The photographs released to the press were labelled as follows:
WMP Portrait Black and White labelled from 1 to 65
WMS Black and White Scene Stills labelled from 1 to 117
WMX Black and White Publicity Stills labelled from 1 to 23
WMSC Colour Scene Stills labelled from 1 to 116
WMCP Colour Portraits labelled from 1 to 16
WMCX Colour Publicity Stills labelled from 1 to 20. Numbers 2,13,14,15 and 16 were cancelled. Number 1 was IAN CAMPBELL (OAK). Numbers 3 to 9 was the wicker man effigy. 10,11 and 12 was BRITT EKLAND (WILLOW). 17 to 20 was EDWARD WOODWARD (HOWIE). This may suggest that 13 to 16 were CHRISTOPHER LEE...
Typically these labels appeared on the bottom right or left of the photograph with a number (eg WMP 12) and had an official accompanying caption. (eg WMS 76 Police Sergeant Neil Howie (EDWARD WOODWARD) investigating the disappearance of a child on Summerisle)
WMP = Publicity or portrait shots by John Brown. May or may not have been filmed.
wmp 1 - woman villager in mask
wmp 2 - man villager in mask
wmp 3 - woman villager in mask
wmp 4 - deer and fish masked villagers by wall. "Two men villagers wearing their fertility ritual masks in THE WICKER MAN."
wmp 6 - Gravekeeper with natal string. "AUBREY MORRIS as The Old Gardener/ Gravedigger in THEWICKER MAN."
wmp 7 - AUBREY MORRIS
wmp 8 - AUBREY MORRIS
wmp 9 - RUSSELL WATERS
wmp 10 - IAN CAMPBELL
wmp 11 - Oak in hobby outfit "IAN CAMPBELL as 'Oak' (Alistair the Giant) in THE WICKER MAN"
wmp 13-21 INGRID PITT
wmp 16 - Ingrid profile on cliffs
wmp 20 - Librarian in front of books. "INGRID PITT as she appears as The Librarian in THE WICKER MAN."
wmp 21- 31 DIANE CILENTO
wmp 32-40 EDWARD WOODWARD
wmp 41-54 BRITT EKLAND
wmp 55- 64 CHRISTOPHER LEE
wmp 58? Christopher Lee smiling at an apple
wmp 62 Christopher Lee in kilt, arms crossed, (B&W)
wmp 60 Lord Summerisle at the piano. Official caption is: "CHRISTOPHER LEE as he appears as Lord Summerisle in THE WICKER MAN."
wmp 65 Lord Summerisle and Willow sitting on rock by the cliffs. Official caption is ... "CHRISTOPHER LEE as he appears as Lord Summerisle and BRITT EKLAND as she appears as Willow MacGregor in THE WICKER MAN."
WMS = Stills taken by John Brown of shots filmed. Could have been subsequently cut from the film.
wms 1 - Willow against pic on wall during dance. This is an image of an official Wicker Man press photograph. The label on it is WMS 1. WMS means it is Black and White Scene Still from the The Wicker Man (as opposed to a black and white 'portrait' or a 'publicity still' which have different labels). The official press caption for WMS 1 is "Willow MacGregor (BRITT EKLAND), the inn-keeper's daughter, presses her naked body against the wall of her bedroom. In the next room is Police Sergeant Neil Howie (EDWARD WOODWARD), who has arrived to investigate the disappearance of a child."
wms 2 Howie pressed up against picture in his room. "Police Sergeant Neil Howie (EDWARD WOODWARD) is drawn to the wall of the room of the inn in which he is staying while investigating the disappearance of a child. He is aware that Willow (BRITT EKLAND), the inn-keeper's daughter, is in the next room."
wms 3 (crossed off) 91 -"When Sergeant Howie (EDWARD WOODWARD) is shown his room at the inn, he finds two dolls on his bed whose position is suggestive, to say the least. He is conducting an investigation into the disappearance of a child"
wms 7 - fiancee looking at Howie in church. "A devout churchman, Police Sergeant Neil Howie (EDWARD WOODWARD) attends Sunday service with his fiancée (ALISON HUGHES)."
wms 8 - maypole dance. "On Surnmerisle, children are taught that the maypole is a phallic symbol. Police Sergeant Neil Howie (EDWARD WOODWARD) is astonished to hear the boys singing a bawdy song as they dance round it."
wms 9 "In the course of his investigations into the disappearance of a child, Police Sergeant Neil Howie (EDWARD WOODWARD) visits the school and finds the girls' class presided over by Miss Rose (DIANE CILENTO"
wms 14 - Miss Rose with chalice on bear skin rug
wms 17 - Howie looking at burning Hand of Glory. "Waking from a deep sleep after many hours of exhausting enquiries about a missing child, Police Sergeant Neil Howie (EDWARD WOODWARD) is alarmed to see a flaming hand by his bedside, He later learns that it is the local cure for insomnia!"
wms 22 - miss rose and ls swinging arms at burning w/ crowd behind them. Official caption for WMS 22 is "The climax of the May Day festivities on the island Summerisle. In the foreground, Willow MacGregor (BRITT EKLAND), the innkeeper's daughter, Miss Rose (DIANE CILENTO),the schoolmistress, and Lord Summerisle (CHRISTOPHER LEE)."
