English actor Imogen Hassall with Lord Mayor Seán French, Patricia French and others

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Title

English actor Imogen Hassall with Lord Mayor Seán French, Patricia French and others

Subject

Cork Film Festival, Imogen Hassall, Lord Mayor, Seán French, Patricia French, Dermot Breen, Keith Hunt

Description

This is a black and white photo of the English actor Imogen Hassall with Lord Mayor Seán French, his wife Patricia French, festival director Dermot Breen and Keith Hunt – a representative from Guinness. They are standing at the ribbon of the Harp-sponsored festival club and are possibly about to open the Club. The Lord Mayor, wearing his chain of office, stands at the centre of the group flanked by his wife Patricia, in a frill-trimmed light-coloured dress, and the actor Imogen Hassall in a light-coloured lace gown.

Imogen Hassall had a brief prolific film and television career in the 1960s and early 1970s. Her filmography includes Carry on Loving (Gerald Thomas, 1970) with Sid James, Joan Sims and Kenneth Williams, El Condor (John Guillermin, 1970), and a handful of horror movies including the Hammer production When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (Val Guest, 1970), and Incense for the Damned (Robert Hartford-Davis,1972) with Patrick Macnee and Peter Cushing. By the time she came to Cork in 1977 her film career had petered out before her final film role in the James Bond spoof Licensed to Love and Kill (Lindsay Shonteff) in 1979.

Hassall had a turbulent personal life and died by suicide in 1980, age 38. Her visit to Cork in 1977 caused a kerfuffle with her hosts: when she declared she was bored she was apparently ‘sent home’ on an early flight and the press of the day had a field day with headlines such as the ‘Cork Hassall hassle.’ (Evening Press, 10.06.1977.)

Creator

University College Cork, Cork Film Festival, Donal Sheehan

Source

Cork Film Festival Collection

Publisher

University College Cork

Date

1977

Rights

©Donal Sheehan. All rights reserved. Please credit Cork International Film Festival & provide a link back to this site.

Format

Photo
TIFF
JPEG

Language

English, eng

Coverage

1977
Cork, Ireland

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photo

Physical Dimensions

252 x 202mm

Collection

Citation

University College Cork, Cork Film Festival, Donal Sheehan , “English actor Imogen Hassall with Lord Mayor Seán French, Patricia French and others,” Cork International Film Festival Archive, accessed January 27, 2022, https://corkfilmfest.ucc.ie/items/show/313.