• Short Summary

    Premiere of film King of Kings in USA.

  • Description

    United States of America (USA).

    Title reads 'King of Kings Impressive Premiere on Two Coasts'.

    GV. Broadway, New York, at night, pan to flashing neon "King of Kings" outside the new Loews State Theatre. GV. Front of theatre. GV. Hollywood Boulevard at night, pan to front of film theatre showing illuminated sign "King of Kings". GV. Exterior of theatre, crowd looking on, waiting for stars. MS. Pan as Carroll Baker and husband gets out of car and walks into foyer. President of MGM Joseph Vogel and his wife arriving. Executives of the theatre Laurence and Preston (Bob) Tisch arriving. Press taking photographs. MS. Brigid Bazlen and her mother Maggie Daley arriving and posing for press. MS. Photo of Bazlen in her film role of Salome. LS. & MS. Film star Rita Gam arriving with a man. MS. Photo of Rita Gam in film role of Herodias. MS. Ron Randell shaking hands with Eric Johnston. GV. Theatre illuminated at night with cars arriving and crowd outside.

    LS. Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, at night with theatre showing illuminated sign reading 'King of Kings - premiere is held in both, West and East coast. Several shots inside the theatre decorated with large close up shots of the stars of the film. MS. Film star Jeffrey Hunter and wife entering theatre. CU. Photo of Jeffrey Hunter in role of Jesus Christ. Nicholas Ray, the director, smiling. LS. Illuminated sign outside the theatre.

    (Comb.F.G.)

    Date found in the old record - 19/10/1961.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2601.01
    Media URN:
    77898
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1961
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:00:00 / 01:01:40:00
    Canister:
    UN 3545 A

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The premiere was on 11 October 1961.

    "Pan as Carroll Baker and escort...." that's her husband, Jack Garfein.

    "Executives of the theatre arrive" - they are Laurence and Preston Tisch (who was better known as Bob Tisch).

    "Jeffery Hunter" should read Jeffrey Hunter.

  2. British Pathé says

    Jeffrey Hunter would of course famously go on to star as the first captain of the USS Enterprise in TV's 'Star Trek' pilot before being replaced by William Shatner. Did anyone prefer Jeffrey Hunter?

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