• Short Summary

    Tommy Steele, British 'Rock-n-Roll' singer, arrived in Cape Town, South Africa, to begin a variety tour of capital and provincial theatres.

  • Description

    Tommy Steele, British 'Rock-n-Roll' singer, arrived in Cape Town, South Africa, to begin a variety tour of capital and provincial theatres.

    Crowds of people had gathered at the dockside to greet their idol. This was a different welcome for Tommy than when he last visited Cape Town. He was then a GBP7/10/- a week ship's steward, now he was to be paid GBP5,000 a week.

    Before disembarking, Tommy posed with eleven year old Christina van Heerden, who returned home to Cape Town in the same liner after cobalt treatment for cancer at London's Westminster Hospital.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAXS3T308HICZI6L23U02ZAXHW
    Media URN:
    VLVAAXS3T308HICZI6L23U02ZAXHW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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