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Royal Film Performance


Series Name
British Movietone News


Issue No.
Date Released
30 Oct 1952
Date submitted
Oct 1952
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1The Queen at Shrewsbury
  2. 2Film News Items: Hand Fashions
  3. 3Film News Items: Star’s Footprints
  4. 4Film News Items: Sugar Ray as Dancer
  5. 5Film News Items: Last Round-Up
  6. 6Royal Film Performance


Story No. within this Issue
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MOVIETONE CARD TITLE: Royal Film Performance - Because You’re Mine. DESCRIPTION: The Queen and Princess Margaret, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, went to the Royal Film Performance at the Empire Theatre, Leicester Square. The Royal party was received by Mr Reginald Bromhead before being presented to a galaxy of film personalities and stars. SHOTLIST: KS. Exterior Empire Theatre. LS crowds outside (night material). Crowds cheering. Inside stars wait arrival of Royalty. Trevor Howard with wife Helen Cherry and Jack Hawkins. Petula Clark with Maurice Denham. Googie Withers with husband John Macullum, talks with Margaret Lockwood and Herbert Wilcox. Another group of Evelyn Keyes. Charlie Chaplin with wife. Herbert Lom, Veronica Hurst, Rock Hudson, Yvonne de Carlo and Terence Morgan. Celia Johnson with small daughter Kate and also Jack Warner. Laurence Olivier with Lady Olivier greeting John Mills and wife. Peggy Cummins with Joan Greenwood and Kirk Douglas. Tamara Toumanova with Gene Kelly. Crowds outside theatre held back by police. Arrival of Queen and Duke. Princess Margaret, Reginald Bromhead greets Royal party. Queen presented to Yvonne de Carlo. Princess Margaret with the Chaplins. Queen presented to Maurice Denham. Then with Kirk Douglas. Shaking hands with Douglas Fairbanks. Queen talks to Rock Hudson. Kate Johnson presents bouquet to Queen. Carline Pearl to Princess Margaret walk upstairs to seats.
Buildings and structures; Mass media; Entertainment and leisure; Children; Cinema; Performing arts
Card file number
Lionel James Gamlin
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