Maddeningly I can only get the Talking Pictures channel on my Virgin set downstairs. My bedroom telly is Freeview and no matter what I have tried I just cant get channel 81 which this one is on.
Two - both discussed way back on here.
First "Beat Girl" (1960) - interesting for so many aspects. Fifties fashions. Oliver Reed - slimmer than you would ever see him again. Adam Faith doing a turn as well as acting. - even calling someone "Daddio". aaaaargh! The John Barry Seven doing the music. A glimpse of what an underground small nightclub /coffee bar was like in fifties Soho .
Noelle Adam adding French glamour with a beautiful french roll and a waist that's no longer attainable by girls today without looking anorexic. Not to mention the striptease sleaze. And the most of all was the now completely forgotten Gillian Hills.
Excuse my male chauvinism here but in this she was just fifteen so move over Rolf - got a spare bed in your cell ? Because in this she was a drop dead gorgeous babe with lips to die for (pre fillers btw). Wow!
Fascinatingly the film was preceded by a fifteen minute interview with her recorded just last year and now she is over seventy but still looking great for her age.
What came across though was the vast difference in her real life persona and the way she was in thsi film as a rebellious teenager. Lots of little anecdotes about the other actors in the film, attitudes at the time and how she felt about it all as a complete ingenue. Such a fascinating interview as she spoke uninterrupted the whole time. Quite a feat in itself. I hope I'm not the only one who caught this.
Then just today earlier this afternoon - a kitsch totally silly sub horror which feature another film once discussed in depth on here - "Woman Eater" (1958).
Terrible and so bad it was almost good featuring the last known appearance of the mysterious society artist Sara Leighton.
For nostalgia buffs both of these were a rare treat.