FILM : French Dressing
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French Dressing 1964 James Booth, Roy Kinnear, Marisa Mell, Alita Naughton, Bryan Pringle, Sandor Elès Herne Bay, Kent, Nord-Pas-de-Calais (France)
Director : Ken Russell   Production Company : Associated British Picture Corporation, Kenneth Harper Prods  Region : SOUTH EAST E-L,FRANCE

A deckchair attendant in a run-down seaside resort is promoted to publicity officer and, in an effort to drum up interest in the town, organises a film festival, inviting a major French film star.

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French  Dressing - Henry Liggott (Roy Kinnear) calls to Gormleigh-on-Sea's deckchair attendant Jim Stephens as he throws stones into the sea. Looking up at the Promenade in Herne Bay, Kent.
French Dressing

fredr001. Henry Liggott (Roy Kinnear) calls to Gormleigh-on-Sea's deckchair attendant Jim Stephens as he throws stones into the sea. Looking up at the Promenade in Herne Bay, Kent.

fredr001n. The steps have gone and the beach has been raised up which is why the buildings on Central Parade can be seen. SD
(Modern Photo Added: 15-09-2016)

French  Dressing - Jim Stephens (James Booth) climbs the steps from the beach to hear Henry tell him that he's missed a customer. Facing eastward on the Promenade.
French Dressing

fredr002. Jim Stephens (James Booth) climbs the steps from the beach to hear Henry tell him that he's missed a customer. Facing eastward on the Promenade.

fredr002n. The steps were on Central Parade, opposite Sea View Square. SD
(Modern Photo Added: 15-09-2016)

French  Dressing - Climbing onto his bicycle, Jim heads off to collect the deckchair charge from a person at the other end of the deserted promenade. In the centre of the Promenade can be seen the base of the Clock Tower dating from 1837.
French Dressing

fredr003. Climbing onto his bicycle, Jim heads off to collect the deckchair charge from a person at the other end of the deserted promenade. In the centre of the Promenade can be seen the base of the Clock Tower dating from 1837.

fredr003n. Showing a bit more of the clock tower. SD
(Modern Photo Added: 15-09-2016)

French  Dressing - Henry catches up as Jim rides past the elderly lady who has her own motorised chair. Herne Bay also features in 'The Medusa Touch' and 'Blue jeans - Du beurre aux Allemands'.
French Dressing

fredr004. Henry catches up as Jim rides past the elderly lady who has her own motorised chair. Herne Bay also features in 'The Medusa Touch' and 'Blue jeans - Du beurre aux Allemands'.

fredr004n. Viewed from beside the clock tower. SD
(Modern Photo Added: 15-09-2016)

French  Dressing - Theme music begins to play while Jim speeds away to the end of the run-down resort's pier after Henry spots another deckchair occupant through a telescope. Herne Bay Pier entrance on Central Parade, Herne Bay.
French Dressing

fredr005. Theme music begins to play while Jim speeds away to the end of the run-down resort's pier after Henry spots another deckchair occupant through a telescope. Herne Bay Pier entrance on Central Parade, Herne Bay.

fredr005n. The pier entrance now. SD
(Modern Photo Added: 15-09-2016)

French  Dressing - The titles roll as Jim rides into the distance. Construction was completed in 1899 when the pier became the second longest in England.
French Dressing

fredr006. The titles roll as Jim rides into the distance. Construction was completed in 1899 when the pier became the second longest in England.

fredr006n. The much altered pier. SD
(Modern Photo Added: 15-09-2016)

French  Dressing - The 3,787 feet long structure once featured a tramway and later, a narrow gauge railway.
French Dressing

fredr007. The 3,787 feet long structure once featured a tramway and later, a narrow gauge railway.

fredr007n. Looking towards the end of the pier from the remaining section shows just how much of the pier was lost. SD
(Modern Photo Added: 15-09-2016)

French  Dressing - The pier was destroyed during a storm in 1978 and the centre sections were dismantled in 1980.
French Dressing

fredr008. The pier was destroyed during a storm in 1978 and the centre sections were dismantled in 1980.

fredr008n. Central Parade seen from the surviving section of pier. SD
(Modern Photo Added: 15-09-2016)

French  Dressing - Jim reaches the end of the pier to discover that the deckchair occupant has a season ticket. The deteriorating pier head still stands over a kilometer from the shore.
French Dressing

fredr009. Jim reaches the end of the pier to discover that the deckchair occupant has a season ticket. The deteriorating pier head still stands over a kilometer from the shore.

fredr009n. The pier head now, with the landing stage on the right. SD
(Modern Photo Added: 15-09-2016)

French  Dressing - Returning from his fruitless journey, Jim cycles through the bandstand where an organist plays to an audience of two. Herne Bay's Central Bandstand.
French Dressing

fredr010. Returning from his fruitless journey, Jim cycles through the bandstand where an organist plays to an audience of two. Herne Bay's Central Bandstand.

fredr010n. The doorway Jim cycles through is now the entrance to the toilets. SD
(Modern Photo Added: 15-09-2016)

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