A look inside Christopher Lee’s personal photo scrapbooks

With the late actor’s photographic archive donated to the BFI, we take you inside the three, personally annotated albums at the heart of the collection.

23 May 2019

By Matthew Thrift

As Sergeant Barney in Nicholas Ray’s Bitter Victory (1957)
Sony Columbia Pictures
Dr. Terror’s House of Horror (1965)
Eurolondon
Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966); Rasputin the Mad Monk (1966)
Studiocanal UK
I, Monster (1971)
Studiocanal UK
The Hands of Orlac (1960)
Unknown
Incorrectly labelled by Lee as the Orson Welles television film, Moby Dick Rehearsed (1955), it’s in fact a test for the role of Queequeg in John Huston’s Moby Dick (1956), ultimately played by Friedrich von Ledebur.
MGM

 

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