Behind the scenes photograph from filming of 'A Matter of Life and Death'

Made:
1934-03-13
maker:
The Archers

Daily Herald Archive/Science Museum Group/SSPL
© Mirrorpix

Daily Herald Archive/Science Museum Group/SSPL
© Mirrorpix

Behind the scenes photograph from 'A Matter of Life and Death' (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, 1946). Image shows the construction of the escalator (named Ethel) used in the famous scene where David Niven's character is called up to Heaven but fights to stay on Earth. Caption on back reads: 'Ethel from beneath - it took over eight days to erect her on a studio floor under-pinned to support her eighty-five tons'.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1983-5236/11224
Materials:
ink and paper (fibre product)
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Daily Herald Archive at National Science and Media Museum