Saturday, 9 June 2018

FIRST BOND GIRL AND HAMMER FILM ACTRESS EUNICE GAYSON DIES AGED 90


VERY SAD NEWS released today, about the passing of wonderful actress and lady... Eunice Gayson. I am sure many of you will be aware of her connection to Hammer films and her playing of Margaret in Cushing's second Frankenstein film, The Revenge of Frankenstein in 1958. She not only was the FIRST official Bond girl, starring as Sylvia Trench in Dr No and From Russia With Love. Eunice also had quite the stage and theatre and TV career appearing in ITV's The Avengers and she played Frau Schrader (The Baroness) in the London production of The Sound Of Music at the Palace Theatre, actually singing two songs which were cut from the movie version of the story.





NEWS OF HER SAD passing has hit newspapers, TV and radio around the world. As her official Twitter account states this morning... she was an amazing lady who left a lasting impression on everyone she met. She will be very much missed . . . Eunice Gayson 17th March 1928 - June 8th 2018.





OUR FULL FEATURE AND GALLERY on EUNICE GAYSON's career and role in The Revenge of Frankenstein, large rare photo gallery can be found RIGHT HERE!


WE UPDATE EVERY DAY at our well support Peter Cushing Appreciation Society FACEBOOK FAN PAGE! With over 33,000 followers, and archives of rare images and gifs, you would be most welcome! PLEASE come join us! JUST CLICK HERE AND CLICK LIKE THERE!

Friday, 8 June 2018

BEST BUDDIES CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL BEST FRIEND DAY!



TODAY IS INTERNATIONAL BEST FRIENDS DAY! Although, maybe the characters that Cushing, Christopher Lee, Vincent Price and John Carradine played in The House Of Long Shadows, were not the best of buddies.....OR were they?.... you can certainly say, off set .. three of them, were almost BLOOD brothers...! Which is quite conveniently marked and shown, on the latest clips from Lee and Cushing's THE LAST MEETING series, we have just added to our 're-vamped' PCAS YouTube Channel! Here is one of them, which I am sure you'll enjoy! (ELEVEN PARTS HERE!) Happy Best Friends Day!


BROTHER'S (LIONEL) (Price) and Sebastian (Cushing) with Father (Lord Elijah Grisbane) and Corrigan (Lee) pose for a killer pic! The House of The Long Shadows (1983) All good buddies really...aren't they??


PLEASE COME VISIT OUR REVAMPED PCAS YOUTUBE CHANNEL! SUBSCRIBE AND DON'T MISS A THING! JUST CLICK CLICK HERE!


THERE IS A NEW POST SHARED EVERY DAY AT OUR PCAS FACEBOOK FAN PAGE  PLEASE COME JOIN US AND ALONG WITH OVER 33,000 FOLOWERS HELP KEEP THE MEMORY OF PETER CUSHING ALIVE!

Thursday, 7 June 2018

REMEMBERED TODAY : SIR CHRISTOPHER LEE JUNE 7TH 2015


SIR CHRISTOPHER LEE remembered today. Three years on . . . It's still a little strange how there still isn't an official CHRISTOPHER LEE fan site or even facebook page on the net. Before his passing, there was an official site, that had slowed down, to then a week after Lee's death, was closed to any updates and carried a banner of, being remodeled soon to reopepost. We are still waiting. In the meantime, I try to share something related, if only by a Cushing. Plus we do have a Christopher Lee theme EVERY Saturday here! Posts about Christopher Lee here and at our PCAS Facebook Fan Page are always well received and supported. There are always lots of comments and text from followers and members, who still miss his presence and regularly watch the wealth of work, that we can always enjoy . . . in memory of one of the greatest!











WATCH the candid conversations with PETER CUSHING and CHRISTOPHER LEE during their very lasst meeting! MORE clips being add to this PLAY LIST TODAY, on the anniversary of CHRISTOPHER LEE'S passing . . . CLICK HERE FOR THE PLAYLIST AT THE PCAS YOUTUBE CHANNEL



COME JOIN US AT OUR PCAS FACEBOOK FAN PAGE WITH OVER 33 THOUSAND OTHER CUSHING FANS! UPDATED DAILY! KEEPING THE MEMORY ALIVE! JUST CLICK HERE

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

MILK SHERLOCK AND LOTS OF SCREAMING AND HONG KONG! IT HAS TO BE GIFS WEDNESDAY!


IF I HAD A DOLLAR BILL or  a pound coin for everytime that PETER CUSHING looked through a MAGNIFYING GLASS in a film or TV drama, I would be a wealthy man! This one is from the BBC SHERLOCK HOLMES series that Cushing starred in the late 1960's. I wonder if you could guess, which classic DOYLE SHERLOCK story this is? REQUESTED by ANNA MILES NY USA.



