Ian Hendry + Loni Von Friedl - Promotional Still For Journey To The Far Side Of The Sun/ Doppleganger (1969)

Picture: Ian Hendry with Loni Von Friedl - Original Promotional Still

This photograph was located in Buenos Aires - we find memorabilia in all kinds of places!

Original promotional still for the film Journey To The Far Side Of The Sun (released as Dopleganger in the UK).

Video: Original Trailer

See also:

Journey To The Far Side Of The Sun (1969) - Show Guide + Stills

Journey To The Far Side Of The Sun (1969) - Definitive BluRay/ DVD Release

Until next time,

Neil Hendry
Editor, Official Website of Ian Hendry

Further Reading

A detailed account of the life and work of Ian Hendry in the new biography:

Read:  'Send in the Clowns - The Yo Yo Life Of Ian Hendry' by Gabriel Hershman

Send In The Clowns - The Yo Yo Life of Ian Hendry


Ian Hendry - Portrait From The Late 50s/ Early 60s

Picture: Ian Hendry Portrait from the late 50's/ early 60's - Granada TV archive.

A recent find of an early Ian Hendry portrait from the Granada TV archive. On the rear of the photograph is a press cutting from a TV listings page:

Ian Hendry stars in ITV's Big Picture film "The Girl in the Headlines" (tomorrow, 7.25pm)

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Picture: Ian Hendry portrait - back of photograph

 

The Girl in the Headlines was a film made in 1963, with a cast including Ronnie Fraser, James Villiers and Jeremy Brett. The rear of the photo includes the date stamp 21st March 1970, but this is more likely to be the day the film was broadcast on TV and not when the picture was taken. On the rear of the picture there is also the hand written note 'Ian Hendry Y/col w/d 10.30 for P2' suggesting that it was used for an earlier weekday programme listing.

If we had to estimate when it was taken, we'd say 'late 50's/ early 60's'.

Until next time,

Neil Hendry
Editor, Official Website of Ian Hendry

Further Reading

A detailed account of the life and work of Ian Hendry in the new biography:

Read:  'Send in the Clowns - The Yo Yo Life Of Ian Hendry' by Gabriel Hershman

Send In The Clowns - The Yo Yo Life of Ian Hendry


Tales From The Crypt (1972) - Ian Hendry, Peter Cushing And The Make-Up Of Roy Ashton

Picture above: Ian Hendry wearing a special effects mask created by Roy Ashton for the film - Tales From The Crypt (1972)

Roy Ashton was one of cinema's greatest make-up designers and created most of Hammer's most famous and memorable monsters. We take a look at his work on Ian Hendry and Peter Cushing in Tales From The Crypt (1972) - through the lens of some great behind the scenes pictures and reference photographs.

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Picture: A rare reference photograph of Ian Hendry wearing a special effects mask created by Roy Ashton for the film. Photograph from the Ashton & Leakey Collection
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Picture: Make-up artist Roy Ashton works on Peter Cushing’s corpse look for the segment Poetic Justice.
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Picture: Peter Cushing ready for action! Tales From The Crypt (1972)
Roy Ashton in Studio Vault of Horror 1973

Picture: A reference photograph of Roy Ashton (1909-1995) in his studio fitting a death mask onto an actor for 'Vault of Horror' (1973), taken by an unknown photographer in 1973. Other prosthetic creations by Ashton are evident. Photograph from the Ashton & Leakey Collection.

Roy Ashton

Howard Roy Ashton (17 April 1909 – 10 January 1995) was an Australian tenor, associated for a while with Benjamin Britten's English Opera Group, and make-up artist who became particularly associated with his work on the Hammer Horror films.

See: Roy Ashton in Wikipedia

In 1955, Ashton was finally forced to make a choice. Invited to work with Orson Welles in Madrid for the film Mr. Arkadin, Ashton was on location when he received a message that English Opera Group wanted him to take part in a revival of Albert Herring. Having already promised to work on the film, though no contract had been signed, Ashton turned the EOG job down, so finishing his association with the group. His work as a make-up artist was a more lucrative and stable source of income, so he devoted himself to that career. However he would always fondly remember his singing career: "Nothing can compare with the thrill of appearing before a great gathering, of hearing the thunder of the applause delivered to a sincere artist," he wrote.

On the production of Invitation to the Dance (1955), Ashton found himself working as assistant to Phil Leakey. They were soon firm friends, and worked together on several films. Leakey introduced Ashton to Hammer Films, so starting a relationship for which Ashton is best known.

Although he had a long and varied career in British films, Ashton is chiefly remembered for his work on the Hammer's horror films. After assisting Leakey on The Curse of Frankenstein (1957), Ashton found himself in charge of make-up for The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959) when Leakey, having had his retainer cut by the company's associate producer, Anthony Nelson Keys, left the company in disgust. Ashton's main effort on that film, to transform a Great Dane into the title character, was barely a success, the result only appearing briefly in the final cut. His next film, The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1959), involved transforming Anton Diffring into "a living corpse": "To produce all the ravages of time and debauchery, I felt that the final effect should be a cocktail of fatal diseases spreading rapidly across his body. Glandular fever, smallpox, cholera, typhus and typhoid, represented some of the ailments that Bonner had come into contact with (through his unseen travels) as a crusading physician." The result was widely admired: over a decade later the American make-up artist, Dick Smith, consulted Ashton about the effect to create make-up to age Dustin Hoffman as an 103-year-old man in Little Big Man, and was to repeat the effect in several subsequent films.

