Stars walk the red carpet at the premiere of the film
The screening was at
Queens cinema in Bayswater, since developed into a new set of flats and retail outlets (see last image)
I cannot identify any of the people in the pictures, anyone able to help out?
The movie was released in the US many years before these pictures were taken.
Chelsea Pensioners from the Royal Hospital Chelsea visit the movies. This appears to be what is now the Cineworld in Fulham Road. Paths of Glory is showing next week, this dates to late 1957 or early 1958.
Cal McCord sits atop Ladybird in the foyer of the Gaumont Theatre in Shepherd’s Bush. This theatre was damaged during the war by a flying bomb, more infomation
The picture was shot with the doors behind the children, the trees of Shepherd’s Bush Common visible.
here Cal was an American ex-serviceman who remained in the UK becoming a cowboy actor and entertainer.
imdb entry which shows he did have roles through till the early 1972’s. There is also an interesting clip via the Pathe News archives of his stage act a decade earlier.
Mr Kent, the manager of the Regal Cinema, Western Avenue, Park Royal relaxes in his office December 1958.
Mr Kent, Manager of Regal Cinema, Park Royal 1958
Dressed for the occation, Elvis fans mix at the Odeon in Leicester Square for the London opening of “Jailhouse Rock”