Today’s Hooting Yard Advent Calendar picture shows the graveyard of ships marooned in the Sargasso Sea from The Lost Continent (Michael Carreras, 1968), based on the novel Uncharted Seas by Dennis Wheatley (1938). Featuring giant crab monsters, killer seaweed, and a colony of ultra Roman Catholic descendants of Spanish conquistadors.
And Dana Gillespie. Featuring, in other words, everything a chap could wish for on his winter break cruise. I haven’t seen that one in ages. It used to be a BBC2 late night favourite for some reason.
Dana Gillespie indeed, or Richenda Antoinette de Winterstein Gillespie, daughter of the Austrian radiologist Baron de Winterstein Gillespie, as perhaps she ought to be better known. Who can forget “Weren’t Born A Man”, her 1973 LP produced by David Bowie and Mick Ronson?
Indeed indeed Mr Key who can forget? Hard as I try…