Created on 31 March 2016

A Blog from "The Guv'nor"

Dave Wilson played a blinder with Jabberwocky, 31 “thens” and 31 “nows”....full house. Well done that man!  And he threw in a bit of humour, “hope he doesn’t make a habit of it”, ho, ho, as well as some technical knowledge, efflorescence.......indeed.

Thanks Dave.

 
Created on 23 March 2016

Locations, Memories and Information

Firstly, a very Happy Easter to you all. The year is certainly moving on at a pace and thank you for filling our "Inboxes" and keeping us busy. We cannot go into the Easter Holiday without bringing to your attention a very "mixed bag" this week.

Scamp, The 001, 005/006, 011 and 015 – Ian McGreevy

Good Time Girl 006 and 007 – Peter

Hell Drivers – Yvonne Johnsons' fathers memories as a camera operator. We understand that there could well be more to come.

So Well Remembered 006 and 008, a confirmation – John Hudson

Scoop 024 and 025 – Dave Wilson

Day in the Life of Joe Egg, A 013 – Information from Andrew Lynch

Mr Jolly Lives Next Door 021 – Joe McNally

That’s Your Funeral 023 to 025 – Aaron Gray

We really appreciate all information, stories and anecdotes that come our way relating to films whether relating to films on our Site or as encouragement to incorporate into our "must acquire" list.

Happy Easter!

 

 

 
Created on 15 March 2016

Locations Update

Just in case you were thinking that we had been short of "eagle eyed" contributors here is a list to keep you busy:

Dirty Dozen, The 003 – Ian McGreevy

Gentle Sex, The 004 and 005 – William Shelford

Fish Called Wanda, A  060 – Matthew Crowther

That’s Your Funeral 005a – Ben Walker

Go To Blazes 007 to 010 – Ian McGreevy

Without a Clue 012 and 013 - Steve G

Americanisation of Emily, The 010 and 011 – Carol

Ghost Camera, The 004e – John Doel

80,000 Suspects 034 – Chris Bracey

Charlie Bubbles 010 and 011 – Ian McGreevy

Martha, Meet Frank etc 012 – Dave Wilson

Thank you all once more for your observations and taking the trouble to keep us informed.

 
Created on 10 March 2016

Can you help?

Paul Tinman, like many others, has an appreciation of the film Innocent Sinners (1958) and is trying to research the lives of the two child actors who played the main characters; June Archer as Lovejoy Mason and Christopher Hay as Tip Malone. The two really talented young actors apparently 'disappeared' without trace shortly after that film. June Archer appeared once more in Spare The Rod (1961) and Christopher Hey appeared in the Jimmy Edwards farce Whacko.

Quite rightly Paul wonders why they didn't go on to long dramatic careers for they had the ability, especially June, who was only 14 in Sinners, so she would be about 70 now. 

Are you able to help with any information as to what happened to either of these two talented young stars? Please get in touch with us if you can and we will forward all information on to Paul.

 
Created on 01 March 2016

FEBRUARY, 32 films and 429 location shots!

Well, what a month we’ve had. Quite apart from the sleuths mentioned in the blogs, all the backroom boys, the stalwarts who constantly upgrade, load, travel, investigate, find and photograph tens, dozens and hundreds of individual locations have been endlessly beavering away on your behalf.

Peter, Philip, Richard and Simon, the usual suspects, in the last four weeks have been seriously assisted by Dave Wilson, Stephen Dean and Lionel and Cynthia Sear. Thirty two new films added during the month of February; with only 29 days; and four hundred and twenty nine new location shots being added to existing films by a whole host of contributors. Thanks you all. If there was an Oscar ceremony for film site investigations you would all deserve one.

With almost sixteen hundred films on line illustrated by some 58,000 stills; yes, really, fifty eight thousand; ReelStreets is not only the largest film/movie site/location website but is a constant source of information to those interested in social history, the way we were, what our streets, shops, houses, offices and factories looked like, and for those who actually view the whole film, the accents, the morals, the mores, the aspirations, the clothes, furniture, decorations, styles, vehicles and food show, often in grim reality, what it was really like all those years ago.

Thank you all, and for those of you who haven’t yet contributed “now” shots, or found and loaded a film or sent in a few sovs, there is still time. Don’t delay, do it today.

 
Created on 29 February 2016

Location Updates

The latest listing of locations provided by our ever helpful followers:

I believe in You 007 – Peter Townley

O’Lucky Man 026 and 028 – Neil Rigby

Three Steps to the Gallows 030 – Robin Goddard

Secret People 008 – Robin Paterson

Taste of Honey, A 058 – Philip Gregson

Gentle Sex, The 008 and 009 – William S

All very much appreciated, thanks again.

 

 

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