Chris Challis

Artful Eyes Clapperboard / Chris Challis Artful Eyes Clapperboard / Chris Challis Chris Challis was born in 1919 and was keen on films from an early age. He was educated privately at King’s College in Wimbledon, London. As a schoolboy he was very interested in stills photography, writes David A Ellis.   His father was … Read more

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Wolfgang Suschitzky

Hungry like the Wolf Clapperboard  / Wolfgang Suschitzky Hungry like the Wolf Clapperboard  / Wolfgang Suschitzky Legendary photographer and cinematographer Wolfgang Suschitzky, known as Wolf or Su, was born in Vienna in August 1912. His father Wilhelm and his uncle Philipp opened the first socialist bookshop in Vienna. Later, the pair set up the publishing … Read more

Freddie Francis

Artistic Eye Clapperboard / Freddie Francis Artistic Eye Clapperboard / Freddie Francis The late Frederick (Freddie) William Francis was born in Islington, North London in March 1917. After leaving school he went to a technical college to study engineering. Whilst there he wrote an essay on film and was given the chance to visit the … Read more