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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Another Judi Dench treat

 

All of us here at "Riverbend" are Judy Dench fans and are delighted to add another treat to our collection.

Mrs Henderson Presents is a great movie for lovers of period pieces, things British, the theatre, and, of course, Judi Dench, although the creators have take some liberties with the timeline.

The real Mrs Henderson actually acquired The Windmill site in 1931, opening first with a live play, "Inquest", which proved unsuccessful. After briefly returning to screening films, a new manager, Van Damm, produced and opened the non-stop "Revuedeville" in 1932. From then on, The Windmill entered history ("We never closed") as the only London theatre to stay open throughout the war, including the Blitz.

Oh, and before I forget: I found this delightful DVD at my favourite op-shop! ☻