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Stars in Scotland @ the Dunoon Film Festival

15 May

Dunoon Film Festival launch - programme & fizzI’m absolutely thrilled about the fact that the very first exhibition of Stars in Scotland (featuring photos of movie stars in locations all over the country) is now up and running  in the town of Dunoon, in its lovely Burgh Hall.

The exhibition was commissioned to tie in with the inaugural Dunoon Film Festival, which will run from June 14-16. The launch of its terrific programme, last Thursday evening, also marked the opening of the exhibition which will run through to the end of the festival weekend.

The cast of stars who have sailed “doon the watter” to Dunoon includes some photos which have not been seen for over half a century. Film buffs might be tickled by the fact that we”ve got three Hitchcock movies’ worth of stars in the shape of James Stewart, Cary Grant, Grace Kelly and James Mason.

Not only do we have the trio of stars from The Philadelphia Story (Stewart, Grant plus Katharine Hepburn) but we also have the stars of its musical remake, High Society (Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby & Grace Kelly). You can also see two great Hollywood couples – Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton and Elsa Lanchester & Charles Laughton. Among the other stars featured are Judy Garland, Mae West, Sophia Loren and Deborah Kerr. All snapped in Scotland, by photographers from the sister papers the Evening Times, the Bulletin and The Herald.

Here are some photos taken at the opening. Stars in Scotland @ Dunoon - gallery

Stars in Scotland @ Dunoon - Hepburn, Burton

Stars in Scotland @ Dunoon  - James Mason

Stars in Scotland @ Dunoon launch - Bing visibleAll photos (c) Jean Donaldson, Powan Media.

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