• Short Summary

    Fab candid footage on set of Anna Neagle / Herbert Wilcox film 'I Live In Grosvenor Square'.

  • Description

    Titles read: "MOVIE MAKING".

    Welwyn Studios, Hertfordshire.

    Various shots in a replica of Rainbow Corner (hangout for servicemen and women in wartime London) built at Welwyn Studios for the Herbert Wilcox / Anna Neagle film 'I Live In Grosvenor Square'.

    Good shots of producer / director Herbert Wilcox talking to actors about the scenes being shot. Actress Anna Neagle (in WAAF? uniform) touches up her make-up while a woman adjusts her hair under her service cap. Actor Dean Jagger (in US Air Force sergeant uniform - wow!) sits in a chair looking over his script.

    Nice shot of Wilcox adjusting Anna's tie and uniform. Cameraman Otto Heller checks lights with his meter for a scene involving a glamorous girl singer. Wilcox and Heller check the set-up and confer by the camera. Continuity girl makes notes. Anna and Dean sit drinking tea with extras. Camera on crane moves through scene of dancing couples. Good general views of the studio.

    Then we see several shots of Anna attempting to jitterbug / lindy hop (not very well, but maybe that's what her characterisation called for!) with a sailor, then dancing with another serviceman. They seem to be rehearsal shots.

    Note: 'In The Mood' is playing in the background throughout this film.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1315.17
    Media URN:
    43550
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/04/1945
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:19:00 / 01:35:43:00
    Canister:
    NP 29

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