AVENGERLAND NEWS ARCHIVE 2015



2015

17th December - More  SHIRLEY'S WORLDFollow That Rickshaw  locations found by Paul Stroud.

Kingston Street, Hong Kong

   

 


15
th December - More Hong Kong finds from Paul Stroud.

SHIRLEY'S WORLDFollow That Rickshaw

Magazine Gap Road, Hong Kong 

 

Magazine Gap Road, Hong Kong 

 

Magazine Gap Road, Hong Kong 

 

The departure for the Sea Palace floating restaurant is at Shum Wan Pier Drive

 

Shek Kip Mei estate, Kowloon - (22º 20' 3.34" N, 114º 10' 7.72" E) the whole area has been redeveloped.

   


12
th December - Modern Hong Kong is a very difficult place for location spotting so well done Paul Stroud for finding these SHERLEY'S WORLD locations.

SHIRLEY'S WORLDFollow That Rickshaw

 Ap Lei Chau (aka Aberdeen Island) looking towards Aberdeen, Hong Kong - The tiered structure in the middle is actually a cemetery.

   

Hennessy Road, Hong Kong

 

Turning off Johnston Road into Thomson Road, Hong Kong

   

   

Great George Street, Hong Kong - The Jade Cinema is now the Casueway Bay Cinema.

     

 

Great George Street, on to Paterson Street, Hong Kong - redeveloped as a pedestrain precinct

 


4th December
- I nice London find from Tamara Cartwright-Loebl,

H. G. WELLS' INVISIBLE MAN: Flight Into Darkness (Peter Maxwell: 1959)
Cromwell Road SW7, approaching the right turn for Queens Gate Gardens, SW7 - The Invisible Man drives to Harrow Lane with Pat Stevens in his Austin Healey.

   

 


26th June - Some more astute observation from Paul Stroud.

THE BARON: Long Ago and far Away (Robert Asher: March 1966)
Theme Building, Center Way, Los Angeles Airport, USA - Establishing Los Angeles Airport

 

THE BARON: Long Ago and far Away (Robert Asher: March 1966)
Pacific Coast Highway/W. Century Blvd, Los Angeles, USA - Establishing Los Angeles

 

THE BARON: Long Ago and far Away (Robert Asher: March 1966)
Statler Hotel, Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, USA - Establishing Los Angeles

   

THE BARON: Long Ago and far Away (Robert Asher: March 1966)
R5: Nan-Clark's Lane, Highwood Hill - (Highwood Park House)



SHIRLEY'S WORLD: Thou Shalt Not be Found Out (1971)

 

18
th June - Some locations française de Paul Stroud.

THE BARON: The Edge of Fear (Quentin Lawrence: May 1966)
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, France - Establishing shot of Paris

 

THE BARON: The Edge of Fear (Quentin Lawrence: May 1966)
Boulevard de Clichy, Paris, France - Colbert's hotel (76 Boulevard de Clichy)



16th June - Paul Stroud

GIDEON'S WAY: The Millionaire's Daughter (Cyril Frankel: April 1965)
Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly, W1 - Alan Blake and Nina Henderson are visiting London's art galleries



A correction -

GIDEON'S WAY: The Millionaire's Daughter (Cyril Frankel: April 1965)
Grosvenor Square, London W1 - American courting couple, Alan Blake and Nina Henderson, visit F.D.Roosevelt's statue.

This was listed under Parliament Square and Churchill's statue.



10th June - Paul Stroud - There are a few overseas establishing shots in this one that haven’t been listed.

THE BARON: Night of the Hunter  (Roy Baker: July 1966)
Syntagma Square, Athens, Greece - Mannering and Cordelia go out for an evening meal.

   

THE BARON: Night of the Hunter  (Roy Baker: July 1966)
Temple of Apollo, Bassae, Greece - Mannering has arranged to meet an emissary from Madame Nicharos at the Temple of Mitras.

 

THE BARON: Night of the Hunter  (Roy Baker: July 1966)
Hotel Hassler Roma, Piazza Trinità dei Monti, Rome - Entrance to Mannering’s hotel

 

THE BARON: Roundabout (Robert Tronson: August 1966)
Hotel Hassler Roma, Piazza Trinità dei Monti, Rome - Samantha Ballard and John Mannering discuss their plans in Mannering's hotel.



