventh installment in the wonderful 'Hints and Hobbies' canon and continues the tradition of doling out helpful tips to the masses including advice on how not to ballroom dance (stamping hard on your partner's toes is frowned upon). Later in the film (not seen here) there's the invaluable pointer that mashing wet bran into your furs will prevent a dirty neck... If ever a franchise deserved resurrecting, it is this one. (Alex Davidson)
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