David Eady

Forename/s: 
David
Family name: 
Eady
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Interview Number: 
504
Interview Date(s): 
5 Jul 2004

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TAPE ONE SIDE ONE

Born 1924 at Hampstead; Father a civil servant. Mother German, Leinster; an actress. Kindergarten, Byron House, Terry Campion, Tony Wedgewood Benn; Cambridge 1943. Called up to the Army, eye trouble, Intelligence Corps, India; East Java; Laurence van der Post, back to Cambridge. ADC, re-founded Footlights [Cambridge Dramatic Club]. Ambassador 1937-8 Top Hat, Cheek to Cheek, Humbert Wolfe; Cyrano de Bergerac. Ann Todd, Clive Brook; Action for Slander. Morton Selten; Richard Causon[?]; BAFTA; Bill McMillan, Film Pathe; Michael Flanders, Donald Swan.

1945 Father at Treasury, Sir Wilfred Eady, Eady plan; Maynard Keynes; Sell railways to Argentina; Peron; Harold Wilson; Board of Trade; Entertainment Tax, Film Finance Corporation, one percent of British film takings to production funds: Eady Money. Peter Manley; Guild of Film Production Executives; Lord Wilson; Stuart Lyon; Alexander Walker; Alexander Korda; Group 3; ABC; Pinewood; David Lean; 146 Piccadilly; Maynard Keynes; Kings College Cambridge; Shepperton Studios; Grace Garland, Bonnie Prince Charlie.

SIDE TWO

Peter Watkins; Culloden; ‘Carbon Tet’; The Third Man; Oswald Hafenrichter; Mädchen  in Uniform; Fallen Idol; Peter Taylor, Guy Hamilton; Anton Karas; Korda; Claridges [Hotel] ; Father and mother invited; Korda’s pyjamas; Tarbori; Douglas Fairbanks; Ben Frankel; Moira Budberg; Bruce Lockhart; Script editor; Eva Bartok; Sidney Reilly; Richard Burton; Technicolor 3-strip; Thames Films; Walter Elliot.

TAPE TWO SIDE THREE

Gene Tierney; Elizabeth Taylor; 2nd Unit; Seven Waves Away; Tyrone Power; Mai Zetterling; Spain; Chris Challis; Malaga.

1950 Beautiful Stranger; Cry the Beloved Country; South Africa; Kip Herren; Alan Paton; Wilfred Shingleton; David Miller; Trevor Howard; Bernard Lee; John Mitchell; Kevin McCrory; Third Man; Michael Westmore; Rediffusion; Live performance; future productions; John Seaborn; Ronald H Riley; David Hemmings; Steven Pelos; Sidney Box; Persona non Grata; Ted Willis; Boy on the Bridge; Moby Dick; Mike Todd; Bobo Sigrist.

SIDE FOUR

Ted Scarfe; Boy on the Bridge; Ian Fleming; James Bond Thunderball; Children’s Film Foundation; Marriot Edgar; Henry Geddes; Michael Barnes; Ray Barrett; Mary Field; Peter Manley

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