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    Stanley Baldwin visits home for elderly actors.

    Location of events unknown.

    Outside a home for elderly actors (?), a man stands on the steps and thanks Stanley Baldwin and woman for their visit. He presents the man with a pipe on a silver tray. The visiting couple then stand on the steps and shake hands with a succession of well-known actors and actresses of the day: Lady Du Maurier, Miss Beaumont, Herbert Marshall, Irene Vanbrugh, Frank Lawton, Annie Saker, Jean Forbes Robertson, Harry Amley.

    M/S of Harry Amley talking to Irene Vanbrugh, saying that this has been a wonderful day, not only for their 'calling' in general but the profession but for this home in particular. Stanley Baldwin thanks the gathering for the opportunity of seeing this home. He talks of the older actors there, who have contributed to the happiness and amusement of people up and down the British Isles, and mentions falling for people on the stage in his younger days.

    Note: item is out of synch throughout due to early sound recording.

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  • Data

    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1929 - 1931
    Media URN:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:35:00 / 01:19:33:00
    PSM X A
    Sort Number:
    PSM 0X A
  • Appears in...

    Historical Figures & Celebrities Entertainment & Humour
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    NOTE: Lady du Maurier was the mother of the famous writer Daphne du Maurier.

    Frank Lawton, not Laughton, is the correct spelling, (he was an actor).

    "Annie Seecker" should read Annie Saker, (actress).

  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks jamied. Can anyone hazard a guess as to who the 'unidentified man' is? We'd love to know.

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