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 ———->
A collection of Hollywood Programs are being offered for bid, and they celebrate movies from the 1930s-1950s. The complete original set: I’m No Angel and Gold Diggers of 1933, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre premiere programmes; Gone With The Wind, 1939 U.S. programme; The Great Dictator, 1941 U.S. programme; Limelight, 1952 U.S. programme.
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 4th 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”