Anna Neagle

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Title

Anna Neagle

Subject

Cork Film Festival, Anna Neagle

Description

This is a black and white photo of the English film actor Anna Neagle (otherwise known as Dame Florence Marjorie Wilcox) visiting children in a hospital during 1956. Wearing a tweed coat and a white hat, Neagle is chatting with two young children who are on the hospital bed. The little girl, with a large ribbon tied into her hair, is reaching out to the gloved hand of Neagle while the young boy, wearing a striped jumper, looks on. In Neagle's left hand she is carrying a rattan woven basket of light-coloured flowers.

Neagle was a popular actor during the 1930s-1950s. She was best known for her many historical characters including Nell Gwyn in Nell Gwyn (Herbert Wilcox, 1934) and Let's Make Up (Herbert Wilcox, 1954). She is recorded in the Guinness Book of Records for her 2,062 consecutive performances in the stage play Charlie Girl which ran from 1965 to 1971. Neagle was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in 1952 for her services to drama so would have been Lady Anna Neagle during her visit to Cork.

Creator

University College Cork, Cork Film Festival, Ambrose O'Mullane

Source

Cork Film Festival Collection

Publisher

University College Cork

Date

1956

Contributor

Ambrose O'Mullane

Rights

©Ambrose O’Mullane. All rights reserved. Please credit Cork International Film Festival & provide a link back to this site.

Format

Photo
TIFF
JPEG

Language

English, eng

Coverage

1956
Cork, Ireland

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photo

Physical Dimensions

165 x 215mm

Collection

Citation

University College Cork, Cork Film Festival, Ambrose O'Mullane , “Anna Neagle,” Cork International Film Festival Archive, accessed January 27, 2022, https://corkfilmfest.ucc.ie/items/show/42.