• Short Summary

    Billy Butlin and other Variety Club VIPs greet American Variety Club arriving at London Airport.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material.

    Variety Club Convention - Americans Arrive at London Airport.

    Shot on top of airport building of Variety Club members with banner. CU Billy Butlin (of Butlins holiday camps) and other Variety Club representatives.

    LS plane Lockheed Super Constellation on tarmac. Various shots of party from USA, representatives of Variety Club International, walking down steps onto runway (one of the Americans may be television personality Phil Silvers?) CU Mr. C. J. Latta (Managing Director of ABPC) & Butlin. LS group.

    Interior of airport building, various shots party from USA being greeted by Latta, Mr. Goodlatte (head of ABPC -Associated British Picture Corporation), Butlin and Sir Tom O'Brien.

    Date on dope sheet is 20/04/1958.

    NB: please see also Gazette story "Variety Club Relaxes" in 58/34 for further details of American's visit (gives more names of personalities).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:08:00 / 01:52:10:00
    UN 3077 D

Comments (2)

  1. Unknown user says

    The aircraft the Americans are arriving on is a Lockheed Super Constellation, operated by the Flying Tiger Line.

    The person described as possibly being Phil Silvers certainly isn't Phil Silvers.

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  2. Unknown user says

    Interesting - can anyone suggest an alternative to Phil Silvers?

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