THE AMICUS FILMS, 'AND NOW, THE SCREAMING STARTS' to be quite frank, is one of my least favorite AMICUS / CUSHING films. To me, the script seems to wander, the horror ellements too, I find a little bad taste, and CUSHING sadly has little to do. If there is a moment, that does anything, it's that pretty dramatic scene with Peter and IAN OLGIVY in the cemetery, during a terrible storm. This was the only time AMICUS produced a GHOST story and also a period film. They certainly got the LOOK right, but the story, aint my kinda of thing. Here STEPHANIE (DRACULA AD 1972 ) BEACHAM as the newly married Catherine Fengriffen, looses her cool on the portrait of Henry Fengriffen played by HERBERT LOM. REQUESTED by AMANDA POOLE, Leeds, UK.


PART FIVE of our AMICUS FILMS OF PETER CUSHING has a great selection of rare stills from AND NOW THE SCREAMING STARTS : You will find it HERE!


SCREAM AND SCREAM AGAIN, WAS NOT AMICUS films, first venture into the world of SCI-FI CINEMA. Though this film, is never really sure, in WHICH genre it's sitting. I think that is one of the reasons why, many enjoy the film so much. It's reputation and following has really climbed in the last ten years, with a super dooper BLU RAY from TWLIGHT TIME back in 2013, giving it the treament and good extras. VINCENT PRICE and CHRISTOPHER LEE are great, Mr P having more screen time, and a wonderful exit! CUSHING'S role is brief as this film also stands as a very good example of how producer SUBOTSKY used his, 'stack those stars in the film and hire them for a limited time!' . .  it all paid off when their names were on the bills and the marquees!  REQUESTED by MIDGE ILLINOIS USA.


OUR FULL FEATURE AND RARE GALLERY on SCREAM AND SCREAM AGAIN can be found at this website BY SIMPLY CLICKING HERE!


IF I AM LOOKING FOR A FUN PETER CUSHING FILM with a BIT OF BITE, on for a late night view, this is the one that nearly always hits the player! Personally, I think JOHN FORBES-ROBERTSON did a good job as DRACULA, considering what he was dealing with. LEGEND OF THE SEVEN GOLDEN VAMPIRES despite being made by HAMMER FILMS, has very little in common with other films from the company. The film was a joint two film venture with, Shaw Brothers of Hong Kong. Their Horror and Supernatural films were presented in quite a highly stylised fashion, quite unique to the cinema of the country and culture. Many criticise the appearance and make up of Forbes-Robertson's DRACULA, unware that the almost 'phantom-demon' look to his face, is very much in keeping with what most vamps looked like in Hong Kong Horror Cinema of the 60's and 70's. Same too for the crumbling effects of the vampires, when they were killed. It ALL was in the flavour, of ASIAN CINEMA. The second film which Shaw made with Hammer films, also starred Cushing, was called CALL HIM MR SHATTER with STUART WHITMAN, as the star. BOTH are pretty neat films, entertaining too. A great pity Hammer never went on to make the other films, they had planned with Shaw Brothers...BELOW a lovely UK MILK MARKETING BOARD film, pushing the use of MILK on the set of the film, in a style only the 1970's cinema adverts, could do! REQUESTED by PAUL BARTON SURREY UK.



YOU WILL FIND POSTS LIKE THIS EVERY DAY AT OUR PCAS FACEBOOK FAN PAGE! UPDATED EVERY DAY! NOW WITH OVER 33,000 FOLLOWERS: COME JOIN CLICK HERE AND CLICK LIKE THERE!

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

CAN YOU NAME THIS HAMMER FILM SCRIPT AND TREATMENT?? TUESDAY TOUGHY!


HERE IS THIS WEEKS TUESDAY TOUGHY on Peter Cushing. Not an easy one, but the answer is out there in various features of this website! If yiou would like to share your answer and maybe debate it with OTHER Cushing fans, slip along to our daily updated PCAS FACEBOOK FAN PAGE. Where it will be posted shortly! HAVE FUN answer NEXT TUESDAY!


ABOVE: THE ANSWER TO LAST TUESDAY'S TOUGHY! Did you guess it??



COME JOIN US AT OUR PCAS FACEBOOK FAN PAGE WITH OVER 33 THOUSAND OTHER CUSHING FANS! KEEPING THE MEMORY ALIVE! JUST CLICK HERE!

Monday, 4 June 2018

TOYS ARE NOT CHILDS PLAY : PC ON THE BUTTON IN 1956 : TV MIRROR NOT KIDS STUFF!


