Aberdeen Journal (15/Aug/1939) - Nova Pilbeam Engaged
- article: Nova Pilbeam Engaged
- newspaper: Aberdeen Journal (15/Aug/1939)
- keywords: Alfred Hitchcock, London Palladium, London, Maurice Elvey, Nova Pilbeam, Penrose Tennyson, The 39 Steps (1935), The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934), Victor Saville
NOVA PILBEAM ENGAGED
TO WED YOUNGEST FILM DIRECTOR
The engagement was announced yesterday between one of Britain's youngest film stars and Britain's youngest film director.
Miss Pilbeam is nineteen and the daughter of Mr and Mrs Arnold Pilbeam. She first rose to fame at the age of fourteen by her moving performance in "Little Friend."
She followed this with a part in "The Man Who Knew Too Much," and also played the title-role in "Lady Jane Grey," the film based on the life of England's short-lived Queen of Tudor times.
APPEARED AS "PETER PAN"
She has also played in pantomime, and only last year, when Miss Jean Forbes-Robertson fell ill while playing the part of Peter Pan at the Palladium, stepped into the breach at short notice.
Mr Tennyson, who at the age of twenty-seven is a film director, has also had a meteoric career. He has been associated with Alfred Hitchcock, Victor Saville and Maurice Elvey, and had a share in the making of such films as "A Yank at Oxford." "The Citadel," and "The Thirty-Nine Steps."
He is director of the film "There Ain't No Justice."
Mr Tennyson is the son of Mr and Mrs Charles Tennyson.
His father has given public readings of Lord Tennyson's poems.