Wednesday, December 29, 2004

One Plus One aka Sympathy for the Devil

Some more help from Sarah

Hi again!,
Having just had a look through some of the unidentified titles I notice 'One Plus One' by Jean Luc Goddard, his film of the Rolling Stones recording 'Sympathy for the Devil'. This was recorded at Olympic Studios in Barnes SWLondon. Some of the extra footage with the narration in the background is Battersea/Wandsworth, basically the sites that were just wasteland - this was when they were re-building Battersea. The Hilton Hotel, London features in another scene.Hope this helps.
Sarah W.

Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Poor Cow Locations

Some thoughts on Poor Cow from Sarah in London:

Hi there,
I've just found your brilliant website and have been browsing at some of the locations. A thought occurred to me about the stills from "Poor Cow". I'm pretty sure that still number 15 is actually outside the Surrey Lane Estate in Battersea. This was built around the time that this film came out.

(As a matter of fact I'm sure this was being built when they filmed Up the Junction - there is a lot of demolition going on in that film as well). There is a row of shops along the front including a fruit & veg shop,launderette etc. I will carry on having a look through here. Keep up the good work!
Best wishes
Sarah W

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Passport to Pimlico

Passport to Pimlico, with Stanley Holloway and Margaret Rutherford is up on site. Topographical locations in Lambeth London. Ladykillers, with Alec Guiness, danny Green and Herbert Lom, explore locations in North London near Kings Cross, and where Michael Caine in the first Alfie, lived and played, with occasional excursions to Battersea.

Friday, December 10, 2004

Passport to Pimlico

We've just added some images plus a few 'now' shots for the 1949 film. Also some interesting pictures of set models and sketches. 'Passport to Pimlico' is one of my personal favourites - set in post war London, where the discovery of an ancient document in a bomb crater proves that part of London is in fact part of Burgundy. For the new 'Burgundians' this means an end to rationing! The British government however, sees thing slightly differently!

Passport to Pimlico