Tuesday, September 20, 2011


I've lived in Ealing all my life and could spend all my time identifying
locations in loads of films and TV series.

Carry on Constable - In fact it was shot around 100yds further down
St Mary's Rd from co001, on the other side of the road and facing south.
South Ealing station is on the other side of the road. At the time of the
film it was on the far side of the bridge over the railway and has since
been rebuilt on the near side.

co003 are incorrect in some respect. The original caption was correct
in placing the shot opposite West Ealing Station.
However West Ealing Station is on Drayton Green Road not
Drayton Bridge Rd as claimed. The corrected caption is also wrong.
Argyle Rd only begins after the junction with Manor Road at the far
end of the bridge.

In Hue and Cry when the boys are mobilised, the boys on the
ice cream bikes all pour out (Pics anyone?) of The Grove, Ealing onto
St Mary's Road, the corner they go around is about 100
yards across Ealing Green from the entrance to Ealing Studios.
This corner featured in the recent looting in Ealing
when the roof of the building on the corner went up in flames.

I suspect the house where the gang hide out in Hue and Cry is
in the same area behind Ealing Broadway as was used for
Inspector Morse's house and may be also be used in Lewis.

(Any clues anyone?)

Michael Adams

And there is a pub in Ealing High Street, called the Basil Dearden. A pint anyone?

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Tourist Offices

To all film location enthusiasts

Please note that despite offering various local tourist authorities
FREE publicity on our site,
which attracts some 3.5 million hits a year, and asking for nothing in return,
our offer has been ignored. They are obviously too busy to promote
their areas to our surfers.

The incumbents in the office are obviously unaware of the power of
film-induced-tourism and the millions of pounds spent each year by these
visitors to film location sites throughout the world.

So, if you were thinking of offering free publicity to Bolton, Manchester,
Liverpool, Camden and Hammersmith, probably best you don’t waste your time.
Our offer was a free "plug" on each and every film that was
shot in and around their area that is contained on our site; but no,
they don’t want our help.

They have, obviously, too many tourists.

John Tunstill

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Islington Film & Movie Locations

Year Film Location
April & May Claremont Square Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix
May Finsbury Square Flawless
June Wharfdale Road & Sir Robert McAlpine Breaking & Entering
Construction Site- York Road
August Northampton Row & Bowling Green Lane Son of Rambow
September Crouch Hill 28 Weeks Later
October London Guildhall Mr Beans Holiday
Finsbury Street & Ropemaker Street 28 Weeks Later
November Farmiloes Building- St. John's Street Eastern Promises
December Whittington Hospital Eastern Promises
January Ironmonger Row Turkish Baths Eastern Promises
March Northampton Square Incendiary
May Farmiloes Building- St. John's Street Batman: The Dark Knight
July Charterhouse Street How To Lose Friends & Alienate People
August Holloway Road Telstar
September Kings Cross Station Hippy Hippy Shake
October Danbury Street, Tabernacle Street & Franklyn
Leonard Street
November Connection House Last Chance Harvey
January Clerkenwell Close & Green & Northampton Road The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
February Penton Street The Other Man
March The Pleasance Theatre- North Road A Bunch of Amateurs
April Farmiloes Building- St. John's Street Me & Orson Welles
September Smithfields Dorian Gray
December Sherlock Holmes Farmiloes Building- St. John's Street &
The Houses of Detention
The Elbow Rooms- Chapel Market Perriers Bounty
March Baring Street Harry Brown
April Islington & St Pancras Cemetery Nowhere Boy
June Exterior Pentonville Prison London Boulevard
July Farmiloes Building-St. John's Street Olivers Arrow
The Houses of Detention- Clerkenwell Green St. Trinians 2: The Legend of Frittons Gold
Garnault Place Streetdance
August Houses of Detention- Clerkenwell Green & Sherlock Holmes
Farmiloes Building- St. John's Street
September Charterhouse Street Blitz
November Gee Street Tamara Drewe
December Farmiloes Building- St. John's Street Brighton Rock
February Richmond Crescent The Special Relationship
Exmouth Market Clean Skin
March Farmiloes Building- St. John's Street Bel Ami
Bemerton Estate, Carnoustie Drive & Blundell Street Attack The Block
May The Great Ghost Rescue The Houses of Detention- Clerkenwell Green
August Arlington Square, Linton Street, Arligton Avenue & The Veteran
Bevan Street
The Egg- York Way One Day
September Crinan Street One Day
December Granvill Square, Granville Street & Granville Sq Gardens

