Caesar and Cleopatra ticket

The photograph shows a cinema ticket held in the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum collections. The ticket is for a showing of the film Caesar and Cleopatra at the Leicester Square Odeon on 14 January 1946 at 9.45pm. The ticket is for seat no. C44 in the stalls. The event is described as a 'special performance' for the 'General Assembly United Nations Organisation'.

The film was an expensive technicolor epic with a screenplay by George Bernard Shaw adapted from his own play of the same name.

The BDCM is relatively unique in retaining this kind of item. Tickets can tell us more about the reception and exhibition of Vivien Leigh's films than about the films themselves, and can help us locate and interpret how her performances were consumed in specific times and specific places.
Subject Caesar and Cleopatra