Mountbatten goes to the movies: Promoting the heroic myth through cinema

  title={Mountbatten goes to the movies: Promoting the heroic myth through cinema},
  author={Adrian A. Smith},
  journal={Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television},
  pages={395 - 416}
  • Adrian A. Smith
  • Published 1 August 2006
  • History
  • Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television
On the evening of 7 November 1960 Admiral the Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Chief of the Defence Staff, dined in the splendour of Cleopatra’s palace—one of the most expensive and elaborate sets ever constructed at Pinewood, but ultimately never used. The annual dinner of the Kinematograph Renters’ Society (future president, Lord Louis Mountbatten), held jointly with the Royal Naval Film Corporation (president, Lord Louis Mountbatten), celebrated a symbiotic relationship between the Senior Service… 
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