An Autobiography in Photography.
With John Mills, the great British film actor, we are familiar. John Mills, the song-and-dance man is known to all. But Sir John, the photographer?
Sir John may have made his first movie in 1932 but he has an archive of photographs that goes back even further. Nearly eight decades of the last century are contained in one of the most remarkable personal collections of photography ever assembled.
Sir John Mills's history is practically the history of British film and theatre in the twentieth century. From the early days of talkies right up to the present day, John Mills has been at he heart of British cinema and theatre, the intimate friend of Laurence Olivier, Noel Coward, Errol Flynn, Richard Attenborough, the list goes on.
Throughout his extraordinary career he has been clicking his beloved Leica. More than seven thousand photographs and transparencies present a unique chronicle of a unique man and a unique family. 'Still Memories' is the extraordinary record of a man's life and his career during the golden age of cinema and theatre. All of this made all the more poignant due to the near total loss of his eyesight in the last two years.