• Short Summary

    Queen and Princess Margaret visit Elstree studios during production of Magic Box.

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    Elstree Studios, Boreham Wood, Hertfordshire.

    SV. Towards Queen Elizabeth (later the Queen Mother) accompanied by Sir Michael Balcon, Chairman of the British Film Academy, in foyer of Elstree studio, pan as she shakes hands with Sir Henry French. (Mrs Cazalet Keir present). Queen and Princess Margaret are visiting Elstree studios during the production of film 'Magic Box'. CU. Ronald Neame and Dr Eric Fletcher, pan to C. J. Latta. SV. Queen shakes hands with Robert Clarke. LV. Queen walking onto No 2 stage, accompanied by Sir Michael Balcon. SV. Technicians looking on. SV. Queen talking to Ronald Neame and Robert Donat. Princess Margaret talks to another person. CU. Queen talking to Ronald Neame. SV. Queen talking to Neame, Robert Donat and Maria Schell. SV. Princess Margaret talking to John Boulting and Ronald Neame. John Boulting showing Friese-Green's camera to Princess Margaret. SCU. Princess Margaret talking to John Boulting. SV. Queen talking to Michael Balcon. John Boulting and Robert Donat showing camera to Princess Margaret. CU. Princess Margaret and Robert Donat looking at camera. CU. John Boulting showing Friese-Green's film to the Queen. CU. Queen looking at Technicolor camera, & SV. SV. Queen talking to Ronald Neame. GV. Technicians at work, pan to Queen and party seated in front of set. SCU. The Queen and Princess Margaret. LV. & MV. Back view, Queen and party seated in front of set. LV. Robert Donat and Maria Schell on set (dialogue, natural sound). Pan to John Boulting standing by camera. SCU. Robert Donat and Maria Schell kiss in front of camera. MV. Members of the Queen's party looking on. SCU. Queen with bouquet. Princess Margaret receives bouquet from 12 year old Janette Scott. LV. Janette Scott talking to Queen. SCU. Janette Scott shakes hands with Queen and then with Princess Margaret.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:55:32:00 / 01:57:44:00

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