Thursday, 15 November 2018

THROWBACKTHURSDAY: TO VINTAGE HAMMER FRANKENSTEIN AND MUMMY ON SET


#ThrowbackThursday: A rare peep onto the set of Hammer films, 'Frankenstein Created Woman' at Bray studios, with Peter Cushing and Peter Madden all set for the camera to roll. Those you who know the film, will also know this scene is one of Cushing's Hammer Frankenstein vocal repore highlights, where his dialogue in the dock, shows how the Baron could, if needed, reduce authority figures into a bumbling half-wits. We would see it again,to jaw drop and marvelous effect in Cushimg and Hammer's next Frankenstein film, 'Must Be Destroyed', where his sharp tongue would 'slap the pomp and stupid' out of a party of toffs and top hatters 😉 Peter Madden would also appear, sadly briefly, in the last Hammer Cushing Frankenstein film, 'Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell' in 1974.



#THROWBACKTHURSDAY: January 11th 1971. An on set, off camera rare photograph of Peter Cushing as Professor Julian Fuchs and Valerie Leon as daughter Margaret Fuchs , during Peter Cushing's one day of shooting on the Hammer films, 'Blood From The Mummy's Tomb'. Sadly, it was a set and role to which Cushing would never return, Helen Cushing, Peter's wife was taken ill on this day and died shortly after, on January 14th 1971. Actor Andrew Keir would step into the role, just three days later. Cushing would return to work and Hammer films two months later, with the role of Gustav Weil in 'TWINS OF EVIL'.


FULL FEATURE AND STILLS GALLERY FROM 'TWINS OF EVIL' : The Collinson PUT THE BITE into HAMMER : CLICK HERE!






Tuesday, 13 November 2018

GLENDA OR LINDA? WHO IS THAT? PLUS WHO GAVE THAT GIFT AND WHAT IS IT?


THIS WEEK'S CUSHING TUESDAY TOUGHY! What IS that? Who gave it it to Cushing as GIFT and WHEN??? WE know the answer, do you? Please feel free to pop over to the PCASUK Facebook Fan Page, join in the fun on this one and post your ANSWER! I'll be posting the answer here on FRIDAY as usual, here and at the FACEBOOK PCASUK FAN PAGE


HERE IS the answer to last weeks, Cushing Tuesday Toughy 🙂 It was good to see some of you dug up the answer from our website, in a feature I wrote a few years ago, where we not only identitfied GLENDA ALLEN but also Maureen Flanagan, the 'other' dancer, seen in the party secen in Hammer films, 'Dracula AD 1972, starring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing . . . The link to those features are HERE AND HERE! 😉 Thanks to everyone who took part 😉 -Marcus



FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE ABOVE FEATURE HERE!


FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE FEATURE HERE!


REMEMBERING: Anthony Nelson Keys, Born today November 13th 1911, sadly no longer with us. Worked as producer on many Hammer films and some of Peter Cushing's best work for the company. He started work at Hammer back in 1947, wrapping in 1969, with Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed, for which he also received a writer credit. A much loved character on and off the set, with ready smile and a joke. See how many photographs you can find without Nelson Keys laughing or kidding with the photographer..!

 
ABOVE: A PHOTO OPPORTUNITY on the set of Hammer Film Productions 'Quatermass and the Pitt' (1967) with Peter posing with Hammer producer Anthony Nelson - Keys on his right, Nigel Kneale to his left and the film's director Roy Ward Baker. 


KEYS FOURTH FROM THE RIGHT with producers, cast and excutives of Hammer films, during the making of 'DRACULA PRINCE OF DARKNESS' part of a two part series called 'The Hammer Dracula Flicks, The Moments We LOVE Best' CLICK HERE!



