MI6 previews the forthcoming book "Pictures And
Premieres" featuring shots from Dr No through
Casino Royale by photographer Harry Myers...
Book Preview: Pictures And Premieres
31st July 2007
Pictures And Premieres by Harry Myers, John Willis &
Gareth Owen. Foreword by Sir Roger Moore.
"For nearly six decades
Harry Myers has been a photographer of Royalty and show business
occasions. Since 1946 he has been monitoring the annual Royal
Film Performance and was continuously employed by what used to
be called Wardour Street as the film companies’ official
photographer at their starry celebrations.
The popular Cockney, born
in the Clerkenwell Road, has photographed virtually every
major film star and movie
mogul who came to London to lead the razzmatazz and ballyhoo
as their films enriched the nation’s cinema screens.
His trusty camera unveils a remarkable pictorial record
of a former cinematic age of protocol and elegance and
reveals a fascinating glimpse of a Royal family graciously
ageing over the decades.
Now with collaborators John Willis and Gareth Owen, Harry
has opened his vast archive to produce PICTURES AND PREMIERES,
which will be published by Robert Hale in summer 2007.
Harry, together with his son Scott who now carries the
company camera, has attended every James Bond film premiere
in London as official photographer. His archive includes
a vast number of shots from Dr No through Casino Royale;
and many will feature in the extensive chapter on Bond
in his book (as they do today, on display).
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John Willis has had a varied career in the entertainment industry,
ranging from press officer for Walt Disney and later unit publicity
director on such films as the original Casino Royale, Diamonds
and Forever, The Spy Who Loved Me and The Battle of Britain.
He co-founded and was co-director of Complete Media Consultants,
which numbered Columbia Pictures among its clients before joining
the London bureau of US entertainment newspaper, Variety, where
he was general manager and advertising sales director.
Gareth Owen is based at Pinewood Studios and runs Sir Roger
Moore’s office. He is author of four books: The Pinewood
Story, Roger Moore: His Films & Career, Albert J. Luxford:
The Gimmick Man, and Alan Hume: A Life Through The Lens.
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order signed copies.
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Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd
Released: 31st August 2007