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    Cuts from newsreel 47/79 - film stars gather for the Daily Express Film Ball.

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    Unused / unissued footage - dates and locations may be unknown / unclear.

    Cuts from newsreel 47/79 - Daily Express Film Ball.

    M/S two men and a woman, chatting and posing for the camera - probably actors / film stars but not recognised by this cataloguer. Shot of actress Hazel Court, pan right to two unidentified women - one could be Judy Campbell? Man signs autographs - Dermott Walsh?

    Film star Margaret Lockwood poses on a balcony in a white, one-shouldered ball gown. Michael Wilding poses with glamorous blonde musical star Dolores Gray. Trio sitting at a balcony - French film star Jean Pierre Aumont with Edana Romney and film star Maria Montez. Actress Googie Withers chats to Griffith Jones and her husband John McCallum.

    Shaky, low angle shots of the Crazy Gang performing stage. A model in a fashion show walks across the dance floor wearing a suit with chequered skirt and wide-brimmed hat. Two men and a woman pose together, probably film critics Leonard Mosley, Iris Russell and Paul Holt (the latter sneers at the camera). Michael Denvin and Dermot Walsh chat to Hazel Court, Judy Campbell and the third woman in their party (old record says it's Sally Gray, but I don't think it is).

    Guests at the ball watch the entertainment, looking rather bored and serious, then applaud.

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:28:00 / 01:29:49:00
    UN 1820 D

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  1. Unknown user says

    The event took place on 29th September 1947, at the Royal Albert Hall.

    "Googie Withers chats to Griffith Jones and her husband John McCallum" - it's just Googie and Griffith, no sign of John McCallum.

    More footage of this event, with a commentary, can be seen in clip 1191.22.

    Further mute footage can be seen in clip 2174.17.

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  2. Unknown user says

    'Man signs autographs' ... David Farrar possibly?

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