• Short Summary

    THE BRITISH COMPANY HAMMER FILMS -- WHO SPECIALISE IN HORRIBLE HAPPENINGS -- EXPERIENCED A RATHER DELIGHTFUL HAPPENING TODAY (WEDNESDAY) ON THE SET OF THEIR LATEST EPIC, "DRACULA HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE", AT PINEWOOD STUDIOS, NEAR LONDON.

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    THE BRITISH COMPANY HAMMER FILMS -- WHO SPECIALISE IN HORRIBLE HAPPENINGS -- EXPERIENCED A RATHER DELIGHTFUL HAPPENING TODAY (WEDNESDAY) ON THE SET OF THEIR LATEST EPIC, "DRACULA HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE", AT PINEWOOD STUDIOS, NEAR LONDON. THE LORD LIEUTENANT OF BOCKINGHAMSHIRE, SIR HENRY FLOYD, OFFICIALLY PRESENTED THEM WITH THE 1968 QUEEN ELIZABETH AWARD FOR INDUSTRY, FOR THEIR EFFORTS IN EARNING EXPORT MONEY FOR BRITAIN.

    THE AWARD WAS ACCEPTED ON BEHALF OF HAMMER FILMS BY ONE OF THEIR LONGEST-SERVING EMPLOYEES, MR. ARTHUR BANKS, THE CONSTRUCTION MANAGER. ALSO PRESENT WERE THE COMPANY'S THREE DIRECTORS AND ALL THE TECHNICIANS WHO HAVE WORKED ON HAMMER FILMS OVER THE PAST 10 YEARS, AS WELL AS SOME OF THE MOST FAMOUS STARTS OF HAMMER FILMS.

    THESE INCLUDED HAMMER'S TWO "PRINCES OF HORROR" -- CHRISTOPHER LEE ("DRACULA") AND PETER CUSHING ("FRANKENSTEIN"). MISS VERONICA CARSON AND MISS BARBARA EWING, WHO ARE BOTH APPEARING IN THE PRESENT "DRACULA" PRODUCTION WERE ALSO THERE. PETER CUSHING TOOK THE DAY OFF AND DROVE UP FROM HIS HOME IN KENT, SOUTH OF LONDON, TO BE PRESENT AT THE CEREMONY.

    THE AWARD WAS LARGELY FOR HAMMER'S HORRIFIC "DRACULA, PRINCE OF DARKNESS", SCENES FROM WHICH ARE INCLUDED IN THIS FILM.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAFSHJFOYR591UN1YY2MGTCO9G
    Media URN:
    VLVAFSHJFOYR591UN1YY2MGTCO9G
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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