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Cinema Retro Dr. No special edition!

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

The new Dr No special edition of Cinema Retro is out, featuring my interview with Bettine Le Beau, who had a small role as Doctor Dent’s secretary. You can order it by clicking the pic!

Bettine Le Beau was a big star in the early 1960s, when she was a regular on TV and radio, as well […]

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I recently reviewed this massive book from Taschen on Cinema Retro. If you’re a fan of Marilyn you’ll want this book.

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Hammer Has Risen From the Grave!

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Last weekend I attended this amazing Hammer films event hosted by the De Montfort University in Leicester. You can read my full report and see a couple of my photos over at Cinema Retro!

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I was invited to be a guest on The B Movie Cast, a popular weekly film podcast hosted from South Carolina by Vince Rotolo. We talked about Norman J. Warren’s first movie, Her Private Hell. I’ve made a couple of appearances on the show in the last twelve months, and it’s always fun. Click on […]

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Spanish Bonditis poster

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

I just bought this poster direct from Barcelona. It’s remarkably colourful, and the design differences from the German and UK posters are interesting. It’s in pretty good condition considering how old it is. There are just a couple of small tears on fold lines.
I’m not sure exactly what I’m going to do with this Bonditis […]

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German Bonditis Poster

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Here’s another poster I’ve acquired. This is an original German poster. It’s been folded in the past, and has spent a long time rolled in a tube, hence I’m having to weigh it down to take a photo! I’ll try and get it framed, eventually. It’s 26″ x 48″ which I think is slightly wider […]

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Bonditis Collection Grows

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

I am now the proud owner of the above UK quad poster, as well as two German or Swiss posters, which are only two colours, and are much bigger than quad size. I’ll photograph them at some point. I also got a load more oversize lobby cards. I have now bought out the entire collection […]

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Audrey Hepburn: Photographs 1953 - 1966

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Taschen have released the trade edition of their fantastic (and heavy) coffee-table book on Audrey Hepburn. This is a must-have for any classic film fan. Click on the picture to read my full review on Cinema Retro.

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Her Private Hell available on blu ray!

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Cult horror film director Norman J. Warren’s first feature film Her Private Hell is being released by the BFI as part of their Flipside range and is available to pre-order at Amazon and elsewhere. I wrote some of the booklet notes for this release, so am obviously rather keen to promote it! It’s a great slice […]

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Bonditis (1968): Lobby cards and stills

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Here are some lobby cards from the German film Bonditis from my collection, plus a couple of stills from the set.
Bonditis is a German film (shot in Switzerland) about a man named Frank Born (Gerd Baltus), who is suffering from dreams that he is in fact a top secret spy named James Bond. I’m not sure how the […]

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