Miss Movie Girl Mary Tilson with Frank Sanquest

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Title

Miss Movie Girl Mary Tilson with Frank Sanquest

Subject

Cork Film Festival, Frank Sanquest, Miss Movie Girl, Mary Tilson, Brian Coomber

Description

This is a black and white photo of Mary Tilson, Frank Sanquest, and Brian Coomber at a press conference. Mary Tilson, in a dark-coloured top and Movie Girl sash, was Miss Movie Girl in 1975. Miss Movie Girl was a ‘Rose of Tralee’ type contest that ran for a few brief years in the seventies. Run in conjunction with the Sunday World tabloid, it was a contest of county representatives vying for the ultimate title of 'Miss Movie Girl’. It was an enticing affair, the winner would meet with celebrities, be showered with prizes and go on to promote the festival throughout Ireland.

In this picture Tilson is talking to the artist and journalist Frank Sanquest. Sanquest was a Cork-born artist who specialised in portraiture and landscapes. He was a past president of the Munster Fine Art Society and for many years was resident set designer for the Cork Opera House until it burnt down in 1954. Sanquest was on the board of the Southern Theatre Group with Dan Donovan and James N. Healy which toured with John B Keane plays often with the Cork actor Michael Twomey. From 1940 to 1987 he also worked as the Arts Editor for The Cork Examiner, in whose capacity he might have been attending the Film Festival press briefings. He died in 2008, age 95.

Creator

University College Cork, Cork Film Festival, Bateman Photography

Source

Cork Film Festival Collection

Publisher

University College Cork

Date

1975

Contributor

Bateman Photography

Rights

©Bateman Photography. All rights reserved. Please credit Cork International Film Festival & provide a link back to this site.

Format

Photo
TIFF
JPEG

Language

English, eng

Coverage

1975
Cork, Ireland

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photo

Physical Dimensions

245 x 195mm

Collection

Citation

University College Cork, Cork Film Festival, Bateman Photography, “Miss Movie Girl Mary Tilson with Frank Sanquest,” Cork International Film Festival Archive, accessed November 30, 2021, https://corkfilmfest.ucc.ie/items/show/366.