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Date Posted: 15:24:50 03/17/00 Fri
Author: Rose
Subject: Re: Limelight Premiere London
In reply to: Lesley Young 's message, "Limelight Premiere London" on 17:45:24 02/20/00 Sun

> 1st I need to know the date of the Royal Premiere of
> Limelight in London, either in 1951 or 1952?
> Next is the reason: As a boy , my father aged approx
> 11 was chosen to present a musical Toby Jug to Charlie
> Chaplin at the Royal Premier, as the charity
> benefitting from the Premiere was the London School
> for the Blind. My father was a pupil at Dorton House
> School for the Blind at the time. He says he remembers
> being taken to London, and meeting Charlie in the
> presence of Princess Margaret, who was a stand in
> member of the Royal Family due to the death of the
> King. Which makes me suspect is was 1952, though my
> dad seems to think it was 51.
> Charlie Chaplin then visited Dorton House to talk to
> the boys. I am hoping someone somewhere will know the
> date , and possibly even have a photo of the
> presentation at the premiere or the visit to Dorton
> House.
> If anyone can help at all, please email me or post a
> reply on this site.
> Many thanks -Lesley.

Hi, Lesley -
This is very interesting. I don't have all the facts but I can tell you that Limelight was booked to premiere @Odeon in Leicester Sq./London and Princess Margaret attended. I read somewhere that the date was October 23, 1952. I hope this helps you with your research.

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