QUEEN OF HEARTS PANTOMIME, the
Full length video
Title: QUEEN OF HEARTS PANTOMIME, the
Reference number: 2181
Date: [1937, December 13]
Director: [filmed by Horace H. Collins, Fred Collins Variety Agency]
Original format: 16mm
Running time: 7.08 mins
Stage routines, sketches and the finale of the pantomime at the Theatre Royal, Edinburgh.
Fred Collins set up business as variety Agent. Also owned at one time 5-6 venues (cinema and variety) including the Theatre Royal, Edinburgh, Tivoli, Aberdeen and Shakespeare, Liverpool. His son, Horace H Collins, shot film of pantomimes on their circuit using a 16mm cine Kodak, still in the family's possession. Died 1947. Films left to son, Randall, and subsequently given to sister Josette. Collection of memorabilia, cast lists, etc. in Randall's possession 1988. Horace's brother Pete wrote "All the World's a Stage" .
See publication "Journey Through Stageland - The Collins Family of Glasgow" by Josette Collins Marchant.
See also ref. 2178.
See also "Pantomime in Scotland" research project athttp://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/cca/research/theatrefilmandtelevision/projectsandnetworks/pantomimeinscotland/ [last accessed 24/7/2013]
See also Scottish Theatre Archive at Glasgow University: http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/sta/search/ [last accessed 24/7/2013]
Produced by Theatre Royal, Edinburgh, 13th December 1937.
cast Florrie Forde, Bert Denver, Stella Peters, Denis Emons, Cora O'Farrell, Edna Thompson, Harry Niblock, Jimmy McKinlay & 12 Sherman Fisher Girls
Shotlist: Credits (0.23) gvs stage routines and Holland-based sketch, shot from balcony. (5.25) spotlit sketch on bench (6.08) comic dance with policeman (6.23) further gvs stage routines, including acrobatic performance (9.03) gvs finale (9.56) c/u of cast backstage [man in the middle of the first shot is Alf Dixon of the Daily Record] (10.16)