Al Bowlly sings “The Very Thought of You” (1934). Jazz singer Al Bowlly sings his popular hit “The Very Thought of You” in the Pathe Studios, taken from Lew Stone’s famous ‘Monseigneur Band’. Bowlly was South African (although born in Mozambique) yet he became a great star in both the UK and America during the 1930s.
Miss May Whitley kicks ass with panache and palpable glee in this British Pathé clip from 1933, entitled The Weaker Sex! (Sayest Thou!) Who said “weaker sex?” The intertitle reads: ‘Slow motion demonstrates exactly how 7-stone-odd, scientifically applied, can defeat 14 stone.’