Cat no. 226486

British Cinema History Research Project Oral Histories: Tilly Day (continuity)

c.1988

Tilly Day (1903 - 1994)

1917 - Starts at Walthamstow Studios
1920s - Various studios, including Stoll at Cricklewood
1930s - Numerous George King productions
1939 - 'Arsenal Stadium Mystery'
1940s - Joint ATS during the War
1950s-60s - Numerous productions for Rank, Hammer, etc.
1975 - Last film, 'One of Our Dinosaurs is Missing'

NB. During her career, Tilly Day worked on over 300 British films. This interview, conducted by Alan Lawson and Sid Cole, extends over two sessions - in the first session she speaks more qualitatively about her life and work, in the second session she is looking through photographs identifying various cast and crew members on different productions. Many of the stories told in the second session repeat material from the first session. Day is 84 years old at the time of this interview, and although she is alert and lively, she is liable to repetition.

(Lawrence Napper, BCHRP)