forward to seeing you all at the Legend of
Hammer event on Saturday 27th January. We've
moved the event from Islington back to the Cine
Lumiere in Kensington where the Jimmy Sangster
and Hammer - the Bray Years books were launched.
Anybody who attended these past great events
will know what to expect. The event is organised
by Don Fearney who put together those incredible
two Bray open days and he can be relied on to
put on a great day.
The tickets are £23 for a full day's
entertainment (10-7pm). For your admission price
Two Hammer vampire classics on the big screen in
the Cine Lumiere's fully equipped cinema -
Brides of Dracula and Kiss of the Vampire.
Also on the big screen will be the premiere of
Don's feature length documentary 'The Legend of
Hammer - Vampires' narrated by Edward De Souza
and shot on High Definition video. This has been
put together with the full enthusiasm of a
Hammer fan and there's a great affectionate
opening pre-credit sequence emulating the great
days of Hammer horror starring Don along with
John Cater and John Forbes Robertson. The
documentary features some great new interviews
including Christopher Mathews talking about
'Scars of Dracula' for the first time on film
and some great scoops including rare footage of
the Queen's award for Industry ceremony and Les
Bowie's test SPFX footage for 'Taste the Blood
of Dracula' .
*There's the official launch of 'Hammer Films -
The Elstree Studios Years' with a guest panel
signing along with me. The book is almost there
and is looking great. It carries on from the
Bray book but this time is bigger and bolder -
over 420 pages with over 500 photographs - many
never published before. Lots of behind the
scenes shots from rare surviving contact sheets.
Plus some great scoops never published before. A
one time opportunity to get the book signed by a
number of Hammer guests. The book will not be
available elsewhere till after the launch. We'll
be taking plenty of copies along so you will be
able to get books signed for friends who can't
Plus, like the previous events, we'll have many
guests from Hammer just dropping in for the day.
The Bray event attracted over 20 passing Hammer
guests (with some surprises - remember Yvonne
Romain?) and we're hoping to beat that this
time. Given the fact we are launching the
documentary and Elstree book we'll have the
excuse to invite guests from both the Bray and
Elstree years. The guest list is still being
formulated and invites are being sent far and
wide but we're hoping to arrange a special
reunion for one of the films showing, Kiss of
the Vampire, with Edward De Souza, Jeniffer
Daniel, Don Sharp, Alan Hume and Pauline Harlow.
Your unique chance to chat with them and get
some great signings.
*Plus a chance as always to meet old friends.
Tickets available from Don Fearney. If you've
not got an application form yet give him a call
on 0208 8066915
scale of this event depends on you. The more
money up front the bigger the guest line up can
be. So please get ordering your tickets now and
don't leave it till the last minute. We want to
make sure we bring the right numbers of books
over and make this as big an event as possible
and we really need your support to start
crystallising that guest list and guest signing
Thanks for your support and hope to see you