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This is a black and white photo of the English actor Sylvia Syms at a drinks reception at the Piccadilly Hotel in London, organised by the London Friends of the festival. Syms, in a bright knee-length dress and cigarette in hand, is turned towards…

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This is a black and white photo of the festival committee delegation arriving at the Savoy in 1974, during the mayoralty of Pearse Wyse. The photo is taken from the top of the steps in the marble foyer of the Savoy and looks down at the crowd milling…

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These black and white images of a press conference are taken upstairs at the Savoy Cinema, Cork, during the 1970s. The photographs, by the photographer Donal Sheehan, include the festival director Dermot Breen holding forth alongside the journalist…

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This is a black and white photo of the English actor Judy Geeson with Robin O’Sullivan and an unidentified colleague. Blond-haired Geeson, wearing a white lace evening dress and holding a bouquet of flowers, looks at the camera as she leaves the…

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This is a black and white photo of unidentified festival guests at the Savoy Cinema, Cork. The small group of five formally dressed delegates greet each other against the backdrop of the cinema foyer, which is decorated with a large floral…

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This is a black and white photo of the celebrated Jamaican playwright and film director Trevor Rhone and his colleagues at the Savoy Cinema in Cork. They are walking up the stone steps of the Savoy in the company of a lady identified as Dympna…

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This is a black and white photo of unidentified guests at the festival. They are formally dressed and might be arriving at a screening. The flash of the camera lights up the detail of the light-coloured dress as the two guests linger in the foyer and…

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This is a black and white photograph of the actor James Mason arriving at the Savoy Cinema accompanied by a small entourage that includes Jimmy Campbell, festival director Dermot Breen, and others. Wearing evening suits accessorised with a festival…

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This is a black and white photo of the English screenwriter Wolf Mankowtiz and companions at the Savoy Cinema in Cork. The imposing figure of Mankowitz, dressed in all black, stands on the right of the photo, slightly turned to his left whilst in…

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This is a sepia-toned black and white photo of President Seán T O’Kelly being escorted into the Savoy Cinema by the Irish impresario Louis Elliman. This was taken in 1956 during the first edition of the Cork International Film Festival and would have…
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