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TITLE
Programme for the Kingussie Picture House 2
EXTERNAL ID
Z_KIGHF_10_1_2
PLACENAME
Kingussie
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Kingussie and Insh
PERIOD
1940s
SOURCE
Highland Folk Museum
ASSET ID
7491
KEYWORDS
picture houses
cinemas
films
entertainment
programmes
programs
pictures
Programme for the Kingussie Picture House 2

This is the programme for the Kingussie Picture House in June 1944. The programme cost a penny and admission prices for the Picture House were 9d, 1/9 or 2/6. Performances were on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 8pm and on Saturday at 5.30 and 8.30pm (subject to alterations).

The Picture House showed a variety of films and newsreels. The June films for 1944 include 'Dixie' starring Bing Crosby and 'The Sky's the Limit' starring Fred Astaire. Any alterations in time or date were announced in 'The Badenoch Record'

Light-hearted films such as those of Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire were popular morale-boosters during World War II. 'Above Suspicion' is a thriller in which Joan Crawford plays an American visitor to Britain who is recruited by the secret service and sent on a mission to pre-war Germany. In 'So Proudly We Hail', Claudette Colbert and Paulette Goddard played army nurses in dangerous and difficult conditions in the Pacific. The film's third star, Veronica Lake, was famous for her long flowing hair. The style was copied by many women, causing concern that it was unsuitable for the many women working in factories during the war. She was therefore required to wear her hair in a more suitable style in her wartime films

June 1944, the month covered by this programme, marked a turning-point in the war, with the allied landings in Normandy on D-Day, 6 June

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Programme for the Kingussie Picture House 2

INVERNESS: Kingussie and Insh

1940s

picture houses; cinemas; films; entertainment; programmes; programs; pictures

Highland Folk Museum

Highland Folk Museum (documents)

This is the programme for the Kingussie Picture House in June 1944. The programme cost a penny and admission prices for the Picture House were 9d, 1/9 or 2/6. Performances were on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 8pm and on Saturday at 5.30 and 8.30pm (subject to alterations).<br /> <br /> The Picture House showed a variety of films and newsreels. The June films for 1944 include 'Dixie' starring Bing Crosby and 'The Sky's the Limit' starring Fred Astaire. Any alterations in time or date were announced in 'The Badenoch Record'<br /> <br /> Light-hearted films such as those of Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire were popular morale-boosters during World War II. 'Above Suspicion' is a thriller in which Joan Crawford plays an American visitor to Britain who is recruited by the secret service and sent on a mission to pre-war Germany. In 'So Proudly We Hail', Claudette Colbert and Paulette Goddard played army nurses in dangerous and difficult conditions in the Pacific. The film's third star, Veronica Lake, was famous for her long flowing hair. The style was copied by many women, causing concern that it was unsuitable for the many women working in factories during the war. She was therefore required to wear her hair in a more suitable style in her wartime films<br /> <br /> June 1944, the month covered by this programme, marked a turning-point in the war, with the allied landings in Normandy on D-Day, 6 June