Flashback: The Autobiography of a British Film-maker by George Pearson

Flashback: The Autobiography of a British Film-maker by George Pearson soon to be presented for sale on the fabulous BookLovers of Bath web site!

Published: London: George Allen & Unwin, 1957, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: Black & white photographs; Advertisements; Appendices [2];

From the cover: Sir Michael Balcon writes: There cannot be anyone better known in British film-making than George Pearson. The story that he has to tell of his life in films is in many ways the story of the film industry, and he writes with the humour and the seriousness and the true feeling of a man who loved his work.

In 1912, at the age of thirty-seven, George Pearson gave up a promising career in education in order to join the British branch of the Pathe company as a film writer and director. For almost thirty years he continued this work with Samuelson, Gaumont, and his own company, Welsh-Pearson. The enthusiasm and devotion that he brought to British film-making did much to help establish and maintain production in this country during the difficult period 1910-30, and he trained many famous stars and studio technicians during that time. At sixty-five he joined the Colonial Film Unit to help train young technicians who came to London from many parts of the Commonwealth. For fifteen years he continued this work, and over 100 students have received his tuition, all of whom are now using the film medium overseas in their own lands.

These crowded years saw the making of many famous films: Ultus, The Man from the Dead; Nothing Else Matters; The Better Ole; Squibs; Love, Life and Laughter; Reveille; Huntingtower; Auld Long Syne, and of course Journeys End.

These, and his friendships and work with famous figures from the Stage and the Screen, are described with the humour and detail which might be expected from the eye of a trained observer. It is a personal record of the very greatest value to all interested in film history.

Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a tape repair to the verso of the head of the spine. Price Clipped. Edges of the textblock heavily spotted. Pages lightly age-tanned.

Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [236] pages. Index. 8¾” x 5¾”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I persuade you to have a look at more books within my Biography catalogue?

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