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    Hundreds of heavily mackintoshed and umbrellaed Londoners waited in Leicester Square to greet the Queen this evening.

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    G.T.V. Cars arriving at Odean Cinema Leicester Square.
    L.V. Cars arriving.
    S.V. Crowds waving.
    L.V. Queen's car arriving outside, is received by Mr. Theatre Manager Mr. Peter Hall. Queen is followed by Princess Alexandra, and the Duke of Edinburgh.
    S.V. Int. Queen is received by Lord Bank. Also shakes hands with Mr. Ralph S. Bromhead, and Sir Philip Warter.
    S.V.pan. Queen with Lord Rank.
    Side V. Party walks towards stairs.
    Back V. Royal Party upstairs.
    S.V. Queen entering circle foyer.
    L.V. Film Executives being presented to the Queen.
    Back V. Of same.
    S.V. Mr. John Davis being presented to the Queen.
    L.V. Mr. Cecil de Mille being presented.
    S.V. Queen speaking to de Mille.
    G.Top V. Little Sarah More presents boquet to H.M. the Queen.
    S.V. The same.
    L.V. Queen walks towards with Lord Rank.
    Back V. of Queen walking into the theatre.
    C.U. Painting of "GLEBELANDS" The Rest Home (Cinematograph Trade) in aid of which the function is given.
    Int.Shot Queen standing with The Duke of Edinburgh.
    L. Side V. Artistes on stage making bow.
    S.V. Queen and others taking their seats.
    G.v. pan. of Film Stars waiting to be presented (after the show)
    Semi V. towards Queen in foyer with Lord Rank. Stops and shakes hands with Kenneth More.
    C.U. Front V. of Tommy Steele.
    L.V. Tommy Steele being presented to Her Majesty.
    Semi S.V. George Baker being presented to Her Majesty.
    S.V. Jayne Mansfield watching.
    L.V. Ann Hayward being presented.
    Fr.V. Queen speaking to Ann Hayward.
    L.V. Jayne Mansfield being presented.
    S.Side V. Queen speaking to Jayne Mansfield.
    C.U. Front V. same.
    L.V. Stanley Baker being presented.
    C.U. Front V. Duke of Edinburgh speaking to Jayne Mansfield.
    L.V. Jack Hawkins being presented.
    C.U. Queen speaking.
    S.Side V. Sophia Loren being presented to Her Majesty.
    C.U. Front V. Princess Alexandra speaking to Ann Hayward.
    L.V. The Queen shaking hands with Mr. Vivian Cox. (Producer of stage presentation).
    C.U. Front V. Queen speaking to Mr. Cox.
    L.V. Queen walks towards with Lord Rank after presentations.
    S.V. Queen walks towards and out of picture.

    Background: Hundreds of heavily mackintoshed and umbrellaed Londoners waited in Leicester Square to greet the Queen this evening. She and Prince Philip were attending the Royal fil performance at the Odeon Theatre. The party included Princess Alexandra of Kent.

    If the crowd was then by normal standards, it was hardy, for the rain had not eased in the one and a half hours before the performance began.

    The Film chosen was M.G.M.'s "Les Girls". The Cinematograph Trade Benevolent Fund will benefit by GBP21,500 from the occasion.

    When she arrived the Queen was received on the pavement by Mr Peter hall, the general manager. In the foyer she received a welcome from Lord Rank, president of the Benevolent Fund. He presented to her Mr Ralph Brombead, chairman of the Fund, and Sir Philip Warter, its trustee.

    Bouquets were presented to the Queen by Sarah More, aged four, daughter of Mr and Mrs Kenneth More, and to Princess Alexandra by Yvonne Adley, also aged four, daughter of Mr and Mrs John adley.

    Before seeing the film 15 trade personalities were presented to the Queen. She had a special word for Mr Cecil B. DeMille, the famous American producer. Others presented included Mr Langley Merritt, a former projectionist, manager and exhibitor, who is a fund beneficiary, and a member of the Cinema Veterans; and Mr Joseph Rogers, 85, a former stage carpenter and model maker, who is a permanent resident at one of the Fund's rest homes.

    On her arrival in the Royal box, the Queen was greeted with fanfare by State trumpeters from the Life Guards. She looked radiant in a white evening gown glittering with silver sequins and a double white fox fur. She wore an emerald tiara and a large emerald pendant with emerald earrings and carried a silver sequined evening bag.

    "Les Girls" was preceded by a stage presentation "Meet the Movie Makers". In this 13 international artists took part.

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