Posts

Showing posts from June, 2014

The Shriving of Miss Esme Stamp...

Image

Forgotten British Films...

Pimpernel Smith 1941 (US Mister V) Based on the theme of The Scarlet Pimpernel, an absent-minded university professor played by Leslie Howard helps certain people escape the Gestapo during the second world war and flee to the UK. An enjoyable film that I now and again dust off and sit down and watch. The plot is a little too unreal but the acting particularly from Leslie Howard is first class and a joy to watch. It was based on a novel by A.G. MacDonnell and also directed by Leslie Howard featuring a host of supporting actors of the time, also includes a short appearance of Oriel Ross the well known painter.

Lesley Eyles...

Image
Stepping back in time…

I felt that I would like to include these press cuttings from 1969 on the blog as they were emailed to me by Denis O’Donoghue who at the time was a Journalist for Home CountiesNewspapers here in the UK. The clippings show flight desk cashier Lesley Eyles wearing clothes that she had designed and made herself for very little cost! Denis wrote the story and I shot the pictures. Sadly, it’s material that I no longer have, so I was very pleased to see Lesley again, albeit in print form after so many years. Perhaps she became a fashion designer, I don’t suppose I shall ever know…

Forgotten British Films...

The Trollenberg Terror 1958 (US The Crawling Eye) I have not seen this British film for many a long year and I’m not sure if there are any copies around. Creatures from another world live in a radioactive cloud at the top of a Swiss mountain. There are decapitated victims and with the help from a couple of telepathic sisters the creatures are destroyed with bombs. Silly, but fun, and based loosely on a TV show. It features actors Warren Mitchell, Forrest Tucker, and Laurence Payne, and was directed by Quintin Lawrence for Tempean Films.