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Date Posted: 18:36:11 03/17/00 Fri
Author: lesley Young
Subject: Re: Limelight Premiere London
In reply to: Rose 's message, "Re: Limelight Premiere London" on 15:24:50 03/17/00 Fri

> > 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.
> Rose

Dear Rose
-Thankyou ever so much , I will now check out newspapers for that date and see if any carried photos, You never know my Dad's claim to fame may have been captured by someone.
I will let you know if I find anything..
Best Wishes

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