Cameo Bar Turns 50

The beautiful Cameo Cinema’s bar was opened by Sean Connery 50 years ago today; 19 December 1963. This made the Cameo Scotland’s first licensed cinema and its uniqueness was proudly boasted in the newspaper advertisement below. The Cameo’s my favourite cinema (and Quentin Tarantino’s) and last month my boyfriend proposed in Screen 3. He edited … More Cameo Bar Turns 50

Hitchcock doesn’t recognise Connery at awards ceremony

One of my favourite ‘rare’ gems is this clip from Hitchcock’s AFI Lifetime Achievement Award (1979).  Tippi Hedren introduces Sean (from 3.20) and as he receives a lengthy applause, the camera cuts to Hitchcock looking puzzled and leaning into a tangoed Cary Grant asking “Who’s he?!”. They probably would have edited it out if it wasn’t … More Hitchcock doesn’t recognise Connery at awards ceremony