Material relating to the newsreel story "London - "Helen of Troy" Premiere" 56/11
Selected Originals (Offcuts, selected scenes, out-takes, rushes) for Story "Helen of Troy Premiere" 56/11
Mute version of Newsreel story.
Warner Theatre, London.
GV. Across Leicester Square of the Warner Brothers Cinema with "Helen of Troy" in lights. SV. Policemen holding back crowds. SV. Donald Sinden and wife arriving. SV. Janette Scott, who plays Cassandra - Princess of Troy. CU Leigh Sharron, American cabaret star. CU Gordon Scott (Tarzan) with Betta St. John. GV. Crowded Foyer SCU. Exterior: Princess Margaret getting out of car and is greeted by Lee Morgan, General Manager of Warner Theatre, camera panning with them they make their way into theatre. Cut to top view of them entering theatre (interior) Lee Morgan presents Princess to Sir Reginald Kennedy-Cox (founder of the Dockland settlements). SV. Stars and distinguished guests waiting for the presentation. LS. Princess Margaret enters the presentation lounge on her right with her is Lee Morgan and on her left is Nat Cohen, Chief Barker of Variety Club of Great Britain. CU. Arthur Abeles member of the C.E.A. (CEA - Cinema Exhibitors Association) Managing Director of Warner Bros. shakes hands with Princess (they have a short talk) Princess then shakes with Mrs. Abeles. SV. Crowd of onlookers SCU. Princess talking to Nora Swinburne and Stanley Baker. She shakes hands with Stanley Baker then to Janette Scott, and shakes hands. CU. Janette Scott. CU. Side view, Princess talking to Janette Scott. SV. Line of guests SV. Margaret at the end of the second line, still shaking hands with officials of the Dockland Settlements. CU. Souvenir Programme programme is lowered to reveal the Winner of London students own "Helen". SCU. Side view, Princess Margaret sitting in theatre picking up and inspecting programme.
(Orig.Neg.) (Orig.G.) This item was a special to be shown only on ABC cinemas.