Friday, 21 September 2012
I recently found out about the death of Stanley Long, British exploitation and naughty movie maker. His work has spanned most of the British sex film industry, working with many to be stars including (much to her attempt to hide it) Elaine Paige. Here's a good obituary. Long's death reminded me of another director Norman J Warren, and his amazing film Prey (1977). Here are some stills of the crackers but brilliant sci-fi film, which has an amazing performance from Sally Faulkner as a man hating lesbian psychopath who has to deal with an out of space cat man intent of ridding earth of humans.
Monday, 17 September 2012
In in attempt for a life less ordinary Ian Ward, heavily influenced by the space age and the American car industry began to design his very own automobiles, a heady mix of opulent Hollywood and Watford suburbia. As his skills grew the automobiles became more architectural, platforms held up by doric columns and curly civic water features. These in turn progressed to more free forms held together in symmetry - these dream machines very reminiscent of Louis Wain and mandalas. Well worth a visit to the Horse Hospital to see these - on until the 29th
Soon we will be leaving Kentish Town, and London at that. To commemorate here are a couple if songs and videos that sum up K Town life. The block in the Madness video is actually our one as Suggs's mum lived here, and Only Love Can Break Your Heart is filmed in Kentish Town, Gospel Oak and the Lido down the road...Ta ta for now.