• Short Summary

    THE WORLD PREMIERE IN NEW YORK OF A PICTURE THAT HAS COST GBP6 MILLION TO MAKE - "MY FAIR LADY".

  • Description

    THE WORLD PREMIERE IN NEW YORK OF A PICTURE THAT HAS COST GBP6 MILLION TO MAKE - "MY FAIR LADY".

    THE LONDON PREMIERE IS ON JANUARY 21ST. BETWEEN DECEMBER AND FEBRUARY IT WILL BE SHOWING IN 20 COUNTRIES - THAT IS AT THE 50 CINEMAS EQUIPPED TO HANDLE THIS NEW 70-MILLIMETRE FILM.

    MUCH OF THE ACCLAIM FOR THE SHOW IS DUE TO THE TECHNICAL DEVICES USED BY THE PRODUCER JACK WARNER. THE FILM IS IN TECHNICOLOUR AND THE PHOTOGRAPHIC PROCESS IS CALLED SUPER-PANAVISION 70, WHICH YIELDS CLEAR, SHARP EFFECTS IN THE COLOURFUL COSTUMES OF DESIGNER CECIL BEATON.

    STANLEY HOLLOWAY WAS THERE AT THE PREMIERE SEEING HIMSELF IN THE ROLE OF ELIZA'S FATHER. REX HARRISON TO.... GIVING HIS 1007TH PERFORMANCE AS PROFESSOR HENRY HIGGINS. AND AUDREY HEPBURN - IN THE JULIE ANDREW'S ROLE - WITH HER HUSBAND, MEL FERRER. THE SINGING IDOL PAUL ANKA AND HIS WIFE, AND THE SCREEN ACTRESS JOAN CRAWFORD WERE AMONG THE GUESTS.

    THE FIRST APPLAUSE AS THE CREDIT LINES APPEARED ON THE SCREEN WAS FOR THE MAN WHO STARTED IT ALL - GEORGE BERNARD SHAW.

    THIS LATEST ADAPTATION OF HIS "PYGMALION" WILL BRING IN MORE RECORD SUMS. ALREADY HIS ESTATE HAS EARNED OVER A GBP1 MILLION FROM THE STAGE SHOW. IT WILL SHARE IN THE FILM INCOME, BENEFITTING THE BRITISH MUSEUM AND OTHER INSTITUTIONS THE ESTATE SUPPORTS.

    THE MUSIC WORLD WILL BENEFIT AGAIN TOO. RECORDS OF THE FILM SOUND TRACK ARE DEEP IN A SALES SUCCESS STORY OF THEIR OWN IN THE UNITED STATES. ITS STAGE SONGS HAVE GONE AROUND THE WORLD ON MORE THAN 50 RECORDS IN SUCH LANGUAGES AS HEBREW, SPANISH AND ITALIAN. THE PLAY ITSELF WAS PERFORMED IN ELEVEN LANGUAGES DESPITE THE FACT THAT IT IS BASED ON PECULIARITIES IN ENGLISH PHONETICS AS A MEANS GETTING ON AND UP IN SOCIETY.

    THE FILM IS BEING DUBBED IN SPANISH, FRENCH, ITALIAN AND GERMAN AND WILL BE SHOWN ELSEWHERE, AS IN JAPAN, WHERE IT HAD A TREMENDOUS SUCCESS ON THE STAGE, WITH SUBTITLES. UNLIKE MOST MUSICAL DUBBING THE SINGERS' VOICES ARE RETAINED UNTOUCHED, THESE DUBBING WILL BE COMPLETE.

    IN THE ENGLISH ORIGINAL, MARNI NIXON, A SINGER SUBSTITUTES FOR MISS HEPBURN'S VOICE IN THE SONGS.

    THE FRENCH FILM VERSION WILL BE READY FOR SHOWING IN PARIS BY SPRING. DESPITE ITS SUCCESS ELSEWHERE, "MY FAIR LADY" HAS NOT BEEN PRESENTED ON THE STAGE IN FRANCE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2QY5OH735ZNR176OOKYQNWHNS
    Media URN:
    VLVA2QY5OH735ZNR176OOKYQNWHNS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/10/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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