Century of cinema celebrated in Leicester Square with bronze statues
BBC News website 27 February 2020
Statues of significant moments and characters from cinema have been unveiled in Leicester Square. Effigies of Paddington Bear, Mr Bean, Mary Poppins, Laurel and Hardy, and Bugs Bunny were some of those chosen to celebrate London's film industry.
Hugh Bonneville, who played Mr Brown in the Paddington films, said they "add to the texture of the square".
The statues will remain on the square until June, with hopes they will remain permanent The statues were erected to celebrate Leicester Square's 350th anniversary.
A brilliant website - the Laurel and Hardy Blog - is now following the Chumps blogs. I'm following the blog in return, as you would expect, but I would only visit https://laurel-and-hardy-blog.com/ if you're prepared to lose yourself for several hours. The site is addictive.
The blogs mentioned are about each individual film, are very well written and encourage comments.
Brother Water Rats
Spotted for us by
Them Thar Hills Tent celebrate
Melvin McFadden shared this photo from their latest meeting. He says, "Three years since we floundered."
When in Rome
Spotted in Rome were Janice Hawton, unveiling the new T-shirt for the 40th UK Convention in May.
Elsewhere in Rome was seen fellow member of the Bonnie Scotland Tent, Fred Terris (middle of photo).
Federico Fellini’s 10 favourite films
1. The Circus (1928) / City Lights (1931) / Monsieur Verdoux (1947) – Director, Charlie Chaplin.
2. Any Marx Brothers or Laurel and Hardy
3. Stagecoach – John Ford, 1939.
4. Rashomon – Akira Kurosawa, 1950.
5. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie – Luis Bunuel, 1972.
6. 2001: A Space Odyssey – Stanley Kubrick, 1968.
7. Paisan – Roberto Rossellini, 1946.
8. The Birds – Alfred Hitchcock, 1963.
9. Wild Strawberries – Ingmar Bergman, 1957.
10. 8½ – Federico Fellini, 1963.