Whilst the Museum is closed and our collections unable to be seen by visitors, we have created a weekly virtual museum with an Object of the Week feature from our collections.
Object of the Week : P is for Phoenix and Paul Welsh
In the Museum’s collection is this painting of a Phoenix, which hung in the foyer of Elstree Studios.
The Phoenix rising from the ashes logo was adopted to symbolise the Save Our Studios campaign’s success at putting Elstree Studio back on the map. This photo of Paul Welsh, Chair of the Studio at the time, was taken in 1996 when the Studio reopened. It shows Paul with actress Ingrid Pitt; best remembered as a Hammer films icon and for appearing in Where Eagles Dare, which was made at MGM in Borehamwood.