Created on 26 April 2017

Location Updates

What a Crazy World 020 – Tony Holyoak

Charlie Bubbles 033, 035, 036 and 049 – Peter Giles

Deep End 005, 014, 015, 017 to 019 – Ray Glenister

Fire! 102a – Ian Lacey

Seventh Veil, The 006 – Bill Rice

Star’s Photos 018 – Robert Ross

Thank you all once more.

Created on 25 April 2017

Not 78s, 45s or even LPs

One hundred and forty-four "now" shots loaded in the last 10 days by our back-room boy. There is a film, "The Small Back Room" where perhaps he learned his trade..

Is this a record or just another example of a flat, grooved, black vinyl disk? Whichever way, our Lad reely has had his nose to the grindstone, He never sleeps in the service of Reel Streets.

Gratitude and thanks

Viewers, surfers and staff

Created on 10 April 2017

Latest Locations Identified

Sound Barrier, The 001 – Brendan Bruce

Dry Rot 003 to 005 and 009 – Timothy Hewlett

Four Days 004 – Peter

Nearest and Dearest 003 to 008 – Aaron Gray

Jour de Fete 002 and 045 – Rien Kleinjan

Whistle Down the Wind 022 and 023 – Martin Wrigley

Count Five and Die 021 and 022 – Anthony Spencer

Red Beret, The 001, 003, 004 and 006 – Alan Pask

Odd Man Out 046  - Maureen Ritchie

Night Boat to Dublin 020 – John Griffiths: Confirmation

Counterfeit Plan, The 026 and probably 025 – Geoff Dodd

Thank you all once more for your interest and contribution.

Created on 30 March 2017

Spring Meeting

Spring is here and the Reel Streets crew are having a meeting. The gathering will be held in The Royal Oak public house at the corner of Columbia Road and Ezra Street in Hoxton, London E1 on Thursday 20th April 2017 starting at opening time, 16:00hrs (4.00pm).  The pub has featured in 'The Krays', 'Legend', 'Mr. Jolly Lives Next Door' and 'The Missionary' with the surrounding streets being seen in 'Fool's Gold' and 'Pierrepoint'. 

As The Royal Oak is not the best sited place for many to get home from, at about 18:30hrs (6.30pm) we will move on for a 30 minute bus ride to Covent Garden where we will reconvene in The Globe of 'Frenzy' fame to round off the evening.

Hoping to see you there.



Created on 29 March 2017

The Soho a Go Go Film Festival

Our contributor friend Aiden McManus (aka Twitter's FlipLondon Tours) has drawn our attention to the forthcoming Film Festival taking place on the 29th and 30th April at the Regent Street Cinema (London) . The six films being shown explore Soho's musical heritage whilst celebrating the fast disappearing scene for which it became synonymous.  An interesting and thoroughly enjoyable line up of films to view during a weekend if you are able to get to London. A full listing and description can seen by clicking here.

Created on 26 March 2017

The Comic Trump

The “TRUMP” was the children’s comic that a young Harry Fowler read in the classic film “Hue and Cry”, which has nothing in common with the current incumbent of the White House, except perhaps for the comic associations, but both characters appear inspired by adventure stories and believe wholeheartedly in criminal conspiracies.

All joking, well almost all joking, aside, the film “Hue and Cry” which was shown on Saturday morning on BBC 2 contains sixty-five London locations, and most of them have been identified and re-photographed by a group of enthusiastic cineasts. These contributors have a remarkable knowledge of geographical locations, as well as the real streets which have appeared in so many wonderful films.

The City, Tower Bridge, Covent Garden, Southwark, Brent, Battersea, Kensington, Holborn, Oxford Circus, Acton, Kingsway, Ealing of course; it was an Ealing Comedy; Cannon Street, Bankside, Shepherds Bush, the East End, The Mall and probably others as well, appear in this splendid film which was made some seventy years ago. Apart from the plot and the nostalgia provided by glimpses of Jack Warner and Alastair Sim; remember them in “Blue Lamp” and “S. Trinians”, also on the “reelstreets” site; the visual record of bomb damage, vehicles, clothing, street furniture and even “speak your weight” machines, show an accurate picture of conditions in post war London, and probably much of the rest of Great Britain.

Bodies, perhaps in potato sacks, predate “Frenzy”, and escapes through the sewers may well be a harbinger for “The Third Man”, and the demise of Orson Welles. The private house and local roads which appear in the film could well be in Ealing, but are, as yet, unidentified.

The social record of life, behaviour, speech; does one still say “lovely grub” and do kids still make Red Indian war whoops; and also the moral attitudes contained in these older films, paints, in moving pictures, a canvas unequalled by a rack of shelving in the local history section of the library.

How many hundred youngsters appeared in the film? Any that are left must be in their very late eighties at least, but they all played their part in creating an unwitting testimonial to life in the real streets.

Hue and Cry, was an Ealing Studio production, with outdoor filmed locations now showing on a computer screen near you,

John Tunstill


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