British film company Anglo Amalgamated distributed the first 12 Carry On films starting with Carry On Sergeant in 1958 and ending with Carry On Screaming in 1966.
Carry On Sergeant laid the groundwork for the longest-running British film series (yes, longer than James Bond). This successful first film was screened to press and cinema-bookers on the 1st of August 1958 ahead of its national cinema release on the 15th. Without the success of the first Carry On, there simply wouldn’t have been all the films that followed in its path.
Delving into Studiocanal’s archives at Pinewood Studios, where the Carry On series was filmed, Art & Hue has created six pop art portraits of the much-loved stars.
Art & Hue had the pleasure of delving into the archives of Studiocanal at Pinewood Studios to uncover the original posters and photographs of the Carry On series, which have been given the stylish pop art treatment featuring Art & Hue’s signature halftone style (halftone is an age-old technique that uses dots to make up the printed image, similar to newspapers or comic books).
“Carry On Sergeant” Copyright © STUDIOCANAL Films Ltd. (1958). All rights reserved.