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  • Short Summary

    Great stock shots of London's theatre land. Illuminated signs and people going into seats.

  • Description

    Pinewood Stock Can material.

    West End, London.

    Dark shots of people in the foyer of a theatre. VS a car pulls up outside theatre, people walk in. Pan down front of the Victoria Palace Theatre, London - illuminated sign shows that 'The Crazy Gang' are performing. CU sign for 'Windmill Revudeville - A Van Damm Production' at the Windmill Theatre. VS exterior Windmill Theatre in Soho. Travel shot along Charing Cross Road, past Leicester Square Tube / Underground station and various theatres (including the Hippodrome) and shops. Night time travel shots along Shaftesbury Avenue past illuminated theatre signs.

    Interior shots of empty theatre. Ext. shots of Lyric theatre in day. Interior shots of empty theatre. Seats are cleaned. CU low angle shot of illuminated sign 'Palladium'. VS of people going in to see show featuring Max Bygraves at the Palladium. LS of illuminated sign showing direction to 'The London Casino'. VS illuminated signs for the Coliseum theatre. Various night shots of Theatre-Land. CU sign 'Stage Door'. VS of people coming out of show at the Fortune Theatre. Other theatres featured include the Strand, the Drury Lane Theatre, the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, Her Majesty's Theatre, Apollo Theatre, sign for Laurence Olivier and Geraldine McEwan in John Osborne's 'The Entertainer' (10:49:00). CU Stage door sign. VS review signs. Ext. Saville Theatre, Vaudeville, Criterion, Piccadilly Theatre, The Prince of Wales.

    LS of Royal Festival Hall at night. Good interior shots of people taking seats in RFH before performance. VS of people in cafe and foyer of RFH. More shots of people taking seats.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pinewood stock cans
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1950 - 1959
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:50:00 / 02:01:40:00
    PSC 39 A

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  1. says

    II think the man who appears at about 14 minutes 25 seconds into the film is actor George Baker (later famous as Inspector Wexford on tv). He is talking to a woman and there are some theatre photographs behind them. Robert

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