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Forty Minutes

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... of documentary. A series of films portraying issues, institutions and individuals. Gigolo
Once he was simply paid to dance with women. As time went by he became a different sort of partner, rewarded in money or in kind to be a dashing companion, a good listener, or accomplished lover. This documentary explores the delicate interface between the well-heeled woman and the men who live by her largesse. Little Billy , aged 83. from Rochdale is one of the few survivors of the dancing era. In his time as a ballroom gigolo, he only stole a kiss or two. By contrast 62-year-old Giovanni - an Italian gigolo - claims to have bedded 3,000 women in a life that has brought him good clothes, expensive dinners, holidays, allowances and the company of a sex that he adores. The tradition lives on in Philip from Santiago. In the prime of life, he too is a master in the art of hunting, seduction, and the enjoyment of worldly and fleshly rewards that come from women who are wealthy and in need of excitement.
Film cameraman ALEX HANSEN Film recordist JOHN PRITCHARD Film editor PAULINE DYKES
Executive producer ROGER MILLS Producer ROBYN WALUS
9 FEATURE: page 21 and WODDIS ON: page 95

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Unknown: Little Billy
Unknown: Alex Hansen
Unknown: John Pritchard
Editor: Pauline Dykes

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