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Postby Ilovesteptoe » Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:26 pm

Just framed a recent find. An Australian sourced, 1966 - Carry on Screaming daybill poster. Looks amazing. :)

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Re: Carry On Screaming poster

Postby Dirty Old Yank » Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:35 am

Congrats on another brilliant find ILS, it's a beauty, one of the better Screaming posters I’ve seen and a favorite Carry On :D. Never mind “American Werewolf In London”, Harry H’s transformation is still unmatched 8).
You better move that day-bill or Santa won’t be able to get down the chimney. Or Dick van Dyke.
But something confuses me...”Not suitable for children”? That film is perfect for kids of any age, safe as milk!
A child would have to be extremely fragile to be frightened by something as tame as Carry On Screaming, even by 1966 standards. Far more frightening are the adults that believe children shouldn’t see it, now they scare me. Maybe Fenella Fielding was too feminine in that tight red frock...there’s no learning curve with the puritanical :roll:.
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Re: Carry On Screaming poster

Postby Ilovesteptoe » Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:28 pm

Thanks DOY. As you know after many months of chatting about Carry Ons n stuff, it been a long draw-out process of trawling the net until I found one, even longer when I got the wrong size poster frame assuming it was the same dimensions as the other daybills that I own, lol. Oops. It was slightly wider, not longer, and yes there's a naughty joke in there somewhere. :P

Oh and don't worry about Santa. My fireplace is fake. It's been sealed up. If he tried, he'd only his butt & sack wedged as my passage is blocked....um .. er... so to speak. :shock:

Yeah Harry H's transformation into a Werewolf was brilliant, and his humongous feet, even more spectacular. He'd give Lon Chaney Jr a run for his money. Must have been a nightmare sourcing shoes lol. Like a hairy hulk. :mrgreen:
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Re: Carry On Screaming poster

Postby Dirty Old Yank » Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:42 am

You’ve reminded me of that hilarious ‘Young Ones’ episode where the lads have a party, and Santa with a Dickensian child that’d been stuck in the chimney since the 19th century emerge from bondage, ”Bloody students!”
Ilovesteptoe wrote:Must have been a nightmare source shoes lol. Like a hairy hulk. :mrgreen:

I’ve been to that shop! Nightmare Source Shoes, footwear for the ungainly :shock:.
The good folks there make allowances for enourmous feet, those unseemly toenails/talons...and extra toes.
That’s where I met the Creature From the Black Lagoon, lovely chap :o.
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Re: Carry On Screaming poster

Postby Ilovesteptoe » Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:04 am

You’ve reminded me of that hilarious ‘Young Ones’ episode


Yeah, I do too DOY. Loved the "young ones" as a kid. Mad as a hatter they all were, and was so sorry when Rik Mayall sadly passed a few years back, 2014 if mind mind's correct. He had so much energy and like a ready to burst bottle of fizzy cola. My favourite episode was called "Sick" ep 5, S2, and the one when Neil had a cold. Vivian got narked about his sneezing & spluttering, so nailed a bin-liner to his head, then when it got too full , burst covering everything in snot , lol. :mrgreen:


Also adored their last foray, a series called "Bottom" which ran from 1991-95, with three series in total. So funny. Also their was a similar short-lived series they both did in the late eighties called " Filthy Rich and Catflap" (1987) that featured the similar characters called Edward Hitler ( Edmondson) & Richard Rich ( Mayall) that appeared in Bottom.

Both Mayall & Edmondson started out as Art students, but fell into acting doing comedy sketches in the university footlights performances with fellow comic Ben Elton ect.. , as you do, and that's how they caught the eye of the BBC who gave them a show 1982 with their then ground-breaking cult show, and they like comedy duo Morecambe & Wise before partnership & act ceased when one part shuffled of their mortal coil to the great theatre in the sky. Adrian Edmondon still does TV work, but has never been in any comedy series or sketch since his friend and comedy partner died. He's still in shock, even now, and has said so in interviews. Hit him bad. :|

Blackadder II & Rick Mayall. Who will forget Mayall's brilliant codpiece thrusting character, Lord Flashheart. A man who could spear a flea from forty feet away with one thrust of his groin, woof!!, lol. That episode titled "Bells" (1986) in which he and his bride "Bob" dress in-tow, and he was wearing the dress, exploded into matrimony. Ahhh... so many fond memories. Great era, the 80s for comedy. Miss it. :cry: 8)
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Re: Carry On Screaming poster

Postby Dirty Old Yank » Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:07 am

