Cuttings book

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 FRD1/6/3/23
  • Dates of Creation
      1 Jul 1950-30 Apr 1951
  • Physical Description
      Hardback volume.

Scope and Content

Entitled "Friese-Greene" and containing cuttings relating to the film which ultimately became The Magic Box, the film industry's contribution to the Festival of Britain. Topics covered include: initial plans for a film based on the life of William Friese-Greene, the inventor of cinematography; speculation about who should take the title role and its award to RD in October 1950; casting; and progress with filming, including a visit to the studios by the Queen and Princess Margaret to watch filming.