GLADYS FLETCHER. This angel of a woman left us a few years ago now. She had contracted polio as a child which made life very difficult for her. Though, she never complained. Gladys worked in a major department store in Ipswich for over 40 years. She and her Mum, were two of Peter's biggest fans. Her Mum, was 92, but never missed a Peter Cushing on TV or at the cinema. Gladys met Peter for the first time in 1956. It was at this meeting, Peter suggested the idea of Gladys managing his Fan Club. He didn't have to ask twice! Within five days, the letter heads and membership cards were printed. Gladys placed a notice in a UK Picturegoer magazine...and the fans kept coming!
FAN CLUB JOURNAL: One of Gladys Fletcher's Journals. This one from SEPTEMBER 1976 with a cover drawing from Sandra Maudin.
TEA PARTY AND GLADYS: Happy Days! Marcus and Gladys Fletcher around 1978 and the Society's first 'Giro' postal book!
MEMBERSHIP CARDS: A small selection of the PCASUK memberships cards through the years.
PROMOTION: In the early days, pre internet, thousands of these handouts were printed up. PCASUK used them at conventions, events and any publicity.Promotion was also helped by having a great line up of Honorary Members: Vincent Price, Ingrid Pitt, Roy Ashton and Milton Subotsky!
TODAY: 2012 and now Peter Cushing's presence on the net is bigger than ever! Just type Peter Cushing into a search engine and see what you get! PCASUK has developed several sites which all work alongside each other. You may want to give them a peep! the UK Peter Cushing Appreciation Society Facebook Group: CLICK HERE The Black Box Club Blog: CLICK HERE
INTERVIEWS: Over the years PCASUK has interviewed an army of actors, technicians, directors and scriptwriters who during their careers worked alongside Peter Cushing. All the interviews are audio taped and some are on video. Most of these interviews go back some 25 years or more. Sadly, many of these people are no longer with us. But, soon all the interviews will be broadcast on theblackboxclub pod cast. Streaming from theblackboxclub.blogspot.com site over the coming months. Some of these pod casts will also feature on this blog too! For more details check out here: click here for POD CAST NEWS