Post by Mike Post by Mike Post by Jim Easterbrook Post by J. P. Gilliver (John)
I think it was shot on the same sets as the huge-budget one with Burton
and Taylor, before they were dismantled; normal for the CarryOns, which
always saved a bob when they could.
Not just Carry Ons, it's commonplace in Hollywood. A quick web search
will find numerous examples.
Yes, but these were British! Pinewood, it might have been. And the Carry
Ons were well-known for saving money. (I was going to say infamous, but
that implies criticism; IMO they did it without adversely affecting the
Post by Mike Post by Mike
Sounds like a possible theme for a round in ISIHAC to me.
I heard an interview with Barry Cryer (sp?) on R4 yesterday in which he
explained much of ISIHAC’s success was due to its’ sillyness and that we
all need to be silly sometimes.
From my quotes file:
As we journey through life, discarding baggage along the way, we should
keep an iron grip, to the very end, on the capacity for silliness. It
preserves the soul from desiccation. - Humphrey Lyttelton quoted by
Barry Cryer in Radio Times 10-16 November 2012
So it was Humph's sentiment originally (though probably even older, if
anything older than Humph isn't an impossible concept within the
parameters of ISIHAC).
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)***@T+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf
They are public servants, so we will threat them rather as Flashman treats
servants. - Stephen Fry on some people's attitudo to the BBC, in Radio Times,
3-9 July 2010