• Short Summary

    Duke of Edinburgh attends Variety Club lunch to receive charity donations, many stars present.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Duke with Variety Club".

    London.

    Variety Club tenth anniversary luncheon. G/V luncheon in progress. M/S Duke of Edinburgh (Prince Philip), Billy Butlin and Earl Mountbatten. C/U comedian Bud Flanagan. C/U comedians Tommy Trinder and Tommy Cooper. C/U actor Richard Todd. M/S actor Kenneth More addressing the luncheon. C/U Kenneth More telling anecdote about cab driver(natural sound). G/V guests laughing and applauding. C/U Billy Butlin about to present the cheques raised by Variety Club. L/S stars at the top table applauding. L/S Billy Butlin shaking hands with Duke who holds cheques up in the air. G/V guests applauding. M/S Duke giving speech (natural sound). On behalf of the Queen's charities, he thanks the audience for their donations. G/V guests laughing and applauding.

    Money raised goes to National Playing Fields Association, Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and the National Association for the Blind.

    Note: see separate record for DUKE WITH VARIETY CLUB - LONG VERSION. The longer version was cut for C. J. Latta, founder of British Tent. Features more British stars. AH 2001

    Note: lots of letters, brochures and press releases from Variety Club about event on file.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1599.30
    Media URN:
    50992
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    12/11/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:51:00 / 01:43:12:00
    Canister:
    59/91

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The money was also for the benefit of Condover Hall.

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