• Short Summary

    Longer version of item about premiere for film "Look Back in Anger".

  • Description

    Title reads: "Princess at Film Premiere". Special long version for C.J. Latta.

    Empire Cinema, Leicester Square, London.

    L/S of cinema advertising film "Look Back in Anger", crowds wait outside for stars to arrive for film's premiere. C/U Managing Director of Associated British Pictures C.J. Latta's granddaughters (Peg Boyd-Gibbins and Pam Boyd-Gibbons) with their parents, the family walk into the cinema. C/U Howard Thomas, head of ABC television, outside cinema. Interior shot: Latta's granddaughters enter foyer. C/U Howard Thomas chatting with friends. C/U film star Carole Lesley arriving outside cinema with John Kennedy (Tommy Steele's manager). Interior: Carole walks up foyer stairs. C/U J.R. Wallis, head of Elstree Studios arriving with wife. Various shots film star Richard Todd and wife arriving at premiere.

    C/U film stars Vivian Leigh and Michael Redgrave. C/U television personality Jackie Rae with his film star wife Janette Scott. C/U C.J. Latta arriving. C/U Macgregor Scott arriving. Various shots film star Terry Thomas entering, he is smoking cigarette in holder and is accompanied by Penny Morrell. Various shots Sir Philip Warter (Chairman of Associated British Pictures) with his wife and daughter. Various shots film star Eva Bartok in foyer. C/U unknown girl. Various shots film star Trevor Howard arriving.

    Exterior: Princess Margaret arrives is greeted by cinema manager, she is then introduced to celebrities by Charles Goldsmith, Managing Director of MGM. She is introduced to Mrs. Goldsmith, Lord and Lady Harewood, the honourable Mrs and Major J. Willis and C.J. Latta. C/U Latta's granddaughters. The Princess is then introduced to Macgregor Scott, Mrs Scott, J.R. Wallis and actress Dame Edith Evans. C/U Princess talking to film director Tony Richardson. She is then presented to film producer Harry Saltzman and wife. Latta's granddaughters then present the Princess with a bouquet before she goes into the cinema auditorium.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:34:00 / 01:56:56:00

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  1. Unknown user says

    The premiere took place on 28 May 1959.

    "accompanied by Penny Morrell (sp?)" - yes, that's the correct spelling.

    Richard Todd's wife's name is Catherine.

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  2. Unknown user says

    Thanks for the confirmation on this and the shorter version.

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