Premiere of the film "The Lady of the Lamp" - about the life of Florence Nightingale.
Boats on the Thames with lights outlining their shape at night. L/S of Embankment zip pan to South Bank Festival of Britain site.
Buckingham Palace at night. The bank of lights which illuminate it. Big Ben lit up. The Admiralty Arch leading to the Palace. Whitehall. Fountains of Trafalgar Square lit up. Piccadilly. Illuminated advertising signs include: Guinness, Odeon (advertising Robert Donat in The Magic Box), Schweppes, Atlas, Wrigleys, Gordons.
Florence Nightingale's statue. Exterior of Warner Brothers' cinema, Leicester Square. Board over entrance advertising Anna Neagle and Michael Wilding in "The Lady of the Lamp". Panning shot of the board. Spectators watch as royal premiere guests arrive.
Royal College of Nursing Educational Fund will receive the proceeds of the premiere. Herbert Wilcox, Gladys Young, Anna Neagle, Michael Wilding, Googie Withers and Elizabeth Taylor are amongst the attendees. Earl and Countess Mountbatten arrive. Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth) and Prince Philip arrive. Princess Elizabeth shakes hands with guests.
Florence Nightingale's lamp and medals are on display. Bust of Florence Nightingale. Nurses stand under an awning and guests leave the premiere.
Alternative spellings for search purposes - Elizabeth Taylor and Liz Taylor.