President Sean T. O'Kelly, Louis Elliman and others

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Title

President Sean T. O'Kelly, Louis Elliman and others

Subject

Cork Film Festival, President, Sean T.O'Kelly, Louis Elliman, Ardmore Studios

Description

This is a black and white photo of President Seán T.O'Kelly in 1956 standing with the theatre and cinema impresario Louis Elliman, and others identified at the back of the photo as Father J.A.V.Bourke and Major Halliman. President Kelly is standing second from the left and is caught in conversation with his three colleagues, all in evening wear.

President Seán T.O'Kelly (1882-1966) was a Fianna Fáil politician who served as the second President of Ireland from 1945 to 1959. He was a friend of Éamon de Valera and, as with de Valera, opposed the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921. O'Kelly was a co-founder of Fianna Fáil after de Valera left Sinn Féin. He retired in 1959 and was replaced by former Taoiseach, de Valera, who had over the years expressed dismay at O'Kelly's membership of the Order of the Knights of Saint Columbanus - an Irish national Catholic fraternal organisation.

In this picture, O'Kelly is standing with Louis Elliman (1906-1965) who was an Irish Impresario who managed many of Ireland's cinema screens during the 1950s. Elliman brought film production to Ireland opening the Ardmore Studios, with Emmet Dalton, in 1958. Elliman was involved with the early planning of the Cork Film Festival, along with the festival founder Dermot Breen.

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

Still

Physical Dimensions

219 x 167mm

Collection

Citation

University College Cork, Cork Film Festival, Ambrose O'Mullane, “President Sean T. O'Kelly, Louis Elliman and others,” Cork International Film Festival Archive, accessed December 5, 2021, https://corkfilmfest.ucc.ie/items/show/90.