Award presentation with Louis Marcus, Gerry Murphy, and others

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Title

Award presentation with Louis Marcus, Gerry Murphy, and others

Subject

Cork Film Festival, Gerry Crofton, Pearse Wyse, Louis Marcus, Gerry Jones, Peter Barry, Gus Healy, Gerry O'Halloran, Ray Atkinson, Gerry Duffy, Award, Seamus Murphy

Description

This is a black and white photo of festival delegates, some of whom are holding awards. We recognise festival committee members and friends including Gus Healy, Peter Barry, Gerry Jones (with eye-patch), along with Lord Mayor Pearse Wyse at the left of the photo – hands clasped behind his back.

Wyse served as Lord Mayor of Cork in 1967 and again in 1974. He stands next to the Irish filmmaker Louis Marcus who is holding the Waterford Crystal Award which was awarded for the best Irish film. His first documentary The Silent Art (1958), on his friend the Cork-born sculptor, Seamus Murphy (1907-1975), is of particular interest to us as Murphy designed the bronze St Finbarr statuette that was presented to prize winners at the Cork Film Festival for some years. In this photo we see two delegates holding the statuette as designed by Murphy.

We note that one of the award recipients, Gerry Duffy, was Manager of 20th Century Fox in Ireland and received his award on behalf of the screenwriter Alvin Sargent for The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man in the Moon Marigolds (Paul Newman, 1972). The picture also includes Gerry O'Halloran - who might be the tall man wearing a light-coloured jacket standing behind a low-sized Gus Healy. O'Halloran was from the British Film Institute and participated in workshops for the festival.

Creator

University College Cork, Cork Film Festival, Bateman Photography

Source

Cork Film Festival Collection

Publisher

University College Cork

Date

1972

Contributor

Bateman Photography

Rights

This collection is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Please credit the Cork International Film Festival Archive and provide a link back to the site.

Format

Photo
TIFF
JPEG

Coverage

1972
Cork, Ireland

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photo

Physical Dimensions

243 x 194 mm

Collection

Citation

University College Cork, Cork Film Festival, Bateman Photography, “Award presentation with Louis Marcus, Gerry Murphy, and others,” Cork International Film Festival Archive, accessed April 15, 2021, https://corkfilmfest.ucc.ie/items/show/584.