From Silver Screen to the 18th Green

For a small town on the edge of the North Sea, St Andrews has long attracted film stars from around the world. While more recently (since 2001) the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship has brought celebrities such as Samuel L Jackson, Bill Murray and Michael Douglas to town, in the first half of the twentieth century Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Astor, and Laurel and Hardy could all be found wandering the streets and fairways of St Andrews.

This week, as part of a collaboration between Dunhill and Cinema St Andrews, we are celebrating this history through a small exhibition at the Old Course Hotel. The exhibition, entitled ‘From Silver Screen to the 18th Green’ is located just off the main reception area and contains images of stars including Bob Hope and Rita Hayworth.

For more information on this, you can visit the University’s Development blog.