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  • Short Summary

    Princess Louise opens a home for elderly actors and actresses.

  • Description

    Northwood, Middlesex.

    Title reads: "Denville Hall. Haven of Rest for aged actors and actresses opened by Princess Royal".

    L/S of a large house. M/S of a man speaking (very formally) to Princess Louise in front of the house's door. The Princess turns to face the door and is presented with a bouquet of flowers by a young woman. We then see the Princess, with help from the man , open the door. M/S of the Princess posing with two men and a vicar on the doorstep of the new home. Panning M/S of the small crowd attending the ceremony. A very theatrical looking woman is giving a speech. L/S of the front of the house and the Princess and the dignitaries enter.

    Cuts / out takes start at 01:33:11. Some additional shots of elderly thespians looking out of the windows of the home. Otherwise shots are similar to those in edited part of item.

    Note: Princess Royal in this item is not Princess Mary but Princess Louise, elder sister of King George V.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:00:00 / 01:34:07:00
    G 1313

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