Friday, 29 September 2017

THE ART OF DARYL JOYCE : AMAZING CUSHING FRANKENSTEIN GALLERY


#FRANKENSTEINFRIDAY! Today we are proud to share with you the amazing work of Daryl Joyce... I have selected just a few of his pieces that feature Peter Cushing and his work with Hammer films and the Frankenstein films, he appeared in. For me, Daryl has really hit the spot with these paintings. So often I see work that manages to capture a likeness, but the composition seems to have suffered for it! Not in Daryl's case though. Daryl has a link below, that you can contact, should you wish to chat with him..or have any questions. It's had for me to choose a favorite here...how about you??? -Marcus
YOU can CONTACT Daryl : HERE!
 

Daryl:'The Curse of Frankenstein: This is painted in gouache, over three evenings. Size A3'


Daryl:'When I did this painting in August 2017, I didn't want to count my chickens, but maybe after five years of not having much enthusiasm for painting, I was my mojo might have come back - 'course it helps that I love Hammer films and I'm enjoying revisiting them.This was painted in gouache over four evenings in August 2017'.
 





Daryl: 'The sixth and last Hammer film to feature Peter Cushing as Baron Frankenstein. It's also number 4 in my effort to paint this hexology, before I move on to a different Hammer baddie. Painted in Gouache (opaque watercolour) over approximately one week'.







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Thursday, 28 September 2017

RARE DRACULA LOBBY CARD AND TARKIN TRIBUTE CLIP


#THROWBACKTHURSDAY! Probably the strangest thing I have ever found included in the images of a US Lobby Set.... but VERY good indeed. A Throw Back to 1958 and the Horror of Dracula / Dracula from Hammer films. I disguarded piece of production or promotional artwork, ends up on a lobby card! πŸ™‚ What do you think of it?



#THROWBACKTHURSDAY! . . . . Industrial Light and Magic building Peter Cushing's Grand Moff Tarkin, from the feet up, with actor Guy Henry in 'Rogue One : A Star Wars Story' (2016) Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

DISNEY AND LUCASFILM were able to bring the look of the original 1977 movie back to the big screen with modern film making technology. Perhaps the most impressive achievement amidst all that attention to detail was the film’s uncanny ability to convincingly bring Peter Cushing’s character, the Grand Moff Tarkin, back to life on the screen. Here Guy Henry is outfitted with a motion-capture suit and head-mounted gear to preserve the actor’s moves and facial expressions, which were ultimately overlaid with Cushing’s likeness. The rig affixed to Henry almost looks like a device straight out of a sci-fi movie on its own.




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Wednesday, 27 September 2017

ACTOR TONY BOOTH DIES


Surprised and  very sorry to hear of the passing of actor Tony Booth, best known for his role as Mike Rawlins in the BBC series Till Death Us Do Part. Booth appeared with Peter Cushing in two films Suspect (1960) and Corruption (1968) as the photographer Mike Orme, who has a pretty memorable fight scene with Cushing.



In his time, Booth was a bit of hell raiser. His love of the 'ol shampoo' though never caused him problems at work. 


In 1954, he married the actor Gale Howard (nee Joyce Smith). They had two daughters, Cherie and Lyndsey, and later divorced. He had five daughters with partners whom he did not marry: with Julie Allan, Jenia and Bronwen; with Pamela Smith (the model Susie Riley), Lauren and Emma; and with Ann Gannon, Lucy. In 1988 he married Nancy Jaeger, and they had a daughter, Joanna. After their divorce, in 1998 he married his fourth wife, Stephanie Buckley, a Labour party worker.


During the late 70's and 80's his passionate and fiery, with actress Pat Phoenix kept the UK tabloid busy. Political, passionate and not shy to show it . . . the world is becoming a pretty dull place, as people like Tony Booth take the final bow...





Tony Booth is survived by Stephanie and his eight daughters.



Anthony George Booth, actor, born 9 October 1931; died 25 September 2017



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#GIFS: SILENT BUT DEADLY WEDNESDAY: WHAT THE DICKENS TWINS? : A CLOAK AND ISABEL IS BIT!


#SILENTBUTDEADLYWEDNESDAY!: Amicus films, THE HOUSE THAT DRIPPED BLOOD   was a big hit, financially, and despite the OTT title or maybe because of, it's the one of three that seems to stay in the minds of the audience, long after, TALES FROM THE CRYPT  DR TERROR'S HOUSE OF HORRORS  being the other two. It was with 'HOUSE' that maybe Milton first decided that, perhaps a little BLACK COMEDY would be a good thing, to introduce into the mix of the company releases. 


