Patricia Dainton Pop Art
Born in Hamilton, Patricia Dainton’s femme fatale looks catapulted the 19 year old Scottish beauty to the leading role in the 1950 musical “The Dancing Years” based on the long-running successful stage show by Ivor Novello.
After several uncredited appearances in films, including “Dancing with Crime” with Richard Attenborough, Dainton’s first main film role was in “The Dancing Years” with Dennis Price. Opening at London’s Carlton cinema on the 5th of April 1950, the film was billed as Patricia’s dancing & acting debut.
Films that followed include “Castle in the Air” with Margaret Rutherford & Gordon Jackson, “Bombay Waterfront” aka “Paul Temple Returns” with Christopher Lee, “Tread Softly” with John Laurie, “Operation Diplomat”, “No Road Back” with Sean Connery, “The Passionate Stranger” with Diane Cilento, “At the Stroke of Nine” with Clifford Evans, “Witness in the Dark” with Richard O’Sullivan, “The House in Marsh Road”, and “The Third Alibi” with Cleo Laine.
Dainton’s television credits include the first ever serial on British TV, and the first daily soap opera, called “Sixpenny Corner” which ran for around 180 (lost) episodes of 15 minutes over the course of a year in 1955 & 1956.
An official collaboration with Studiocanal, this print is part of the Scottish Cinema pop art collection, 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).
Exclusively by Art & Hue, the Scottish Cinema pop art collection is available in three sizes and many colours, all printed on museum-quality archival matte card of 310gsm, made from 100% cotton, with fine-art pigment inks for longevity.
Available in A4, A3, and A2 sizes to fit standard-size picture frames. Please note that black frame is not included – for a guide on choosing a frame size take a look here.
Rewatch, or discover anew, the film on DVD from Amazon.
“The Dancing Years” Copyright © STUDIOCANAL Films Ltd, (1950). All rights reserved.
Copyright © Art & Hue® 2021. All rights reserved.
Art & Hue is not responsible for the policies or content of any third-party sites. As an Amazon Associate, Art & Hue earns from qualifying purchases & Amazon will place a cookie on your device to track purchases on their site. #ad