‘Cinema by the Sea’ a new exhibition opened tonight

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Last night the Lady Mayor of Brighton and Hove Linda Hythe found time in her busy schedule to launch the Exhibition, ‘Cinema By the Sea’ at The Grange Art Gallery and Museam in Rottingdean.

IMG_8603Marcus Bagshaw has created this exhibition featuring films from the 50s and ‘60s made on the South Coast.The many exhibits include a model of ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ fame made by Emett, one of Max Miller’s original stage costumes  as well as artefacts and posters of the stars including Elizabeth Taylor, Leslie Caron, and Kenneth More –  who could forget ‘Genevieve’ that wonderful film he starred in.

IMG_8606At  last our marionettes that once strutted their stuff for Sir Richard Attenborough’s powerful anti-war film ‘Oh What A Lovely War’ made on the West Pier in Brighton were on display for the first time. Myself and my parents, Ron and Joan Field, made and performed with the puppets in the film in 1968 so now the soldiers can revel in celebrity, rubbing shoulders with the other wonderful exhibits.

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2 Responses to ‘Cinema by the Sea’ a new exhibition opened tonight

  1. Brenda Wheatley says:

    That is great to hear about.Do you know how long it is on for?
    Have a good Christmas Ann.We miss seeing your films at OVFM.
    Brenda

  2. ann perrin says:

    At least six months, let me know if you come down we can meet up Ann

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