BEHP 0461 Stanley Long
[Transposed from handwritten notes by Manny Yospa, so there may be some errors]
Interviewer: Denis Gifford. Recordist: Manny Yospa
TAPE 1 SIDE 1
Born in Stockwell, father a chauffeur. Did photography at school, worked as “sweeper-upper” studio, Fleet Street, Argyle Street 1949, apprentice Barbara Golen. Fashion photos, dye transfer, assistant to Maurice Ambler 1950. Children’s film matinees, Saturday mornings. Lady Harriet Bowers Picture Post. Called up as nursing orderly, RAF. Welsbourne Mount School of Photography. Arnold Wesker, Henry Thornton Grammar School, evacuated to Littlehampton. Hope and Glory. Majestic, Clapham, 1954 Worked on his own; David Bailey.
Glamour photography, very prim and proper. First Wife: Windmill Girl, daughter. Sky TV., Arnold Miller. Capital Paper Company; Photostudio, 16 Soho Square, Harrison Marks; John Straker; Stag Films Ltd., Ben Holloway, “Silky” David Sullivan; Lifeboat call; Hogarth, Cyril Shaps, UMP; Excalibur Films; Searchlight Films, 1959; River Pilot; Reed Labs; Tozer £800, Nudist Memories, 35mm; Sydney Samuelson; McKrasky; Spielplatz; John Trevelyan; Victoria Neves; Hank Jensen; Steven Francis; Plumbers Mate; EJ Fancy, Leonard Urry; De Vere Clifton; Wolfenden Report; Harold Bain; £300 Arriflex; West End Jungle; On the Game; Prostitution; Naughty; Take off your Clothes and Live; Nudes of the World; Marsh Court[?]; Bob Allen; Miracle Films; Lord Morrison.
TAPE 2 SIDE 3
Circlorama; Leonard Urry 1963; Frank Brockliss, Circlorama Cavalcade; Cyril Collick; Malcolm Stewart;
Alan Lavender; PAG batteries; Albert Dubois; Liquidation of Circlorama; RAF Documentaries, Ministry of Defence training films; Flyer; Television; no work; Gerry Poulson, The Sorcerer Boris Karloff, Mike Reeves; Tony Tenser; Johnny Cockyer[?]; Witchfinder general; London in the Raw; Compton; Michael Klinger, Tony Klinger; Bernard Samuels; parted with Arnold Miller 1969; David Bailey; Repulsion, Roman Polanski; Assassination of GG Passion [?]; Eric Swain.
TAPE 2 SIDE 4
Bailey; Punch and Judy; Screen Time; 1983; 1969 Martin Jarvis Secrets of a Windmill Girl, Pauline Collins; Last Windmill star: Patricia Lammio [?]; Ken Bandy; Death’s Head Vampire [?]; Vernon Sewell; George Miele; Wife Swappers; This, that and the other; Derek Ford; Dennis Waterman; Miracle Films. Salon since 1979; Groupie Girl; censorship, John Trevelyan.
TAPE 3 SIDE 5
Censorship, Polygram Record Groupie Girl; Esme Johns; May Blizzard; Bread; Isle of Wight Pop festival; Directed Bread, first directors [?]; Eskimo Nell; Martin Campbell; Michael Armstrong, writer, director; Eagle Films 1974; Roy Kinnear; Christopher Timothy; Anna Quail Adventures of…;Television; commercials; The Navy is a Ship; Naughty; 1972; Documentary: The History of Erotica; Germain Greer; On the Game; Sex and the Other Woman; Alaistair Reed: It could happen to You; Michael Green; anti-VD film; Dr Catterall; James Pringle Clinic; Intimate Teenage Secrets; 1975 Adventures of a Taxi Driver; Bob Webster; Susan Mercer.
Film circuits, ABC and Rank; Alpha Films; Barry Evans; Bob Lindsay; Judy Geeson, Stephen Lewis; No 8 1977 Screen International; Comedy: Private Eye; Diana Dors, Harry H Corbett, Barry Evans; murdered, Christopher Neal; Distributors; Alpha, success; video market; 1982. John Bentley; Intervision; Dream House; That’s the way to do it; Do you believe in Fairies; Screen Time; Dora Bryan; Alpha bought out by Intervision; Blockbuster; Rent equipment; Al Beresford; self-financed; Doris 1982; No big budget films; Peter Walker; House of Long Shadows; Michael Kahn.