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Trev's 21st 1963
It's twistin' time! Wander in and celebrate Trev's 21st birthday in this fly-on-the-wall film.
Amateur film 1963 2 mins
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It's the early 1960s and time to twist again. Join Trev and his friends as they celebrate his 21st birthday in the living room at home. Party-goers play vinyl records and perform 'the twist' dance craze. This fun film is also a snapshot of multi-cultural life in London and among the guests there are a mix of fashions from traditional saris to hip skinny ties.
Context: This film is from the collection of Redbridge Museum, Local Studies and Archives, a member of the London's Screen Archives Network.
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