“Forgotten Hollywood”- Honored in Bronze…

Posted on January 10, 2020 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`Bronze statues depicting famous moments and characters in celluloid from the last century will be placed in Leicester Square in a celebration of London’s film history. The locale was first home to cinema in 1930, with the initial premiere taking place there in 1937. Since then, this square has cemented its place in British cinema history and it regularly plays host to some of the most high-profile events in the United Kingdom’s movie calendar.

“`Laurel and Hardy, Mary Poppins, and Mr. Bean will be among eight figures in the statue trail, which will open next month. Also represented in the square will be Looney Tunes’ Bugs Bunny, Wonder Woman, and Paddington. A statue of Gene Kelly recreating the memorable Singin’ In The Rain dance sequence will also be on display. Concept art shows a statue of Batman stood watching over the square from the roof of the Odeon Luxe.

“`The statues will interact with the square, and designers plan on using walls, benches, and flower beds. A couple of the figures are going to be illuminated at night and accompanied by videos and music.

“`The statues will be unveiled on February 27th.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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