Sunday, 31 January 2016

THE PASSING OF TERRY WOGAN KB DL 1938 - 2016 : PETER CUSHING LAST WOGAN SHOW APPEARANCE


I am extremely sad to hear about to hear about the passing of television and radio broadcaster TERRY WOGAN. A giant in the history of the BBC, the face of Children In Need, Eurovision..so much more. An all around very nice guy. Peter Cushing appeared on his BBC tv talk show many times. Five, I think? Terry had enormous respect for Peter and it came through in the interviews. Wogan made time for Peter in his later interviews, never rushing him, patronising....just kind and patience. Another institution, sadly leaves us. God bless Terry.

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 Peter Cushing's fourth appearance on Wogan on 
the 24th February 1988

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Saturday, 30 January 2016

GIF GALLERY FOUR FROM PETER CUSHING APPRECIATION SOCIETY


A selection of GIFS from DRACULA AD 1972 THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES THE REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN THE EVIL OF FRANKENSTEIN THE LEGEND OF THE SEVEN GOLDEN VAMPIRESHOUSE OF THE LONG SHADOWS make up our FOURTH Peter Cushing Appreciation Society GIF Gallery! Feel free to use and repost! The LINKS above will take you to several FEATURES and GALLERIES that we have uploaded over the past two years. A great resource of RARE STILLS, POSTERS and MEMORABILLIA. The banner for these features are posted below...



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Friday, 29 January 2016

FRANKENSTEIN FRIDAY CONNECTION : GIF FEATURES AND VINTAGE LOBBY CARDS


Action Cushing: Baron Frankenstein (Peter Cushing) swinging into action from Hammer's THE EVIL OF FRANKENSTEIN (1964)…. Peter loved doing his own stunts, but he did get scorched while filming this scene…. #FrankensteinFriday


MORE on THE EVIL OF FRANKENSTEIN and it's female co stars KATY WILDE and CARON GARDNER HERE  and VERONICA CARLSON in FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED : HERE 


GALLERY AND FEATURE ON  'THE EVIL OF FRANEKNSTEIN ' HERE


FRANKENSTEINFRIDAY: A poor ol smouldering Freddie Jones gets gets the 'flaming sheaf of papers' in the face treatment from Peter Cushing's, nastier than usual Baron Frankenstein in Hammer films, knock out 'FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED' (1969) Tis a pity they spend the whole film trying to retrieve these sacred notes, only for the Baron to set fire to them...and then drop and forget them... in the climax of the film!




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Tuesday, 26 January 2016

WOMEN IN WAR AND CONE OF SILENCE : CUSHING IN UNIFORM


Cushing In Uniform: Peter Cushing in uniform from Women In War (1940) as Captain Evans and Cone Of Silence (1960) as Captain Clive Judd.


'WOMEN IN WAR' was released in June 1940, and stands as one of Peter Cushing's lesser known films. Made in line with four other films in 1940, 'Laddie',  'A Chump At Oxford', 'Vigil in the Night' and the short, 'The Hidden Master'. In these films, Cushing did at least receive a screen credit, in 'Women At War'... he did not. An uncredited role with fleeting screen time, playing the character Captain Hughes, he gets a couple of lines, but also in his limited screen time, flags up what could be the first of his 'Cushinisums' : 'a visual jesture, often repeated in performances through out his career. i.e '...the pointing of his index finger', appears in several films and tv performances from the 1958 DRACULA  to FRANKENSTEIN AND THE MONSTER FROM HELL in 1971.


Cushing pauses to wipe his brow and back of his neck with a handy handkerchief! What could be the first appearance of a Cushingnism!


'Women in War' tells the story of a "good-time girl", raised by her somewhat lax divorced father, finds herself involved in an accidental death, and the only way she's able to get out of it is to volunteer--albeit reluctantly--to be a nurse in the war effort. She travels to England and is assigned to a hospital under a very strict matron. What the girl doesn't know is that the matron is the mother she has never seen. The film is at this time unavailable as a home release.


An interesting aside... PATRIC KNOWLES who appeared with Peter Cushing in WOMEN IN WAR in 1940, is also known for playing protagonists in a number of horror films, including The Wolf Man (1941) and Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman (1943).


'CONE OF SILENCE / TROUBLE IN THE SKY' released in 1960 stars Peter Cushing as Captain Clive Judd. The film was inspired by true events surrounding the De Havilland Comet in the early 1950s.


The film tells the story of a seasoned pilot who is condemned for an error which causes a crash. The pilot later dies in a crash with similar circumstances and an examiner looks for scientific reasons for the crashes.


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Monday, 25 January 2016

#MONSTERMONDAY RETURNS WITH REQUESTED VINTAGE IMAGES AND STILLS


First request for our REBOOT of #monstermonday comes from PAUL CHADWICK who has requested images from TWO Peter Cushing films, HORROR EXPRESS (1972) and THE CREEPING FLESH (1973). Hope you like the images, Paul!


A SIGNED promotion photograph from The Creeping Flesh. Spot Hammer film regular, Michael Ripper in the foreground here!


Christopher Lee plays  Peter Cushing's brother, James Hildren in The Creeping Flesh. Here we see him trying to piece how he can...well, that would be giving away the story....!


A terrified Peter Cushing in The Creeping Flesh...and if you had seen what he has seen, you would be terrified too!


A RARE PHOTOBUSTA from The Creeping Flesh (1973)


Christopher Lee takes on a zombie Cossack in HORROR EXPRESS. The excellent zombies in this film gave us our first new convincing undead frighteners, since Hammer films, 'PLAGUE OF THE ZOMBIES' .


Peter Cushing poses for a promotion photograph  on board the footplate of the train that was used in the film, Horror Express.


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MONSTERMONDAY RETURNS


REQUESTED! We are never short of requests, photographs and features to post, sometimes it gets a little busy with competitions to schedule and features, so we drop a regular feature for a while. But following quite a few enquiries about  '#Monster Monday'... by your request, I am sure you'll be pleased to hear, today, we are bringing it back! So, please send us your requests for images and photographs of your favourite monsters, creations and stuffs from the bowels of hell! It's great if it's is a monster from a Cushing film, but this time around, we are extending it to ANY monster...from ANY film. Let's expand our knowledge of nasties!


Remember, this is your website. I am very grateful for any suggestions for features, requests or photographs...anything you think would make our page extra special. So, your MONSTERS please! We'll pick the best for today and the following Monday's.

 


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