In January, 1957, UK film publication Films and Filming ran a fourteen part series on Pinewood Studios' facilities told by the various department employees.......
Fascinating articles - thank you yet again Stephen!
It's always interesting to read about film music (even if it's for Norman Wisdom films!) and fascinating to see what Philip Green looked like. Is he smoking a pipe while conducting, or is that a microphone???
Looks like a pipe to me.
Another very interesting article, plus we get to see what Gordon (K.) McCallum looked like! Thank you, Stephen.
During my employment at Pinewood from 1968 through 1974 I got to know 'Mac', as he was known to his co-workers, quite well. When I worked in Theatre 5, illustrated above, every opportunity I could get I would go into Theatre 2, where Mac worked, and watch as the various elements of the soundtrack come together which was absolutely fascinating. Mac was a real perfectionist. It was quite an experience watching him go to work on cleaning up and balancing the dialogue and backgrounds, a very complicated procedure which would take hours. He would get frustrated easily if the sound elements he received didn't come up to his quality standard or there was a problem with the mix and he would often lose his temper. He would then leave the room and freshen up and then return to work a few minutes later and often behave as if nothing had happened. Despite this, directors and editors thought he was among the best re-recording mixers in the industry.
He won the academy award for "Fiddler on the Roof".
Mac, in this photo taken around 1972, proudly showing the Pinewood sound staff, me included, his Oscar for "Fiddler", shown here with co-mixers John Hayward and Colin Le Mesurier.
That's not a changeover cue mark on the cover above. Somebody put their tea-cup down on it long before I owned it!