Dear Supporters of Film and TV History,
Hoping you are all well! As you read this I will have just recovered from turning into Peggy Mount, having organised our two days at the beautiful Regent Cinema, Dorset and today feeling a bit more Esma Cannon, hopefully! A huge thank you to all of you who travelled far and wide to meet us, to have a chat with Noel, enjoy some super films and shorts and listen to some fantastic stars and their stories.
Now really looking forward to the weekend in Windsor for our Frank Marker location tour, with lunch, goodie packs and a Frank themed quiz, can’t wait to see what Frank’s Windsor office looks like now! Sunday 4th September 12-3pm is sold out but there are a few tickets still available for both tours on Saturday 3rd September 10am-1pm and 12pm-3pm; and Sunday 4th September 10am-1pm, so do dig out your grubby mac and ring us for a ticket! Kettle will be on all day; might not be any coffee!
Tickets are selling well for our big event Sunday 9th October 2022 at the beautiful Plaza Community Cinema, Waterloo, LIVERPOOL. I’ve just found out it was JOHN GREGSON’S local cinema! So join us for a super day with a host of stars and celebrity guests, films and shorts and a lot of laughs! You can sit exactly where John Gregson did and revel in the art deco beauty on seats made from fabric from the Orient Express! It’s not quite The Bijou, but not a lot of seats so book your place quick! The Royal Hotel in Liverpool have offered our supporters a discount if you wish to stay with them, but you have to call the hotel direct (0151-9282332), and quote “VIP offer” which will then trigger a little discount. It’s a really lovely hotel, right on the front and we will all be staying there too. I’m even thinking of organising a dinner together for the Saturday night for those who want to join us.
In this month’s newsletter we bring you everything from a British Bombshell Picnic Bag to Buster Keaton, Bowie, The Goons, Dick Emery, Agatha Christie and beyond… Hope you find something to tempt you, it all helps keep those projection wheels rolling. As you will have seen, Royal Mail have increased their prices once again (BOOO! Hiss! I hear you cry!) I am trying to keep all our prices with free UK postage for as long as I can.
Some brilliant rare films premiering on TPTV over the coming weeks for when it’s too hot: The Last Days of Dolwyn with Edith Evans; Railroaded with John Ireland and Sheila Ryan; Blood Orange, a Terence Fisher film with Naomi Chance and Tom Conway; The Flanagan Boy with Barbara Payton, Frederick Valk and Sid James who also stars in The Glass Cage with Honor Blackman; plus war classic Steel Bayonet with Robert Brown, Leo Genn, Bernard Horsfall & Michael Medwin and – KESSLER! Our subtitling project continues and we are now at 98% of programming with subtitles available and all FREE! I noticed that a lot of the TV magazines don’t tell you which films have subtitles and display the magic (s). If they don’t tell you we’ve got subtitles in your magazine of choice, please do do tell them you would like them to! So, as you gather with friends and family together over these summer weeks, or perhaps enjoy a trip out or away, please spread the word about Talking Pictures TV, it really does help!
Wishing we could pop round with choc ices for you all,