Tuesday, January 24, 2017

"Frost / Nixon"

In the middle of preparation for his encounter with Richard Nixon in San Clemente, David Frost takes an evening off to go to the Cinerama Dome for the west coast premiere of the film "The Slipper and the Rose" (Universal, 1976) starring Richard Chamberlain, Gemma Craven, Annette Crosbie and Edith Evans. Frost was a producer of the film. The event at the Dome was March 24, 1977.

The scene is recreated in Ron Howard's film "Frost/Nixon" (Universal, 2009) starring Frank Langella as Nixon and Michael Sheen as Frost.  Here we've panned down from the signage to get an entrance view. 

A closer look at the crowd. With Frost is his girlfriend Caroline (Rebecca Hall). Thanks to Jonathan Raines for remembering that the Dome makes an appearance in the film. For more about the theatre see the Cinerama Dome page on the Los Angeles Theatres website.

On IMDb: "The Slipper and the Rose"  "Frost/Nixon"

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