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Laying the Ghost


Series Name
British Movietone News


Issue No.
Date Released
20 Jul 1964
Date submitted
12 Jul 1964
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1New Centre for Sport
  2. 2Awards for Youth
  3. 3Laying the Ghost
  4. 4New Rig for Victory
  5. 5He’s Done It


Story No. within this Issue
3 / 5
MOVIETONE CARD TITLE: Laying the Ghost. DESCRIPTION: Stratford’s a long way from the ramparts of Hamlet’s Elsinore Castle - but someone’s seen a ghost at the Shakespeare Exhibition. To find out more about it, members of the Birmingham Psychical Society held a seance. It’s probably Shakespeare himself, back to enjoy the festivities held in honour of his 400th year. SHOTLIST: Key scene. GV Stratford-on-Avon. GV exterior exhibition pavilion. MS people looking at portrait of Queen Elizabeth I. CU of same portrait. MS portrait of Francis Earl of Essex. CU same. GV interior pavilion. MS people gathered in circle for seance. MCU same. CU medium Mr Steadman going into trance. MS pan statues of beefeaters. MCU medium and pan to others gathered in circle. CU statue of grotesque head. MS medium in trance. CU another statue. MLS circle of people. CU statue (grotesque). CU another. MCU medium in trance. LS interior long gallery and seance.
History and archaeology; Exhibitions and shows
Card file number
Leslie Mitchell
Length of story (in feet)
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