I don’t have a favorite Young Ones episode, but one moment always come to mind...
That scene where Ade eats the telly and the cord hangs from his mouth like dental floss.
And the mad white van man pulls on it and shrieks, “Give it back, I wanna nick ya!!!”
“...it’s a toaster” :lol:.
It's still difficult to believe Rik left, way too soon.
He seemed so fit too, long after his quad accident coma.
Blackadder II was a revelation! I remember watching that VHS tape...Ye Gods, 30 years ago now...and as I fell about laughing, I thought, this is what sitcoms should be. It wasn’t till much later that I first saw Steptoe, and it remains my favorite. Back on topic, recently got a “Carry On Camping” poster, just a reduced one sheet but delighted with it. And thanks to Archie for recommending the film :D. It’s become a favorite Carry On which isn’t surprising, having done quite a lot of wilderness camping, though Peter Butterworth’s field could scarcely be called wilderness, despite Bab’s unleashed bristols :roll:.
Ilovesteptoe wrote:...codpiece thrusting...

Hang on, we thought you were vegetarian :shock:.
Don't they have no dover sole?
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Re: Carry On Screaming poster

Postby Ilovesteptoe » Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:00 pm

Hang on, we thought you were vegetarian


I still is, and I've just checked in the mirror too. (Cough) :mrgreen:


Re Young Ones: Yeah, I saw it when it was first transmitted. I can remember going to school the next day all excited, then chatting frantically with my mate, I only had one friend see, and he was my brother. I lived a sheltered life me. Mother made me carry a roof on my head. It was from my local Indian takeaway, and the reason I've gone through life with a chip on my shoulder. :shock:

Picture this. It was playtime. Me and my friend were both pretending to be four main characters from the series, and seeing their was only two of us, was difficult to do. To the teachers we much have appeared to be suffering with personality disorders/borderline schizophrenics. Worse still. Just think of the lines in detention we would have had to do, x2? Daren't think about it, yeah you're right, said my other self. :) :)

Hey cool to see you Carry On Camping poster is framed and looking all sexy on the wall. Myself have my beady-eyes on another daybill poster. Coincidentally a Carry On Camping one too. So watch this space....... :wink:
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Re: Carry On Screaming poster

Postby Dirty Old Yank » Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:24 pm

Ilovesteptoe wrote:So watch this space....... :wink:

Why.....what have you done? :shock:.
There’s that hilarious Carry On Camping scene, where Betty Marsden shouts, “Keep off the road!”
And always cheeky Charles Hawtrey casually replies, “...Why, what have you done madame?” :o.
Another favorite scene...furious parent Derek Francis demands to know, “Here, have you ever been with my daughter before?” (a very pregnant Patricia Franklin). Hawtrey grins and replies, “Actually no, but if the offer still holds.”
Ilovesteptoe wrote:...I've gone through life with a chip on my shoulder. :shock:

As you’re a vegetarian that’s not surprising really...
...Battered cod would’ve been out of plaice 8).
Ilovesteptoe wrote:Hey cool to see you...looking all sexy...

Cheers!! I don't know about the toupee though, the cat's been at it.
He probably mistook it for a tarantula. Now I use that hairpiece to do the washing up :roll:.
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Re: Carry On Screaming poster

Postby Ilovesteptoe » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:03 pm

Why.....what have you done?


Wanted you to see all the dots I made , see :arrow: ........... Nice aren't they. Took an army of Welsh ants hours to align those with precision. Pricey buggers they were too. All wanted overtime, or they'd report me to their onion. 8)


Re Carry on Camping: That scene mentioned was hilarious. A favourite of mine , and there were many, was the one in which we see Charles Hawtrey and that farmers girl joke.

I'll set the scene: It starts when we see Charlie Muggins (Hawtrey), camping provisions in-tow, walking down a country lane en-route to Paradise, when he comes ( keep it clean , please) across a young nubile farmer's girl walking her cow. Mooooooo, it said. (P/S) Thank you, Daisy for that interlude. Nice cow. Met her in a field once during the Glastonbury festival. She ignored me, preferring to eat grass, where most smoked it. I didn't mind one iota. It's part of nature, I thought. I have no beef with her. I'm a Vegetarian see. :mrgreen:

Muggins says: What's a nice girl like you doing out here with that old cow?

Girl replies: Taking it to the bull!

Muggins says: Couldn't your dad do that?

Girl : No, it has to be the bull.

Muggins exits the scene , walks on his merry way, his face a picture. :shock:

I don't know about the toupee though


Toupee, or not Toupee, that is the question. Coincidentally Shakespeare was bald, and had a pussy too, but not sure if that was bald also. Never had the chance to ask his wife? :?
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Re: Carry On Screaming poster

Postby Dirty Old Yank » Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:20 am

Ilovesteptoe wrote:I'm a Vegetarian see. :mrgreen:

Yes, and explains the green complexion :mrgreen:.
But if the axiom "you are what you eat" is true...
...then why do I look like a myopic bowling ball? :shock:.
Ilovesteptoe wrote:Toupee, or not Toupee, that is the question...
Never had the chance to ask his wife...

