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Well, I'm afraid I haven't done much reading yet, with been of work a week I have a lot of catching up to do, but first impressions it looks great. Theres some cracking photos, new ones for me to draw, I'm going to get a lot of pleasure out of this book by reading and drawing.
I have only read the forward by G. Lucas, which is great, the introdutction and 3 pages on The Rank Charmer, it's all fascinating stuff so far, and pictures on every page of which I cannot get enough of.
Charles, a great review, good choice of photos, every time I look at the John Belushi photo I think of Abbott and Costello for some reason. My favorite photo has to be the very first one, with a poppy, how Mr. Lee looks today.
First time I've seen a picture of you! you look very much like one of the Sheen's if you don't mind me saying.
(Edited by colin b at 9:06 pm on Mar. 8, 2001)
Awesome review, Charles! Thanks so much for sharing it with us as we await our copies of the book.
Would you identify the pictures for us, please?
It's Oscar. Just want to save Charles some typing.
Honk Kong Detective Ling Chu interrogates nightclub owner Jan Putek (Peter Illing)in The Devils' Daffodil / Das Geheimnis des gelben Narzissen (1961)
Saturday 25 March 1978: With John Belushi at New York's Rockefeller Center in Saturday Night Live.
Judge Jeffreys in The Bloody Judge / El proceso de las brujas. Jesus Franco (1969)
Professor Stone meets Emma Peel (Diana Rigg) and John Steed (Patrick Macnee) in The Avengers: Never, Never Say Die (1967)
Is there a misidentification in Album 6, bottom row, second picture? I have reason to suspect that is "The Passage" with Anthony Quinn and Malcolm McDowell, though it is labeled "Caravans."
(Saw a still on eBay.)
Thanks to Oscar for saving me the typing! By the way, Oscar is also the one who actually selected the images used with the review, so all credit goes to him for those. Good choices too, I might add.
Glad you enjoyed the review! What with editing the incoming reports on the Barbican event, Sunday's Competition, receiving a lovely Jeff Marshall "Golden Gun" print via eBay, reading the proof of the new book and writing my somewhat hurried review, it has been a fairly "Christopher Lee" intensive couple of weeks around here. Can't wait to see what it is going to be like once we hit the run-up to the LOTR premiere. Which will lead into the SW: Ep II launch. The next 12 months are going to be very interesting and...a whole lot of fun! So stick around folks, cause this is just the beginning!
And Colin...the Sheen thing had me falling about laughing! Let me just state for the record that I have never, repeat never, had any business transactions of any sort with Heidi Fleiss!
Charles Prepolec www.sherlocknews.com
Charles' interview with Jonathan Rigby, posted here is very good, too. It contains yet another mystery photo or, rather, photo within a photo: What film, if any, does the lovely cover shot from English Gothic reflect?
Thanks to anyone who knows.
Also -- I posted two in a row on the first page of this thread, and I fear the post asking about "Caravans" vs. "The Passage" might get overlooked, since the second post might look like the first from outside the forum.
For starters, thanks for the reminder about the interview!
You are correct about the picture in the Photo Album being incorrectly labelled. It is actually from The Passage and not from Caravans. As we know, Mr. Lee sports a trim beard and a rather exotic striped robe in Caravans.
The main image used on the front cover of Jonathan Rigby's excellent book English Gothic, is a still from Horror of Dracula or as it was known in the UK, simply Dracula. The lovely woman with Mr. Lee is Melissa Stribling.
(Edited by Charles at 5:56 pm on Mar. 9, 2001)
Thanks so much, Charles. Running it again now.
BEST BOOK EVER
I received my copy of the filmography yesterday from Trafalgar Publishing. Wow. I have just begun to read it; I was carefully perusing the photos first last night, many of which I was seeing for the first time. I can already tell from one scanning that the detail is phenomenal, and it's lovely to see so many of Christopher's great film anecdotes all in one book.
(My bosses caught me reading it during work hours today; it's ok, though, as they just gave me a title and salary promotion in the company Monday, and I had also just recovered from a nasty eye infection, so I have "sympathy immunity" for at least this afternoon )
If you haven't picked up Jonathan Rigby's book yet and want a glimpse of the content, pick up Issues 87 (Feb) and 88 (March) of Shivers magazine. Each issue features a few pages reprinted from Christopher Lee: The Authorised Screen History by Jonathan Rigby. Even if you have the book, you might want the issues regardless, as the magazine features some great color pictures that aren't found in the book!
I was just wondering if the book is going to be available to buy through the store here as i probably won't have much luck trying to track it down here in New Zealand.
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