Seeing Stars (Newsreel) (British Pathé, 1951)

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Seeing Stars

Bela Lugosi at  the Sunday Pictorial Film Garden Party

On the afternoon of Saturday, June 16, mid-way through his British revival tour of Dracula, Bela Lugosi made a personal appearance at the annual Sunday Pictorial Film Garden Party at Morden Hall Park in Surrey. Other films stars in attendance included Anna Neagle, Michael Wilding, Dennis Price, Burt Lancaster and Bette Davis. Attended by 25,000 film fans, the event was captured on film in a British Pathe newsreel entitled “Seeing Stars.” Described as “a fugitive from Dracula,” a relaxed Bela Lugosi is seen smoking one of his trademark cigars. Bela was also interviewed by Brian Johnston as part of a BBC outside broadcast for the In Town Tonight radio programme.

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Production Company: British Pathé

Running Time: 1 minute 50 seconds

Released: June 21, 1951

Cast:

Bela Lugosi

Guy Middleton

Pat Dainton

Anna Neagle

Michael Wilding

Michael Denision

Dulcie Gray

Veronica Hurst

Pat Dainton

Joan Dowling

Burt Lancaster

Bette Davis

Diane Hart

Dennis Price

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Seeing Stars

Bela Lugosi at  the Sunday Pictorial Film Garden Party

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Click on the link below to watch the newsreel.

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=40797

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