Joan Jenkins

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Joan
Family name: 
Jenkins
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Interview Number: 
459
Interview Date(s): 
25 Aug 1999
14 Feb 2000
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Duration (mins): 
164

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NB This summary follows the original, which mainly identifies the many names referred to in the interview itself. Attention is drawn to the reference to “the correction of various facts” mentioned at the start of the note for Tape 3, Side 4. Generally the names have not been checked. DS
TAPE ONE, SIDE ONE
Born Wimbledon, 1922. Father architect. Educated at home, learned piano. Moira Limpany, Shrewsbury 1930, war, business training, dancing, nursing, Red Cross, Guildford, Ministry of Supply, Woolwich Arsenal, 1946 Assistant Kodak, Cyril Jenkins, ICI Film Unit, Margery Calinborn, pianist, Galvin Wright, Dr Yule Bogue, Oxford, 8 years medical films, Cardiac Output in Man, Dr Werner Forsemann, 1949, Dr McMichael, Nobel prize-winner, Swan Court, own studio, industrial film, Kodachrome, Charles Legus 1948/56, Glyn, Film Producers Guild, Switzerland, Mr Breeze, FFC, 35mm, Don Banks, 50s distribution, USA, 1961, The Grey Seal, Royal Performance, BBC, Filmstrips, press officer, Girl Guides film, Women’s Institutes, African Services BBC, Public Relations, BBC Television, Reg Turnhill, Lady Baden-Powell, Uher, Menai Films, Perpetual Spring, Will Rolf*, Girl Guides, Women’s Health Concern, Jack Whitty, BFI, 1951, Festival of Britain, Roland Chase, Colour Film Services, house in Sussex, Ennismore Gardens basement, Will Rolph*, commercials, animation, Tony Armstrong-Jones. [*presumably the same person? DS]

SIDE TWO
Animation, Joan, Merton Park Studios, Anne, Don Lennox, ACT, Assistant Director, Bolton Street, Mr Greenwood, Women’s Health Concern,  1972, BBC, Good Morning Rhodesia, Frank Barber, Africa correspondent, Walton Films, Ghana, Hausa, Nigeria, Australia, Women’s Group, What the Papers Say, Pelham Pound, Putney, HRT, PR consultant, John Studd, Christine Piccard, Press Release, Ayerst Laboratories, Wyeth Labs, Charity 1980, Dr Wilson, National Osteopathic Society, Dr Gerald Swyre, chairman, died 1995, Endocrynology, Linda Edwards, University College Hospital, becoming more commercial, Dame Josephine Barnes, Music important, recording, Chopin Society, Lady Rose Chalmondeley. 

TAPE TWO, SIDE THREE
Cyril Jenkins, North Wales, London, John Matthias, Turner, sued Korda,  Zeppelin Birds, Lobster Pot, Gullible Gull, Grey Seal, Moholy-Nagy, Peter Barker Mill, Margaret Hoyland, Puppets, Manor Houses, Gilbert Jenkins, Tale of Two Abbeys,  early 30s, Bauhaus, Arthur Wooster, John Wimbolt, London Zoo Penguin Pool, Colour photography, Camouflage, Pontoon Bridges, Industrial Films, Kodachrome, Walton Films, Festival of Britain, Fountains, mountains, Girl Guides, Gideon Society, died at 89, Jean Anderson, GAIT, Mairo Habib.
 
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NOTES ON SECOND INTERVIEW WITH JOAN Jenkins 459 14.2.00
Tape 3 side 4 [NB handwritten change to “5”. DS]

Continuation of previous interview, correction of various facts. Shrewsbury, Red Cross, Wimbledon Cottage Hospital. 1939-42, Bailey Bridges, Woolwich Arsenal, doodle bug, brother killed, nursing, Canadian National Railways, Kodak, Marjory, ICI, Cyril Jenkins, ICI Film Unit, married Cyril 5 years later, assistant directors, Joan Povey, animation, medical films, 9 international awards, 1948-56, book 1985, colour, Begg, perspex, l6mm Kodachrome, Lymphatic system, Professor Yoffee, Galvin Wright, Bouge, Cyril Jenkins productions, Neville Breeze, Film Finance Corporation, Switzerland,  Postmans Holiday Film Producers Guild, Margaret Hoyland, Peter Barkinwell, BBC radio, Margot Davies, Calling Newfoundland, Statue, Lady Baden-Powell, BBC, Charles Lagus, Bush House, 1963, Paul Jonesing, Reg Turnhill, From our own correspondent, TV,  world service, African Service, Denis Scuse, BBC Enterprises, 1963, Womens Health Concern, Womens Institute, “Jerusalem” not dropped., 1972, Capital Radio, Mike Aspel, 1973-4, Boston, George Price, Suicide, madness of George Price, letters left, James Schwartz, book on George, piano, Chopin Society, Mark Laforet, pianist, Rose Chalmondely, Dame Josephine Barnes.

Tape 3, side 5 [NB handwritten change to “6”. DS]

Dame Jo, very distinguished, 1974, Dame 1972, medical patron, Womens Health Concern, Baroness White, Martin Neary, work of WHC. John Stevenson, testosterone injections, Professor Purdy, Channel 2, Service in Birmingham, James Sturde, Solihull, Blandford Forum, Michael Dooley, Surbiton, Newcastle, Girl Guide Project, Karen, Sante Health Agency, Linda, raised £18,000, Don Lennox, Don Banks, Dudley Simpson, BBC Radiophonic Workshop..
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Biographical

Married to Cyril Jenkins, documentary film-maker