Other familiar locations in this episode:
 
THE BARON: Roundabout (Robert Tronson: August 1966)
Naples, Italy - Mannering and Cordelia arrive at hotel (former Odeon Cinema in Piazza Piedigrotta)

 

THE BARON: Roundabout (Robert Tronson: August 1966)
Ormonia Square, Athens - Mannering and Cordelia go out for an evening meal.



THE BARON: Roundabout (Robert Tronson: August 1966)
Hotel Nixe Palace, Avenida Joan Miró, Palma de Mallorca - Cordelia is alone in the hotel



THE BARON: Roundabout (Robert Tronson: August 1966)
Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France - Madame Nicharos’ hideout

 

THE BARON: Roundabout (Robert Tronson: August 1966)
Frensham Ponds, Surrey -



THE BARON: Roundabout (Robert Tronson: August 1966)
Unknown - 



THE BARON: Roundabout (Robert Tronson: August 1966)
Unknown - 



9th June - Yet another old chestnut knocked off the tree by Paul Stroud.

DEPARTMENT S: Les Fleurs du Mal (Cyril Frankel: Early 1969)
Piazza Municipio, Naples, Italy - Rome, Italy, September 26th. Stacey rushes to Jonny’s apartment in Rome with news that ‘the brothers’ have arrived in town.

 

8th June -
Another nice suprise. Steve Cann found this location from The Human League - Don't You Want Me only to discover it was a well known Avengerland location. Steve also sent in some excellent comparison shots.

H25: Ford, Hawkswood Lane, Fulmer - The Human League - Don't You Want Me (1981)

 

 

4th June - 
Geoff Sockett  has been kind enough to send in some more excellent 'now' shots of Paris.

Archives Nationales, 60 rue des Francs-Bourgeois, Paris, France from THE NEW AVENGERS: K is for Kill Part 2 - Tiger by the Tail

 

Commissariat de Police, 22 Rue Condé,
Paris, France from DANGER MAN: Have A Glass Of Wine and THE SAINT: The Spanish Cow.

 


3rd June -
Another unexpected find of a demolished location. Thankfully Stephen Winterbottom remembered seeing this location from the top of his bus from the bus stop opposite. All that remains of 'The Butlers and Gentleman’s Gentleman Association' is the name of the road that runs through the site "Campions Close'.

THE AVENGERS: What the Butler Saw (Bill Bain: December 1965)
N60: Campions House, Green Street - Mrs Peel takes Steed to the headquarters of the Butlers and Gentleman’s Gentleman Association.Arthur de Crecy (Michael Goodliffe) arrives with Anne Fenwick (Frances Bennett) at his 'cottage in the country' in his Peugeot. They leave the car and enter the house. Later Arthur is forced to drive Jeff Randall to the house.
(Identified by Stephen Winterbottom, June 2015)

   

 

Stephen also identified this shot from Epic; "The cameraman has pointed back from where the taxi came down to the junction. Probably standing uphill from the bus stop."

THE AVENGERS: Epic
(James Hill: February 1967)
Cowley Hill - Mrs. Peel is tricked into using a taxi driven by a disguised Stewart Kirby's. Mrs Peel soon realises that they are going the wrong way, but when she protests she is rendered unconscious by gas fed into her sealed compartment.
(Identified by Stephen Winterbottom, June 2015)



3rd June - Geoff Sockett
  has a good eye for these things as he managed to get this excellent comparison shot of the this scene from THE PROTECTORS: Disappearing Trick where others had failed. This is a narrow street next to the Consulat Restaurant in Montmartre, rue des Saules.

THE PROTECTORS: Disappearing Trick (Jeremy Summers: Summer 1971)
rue des Saules, Montmartre, paris, France
- Harry (Robert Vaughn) and The Contessa (Nyree Dawn Porter) continue the discussion on professionalism.

 

28th May -
Another stroke of genus from Paul Stroud who has spotted this location from THE BARON despite it being dark and the original building having been demolished. Despite The Beatles connection there are suprisingly few photos that show all the building from this angle.

THE BARON: The High Terrace (Robert Asher: September 1966)
EMI House (redeveloped), Manchester Square, London W1 - Cordelia arrives by taxi at Phyllis Thornton's apartment.

 

21st May
Paul Stroud

THE BARON: You Can't Win Them All (Don Chaffey: March 1966)
Whitehall, SW1 - Mannering drives his Jensen to Waterloo Station to meet Cordelia and open a safe deposit box.

