Jonathan Balcon

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Jonathan
Family name: 
Balcon
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Jonathan Balcon gives a very personal life history tribute to his father.Michael Balcon and his family history.. Michael Balcon was in the army of WWI then worked for Dunlop tyres. Balocn in 1919 formed the Motion Picture company making ad films. 1923 made Woman to Woman film for cinema. Balcon then founded Gainsborough Picture mid 1920's and acquired Islington Studios. Many anecdotes from his father's life involving all the early cinema days.Many stories about the making of Michael Balcoln's memorable films like Dunkirk.

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Son of Michael Balcon