“Forgotten Hollywood”- The Brits Love Cinema!

Posted on June 20, 2012 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   The British Empire has always been steadfast in their support of Hollywood. Let me provide some current global examples…

 ~ Queen Elizabeth II has just recognized members of the motion picture community this past week in a bi-annual ceremony that takes place on her birthday and on New Year’s Day. The most recent honorees:

   Actor and director Kenneth Branagh was knighted, and will be known as Sir Kenneth. A native of Belfast, Ireland, this puts him in a pantheon of theatrical knights; and alongside Sir Laurence Olivier, whom Branagh played in My Life With Marilyn. Also given a royal accolade by the queen was Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet.                                          SIR KENNETH BRANAGH —>

~ Bonhams is one of the world’s largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. There are two large salerooms in London.

   A collection of Hollywood Programs are being offered for bid, celebrating movies from the 1930s-1950s. I’m No Angel and Gold Diggers of 1933Grauman’s Chinese Theatre premiere programmes; Gone With The Wind, 1939 programme; The Great Dictator, 1941 programme; Limelight, 1952 programme.

~ The Village of Millbrook, Northumberland in Ontario, Canada is launching its 20th year of live performances  at the Millbrook 4th Line Outdoor Theatre.

   They open their 2012 summer season on July 3rd with Queen Marie. It’s a musical comedy based on the life of Cobourg-born Marie Dressler, one of the finest stars of Broadway and Hollywood. She was the fourth winner of an Academy Award in 1930, for her role in Min and Bill. The community recently held a gala,  which included screenings of Dressler’s silent films.

   As the Brit’s say… Bob’s Your Uncle!

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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