The Last of the Blonde Bombshells


1h 20m 2000

Brief Synopsis

After the death of her husband, Elizabeth realizes for the first time that, after 50 years of a conventional marriage and a safe, respectable life, the only time she felt truly alive was when she was a teenager, playing in an (almost) all-girl band as London was being bombed during the darkest hours

Film Details

Also Known As
Last of the Blonde Bombshells
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Location
London, England, United Kingdom; Hastings, England, United Kingdom; Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 20m

Synopsis

After the death of her husband, Elizabeth realizes for the first time that, after 50 years of a conventional marriage and a safe, respectable life, the only time she felt truly alive was when she was a teenager, playing in an (almost) all-girl band as London was being bombed during the darkest hours of World War II. To recreate the happiest era of her life, she organizes a reunion of the Blonde Bombshells. Scouring England and beyond for her former bandmates, she finds herself falling under the spell of the band's drummer, Patrick, who shares her joy for music and life. Bandmates include: Betty, the tough-talking piano player; Evelyn, the alto saxophonist, who served jail time for shoplifting; Annie, the trombonist, who now fronts a Salvation Army band; Gwen, the vocalist, who's still singing in a jazz quartet; Dinah, the hard-drinking trumpet player, who married well and lives in a Scottish castle; and Madeline, the double-bass player who moved to France years ago.

Crew

Brian Agar

Driver

Su Armstrong

Producer

Joss Barratt

Photography

Analisa Barreto

Coproducer

Keith Batten

Boom Operator

Bob Beaton

Driver

Charlotte Bellamy

Casting Associate

Steven Bennett

Driver

Kate Benton

Hair

Kate Benton

Makeup Artist

Beverly Binda

Makeup Artist

Beverly Binda

Hair

Sean Board

Props

Rob Bourne

Wardrobe

Pierre Boussaguet

Advisor

Paul Bridge

Advisor

Keith Bryant

Liaison

Jayne Buxton

Hair

Jayne Buxton

Makeup Artist

Di Carling

Casting

Laurent Cordier

Matte Painter

Mark Costick

Driver

David Creed

Carpenter

Alistair Crocker

Sound Recordist

David Daniels

Assistant Director

John Dankworth

Music Arranger

Julie Dartnell

Hair

Julie Dartnell

Makeup Artist

Keith Devlin

Visual Effects

Pia Di Ciaula

Editor

Milly Donaghy

Camera Trainee

Barry Dupille

Property Master

Roger Edwards

Props

Steven Edwicker

Production Accountant

John Falcini

Sound Recordist

Anthony Faust

Foley Editor

Gerry Floyd

Driver

Simon Fraser

Production Coordinator

David Fyson

Other

John Galpin

Props

Steve Garrad

Visual Effects

Alex Garrett

Music

Pat Garrett

Grip

Chris George

3-D Animator

Chris Gibbons

Visual Effects

Tracey Gibbons

Post-Production Supervisor

Robert Gould

Props

Richard Greatrex

Director Of Photography

Dave Green

Advisor

Marvin Hall

Consultant

Barbara Hampshire

Stand-In

Max Harris

Music Arranger

Dan Harrod

Visual Effects

Jimmy Hastings

Music

Zane Hayward

Sound Editor

Stefan Henrix

Dialogue Editor

Mike Higham

Music Editor

Barney Hughes

Assistant Director

Jeremy Jacobs

Driver

Chris John

Driver

Gareth John

Sound

John E Keane

Music

Andy Kennedy

Adr Editor

Skip Kimball

Color

Andrea King

Foley Artist

Richard Law

Rigging Grip

Lee Lighting

Lighting

David Lloyd

Driver

Kate Lloyd-spencer

Art Director

Adrian Macintosh

Advisor

Carla Mackinnon

Assistant

Fiona Mccann

Costumes

Catriona Mckail

Art Assistant

Janine Modder

Photography

Barrie More

Best Boy

Richard Morrison

Titles

Shirley Nevin

Assistant Costume Designer

Jay Jay Odeora

Other

Pete Oldroyd

Visual Effects

Tony Osbourne

On-Line Editor

Andy Ouested

Consultant

Andy Panyani

Music

Cherry Parker

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Chris Parker

Makeup

Michael Pickwoad

Production Designer

Alan Plater

Screenplay

Nick Powell

Stunts

Steve Price

Sound

Mike Prudence

Consultant

Roger Reid

Consultant

Brian Reilly

Other

Adam Richards

Location Manager

Megan Roberts

Production Assistant

Ed Rutherford

Other

Quinney Sacks

Choreographer

Ralph Salmins

Advisor

Ron Schillingford

Music

Olive Segre

Titles

Matthew Sharp

Assistant Director

Nicola Short

Office Runner

Alex Mein Smith

Other

Peter Stenning

Unit Production Manager

Jack Stew

Foley Artist

Emily Stillman

Production Assistant

Kathy Stobart

Music

Peter Strange

Other

Frances Tempest

Costume Designer

Faith Thomas

Costumes

Claire Toyey

Unit Manager

John Triplett

Stand-In

Niki Wakefield

Other

David Walter

Rerecording Assistant

Peter Waygood

Music Supervisor

Kathy Wenning

Creative Consultant

Liz West

Script Supervisor

Lisa Westcott

Hairdresser

Lisa Westcott

Makeup

Jimmy Wilson

Gaffer

Aad Wirtz

Sound Recordist

Jason Woodall

Camera

Simon Wright

Executive Producer

Danny Young

Electrician

Film Details

Also Known As
Last of the Blonde Bombshells
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Location
London, England, United Kingdom; Hastings, England, United Kingdom; Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 20m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States August 26, 2000

Released in United States on Video September 4, 2001

Began shooting November 1, 1999.

Completed shooting December 11, 1999.

Released in United States August 26, 2000

Released in United States on Video September 4, 2001