 

THE BARON: You Can't Win Them All (Don Chaffey: March 1966)
Lees Place, W1 - Two of Seftan Folkard's heavies arrive at The Peerage Club with Ronnie Osborne (John Cater) wrapped up inside a carpet and enter the club. Later, after escaping from the club, but being chased by Folkard's heavies, Osborne sees a Policeman and offers to confess to all his crimes if he can see The Baron.

 

20th May - Very many thanks to Mike Serby who has sent in a location a lot of people have spent many hours looking for, Crawley’s factory in The Fear Merchants. Mike recognised the location as he worked for thee engineering company based there.

The bad news is that the building has been demolished, but there are still images on BingMaps.

THE AVENGERS: The Fear Merchants (Gordon Flemyng: September 1966)
H76: Ridgeway Trading Estate, The Ridgeway, Thorney Lane, Iver - Steed goes to interview Crawley at his ceramics factory. Steed (Patrick Macnee) escorts Crawley (Andrew Keir) to his Rolls Royce and watches him drive off. He then notices Crawley’s chaffer on the ground unconscious. Steed jumps into his Bentley and gives chase.
(Identified by Mike Serby, May 2015)

 

 

20th December, 2014 - An historic find from Geoff Dodd, this is Jason's Parisian apartment from JASON KING.

JASON KING: Jason's apartment in Paris
1- 12 Campden Hill Court, Observatory Gardens, London,W8 - Jason's Parisian appartment
(Identified by Geoff Dodd, December 2014)

 

9th March - Geoff Dodd has been doing some detailed JASON KING location spotting.

JASON KING: A Page Before Dying ()
Hotel Zoo, Kurfürstendamm, Berlin - (also seen as Harry Palmer's hotel in Funeral In Berlin)

 

JASON KING: All That Glisters (Part One) ()
Hollywood Palladium, 6215 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, California, USA - :

 

JASON KING: Toki (Jeremy Summers: 1971)
Rue de Vignon/Rue de Seze, Paris, France - The front has been refurbished so the sign is now completely different.

   

JASON KING: Buried In The Cold, Cold Ground ()

rue Grande near the junction with Rue Des Bois, Fontainebleau, France -

 

 

rue Grande junction with Rue Marrier, Fontainebleau, France -

 

13th May - Some marvelous detective work from Geoff Sockett. Geoff originally spotted the Gancel Boutet and Caudroy sign in the background of the NEW AVENGERS sequence.He found an image of the factory before it was demolished in the film THE BLACK WINDMILL (1974). He then went and found that the tree seen in THE NEW AVENGERS shot still exists. Brilliant stuff!

Gencel, Boutet and Caudroy (redeveloped), Pirogues de Bercy St, Paris, Île-de-France - Stanislav (Charles Millot) watches the warehouse where Turkov (Maxence Mailfort) awakes and is nearly caught by Purdey(Joanna Lumley) and Gambit (Gareth Hunt) when they arrive by taxi.

   

12th May -
A few minor corrections sent in by Steve Winterbottom who live at location J1. "J1 is actually Shenleybury Cottages. It was where I lived. It was locally known as "the Square" but was really Shenleybury Cottages." Shenleybury Square is what it was called in the INSPECTOR MORSE paperwork from the Central production office.  Steve also went on to say that he watched the filming of TO THE DEVIL A DAUGHTER. at J2: Shenleybury Church.

7th May - Paul Stroud has sent in a nice selection of finds from Barcelona, Spain. for THE BARON episode Time To Kill. Paul has also added some links to the  Kino Library on Youtube which contans a film archiive including nice copies of World Backgrounds favourites.

THE BARON: Time To Kill (Jeremy Summers: May 1966)

Plaça del Portal de la Pau Episode title

   

Avinguda DiagonalStarring...

   

Looking along Passeig de Gràcia fron the junction with Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes - Screenplay... (see Kino Library on Youtube)

   

Hotel Presidente, Avinguda DiagonalMannering's hotel (see Kino Library on YouTube)

   

Carrer de MuntanerTaxi is being driven to the Hotel Presidente and stops outside the main door.

   

7
th May - Another unexpected find by Geoff Dodd, a sequence we didn't even have down as an unknown.

THE ADVENTURER: Nearly the end of the Picture.(Cyril Frankel: )
Clipstone Street, W1 - After a meeting with Mr Parlmiter in the Post Office Tower restaurant, Gene Bradley (Gene Barry) is followed by Alex (Milton Johns).



