The Films of Petula Clark
Tin Pan Alley


Released January 1951 [UK]
Documentary short

SYNOPSIS:
     Short documentary film which features the activitie taking place in London's famous "Street of Song" (Denmark Street) also known as "Tin Pan Alley." The idea of the film is to lift the veil and show cinema audiences just how a new number is created and set upon the road to success.
      The song in question is "Last Night's Kisses" by Sam Brown, Ray Harley and Jimmy Kennedy. To help launch the song, stars come from far and near and are seen trying it out and discussing its possibilities.
Terry Young - The Films of Petula Clark, A Complete Guide, 1987

FEATURED STARS:

Petula Clark
Joe "Mr. Piano" Henderson
Vera Lynn
Billy Cotton
The Beverley Sisters
Pat Kirkwood
Geraldo
Henry Hall
The Keynotes
Billy Ternant
Eric Winstone


FILM NOTES:
  • Produced and directed by Terry Ashwood
  • Pathe Pictorial
  • Made on location in Denmark Street, London on December 7 & 8, 1950
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