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    Selected originals (offcuts, selected scenes, out-takes, rushes) for story 'Preparations for Film Command Show' - 52/88.

    Material for Newsreel Story - extra material. Good behind the scenes shots.
    Unclear section - printing machine, boy with model church, people at car show.

    Empire Cinema, Leicester Square, London. (N.B I might have missed the odd star out)

    Men in Leicester square checking road. GV. Empire Cinema at dawn. SV. Pan cleaning front of Empire CU. Sweeper's brush. SV.CU. Flower being taken to roof of Empire. SV. Road sweeper. Cleaners arriving. Poster being put up. CU. Flower being taken to roof of Empire. No Parking Sign erected. CU. Stage door Man. Jack Warner arriving at Cinema. Cleaners arriving. Poster being put up. man sweeping road. Staging being brought in. Empire cinema exteriors. Men move staging. More exteriors. More stage work. Sparks at work. Men cleaning seats. Royal box being prepared. More staging being built. CU Royal seat. More cleaning. Veronica Hurst and Maurice Denham arriving. Veronica signs autographs. Patrice Munsell, behind her is James Hayter. CU Richard Todd. CU Vivien Leigh arriving at stage door. CU Joan Greenwood. CU Anne Crawford. SV Messrs. Bromhead and Wolf receiving Lisa Danielly. STV. Veronica Hurst coming up stairs. Loads of stars. CU Lisa Danielly. SV. Rock Hudson chatting to Guy Middleton (Guy discussing Rock's suit). Loads of people. Maurice Denham. CU. Maurice Denham pan Michael Medwin (joking). CU Margaret Lockwood. Margaret Lockwood with Herbert Wilcox. SV. Jack Hawkins on stage with script girl. Rock Hudson and others seated in cinema. People on stage. LV. Tamara Toumanova dancing. TV of stage. Women cleaning stage. Tamara dancing in different costume. CU. Sparks at Panel. Film set up in projector. Various stage hands and sparks at work. Newsreel camera loaded with film. Lights checked. Film checked by projectionist. Film loaded into projector. SCU. Stars eating (one could be Trevor Howard?). SV. John Varley directing. Various stars in seats. SV. James Hayter, Bill Owen and Herbert Lom. Jack Hawkins and Mervyn Johns. Various stars in costume including Jack Hawkins and Googie Withers. Evelyn Keyes and other. Man arrives at stage door. Lisa Danielly and Joan Greenwood chat.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:34:00 / 01:14:59:00
    52/88 A (Selected Originals)
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    52/088 A
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