Stanley Holloway stylish pop art print.
The Lavender Hill Mob
Whilst initially working on “Pool of London“, the writer T.E.B. Clarke reportedly got the idea for “The Lavender Hill Mob”. The film sees Alec Guinness & Stanley Holloway as members of a criminal gang who plot to steal gold bullion which will be melted down and smuggled abroad.
Crime couldn’t be seen to pay in 1951 so the scheme is thwarted but, as with most Ealing comedies, the audience is willing on the main characters to succeed.
The film also features Sid James, John Gregson, and a brief cameo by Audrey Hepburn before she became an international star. The following year she was cast in “Secret People” which led to her successful screen test for “Roman Holiday”.
“The Lavender Hill Mob” had its charity world premiere at the Marble Arch Odeon cinema in London on the 28th of June 1951.
Along with Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway is one of the actors most closely associated with the Ealing comedies.
Starting with “Another Shore” in 1948, Holloway went on to star in the Ealing comedies “Passport to Pimlico” with Barbara Murray, Basil Radford, Naunton Wayne, Charles Hawtrey, & Margaret Rutherford, “The Lavender Hill Mob” with Alec Guinness, John Gregson, & Audrey Hepburn, “The Titfield Thunderbolt” with John Gregson, George Relph, & Sid James, and finally “Meet Mr. Lucifer” with Barbara Murray, Gordon Jackson, Joan Sims, Ian Carmichael, & Irene Handl.
Holloway is well-known to many as Eliza Doolittle’s father in “My Fair Lady” where he was reunited with Audrey Hepburn having both appeared in “The Lavender Hill Mob”.
Art & Hue had the pleasure to delve into the archives for the Ealing Comedy “The Lavender Hill Mob” to create this stylish pop art print of Stanley Holloway, available in three sizes and 18 colours.
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Stanley Holloway Pop Art
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.
An official collaboration with Studiocanal, this print is part of the Ealing Comedies collection of stylish pop art prints inspired by the classic British comedy films made at Ealing Studios, 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).
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