• Short Summary

    Vera-Ellen, Hollywood dancer, having her stills done for film "Let's be Happy" at Elstree studios.

  • Description

    Elstree Studios, Boreham Wood, Herefordshire.

    L/S of a little stage with a Christmas tree, balloons and a woman holding round sign in front of her. Large lamps on each side of the stage suggest a photo shoot. M/S of the woman smiling to the camera. Sign she is holding reads "Let's be Happy this Christmas'.

    Ms Vera-Ellen, Hollywood star dancer, is having her stills taken in the Elstree Studios under the professional eye of photographer Frank Buckingham. Succession of M/S of Ms Ellen surrounded by several women helping her to change outfits. She is now wearing chef's whites and hat. M/S of several people getting a set ready. A man is placing tray with huge Christmas turkey on the table. M/S of Ms Ellen posing over the turkey, smiling.

    Ms Vera Ellen came to Elstree Studios to make a film "Let's be Happy" for which she now has the stills taken. M/S of Ms Ellen in her dressing room (presumably). She is having her hair done while talking to a man sitting next to her. Her feet are up and legs flashing to the audience. She inspects some of her stills under the strong lamp light. Several M/S and C/U shots of stills in front of the lamp - Ms Ellen in different outfits smiles into the camera.

    M/S of Ms Ellen going back on the set, now covered with artificial snow. She sits on the huge snowball, holding the round sign from the beginning in her hands, smiling to the camera. A woman covers her shoulders with artificial snow. C/U shot of Ms Ellen's face as she stands up - the photo shoot is finished.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    4K at Filmfinity
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:30:00 / 01:49:07:00
    CP 100

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