Saturday, November 12, 2016

Moped hooligans on the streets of Paris 1961

I've just come across the British Film Institute archive and there are some real gems there.

For starters from 1961 here's the Cachito Cha Cha Cha shot on the streets of Paris for Cinebox. Cinebox was an Italian made cinema / jukebox found in European cafes through the 60s. Though the tune has a strong Cuban vibe it is actually performed by Philippino band leader Anastacio Mamaril and his orchestra. Mamaril was known as the 'Trumpet King of the Philippines'. The visual storyboard is essentially a group of lads on sporty mopeds in Paris vaguely harassing a pretty girl in a sportscar, she doesn't seem too bothered by them though.

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