Wednesday, 27 May 2015
Indeed, over the past two days, the best things have come to us in THREES! PETER CUSHING was born yesterday May 26th 1913 - died 1994, yesterday would have been his102nd birthday. TODAY: SIR CHRISTOPHER LEE was born 1922 and is celebrating his 93rd birthday! Today VINCENT PRICE was born May 27th 1911- died October 25th 1993. PLUS Did you know that Bram Stoker's famous vampire novel 'DRACULA' was first published on PETER CUSHING'S birthday...May 26th???? How odd is that?
Tuesday, 26 May 2015
Sunday, 10 May 2015
Come and join in with YOUR story over at our Peter Cushing Appreciation Society Facebook Fan Page FEATURE right NOW! https://www.facebook.com/petercushingblog
So, WHO introduced you to Peter Cushing and his work..his films, his name? And why are we asking that question on Mother's Day in the US? Well, there's a simple answer. Through out our time here on facebook, many of you tell us about the first Cushing film you saw, usually as a kid 10 13 maybe, some caught them on the US Horror Movie Hosts shows, some of you here in the UK caught your first Cushing moivie during the double bill seasons that ran on BBC tv during the 70's and 80's....but there is one factor that comes up in most, not all, but many....You watched your first Hammer horror or Horror film featuring Peter Cushing with your MUM / MOM/ MOTHER even grandmother...and sometimes with your Dad too, curled up wide eyed...but loving it! So, tells us was your Mother the monster kid in your home? Maybe it was your Mum AND your Dad? We'd love you to share your stories...C'mon someone held your hand...
A Very HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to ALL our followers and friends in the USA! Here is a rare pic of a young Peter Wilton Cushing in his Mother's arms.
Friday, 8 May 2015
TODAY 8th May, 1958: Hammer films productions rolled out Dracula under the title of Horror of Dracula in the US. Starring Peter Cushing as Van Helsing and Christopher Lee as the undead Count!
...In Drive-In cinemas across the USA...
UK opening at the Gaumont Haymarket on 16 June 1958
Opening in FRANCE 4th February 1959
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Wednesday, 6 May 2015
This month, One Hundred and Thirty years ago, Jonathan Harker first walked into the place where angels feared to tread... Castle Dracula! Here illustrated with a little seen press photograph of John Van Eyssen as Jonathan Harker and a colour transparency of Christopher Lee as Count Dracula from Hammer films, 'Dracula / Horror of Dracula (1958) Starring Peter Cushing as Van Helsing.
Monday, 4 May 2015
Not everyone is in a celebratory mood. And who can blame him? Have a Happy Star Wars Day!
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Sunday, 3 May 2015
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Thursday, 30 April 2015
NEWS UPDATE: Peter Cushing's smoking jacket from his 1971 film ,The House That Dripped Blood has now been placed in the forthcoming Bonhams Knightsbridge auction of Entertainment Memorabilia to be held in June, with a very enticing estimate of £1000-1500. It comes complete with the original Phillips 1996 Peter Cushing auction catalogue, certificate from the sale, original lot label (lot 13). Genuine costume and prop items from Cushing's Amicus films are very rarely seen for sale these days. The price, is a give away for anyone considering entering the bidding.
Should anyone out there wish to view the smoking jacket in advance of the auction or have early information on the catalogue description, your best contact is Natalie Downing at Bonhams who you can call on 0207 3933844 or email firstname.lastname@example.org