In memoriam Penelope Houston

Tributes to, and reviews and reminiscences from, our late editor from 1956 to 1990, who passed away on 26 October 2015.

  • Penelope Houston has died

    Penelope Houston has died

    Penelope Houston, Sight & Sound’s editor through three-and-a-half decades, has passed away at the age of 88.
    Tuesday 27 October 2015

  • Penelope Houston: viewer at the top

    Penelope Houston: viewer at the top

    From the spring of ‘Bergmania’ and the high summer of European cinephilia to the onset of home video, Sight & Sound’s longstanding editor elevated both her magazine and the art it championed, writes Henry K. Miller.
    Thursday 12 November 2015

  • Remembering Penelope Houston

    Remembering Penelope Houston

    Our late editor, in the words of her colleagues.
    Thursday 12 November 2015

  • Penelope Houston’s journals

    Penelope Houston’s journals

    Some observations by the late Penelope Houston, extracted from issues of Sight & Sound, which she edited from 1956 to 1990. Originally compiled in our Winter 90/91 issue to mark her retirement from the magazine.
    Thursday 12 November 2015

  • Penelope Houston on Penelope Houston

    Penelope Houston on Penelope Houston

    Sight & Sound’s late editor of many decades looks back on her life and career, in an extended interview from 2006.
    Friday 20 November 2015

  • Copy and paste: laying out Sight & Sound in the 1950s

    Copy and paste: laying out Sight & Sound in the 1950s

    David Robinson explains the strange things our editors used to do with glue.
    Tuesday 24 November 2015

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