wms 27 - women coming after Howie w/ tongs (slapsticks)
wms 27 crossed off, wmp 58 added - c/u Lord Summerisle smiling at apple
wms 28 - women snapping tongs at Howie (Punch)
wms 29 - women running to snap tongs at Howie (Punch)
wms 33 - procession showing antler dancers and band
wms 34 - LS in sword lock from above
wms 41 (crossed off) 84 - Howie and McTaggert by Jesus Saves on wall
wms 45 In the courtyard, LS doing a jig behind Oak in the hobby horse. (Ash and one girl visible on the left.)
wms 50 - LS with ax on cart by sea
wms 52 (crossed off) 66? also 40 - procession w/ LS facing them
wms 60 - oak leading howie to wm
wms 63 (crossed off) 43 - Hobby being teased
wms (crossed off) 75 - breastfeeding woman with egg
(wms 91 crossed off) 70 - Howie and Rowan after cave
wms 71 - Willow holding on to Howie at cliffs
wms 73 (crossed off) 26 - procession, Howie and Miss Rose leading
wms 74(something else crossed off) Howie making cross out of apple crate in ruined church, with mother and child in the background
wms 75 (something else crossed off) Nursing mother with egg
wms 76 (crossed off 23) Howie peering into courtyard. "Police Sergeant Neil Howie (EDWARD WOODWARD) investigating the disappearance of a child on Summerisle."
wms 77 - howie holding harvest pic out of developer in darkroom
wms 78 Howie with Myrtle painting
wms 84 McTaggart and Howie looking at the jesus Saves graffiti. "Although a devout Christian, Police Sergeant Neil Howie (EDWARD WOODWARD) does not approve of defacing public property even with highly moral slogans. He orders P.C. McTaggart (JOHN HALLAM) to "clean it off".
wms 89 - fire dance with miss rose in middle
wms 91 - far shot of Howie in plane. WMS 91 Police Sergeant Neil Howie (EDWARD WOODWARD) arrives on Summerisle to investigate the disappearance of a child.
wms 94 - rowan portrait in hole (= wmp 5 also)
wms 96 The WIcker Man with sun shining through it, the cast below, shot from behind it. Official caption is "The awesome statue of the wicker man, the focal point of the May Day fertility rites practised on Summerisle."
wms108 - Oak dancing with Willow (publicity shot later printed out) "The inn on Summerisle. Alistair the Giant (IAN CAMPBELL) dances a jig with the inn-keeper's daughter, Willow MacGregor (BRITT EKLAND)."
wms 112? picture of Ingrid nude in bath, looking up, breasts exposed, hands on collarbone. (NSFW, image hosted elsewhere.)
wms 116 Miss Rose wearing a diaphanous gown, fire in front of her, stones behind her. "When taking part in Summerisle's May Day fertility rites, Miss Rose, the schoolteacher (DIANE CILENTO), becomes quite a different person."
wms 117 c/u of girls and Miss Rose at fire dance
wms 138 (crossed off) 80 - LS in front of fertility goddess statue/rocks in greenhouse
wms 169 (crossed off) 110 - Howie and gravekeeper standing over grave
wmx 5 - Howie in plane w/ Robin Hardy in boat holding on line (description is similar to wmx 2/3 above...)
wmx 6 - Hardy, crew, EW and harbor master in boats Behind the scenes pic. "Director ROBIN HARDY lines up a shot with EDWARD WOODWARD during location filming of THE WICKER MAN at Plockton Harbour, Scotland,"
wmx 11- cherry picker w/ smoker on wm. "Director ROBIN HARDY shoots a scene inside the wicker man during location work on Burgh Head, Scotland."
wmx 12 - long shot of wm w/ vehicles around it " Shooting scenes from THE WICKER MAN during location filming on Burgh Head, Scotland."
wmx 12 (or 11) man holding umbrella for Lord Summerisle and Willow on the cliffs.
wmx? 16 - LS c/u from behind tree
WMX 20 "A mobile studio facilities van in Scotland for the location filming of THE WICKER MAN at Logan Gardens, Port Logan, Scotland."
wmx 1? -
wmx? 5? - Howie in plane with boom mic and crew
wmx 45 crossed off, wms 112 added. See wms 112? above.
wmx?156? - Howie and WIllow in pub (publicity shot later printed out)
wmsc? 23 - Howie and LS walking in garden
wmsc 23 (b&w) Howie and Lord Summerisle walking in garden
wmsc 109 Howie holding wooden cross with girl with egg behind him. "Appalled by his discoveries on the Isle of Summerisle, the devoutly Christian Police Sergeant Neil Howie (EDWARD WOODWARD) improvises a protective cross. The village girl feeding her baby is unimpressed."
Others with problems identifying them
wm? - howie at blackboard with miss rose on left
wm? 9 - portrait of windswept Rowan
wms? - Miss Rose in the middle of the fire dance
wm? 44? - LS, procession, Howie
wm - 26A Ingrid in sword lock
? 22 LS in sword lock
? 60 - Howie long shot in garden
? - LS long shot in garden
Howie in hairdresser’s
howie getting out of boat with crewman still in (publicity shot later printed out)
LS, WIllow and Howie at cliffs
Hardy and crew in boat
Howie and LS entering dining room
Howie in bed w/ Willow standing next to him (publicity shot later printed out)
Howie, hobby, LS in procession