Rogues & Vagabonds

theatre, film & tv past and present 2001-2008 & 2013…

Charles Wood obituary | Stage | The Guardian

I’m sad that I missed this news in February, especially as I’m ‘Facebook friends’ with Charles Wood’s writer daughter Kate but then again I’ve spent great chunks of time not … Continue reading

07/25/2020

Fenella Fielding obituary | Film | The Guardian

Inimitable, luxuriantly breathy and slyly mellifluous, Fenella Fielding, who has died aged 90, was a household name in the 1960s when she graced and sidled across the West End stage … Continue reading

09/12/2018 · 3 Comments

Dad’s Army at 50: the secret history of ‘comedy’s finest half-hour’ | Television & radio | The Guardian

The inimitable Dad’s Army is one of my favourite comedy series of all time. I find it extraordinary that it is 50 years old this year, which means I was eleven … Continue reading

07/27/2018 · 11 Comments

Amazing Vintage Photos of Actresses attending the Film Festival in Cannes during the Sixties | FROM THE BYGONE

The Cannes Film Festival was founded in 1946. The invitation-only festival is held annually (usually in May) at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès. via Amazing Vintage Photos of … Continue reading

05/01/2018 · 1 Comment

BFI Screenonline: Rediscovered TV Drama

The further back in television history you go, the greater are the gaps in the archival record of transmitted material. This is actually true of most areas of cultural activity … Continue reading

01/28/2018 · 1 Comment

On this day: a choreographer and his muse. | In Times Gone By…

This is the edition of LIFE Magazine for the 23rd of August, 1965. The cover features choreographer George Balanchine, who was born into a Georgian family in Saint Petersburg before moving to … Continue reading

08/23/2017 · 2 Comments

Victim (dir. Basil Dearden) 1961 | reviewdonkey

Victim is a classic movie in so many different ways. It is a great representative of the black and white, crime thriller, genre of the early 1960s. The storyline is … Continue reading

07/21/2017 · 2 Comments

Stephen Unwin • Theatre Then and Now

Republished from Facebook with the kind permission of its author, the director, writer and teacher Stephen Unwin. The deaths this year of Bill Gaskill and now Howard Davies have made me … Continue reading

11/01/2016 · Leave a comment

In pictures: The Prisoner at 50 – BBC News

Images from the cult television show The Prisoner mark the 50th anniversary of filming in Portmeirion, north Wales. Source: In pictures: The Prisoner at 50 – BBC News

09/05/2016 · 9 Comments

An Archangel, A Journey, A Sacred River, The Folk Process and A Spiritual! | The Immortal Jukebox

I began my journey through primary education in the late 1950s with the good Nuns (and they were good Nuns) of the Convent of St Edwards in Paddington, London; which, … Continue reading

12/21/2015 · Leave a comment

Archive Interview • SIMON CALLOW • The Woman in White • 2005

Buy books by Simon Callow SIMON CALLOW, actor, writer, director and self-confessed lover of expansive characters – certainly one himself – is currently appearing at the Palace Theatre as Count … Continue reading

11/20/2015 · 1 Comment

vintage everyday: Hendrix Hits London – How Nine Months in London Made Him a Star

Born in 1942, James Marshall Hendrix grew up in Seattle and honed his craft as a guitar slinger in the South and New York City, but he became star in … Continue reading

10/08/2015 · 2 Comments

Costume and Fashion Designer Oleg Cassini (1913-2006)

Originally posted on FROM THE BYGONE:
Oleg Cassini (1913 – 2006) was an American fashion designer born to an aristocratic Russian family with maternal Italian ancestry. He came to the United…

10/02/2015 · Leave a comment