Percy Livingstone

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Percy
Family name: 
Livingstone
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Interview Number: 
268
Interview Date(s): 
20 Oct 1992
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Percy Livingstone was a British film distributor who joined Twentieth Century Fox in 1931 as an office boy in its Leeds branch. By 1961 he was its UK Managing Director and, later on, became Chairman in the UK and Vice President International. After retiring in 1978, he became President of what is now the Film Distributors’ Association. After retiring in 1978, he became President of what is now the Film Distributors’ Association. He had joined Variety Club in the early 1960s and, during his time as Chief Barker, he instigated the Cinema Collection Fund, a collection box fundraising campaign in cinemas throughout the UK. It brought in more than £500,000 every year and was Variety Club’s largest fundraiser at that time.