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If It Moves - It's Rude! The Story of the Windmill Theatre


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In 1932 the Lord Chamberlain permitted showman Vivian Van Damm to stage nude tableaux at the tiny Windmill Theatre in Soho - provided the nudes remained completely motionless.
Kenneth More recalls the story, the magic of the Windmill - notorious and innocent, glamorous and down-to-earth, the comics' graveyard and stepping-stone for fame - in short, a legend. with recollections from Jimmy Edwards, Arthur English, Bruce Forsyth, Pearl Hackney, Stanley Holloway, Alfred Marks, Des O'Connor, Harry Secombe, Sheila Van Damm, a host of former Windmill Girls, soubrettes, dancers, and many others.
'Will patrons kindly vacate their seats after the performance. The use of artificial visual aids is strictly forbidden!'


Presenter: Kenneth More
Contributor: Jimmy Edwards
Contributor: Arthur English
Contributor: Bruce Forsyth
Contributor: Pearl Hackney
Contributor: Stanley Holloway
Contributor: Alfred Marks
Contributor: Des O'Connor
Contributor: Harry Secombe
Contributor: Sheila van Damm
Writer/producer: Robert Vas

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If It Moves - It's Rude! The Story of the Windmill Theatre

BBC One London, 26 December 1969 22.15

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