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Vera Reynolds visits Regent Picture House

A Hollywood celebrity comes to Glasgow

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Description

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

Questions

  • 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?

Activities

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?

Clip Details

Record Id 007-000-000-375-C
Resource Rights Holder National Library of Scotland
Project Ref 7952
Date 1926
Genre Newsreel, Documentary
School Subject English, Media Studies, Art and Design
Subject Matter Citizenship
Who Regent Picture House, Glasgow (sponsor)
Where Glasgow
Event Promotional event, Film premiere
Attributes Black and White, Silent
Clip Length 1:14
Film Length 01:14
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