Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Peeping Tom and Optimists of Nine Elms

Hello John,

Just joined Reelstreets, its a brilliant site, have had great fun looking through the stills especially of Bloomsbury and many other areas in London that I know.

I was brought up in Bloomsbury and upon looking at Pt002, Ptoo29, Ptoo2an and Ptoo2b from the Film Peeping Tom, these stills are listed as Rathbone Street and Percy Street in Bloomsbury. I'm being pedantic, they are actually in the West End i.e. W1.

In the still opo042 from "Optimists of the Nine Elms" with Peter Sellars, the blurb at the bottom says "could this be the steps of the arcade in Russell Square", well I dont think it is, it is actually called "the Brunswick Centre".

The Brunswick Centre steps are situated in Brunswick Square and built on the site of the house I was brought up in.

I am not sure by the way the picture has been shot whether it IS the Brunswick Centre. I'll check it out next time I'm around there.