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Hollywood News


Series Name
British Movietone News


Issue No.
Date Released
3 Apr 1958
Date submitted
31 Mar 1958
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1The Princess Visits Her Regiments
  2. 2Award to Stirling Moss
  3. 3Royal Navy in Canada
  4. 4To Stop Rolling at Sea
  5. 5Oil from Kuwait
  6. 6New TUC Headquarters
  7. 7Hollywood News


Story No. within this Issue
7 / 7
MOVIETONE CARD TITLE: Hollywood News Academy Awards. DESCRIPTION: It’s Hollywood’s annual presentation of Academy Awards, a great occasion for British film makers. The best actor was named by Cary Grant. With Alec Guinness in England, Jean Simmons accepted for him. Gary Cooper named the best picture of the year. Another film personality was not so happy this time; Elvis Presley had just been awarded his call-up papers! SHOTLIST: GV exterior of Pantages Theatre showing illuminations. Exterior shot crowds. GV audience. MS Cary Grant announces Alec Guinness as an Award winner (best actor). Audience applaud. MS Jean Simmons accepts award on behalf of Alec Guinness from Cary Grant. Audience applaud. MS Gary Cooper announces ‘Bridge on the River Kwai’ as Award winner (best film). CU Oscar on stand. Slip pan. Pan shot Elvis Presley and other recruits arrive at camp. MS Elvis Presley. Interior Barbers shop. SCU Elvis Presley has hair shaved. Slip pan. SCU Presley signs autographs. Slip pan. 3 shots Elvis in barber’s chair.
Buildings and structures; Entertainment and leisure; Cinema; Fashion and costume; Performing arts; Military; Awards and honours
United States of America; Hollywood; Fort Chaffee
Footage sources
United States of America
Card file number
Jeffrey K. Shearley
Length of story (in feet)
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