Saturday, July 5, 2008
According to the BFI, Bryan Langley passed away on February 1st of this year. I could find no other supporting information.
It is sad that his death has not been reported anywhere else as this man had worked with Hitchcock many times and had been a director of photography for his film Number 17 (1932)!
Hos other films include Blossom Time (1934), Miranda (1948), Dark Eyes of London (1940, starring Bela Lugosi) and Bond Street (1948) and worked as special effects cameraman on Night of the Demon (1957), 1984 (1956) and several Lewis Gilbert directed films of the 1950s.
Friday, July 4, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Edward Joseph, British film producer, dies aged 88
It is reported on the IMdB that Edward Joseph died on April 16th 2006. He began working for Mayflower Pictures as an assistant director on Hitchcock's Jamaica Inn and later worked on films by Ralph Thomas and Val Guest's The Body Said No (1950) and had a stint as a location manager for The African Queen (1951) and The Man Who Watched the Trains Go By (1953) before becoming a production manager in the 1950s on No Vultures Fly (1951), The Prince and the Showgirl (1957), Carve Her Name with Pride (1958), Sink the Bismarck (1960), Sons and Lovers (1961) and Cleopatra (1963) before becoming an associate producer for Poor Cow (1967), Far From the Madding Crowd (1967), Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971) and Yanks (1979).
(Just a note to explain why I don't rely on IMDB alone for confirmation that someone has died. I've had the unfortunate experience to be contacted by two people who were still alive asking me to remove an obit from EInsiders. I was happy they were still alive, and very happy that I had written flattering tributes to the two people, but it was an embarrassing situation to know that I had screwed up on such a sensitive matter.)
Mary M Zimmerman DOB 02-25-44, DOD 12-13-2007
Theodore Gershuny b. October 30, 1933 d. May 16, 2007
George Tyne b. February 6, 1917 d. March 7, 2008