Sent in by Celia Wright The Deep Blue Sea

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Films shot in Budapest, Hungary

Some films shot in;
Budapest - Hungary

From Wikepedia

El ángel de Budapest, Bel Ami, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas,
The Church, Copying Beethoven, The Debt,
Dracula 3D, The Eagle, Eragon,
Escape to Victory, Evita, The Fall,
100 Feet, The Golden Compass, Good,
Hudson Hawk, I Spy, In the Beginning,
Jakob the Liar, Kontroll, Monte Carlo,
Munich, Perlasca, un Eroe Italiano,
The Phantom of the Opera, Red Heat, The Secret of Moonacre,
Sniper 2, Spy Game, Sunshine,
Taxidermia, Terry Pratchett's Going Postal,
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Transporter 3, Underworld,
Underworld: Evolution, Any others?

Friday, September 02, 2011

Early Actresses

Danckleman and Schrader cigarette cards, actresses

The cinema was invented in the late 1800’s, and the tremendous interest that it created gave rise to many very early “stars”. Some of these beautiful ladies, then, as now, were seduced by the glamour of the occasion, the attention they attracted from the rich and famous, and, in the terms of the Victorian novelists, often “suffered a fate worse than death”. Because of the reputation of the music halls, any public dancer, including the most famous ballerinas, were often considered to be of a lower moral fibre than the virtuous women, and their equally virtuous husbands, in the audience. Many actresses on the legitimate stage, unless famous, and then approved by society, were also thought of with less than kindness.

The advent of photography, and its ease of reproduction of still images gave rise to the postcards of the end of the nineteenth century, and their proliferation in the fist years of the twentieth. Postcards were printed by the million and distributed to all corners of the world to be sold, and, where postal services existed, sent to friends. About the same time the cigarette card companies began to insert small photographs into their packs, the first cigarette cards, and they chose a wide variety of subjects, many of which had also been previously used by the postcard producers. The printing company had the original art work, sketch, drawing or negative and it was thus a simple matter to reproduce similar cards, but in smaller sizes.

Many of these cards, of which thousands of sets exist and are well documented, fetch, for a complete set, hundreds of pounds, even more Euro and twice as many dollars. There are numerous catalogues and lists which index and describe these cards and also give valuations. But, in all these sites and learned works there is rarely, if ever, a note about Danckleman & Schrader, their company, or their cards, thus establishing their rarity, and with notable famous beauties of their day, desirability..

Danckleman & Schrader was the name given to a cigarette company in Montevideo, Uruguay, who, in the first few years of the 1900’s, as an inducement to purchase their Cigarrillos Londres brand of cigarettes, began to insert small cards into their packaging. Cigarette cards.

Some of their early sets were devoted to Bullfighters, a pastime then popular, and legal in both Uruguay and Argentina, as well as Children and pretty Views. Later sets exploited the lure of sexual attraction. Most smokers were men, and some forty two series included famous beauties of the day.

Most of these girls have been lost to view. Who now remembers pretty Mae Lowery? But some, like Meaty Fleuron; and if ever there was an unfortunate name this must be one of the best; lives on in immortality in Ogden’s Guinea Gold cigarette cards, and also in the D & S card No 7 in the seventh series, VII.

Also in this series were;
Maude Adams, an idol of the American theatre and a book has been written about her.
Amy Busby was a friend of Gertrude Lawrence and appeared also in the Sweet Caporal Cigarette card collection.
Helen Robertson might have written, or appeared in a novel published by the Olympia Press.
Anna Hayes faded from view.
Grace Freeman, a US musical comedy actress, was another of Ogden’s Guinea Gold girls.
Mignon Villars, Ogdens again, and also appeared in the Sweet Caporal Cigarettes series.
Of Annabelle, Mac Bradley and Nellie Nice, from this series, we know no more.

Although of South American origin Danckleman, or Schrader bought in beauties from North America and Europe, no local girls appear to have been used. Someone in the printing business perhaps sold these early images as a job lot, or maybe even did the printing.

The Girls of Series Seven, is an incomplete set of these unique Danckleman & Schrader cigarette cards, eleven cards out of a set of 25, all are in excellent condition and cost £ 20.00 each, postage included, insurance is an extra £4.50.

And how many of these girls appeared in early films and movies, whose locations we haven't yet examined.