Laurence Olivier and Jack Hulbert in The Magic Box

Made:
11 March 1951

PA Reuter photograph titled ''Bobbies' in the Festival film'. Caption on back reads: Two of Britain's most famous stage people - actor-manager Sir Laurence Olivier (left) and radio and stage actor Jack Hulbert - shown here in a scene from the Festival Film 'The Magic Box' at Elstree, Herts. They are playing 'bit' parts, as constables in the picture based on the life of cinomatograph inventor William Friese-Greene, and made co-operatively by the British film industry as a contribution to the Festival of Britain. Robert Donat is the star. In private life, Jack Hulbert is an Inspector of Special Constabulary 'C' Division, Metropolitan Police.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1983-5236/30290
Materials:
ink, paper (fibre product)
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • object genre
  • image
credit:
Daily Herald Archive, National Media Museum, Bradford

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