Funnily enough, neither did she.
Was William Shakespeare actually Francis Bacon?
Mrs. Shakespeare would like to know!!
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Re: Carry On Screaming poster

Postby Ilovesteptoe » Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:45 pm

then why do I look like a myopic bowling ball? :shock:.


Myopic? Nah, can't see it myself. :wink:


Was William Shakespeare actually Francis Bacon?


Wouldn't know. Wasn't born in 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon. :P

Jesting aside. For a man born with no evidence of a formal education, well no records exist or survive proving he attended any college, is a tad suspicious when he wrote so many world renowned sonnets and plays lauded as the greatest in the English language. :?:
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Postby Dirty Old Yank » Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:39 am

Ilovesteptoe wrote:Jesting aside. For a man born with no evidence of a formal education, well no records exist or survive proving he attended any college, is a tad suspicious when he wrote so many world renowned sonnets and plays lauded as the greatest in the English language.

Agreed...'a mystery that’ll never be solved', whether by accident or design...though logic strongly suggests the latter. Speaking of the Bard, do you have any favorites? My favorite Shakespeare plays are Othello and Macbeth, and though it’s supposedly bad luck to say anything other than Scottish Play, we’re not backstage, so it’s cool.
My favorite film versions were directed by and star, Orson Welles. Both widely recognized as historic masterpieces of cinema, Orson Welles at his genius best, very highly recommended!! Time not wasted ILS, I promise :D.
Welles’ film “Othello” (1952) shared the Palme d’Or that year, no mean feat. And his “Macbeth” (1948, restored to 105 min, look for a young Roddy McDowall) clearly influenced Akira Kurosawa’s version, “Throne of Blood” (1957). I've seen the better known movie productions of Shakespeare by Oliver, Polanski, Nunn and Branagh.
And without any prejudice...Welles' film interpretations of Shakespeare, to this day, are still unparalleled.
Back on topic, annoyingly my “Carry On Camping” DVD was deeply scratched by a malfunctioning player, one day after I mentioned the film and poster. If you could’ve heard me swear, words I didn’t know existed :shock:.
Funny in retrospect, but at the time it aint. Being so frustrated with grotesquely overpriced malfunctioning technology (planned obsolescence has long been standard, accepted industry practice) that you find yourself spontaneously emitting unintelligible growls (as we’ve all done) like cartoon character Yosemite Sam when Bugs Bunny takes the mickey...GRRRRR!!!! Fortunately I was able to polish the DVD enough so it’ll play again, barely :roll:.
But the Carry On’s... they never stop being great fun :o. We're all wondering whatever happened to those widely announced “new” Carry On’s that were supposed to be in production and released this year, there’s been no further news of them...was it just a wind-up? Could be.
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Postby Ilovesteptoe » Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:50 pm

I agree. Many have pondered this question. Did William Shakespeare solely compile all those plays? As said. we will never know, although find it odd how no handwriting specialists could decipher by which hand did write those plays seeing examples of his & Francis Bacon. Odd? :?


Macbeth


Now coincidentally we return to Blackadder once more, and ironically it's connected to Shakespeare too with you highlighting the Scottish play. Spooky, me thinks. Who cannot forget the wonderful Carry On star Kenneth Connor & Hugh Paddick, who as two dandy-fop actors in Blackadder three, ep 4, titled " Sense and sensibility (1987), who both have fear of the spoken word "MacBeth" being uttered before a play, and once said, do that little dance and recital, lol. So funny. :P

Re Orson Welles: What a titan of silver screen, radio & literature. Who hasn't seen Citizen Kane and marvelled, although funny you should mention his self-financed version of Othello. Iago, the play's main antagonist, name was used by Shakespeare was most likely sourced from a post-roman Welsh monk & scholar called Gildas. He was son of Caunus, king of Alt Clut, who was born in the Welsh Kingdom of Hen Ogledd, which encompassed now northern England & central Scotland, who trained as a child at "Cor Tewdws" in what is now modern Glamorgan, the oldest established college/school in Britain (forget Oxford & Cambridge), founded in 395 AD, and where he wrote in Latin the earliest historical manuscripts about native British history called" De Excidio et Conquestu Britanniae" or " The history of the Kings of Britain" that mentioned a Welsh King of Gwynedd called Iago ap Beli. This is the earliest mention of the name Iago ( Iago = Old Welsh for biblical name Jacob), and Shakespeare (or Bacon) had access to Gildas's works mentioned, as did other European nobility in the 16th century. :)