THE ADVENTURER: Nearly the end of the Picture.(Cyril Frankel: )
Great Titchfield Street, W1 - After a meeting with Mr Parlmiter in the Post Office Tower restaurant, Gene Bradley (Gene Barry) is followed by Alex (Milton Johns). Bradley realises he is being followed at deliberately stops to buy a newspaper.



THE ADVENTURER: Nearly the end of the Picture.(Cyril Frankel: )
Tottenham Court Road, Howland Street, W1 - Gene Bradley leaves the the Post Office Tower after a meeting with Mr Parlmiter.



29th April - Alan Field

STRANGE REPORT: 7931 Sniper: 'When is your cousin not?' (Daniel Petrie: September/October 1968)
Aylesbury - "Lublin" is Aylesbury, and the building is (one of) the offices of Buckinghamshire County Council, Walton Street, Aylesbury.

 


23
rd April - Geoff Socket - some more great finds from France! Not may left to find on LS69.

THE NEW AVENGERS: K is for Kill Part 2 - Tiger by the Tail ()

D44, Chauvry, Île-de-France -

 

Gencel, Boutet and Caudroy (redeveloped), Pirogues de Bercy St, Paris, Île-de-France - the warehouse where Turkov awakes and is nearly caught by Purdey and Gambit.



rue de Montubois, Béthemont-la-Forêt, Île-de-France, France - Steed races back to the church when Gambit calls on his radio. Steed drives by this village

 

15
th April - Geoff Socket - some great finds from France.

THE NEW AVENGERS: K is for Kill Part 1 - The Tiger Awakes

Blaincourt lès Précy -

rue de la Mairie

 

 

rue des Sablons

 

Baillet en France

 

 

 

THE PROTECTORS: One and One Make One (Don Chaffey: Summer 1971)
Mairie de Marly-le-Roi, Marly-le-Roi, Île-de-France - The clinic where Paul is taken – Yanos (Antony Stamboulie) drives Harry (Robert Vaughn) and The Contessa (Nyree Dawn Porter) in an ambulance to see Paul at the clinic. Later Paul and Harry are able to carry out Bennet on a stretcher and escape in the ambulance.


 


13th April - Peirre Alfonsi -  Positve identification of Silvretta Hochalpenstraße from THE SAINT: The Death Game This hotel has been replaced by a new structure.

 

12th April - Geoff Sockett -  THE NEW AVENGERS: K is for Kill Part 2 - Tiger by the Tail ()
rue Béthemont, Taverny, Île-de-France

https://www.google.fr/maps/@49.042867,2.23136,3a,60y,308.49h,86.59t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sWaj0advZST04quOohbCJEg!2e0

 

"Notre Dame de l'Assomption" in Taverny

     

1st AprilJonathan Gibbs

A great set of locations from JASON KING: Variation on a Theme identified and photographed by Jonathan Gibbs, March 2013

Karlsplatz U-Bahn Station, Vienna, Austria

   

Hotel Bristol, Kärnterstrass

 

 Kärntner Straße, Vienna

 

 

Opernring, Vienna, Austria

 

Opernring, Vienna, Austria

 

5th March
- Pierre Alfonsi

THE PERSUADERS!: Five Miles To Midnight (Val Guest: 1970)
58 Vicolo Dè Cinque, Trastevere, Rome -



15th February - Geoff Dodd has put a lot of time into finding this ellusiive location.

THE BARON: Something for a Rainy Day (Cyril Frankel: November 1965)

Q34: Brockley Hill Farm, Brockley Hill - I'm warming to this one a bit more after that. When Cordelia leaves the hut you can see there are 2 pylons in the distance parallel with the wide open space which correspond with the ones that follow the line of the A41 and the M1 by the junction with Elstree Road and the Lismarrane Industrial Estate:

     

 
11th FebruaryPaul Stroud

GIDEON'S WAY: State Visit ()

Station Road, Harrow (39:46)

A policeman has just been handed a picture of Fischer from a patrol car. On the corner with St John's Rd.
 

 


THE BARON: Diplomatic Immunity ()
3, Route de Florissant, Geneva, Switzerland (22:30) - Mannering attends a cocktail party at the British Embassy in Pamaranea.
(Spotted by Paul Stroud, February 2015)


January 1stGeoff Dodd

JASON KING: A Deadly Line in Digits (Jeremy Summers, 1971)
11 Victoria Street, St. Albans -



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