• Short Summary

    Some 2000 excited fans - mainly teenage girls - milled in London's Soho Square, June 18, waiting to see their idol, rock and roll singer Tommy Steele, arrive for his marriage to 23-year-old dancer Ann Donoughue at St.

  • Description

    Some 2000 excited fans - mainly teenage girls - milled in London's Soho Square, June 18, waiting to see their idol, rock and roll singer Tommy Steele, arrive for his marriage to 23-year-old dancer Ann Donoughue at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church.

    Great cheers went up from the crowd - who had stood for hours on hot pavements - as Tommy Steele, accompanied by his best man, brother Colin, drove up, gave big smiles and "thumbs up" signs to the onlookers and entered the church. Shortly afterwards, Ann Donoughue arrived amidst further cheers with her two bridesmaids.

    Famous stage personalities were among the 300 people packed wall-to-wall inside the church. As cameraman bathed them in floodlights from the nave, Tommy and Ann were married at the altar by Father John Bebb. There was no mass as the 23-year-old singer is not a Roman Catholic. After the ceremony Tommy Steele signed his real name of "Thomas Hicks" on the register.

    Meanwhile, well over a hundred police were struggling to control the crowd outside who were screaming and chanting and struggling for a better view of the couple as they emerged. After a much applauded embrace in brilliant sunshine, Tommy Steele and his bride managed to get through to their car and left for their reception at the Savoy Hotel and a continental honeymoon.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3EV102IC53GRPUOPKH0I26DH7
    Media URN:
    VLVA3EV102IC53GRPUOPKH0I26DH7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/06/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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