THE JON PERTWEE / INGRID PITT story 'THE CLOAK' was based on material, as were all four short stories that made up the film, originally written and subsequently scripted by Robert Bloch. I'll leave it to you to decide if it tickles your funny bone or not, for me it was GEOFFREY BAYLDON'S shop keeper, that certainty tickled me most. The above #GIF features Pertwee, trying out The Cloak, look carefully, and just for a few frames, he really does favor the young #TOMBAKER who was to follow him as the time-traveler, #DRWHO. Though at the time, of Pertwee's appearance in this film, he had not long taken over from Patrick Troughton . . .Cushing of course, played the non-canon Dr Who in the only theatrically released feature films, featuring the Dalek's in 1965 and 1966




#SILENTBUTDEADLYWEDNESDAY!: THIS SHORT and silent gig, should give you a teaser as to what is in store, should you decide to catch our UPLOAD at the PETER CUSHING APPRECIATION SOCIETY YOUTUBE CHANNEL THIS weekend! Cushing pulls out everything he has in playing Dr. Alexander Manette in the 1980 film adaption of Charles Dickens, 'A TALE OF TWO CITIES'. Joined by a young Alice Krige, yes she of  BORG QUEEN fame,  as Lucie Manette, his daughter. 




IT GOES UP on the PCAS YOUTUBE CHANNEL on SUNDAY, traditionally our #GETTHECUSHION! themed day. They will be no screams of terror this week, but certainly, screams and sobbing!


#SILENTBUTDEADLYWEDNESDAY! YUP, ISOBEL IS BIT ALRIGHT. Which is a bit of a shame too. No sooner does actress ISOBEL BLACK arrive on screen, than she is gone! In Hammer films, 'TWINS OF EVIL' (1971), her second Hammer after playing Tania 'KISS OF THE VAMPIRE' (1963), she played the rather ineffectual Ingrid Hoffer, a village school mistress and sister to the film's hero actor, David Warbeck. She sadly had little screen time. It was no doubt a weak part, where she did little but support the narrative. 


MORE ON PETER CUSHING : RARE PUBLICITY STILLS FROM HAMMER FILMS 'TWINS OF EVIL' : JUST  CLICK : HERE!

HER SUDDEN AND VERY DRAMATIC exit as a 'blood drained corpse' bundled in by Peter Cushing's Gustav Weil, during a school music lesson, is the one of the film's best scenes though. What little material Isobel had, she made the most of, but her limited time maybe connected to a conversation during the shooting, when she remarked to Director John Hough, about refusing to appear stark naked. She is known to have been told by Hough: "Well that cuts you out of my future films".
  

I WOULD HAVE LOVED to have seen Isobel play against Peter Cushing in a feature film. I think had Judy Geeson not landed the role of Peggy Heller in Hammer's FEAR IN THE NIGHT (1972), which she played superbly, Black had she been cast, would have put a completely different reflection that that role. Interestingly, Isobel did appear with Judy Geeson in director, Richard Fleischer's '10 RILLINGTON PLACE' (1971), the story of notorious mass murderer Reginald John Christie, which starred Richard Attenborough and John Hurt.



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Tuesday, 26 September 2017

#TOOCOOLTUESDAY! THE ART OF DARYL JOYCE


#TOOCOOLTUESDAY! TWO great pieces from artist, Daryl Joyce! Want to see MORE? We have a The Art of Daryl Joyce feature and gallery coming up of his #PeterCushing work, THIS Friday HERE!



#TOOCOOLTUESDAY!: THE EAGLE-EYED among you will recognise the above artwork from the #SCREENBOUND Entertainment / #ODEON blu-ray release of Cushing's 'ISLAND OF TERROR' (1966)


#TOOCOOLTUESDAY!: One of Peter Cushing's last theatrical released films, 'A Tales Of Two Cities' (1980) Cushing's plays Dr. Alexander Manette and really doesn't disappoint... it's a pretty amazing performance. A Charles Dickens classic with a very impressive cast, makes this one not to miss... Coming Soon!



IF YOU LIKE what you see here at our website, you'll  love our daily themed posts at our PCAS FACEBOOK FAN PAGE.  Just click that blue LINK and click LIKE when you get there, and help us . . Keep The Memory Alive!. The Peter Cushing Appreciation Society website, facebook fan page and youtube channel are managed, edited and written by Marcus Brooks, PCAS coordinator since 1979. PCAS is based in the UK and USA      
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