Re Carry DVD carnage: Sorry to hear about how your player damaged your disc. A pain that. How many times has that happened to me, he says through gritted teeth. Too many. Hope you can source another copy soon. :|

Also. You mentioned the Carry On reboot. Yeah, that has gone a bit quiet? Telling. Maybe financiers had a rethink? Perhaps they thought spending tens of millions on a franchise that might fail wasn't worth the risk? Same thing occurred with a possible Police Academy reboot mentioned a few years back, and the same things happened with that too, nothing? Personally as said before that times have changed sadly. Modern audiences wouldn't embrace light-hearted gentle humour, unless it included violence & overtly sexual imagery. Sign of the times. :roll:
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Re: Carry On Screaming poster

Postby Dirty Old Yank » Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:08 am

Ilovesteptoe wrote:...do that little dance and recital, lol. So funny. :P

OH nooooo, I thought the web-cam was off :oops:.
“Sense and Senility” has always been a favorite Blackadder episode, hilarious, but to his credit as an actor and farceur, it was some time before I recognized Kenneth Connor; even with the powdered wig, pancake and excessive rouge...I should’ve known that was Ken. And thanks again ILS for taking the time to write such in depth replies, and explaining the likely origins of Iago, always eager to learn more about Welsh / British history :D. Coincidentally, not long ago found at a charity shop, for a pittance, a stack of excellent cloth volumes of British history, published by RKP in the 1980’s. Without conscious volition I shouted, “Wow!!” Must’ve resembled Fagin...clutching those books to my chest when I dashed to purchase them. Fortunately I don’t have to replace the Carry On Camping DVD, was able to polish it enough with one of those extra soft non-scratching cloths designed for spectacles, so now it plays again. Remember when DVD’s first came out...the industry slogan was “DVD’s don’t scratch”, which was as ridiculous as the 1970’s advertising slogan claiming petrol additive “F310 cleans the air while you drive.”
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Re: Carry On Screaming poster

Postby Ilovesteptoe » Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:27 pm

Regarding my in-depth writings. You're welcome DOY, I do try to connect certain subjects mentioned with trivia, especially if Wales is connected to the subject matter, although I must admit I do go on a tad too long when I get into my stride. A suggestion if I may? Do have a cup of tea or coffee and a fat-free cookie handy next time. Oh and bucket if you get caught short. :wink:

Kenneth Connor


I loved Kenneth Connor as an actor. What a talent and a nice man too. All who knew him said how they liked & loved him so, and that included Kenneth Williams who was notorious critic of his fellow actors & actresses. In the Kenneth Williams diaries says he was a great admirer of Kenneth Connor, a friend, and thought he was an excellent comedy actor. :)

Obviously first saw him in the Carry Ons, but also he was in many other films & TV series throughout the late fifties, sixties into the seventies and beyond until his sad passing in 1993. Coincidentally I saw his last ever TV appearance. It was a show called Telly Addicts. It was presented by former DJ come TV presenter Noel Edmonds (famous for kids series Multi Coloured Swap-Shop in seventies). Connor appeared on his show literally three days before he death due to prostate cancer. To look at him, he appeared frail but in good spirit, and was very gracious and polite. Just days later his death was announced on the national news. I and my family were shocked. :(


A favourite film of mine featuring Kenneth Connor & Sid James is the classic What A Carve Up (1961), which was based on the novel called Goul and similar in my opinion also to Bob Hope's classic Cat and The Canary (1939) as both featured a group of relatives in a large spooky manor house miles from nowhere that featured a reading of a will. Very atmospheric and hilarious both were too. If you haven't seen it, or both, watch them. Brilliant. 8)

Trivia: And yes this is connected to what I said above in my first paragraph. Coffee & Cookie at the ready, he says. Both Kenneth Connor & Bob Hope had a Wales connection. Kenneth Connor's mother was Welsh and came from Cardiff and Bob Hope's mother was also Welsh and came from Barry in the vale of Glamorgan, oh and Kenneth Williams both parents were Welsh too. Mother, Louie Morgan from Pontnewydd in Gwent, and father Charles Williams from Port Talbot in West Glamorgan. from Here's a Youtube video mentioning the fact in the mid-late 80s on ITV Cymru talk show called: Elinor. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nNS5j6a-UA


Re DVDs: Sorry that you've not been able to source a Carry On Camping replacement for the scratched discs but glad that you were able to salvage it with some elbow grease. Yeah, I too can remember a similar program ( BBC1's Tomorrow's World, I think?) in the early eighties, who featured the alleged indestructible "Compact Disc" , showing a Steam Roller driving over one, then the presenter placing it into a CD player to prove it still played, lol. Hmmm... quite. Nowadays, it's one speck of dust and the DVD's buggered, lol. :P
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