PETER CUSHING  collected toy soldiers from childhood, by the 1950's he had a quite an extensive collection. It was Cushing who introduced actor Alan Ladd to the hobby of collecting soldiers while they were both filming THE BLACK KNIGHT, and just about every co-star over the years, who was invited to the Cushing Home for for dinner was always given an impromptu introduction and visit to 'The Troops'. It has to be said that Peter Cushing's thoughts about his past times and hobbies were somewhat revolutionary for the time, when collecting miniatures and building to scale models of theaters were not that common, and a written feature at the time, also adds some strong indications and evidence to Peter's almost Peter Pan - like personality. The piece was called, 'TOYS? They're not Child's Play!'- Says Peter Cushing!' which he wrote for the TV Miror's 'On My Soap Box' column . Cushing changed the column's title to ' On My Hobby Horse'..... 


HOBBIES? OH YOU SIGH, 'Peter Cushing is going to tell us about his toy soldiers again! Just kid's stuff! It's nothing to do with a bold Soap-box subject, surely?" Now I have a theory about hobbies and and toys, and Iam quite prepared for you to scoff at me. The theory is quite simple. It is that toys are given to children when they are too young to apprecaite them and because most men ' put away childish things' as they reach adulthood, they miss a great deal of happiness at a time in their lives when, because of greater maturity , they are actually in amuch better position to enjoy their toys and hobbies.



THE TRAGEDY IS THAT for too many men are hobby-less  . ..  Without escapism which comes only from dabbling with adult toys, their minds are prey to all the frusttration and fears of the working day. From my hobby-horse, I do not say that men would be better if they kept to their toys in theri adult years, but certainly they could be happier. . .  So many, it seems to me, lose happiness as they grow up. Their entire absorption in their careers and adult responsibilities bring lines of worry and premature old age. It is not silly or childish to have an interest in hobbies . . . some men develop a passionate interest in costly 35mm cameras and in veteran cars, but what are these things except toys of a rather larger and dearer sort? I am not particularly mechanically -minded, so although I do have a certain interest in mechanical models, i get much great contentment from miniture figures and costumes. I love collecting old manuscripts and books on period costume too, but of course, that's a branch of art, and not a subject for any hobby-horse.



H.G. WELLS wrote a most interesting book entitled, LITTLE WARS, which was a serious satire designed to make real war impossible. There is a British Model Soldier Society, including youngsters of nine up to colonels of ninety, and who manoeuvre the soldiers according to the rules which H.G outlined in his book, rules which have changed little since the days of Napoleon. Played according to these rules, the wars of these tin soldiers become  a vast game of chess. When I come home at night and find the news or the newspaper headlines more than usually anxious and alarming, I sometimes get out my soldiers and start solving international problems on my lounge carpet. Fearful problems which  . ..  cause international strife at UNO, are settled in a quiet half-hour with my private armies of military men, who are as clever, bold, strategic and vicious as I can make them, although they are only two and half inches high. One day, I may be tempted to send to Whitehall, to Washington and the Kremlin, so statesmen can find the key . . .


BUT NO. I have no wish to challenge anyone's opinion. I have my own inner contentment with this world-in-miniature. And you could too. It's not a thing to shout or campaign about, but to discover privately, and to enjoy in one's own heart . . . .


OUR WEEKLY 'MOMENTS OF TERROR' theme day tales a rest for a while next week. Monday's for seven weeks will see a new feature, The Making of Legend Of The Werewolf, takes a look at one of Cushing's and Tyburn films most interesting films together. Intyerviews, on set pics and much more... STARTS next Monday 11th June 2018! Please join us!


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 reach all lovers of Peter Cushing's work AND Help Keep The Memory Alive!     

Friday, 1 June 2018

THE VICTIM OF HAMMER FILMS LITTLE PET SHOP OF HORRORS!


PLEASE JOIN US in wishing actor BRIAN COX a VERY Happy Birthday today. As most of us know here Brian starred with Peter Cushing in the Hammer House of Horror tv series episode, SILENT SCREAM in 1980. An extremely reputable actor with an outstanding CV and who has never stopped working since he started in the mid 1960's. Some amazing chracters in movies and recently the role of Churchill in a very entertaining drama last year..... Manhunter is a firm favorite with many, with Cox playing Dr. Hannibal Lecktor in 1986 . . . maybe a firm fav with you? Happy Birthday Brian Cox... here's to the SEVEN productions that are due to be released just this year!!!


ABOVE: ONE OF THE FEATURES and GALLERIES on SILENT SCREAM at this website. JUST CLICK HERE!




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 reach all lovers of Peter Cushing's work AND Help Keep The Memory Alive!    
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...