Goole Civic Society hosts Dorothy Bartlam’s Fascination in a night of 1930’s film.
A celebration of film star Dorothy Bartlam who was born in Goole in 1907 and became one of the leading British film stars of the early 1930s.
Starring in over 50 films Dorothy was a renowned actress, author, dancer and society beauty – but retired from celebrity life in her late 20s. Dorothy lived out the remainder of her life in obscurity and died in Bournemouth in 1991.
The night re-establishes Dorothy as a film star and features a lecture on her life alongside a rare chance to see the 1931 film Fascination on the cinema screen. Fascination stars Bartlam as Vera Maitland, Carl Harbord as Larry Maitland and Madeleine Carroll as Gwendal Farrell, along with one of the first film roles of Freddie Bartholomew. A romance story of childhood sweethearts, young love and heartbreak, set against a backdrop of 1930s London.
Directed by Miles Mander, written by Eliot Crawshay-Williams and Victor Kendall and produced by Clayton Hutton. The film was originally produced by British International Pictures and distributed by Wardour Film. The released version is distributed by Network.
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The released film had a screen time of 70 minutes, whilst the retained version is 63 minutes long. The sound has been digitally enhanced but in places does have interference and is supplemented throughout by full subtitles.
The event is funded by the East Riding of Yorkshire Do It For East Riding Grant and is free of charge to attend. Members of the public who live on their own or who have not visited Junction before are encouraged to attend.
1930s dress for the evening is encouraged but optional!