ANNA NEAGLE VISITS INVERNESS

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Places:

  • Invernesshire

Subjects:

  • Celebrations, traditions and customs
  • Home life
  • Housing and living conditions
  • Leisure and recreation
  • Media, communication and the creative industries

Genres:

  • Local topical

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: ANNA NEAGLE VISITS INVERNESS

Reference number: 0653C

Date: 1937*

Sponsor: [ Playhouse, Inverness]

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 3.32 mins

Description: Film star Anna Neagle and director Herbert Wilcox attend the Playhouse Cinema, Inverness for the screening of "Victoria the Great" in which Neagle played Queen Victoria with Anton Walbrook as Prince Albert. Wilcox later became her husband in 1943.

Believed to have been commissioned by Malcolm "Pop" Roberts, cinema manager.

Shotlist: No credits. Shots of Anna Neagle and Herbert Wilcox reading plaque below statue of Flora MacDonald in front of Inverness Castle (0.13); Shot of limousine arriving outside hospital and shots inside of Anna Neagle in the wards and with a little girl, then being presented with flowers (0.53); Shot of Anna Neagle and companion laying flowers at a small stone / cairn [possibly Culloden Battlefield]. Panning shot looking out over Urquhart Bay, Loch Ness, castle Urquhart visible across the water (1.13); Close-up of Anna Neagle (1.18); Shot outside the Playhouse Cinema, Inverness with welcome "Ceud Mille Failte do Anna Neagle". Shot of a poster advertising film "VICTORIA THE GREAT' starring Anna Neagle and Anton Walbrook (1.39); Shot of shop window containing some of the costumes and jewellery used in the film (1.50); Crowds waiting outside the Playhouse Cinema (2.02); Anna Neagle arrives in an open-topped car at the Caledonian Hotel. Crowds surround her (2.18); Shots from an opposite building of crowds below in the street and Anna Neagle waving down from top window. [Note: on left of the group is Robert Wotherspoon of Caledonian Associated Cinemas, and next to him / centre frame is Sir Alexander B. King] (3.17); Anna Neagle waves goodbye (3.32).