Ashton subsequently created some of the studio's most celebrated images in films, such as The Mummy (1959), The Curse of the Werewolf (1960) and The Reptile (1966). Ashton was particularly proud of the make-up he created for The Curse of the Werewolf, which he claimed he created quite unaware of the make up by Jack Pierce in Werewolf of London or that used in Jean Cocteau's La Belle et la Bête. Hearing in advance that Hammer were planning to make Curse of the Werewolf, he obtained a copy of the script and spent weeks in preparation before he was approached by Keys to undertake the job. Ashton also recommended that Oliver Reed should be cast in the title role: "His powerful bone structure was just right for the appearance and his gifts as an actor were perfect for the part. In addition, he resembles a wolf anyway when he is very angry." Through Oliver Reed, Ashton met the Australian dental surgeon Phil Rasmussen, who gave useful advice about creating fangs for the werewolf make-up; so started a professional relationship which was to continue in several subsequent films.

Ashton also worked on a number of Amicus horror films, including The House That Dripped Blood (1971), Asylum (1972), and Tales from the Crypt (1972), and worked on Tigon's The Creeping Flesh. As well as horror films, he worked on Blake Edwards' Pink Panther series.

Until next time,

Neil Hendry
Editor, Official Website of Ian Hendry

Further Reading

A detailed account of the life and work of Ian Hendry in the new biography:

Read:  'Send in the Clowns - The Yo Yo Life Of Ian Hendry' by Gabriel Hershman

Send In The Clowns - The Yo Yo Life of Ian Hendry


New Book: The Avengers Series 1 - Two Against The Underworld: The Collected Unauthorised Guide to The Avengers Series 1

A new book has been published on the Avengers Series 1.

If you are familiar with the previous publications by Hidden Tiger Books (The Strange Case of the Missing Episodes and With Umbrella, Scotch and Cigarettes) this new book is an updated and expanded omnibus version of both titles.

TWO AGAINST THE UNDERWORLD: The Collected Unauthorised Guide to The Avengers Series 1

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Congratulations to authors Richard McGinlay, Alan Hayes and Alys Hayes on their latest addition to the collection.

Details below provided by Alan Hayes:

Forewords by Roger Marshall and Neil Hendry

If you think you’ve read the definitive account of THE AVENGERS’ lost year... think again!

Two Against the Underworld brings together six years of research and combines and updates two previously published Hidden Tiger books (The Strange Case of the Missing Episodes and With Umbrella, Scotch and Cigarettes) to tell the story of The Avengers from both sides of the camera.

Authors Richard McGinlay, Alan Hayes and Alys Hayes lift the lid on all 26 Series 1 episodes. Comprehensive chapters detail the narratives in extended synopsis form, often with script extracts, as well as the production, transmission and reception of each episode, and the talented personnel who were involved in making them.

The creation of The Avengers, the departure of Ian Hendry, the series' destiny, and the mystery of the missing episodes, are explored in a series of essays, each of which is new or has been revisited to incorporate fresh information.

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Picture: Ian Hendry illustration by Shaqui Le Vesconte

Avengers scriptwriter Roger Marshall and Neil Hendry, who runs his uncle Ian Hendry's official website, both contribute forewords to this volume. The book also boasts lavish black-and-white illustrations by artist Shaqui Le Vesconte and 70 pages of appendices that deal in depth with the unproduced episodes of Series 1, Keel and Steed's further adventures in the comic strip The Drug Pedlar and the novel Too Many Targets, and much more.
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Until next time,

Neil Hendry
Editor, Official Website of Ian Hendry

Further Reading

A detailed account of the life and work of Ian Hendry in the new biography:

Read:  'Send in the Clowns - The Yo Yo Life Of Ian Hendry' by Gabriel Hershman

Send In The Clowns - The Yo Yo Life of Ian Hendry


Wedding of Ian Hendry + Janet Munro: Today Magazine Article - February 23rd 1963

Picture: Today Magazine Article - February 23rd 1963. Wedding of Ian Hendry + Janet Munro.

Wedding of Ian Hendry + Janet Munro - 16th February 1963

Video: News clip of wedding between Ian Hendry + Janet Munro - 16th February 1963

A big thanks to Alan Hayes of The Avengers Declassified website for sharing this recently discovered article with us.

It tells the story of how the two met, the romance and events that followed and the wedding held at the Presbyterian Church at Bayswater, London on 16th February 1963.

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Today 1963-02-23 p18 Ian Hendry and Janet Munro copy 2ii

Until next time,

Neil Hendry
Editor, Official Website of Ian Hendry

Further Reading

A detailed account of the life and work of Ian Hendry in the new biography:

Read:  'Send in the Clowns - The Yo Yo Life Of Ian Hendry' by Gabriel Hershman

Send In The Clowns - The Yo Yo Life of Ian Hendry