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Titanic: Myth-Making and Celluloid Dreams

95th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic

Over 1000 people lost their lives when the Titanic struck an iceberg and sank on its maiden voyage on 15 April 1912. Ninety-five years later this catastrophic event still grips the imagination. This study day explores the long-standing fascination with the Titanic, from concept, build and launch to catastrophe, glamourization and diving to the wreck. The day looks at how myth and reality have blurred over time as the Titanic has been fictionalized in print and film culture. Speakers will draw on the Museum’s rich Titanic archive, including the collection bequeathed by Walter Lord, author of A Night to Remember. Newsreel and other film-clips, objects, manuscripts and music will also be shown.

Dr Richard Howells, Reader in Cultural and Creative Industries, King’s College London
Simon Brown, Senior Lecturer in Film Studies, Kingston University
Steven Rigby, British Titanic Society
Geoff Robinson, British Titanic Society


Dr Richard Howells | talks
Simon Brown | talks
Steve Rigby | talks
Geoff Robinson | talks


Date and Time:

28 April 2007 at 11:00 am


Full Day



National Maritime Museum
Park Row
SE10 9NF
020 8312 6716

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National Maritime Museum. Bookings 020 8312 8560

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