Monday, 12 November 2018

MORE THAN EYE CANDY : A FIGHTER ON AND OFF SCREEN : JULIE EGE REMEMBERED


TODAY WE REMEMBER JULIE EGE, a model and actress, she starred in the James Bond film On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1968) also in the Creatures The World Forgot (1971) for Hammer….she co-starred with Peter Cushing in Hammer's 'Legend Of The Seven Golden Vampires' (1974). Julie was much MORE than eye candy and thankfully, after her acting career moved on to a whole new life. Here is a very good feature on Julie, that gives the bigger picture and shows how she excelled right until her sad end . .


'For Ege, graduating as a nurse fulfilled a childhood dream, but  like others on this website, it also saved her life. While studying for her final exams, Ege discovered the early signs of breast cancer and believed that it was her new found knowledge that helped her detect the disease. Undeterred by the extensive medical treatment, including a mastectomy, she went on to work as a nurse for 22 years, facing the disease head on, including subsequent diagnoses of ovarian and lung cancer. She wrote her autobiography Naked, and continued to attend premieres and events in Oslo while at the Buskerud Hospital in Drammen. “She was a nurse and loved the job,” said her daughter Joanna to The Express newspaper. “You would never have known she had this rich, glamorous past if you’d met her. You would have just been struck by her energy, her smile and her determination to help people."  JUST CLICK HERE!






Sunday, 11 November 2018

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY : ORIGINAL RECORDING OF PETER CUSHING 'NO WHITE PEAKS'



TODAY ON REMEMBRANCE SUNDAYRemembrance events will take place across the country to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice in 1918 that signaled the end of World War One. We mark this day with PETER CUSHING and his original recording of 'NO WHITE PEAKS'.


ABOVE: PRESS RELEASE INFORMATION used when the recording was first released in 1991.

Thursday, 8 November 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRAM STOKER : BORN TODAY NOVEMBER 8TH 1847


BORN TODAY November 8th 1847 in Clontarf, Dublin, Republic of Ireland… BRAM STOKER, creator of Dracula and a hundred thousand nightmares! Happy Birthday, Mr Stoker!!!


Tuesday, 6 November 2018

THE WEEKLY CUSHING TUESDAY TOUGHY PLUS COMPETITION STILL OPEN!


#CUSHINGTUESDAYTOUGHY! WHO is this with Christopher Lee and WHICH Hammer Dracula film, was this image used to promote?? We'll have the ANSWER here on Friday 🙂 Feel free to post your answer and join in the fun over at the FACEBOOK PCASUK FAN PAGE have fun 😉 MEANWHILE below is LAST WEEK'S TOUGHY answer! - Marcus





ABOVE: DON'T FORGET to enter our DRACULA AD 1972 Warner Brothers REMASTERED BLU RAY competition! It's LIVE and OPEN until NOVEMBER 14th 2018!


AND BELOW . . . 


Monday, 5 November 2018

REMEMBER REMEMBER THE FIFTH OF NOVEMBER AND GUSTAV MIGHT JUST BURN YOUR HOUSE DOWN!


BLAZES AND HEAVEN to murgatroyed! What's all this? Bonfire Night in the UK...marking the evil doings of one Guy Fawkes and his band of plotters back in 1605, who tried to burn down and destroy the Houses of Paliament in London that's what! The cats are hiding, the dogs are howling and the smell of eggy fireworks and sooty smoke will fill the air for days! 


PRETTY MUCH what it must have felt and smelt like on quite a few Peter Cushing films back in the day... BELOW are FOUR blazing finishes to FOUR Peter Cushing films. Just for fun can you name the films? Answers later ALONG with the answer to LAST WEEK'S Tuesday Toughy and a brand now one for this week. PLEASE come join the post at the FACEBOOK PCASUK FAN PAGE , where EVERYONE is having a go at guessing the images!  🙂 Have fun and tonight stay safe!








A COMPLETE GALLERY of rare promo photographs and MUCH more in OUR FEATURE on Peter Cushing and Hammer films, TWINS OF EVIL JUST CLICK HERE!

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