Vera Reynolds visits Regent Picture House
A Hollywood celebrity comes to Glasgow
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Film star Vera Reynolds visits the Regent Picture House, Glasgow on 30th September 1926. She is promoting her film 'Road to Yesterday' and crowds clamour to catch a glimpse of her posing by the entrance, holding a bouquet of flowers.
Questions & Activities
- How would a modern film actress dress for such an event?
- What other differences can you spot between this event from a modern premiere?
- Why wouldn't the manager have a moustache like that these days?
English: Research Vera Reynolds and the types of films she made. Write a voice over news insert describing the star's visit. Or write a report for a 'Hello' type magazine. Or write a report of event that focuses on the types of comments you might hear from people in the crowd.
Media Studies: Compare Vera's career with a modern actress with a similar look or personality.
Art and Design: Make a poster for the film 'A Road to Yesterday'.
Citizenship: View the other star visit clips in the collection and comment on the differences in public behaviour between the Nineteen Twenties and Thirties compared with today.
Media Studies: Compare this film with 'Harry Lauder visits the Regent Picture House'. Note the difference in camera angles, how the shots are framed and who the cameraman is shooting. Who is the main focus of this film and how is this different to the Harry Lauder film? Why is this?
|Resource Rights Holder||National Library of Scotland|
|School Subject||English, Media Studies, Art and Design|
|Who||Regent Picture House, Glasgow (sponsor)|
|Event||Promotional event, Film premiere|
|Attributes||Black and White, Silent|