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Mission accomplished!

By Gregory John Smith, published on Dec 18, 2011

...Chaplin, John Wayne and Ava Gardner, as well as other personalities such as Somerset Maugham, Pablo Neruda and James Mitchener. The hotel had been the setting for innumerable film productions and was now to set the scene for Hayley’s latest film, so as a teenage fan of the then 21-year old actress, I simply had to find a way to get inside and meet her....

It was the same year that the Raffles Hotel was handed over to its new Italian manager, Roberto Pregarz in 1967, who due to lack of investment by the owner had to trust in his own creative abilities to make the hotel the success ... (more)

Tags: hollywood, film, actor, actress, singapore, raffles, raffles hotel, hayley mills, trevor howard, pretty polly, film making, cinema, 1967, true-life

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