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Exhibition: Phashionable! Vulnavia: Our Lady of Phibes

Location

Horse Hospital,

Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London,
WC1N 1JD

Dates

This exhibition runs from Wed, 26th Jun 2024 to Sat, 6th Jul 2024.

This exhibition has not opened yet. Will open on Wed, 26th Jun 2024

Cost: Free of Charge

Description

A photographic exhibition of images from the production of Robert Fuest’s 1971 horror comedy film The Abominable Dr. Phibes.

Booking recommended but walk-ins welcome. Suggested donation £4-£10.

During the autumnal months and into the winter of 1970, EMI-MGM Elstree Studios Borehamwood saw the production of an unusual and highly imaginative new British horror film, The Abominable Dr. Phibes, brimful of a knowing wit and style seldom seen since the golden age of the genre way back in the 1930s.

The film’s director, Robert Fuest, whilst calling upon the services of legendary horror great Vincent Price as the film's lead, chose to cast a relative newcomer Virginia North, British actress and model amongst whose most recent credits stood the then Bond movie On Her Majesty's Secret Service, to appear in the important role of Vulnavia - silent, ethereal assistant and dancing partner to the vengeful machinations of Dr. Anton Phibes

Dressed in an evocative, colourful and stylish wardrobe by notable costume designer Brian Cox, her subsequent onscreen persona, with its unusual blend of beauty, mysterious allure and plangent aire of beguiling mutism amidst the grue and gore, made for a truly memorable performance - one that has held a special place in the hearts and minds of the film's ardent devotees ever since - gently threatening as it does to steal away the cinematic show from her more illustrious acting companion!

Stills photography for the duration of the film's production, including that for future publicity and test shots for costume and make-up, were undertaken by renown stills cameraman John Jay, based then at EMI-MGM Elstree. His coverage in both colour and monochrome was extensive, portraits of both North and Price in their respective roles providing an important working record during the film's making.


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This exhibition has not opened yet. Will open on Wed, 26th Jun 2024

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

June 2024

July 2024

Location

Horse Hospital,

Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London,
WC1N 1JD

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