Ealing: Light and Dark
Celebrating classic comedy favourites and surprising rediscoveries.
For the first time in a generation we presented a major project celebrating the historic output of one of Britain’s best loved and most influential studios with a two month retrospective at BFI Southbank from 22 October-30 December 2012. The project included a national rerelease of It Always Rains On Sunday (1947), a major new book of essays Ealing Revisited, and special guests and events including an exhibition of Ealing posters, stills and memorabilia drawn from the BFI National Archive’s rich holdings.
Introducing Ealing Studios
This new book offers a new look at the films and history of Ealing Studios, best known as the producer of famous film comedies such as The Lavender Hill Mob (1951), Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) and The Ladykillers (1955). Yet there is more to Ealing Studios than those famous comedies, and this book draws together some of the leading experts on Ealing and British cinema to explore the history of Britain’s best loved film studio.