Foreign News: Reel

Their Majesties and the Duke and Duchess of York sat in a darkened room, at Balmoral Castle, Scotland, last week, and observed the antics of Cinemaclown Charles Spencer Chaplin in The Circus.

Queen Mary's cinema taste is such that comedies are often shown; and she is especially susceptible to news reels. Especially does Her Majesty approve and collect news footage showing members of the Royal Family to advantage.

One of her treasures, carefully stored at Buckingham Palace, is a color film of Their Majesties' Coronation, in 1910. Since direct color cinemas could not be...

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