“Dr. Stangelove” designed by Ken Adam:





War Room designed by Ken Adam



Ken Adam is a fascinating man – please do check out this link and hear about working with Kubrick – from his lips to your ears! This is the grace of the Internet… Click! Click! Click! Click below!

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  1. February 17, 2013

    Oh Ms L!

    The top one is one of the prints that my old chum had or still has!!

    Where’s his number.

    This looks like a terribly lovely exhibition – is it?

    Yours ever

    The Perfumed Dandy

    • February 17, 2013

      The exhibit is like a glimpse into the creative mind.

      Photographs, film footage, annotated scripts, letters, research for projects that were never made…

      A treasure trove!

  2. George Kaplan
    February 17, 2013

    Magnifique, Vickie. No wonder the War Room set is such a proud achievement for Sir Ken. How many times has that been hommaged? A lot. A version even appeared in 1983’s War Games ( featuring Dabney Coleman, Matt Broderick, cute Ally Sheedy, and the fine British actor John Wood). Talented man with a great voice.
    You might like to check out his work on Chitty Chitty Bang Bang! (look out for The Red Shoes’sยง Robert Helpmann as the dastardly Child-Catcher tho’! Brr) and The Last Of Sheila. If I can digress a bit, Last of Sheila’s a good film with a fun cast (Jameses Mason and Coburn, Raquel Welch, Richard Benjamin), and the collaboration of Stephen Sondheim and Anthony Perkins is intriguing in itself. Tho, I may have mentioned it before!
    Thanks for the link, too. Fascinating stuff as usual. After that relaxing bath in movie magic now for a *real* relaxing bath! Hooray! G.
    ยง The Red Shoes – a wonderful entrancing movie. Lovely Moira Shearer, incomparable Anton Walbrook, enthralling dance, unforgettable colour, stunning photography, tragedy, Romance, Art. Um, I do go on I know! For a happier romantic Archers film one can’t miss I Know Where I’m Going! with Roger Livesey and Wendy Hiller. Sophisticated, witty, and romantic. It’s Exquisite, darling. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • February 17, 2013

      Ok, here’s my rough American ways peeking through, but I got P.O.’d watching “The Red Shoes” – loved it… up to the point where she pitches herself off the balcony – and then I started sputtering and huffing and… you know the drill.

      “I Know Where I’m Going”, however, is completely wonderful. I watch it several times a year. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. George Kaplan
    February 17, 2013

    Aw, I love your “rough american ways” but baby, you ain’t rough it’s just you know what’s what, you’re com-pli-cated ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m plenty rough myself on occasion! Truth be told I absolutely agree with you even though the story has to go that way to parallel the faerie tale. I always say “don’t do it!” but she always does, grr that Lermentov.
    You watch I Know Where I’m Going! several times a year? Boy, every time I reflect on how lucky I was to stumble on the web log of such a fine witty informed lady you reveal something that makes me like you all the more. To dip into a Cagneyism, “Doll, you’ve got it all!”.

    • February 17, 2013

      Okay, you’ve just confirmed one aspect of your mysterious identity… “web log”… English, for sure.

      And, I think Wendy Hillier was a doll who got it all. I was going to watch that film again recently and I noticed one of my best friends never returned it. (They had the flu and I took them a sack full of comedies, orange juice, and soup.) The nerve!

  4. George Kaplan
    February 17, 2013

    The noive, indeed! You’re a great friend, tho’ so there’s that. O, but you gotta get it back. Wendy Hiller was indeed marvellous.
    On the subject of “web log” ah, Vickie but if I have some basic facility with the language (Pretentious Pierre is back) perhaps I would throw you off-the-scent with the use of “web log” and English spellings! A-ha! Really, I live in Sherman Oaks. Ha. Truth be told, I hate the ugliness of the word blog and so unlike most of my countrymen and – women in Merrie England I prefer “web log”. Oh, I’m *individual* all right; unfortunately that may, in this case, be a synonym for persnickety weirdo! If Robert Donat, Cary Grant, and Jeremy Brett would not use the word, and I don’t think they would, neither will I :).
    Enjoy your evening, LA’s luminous lady,

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