Cinema: Rehearsal to Honeymoon

In 1932 Hungarian-born Cinema Producer Alexander Korda got his newly organized London Film Productions off to a so-so start with a film called Wedding Rehearsal. A tyro actress named Merle Oberon was in the cast. Next year Korda got enough money together to make the famed Private Life of Henry VIII, with Merle playing Anne Boleyn to Charles Laughton's Henry. Henry VIII not only put the British cinemindustry on the map, but brought fame & fortune to many, including Producer Korda, Cinemactress Oberon.

Before Korda spotted her in 1932, when she was doing bit parts for British studios, Estelle Merle O'Brien Thompson,...

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