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Chronology

Mostly from Brown’s book with some updates. There were a couple of times that I couldn’t figure out what dates he was talking about… Locations in parenthesis are where the scenes were shot though Brown doesn't specifically mention them. Note that many locations are not accounted for.

See also Call Sheets

See also Newspaper Listings. (Many duplications here. That list is more complete.)

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Early 1972

Shaffer, Snell, Lee decided to find a new project after being involved with David Pinner’s Ritual

Script ready


July '72

Snell starts at British Lion

showreel produced. (orchards, pregnant women, phallic topiary)

Giovanni brought on board


Late summer

Ok’d by studio to proceed


August '72

31 - Flannery first contacted by Hardy


September '72

Early September - Flannery returns to Shepperton to plan out the production, Casting is done, Technical crew assembled

4 - Flannery met with Hardy

5 - Flannery signed contract

6 - location scouting begins (Hardy, Flannery and Ted Morley - production manager), took 6 weeks (CF) Originally, the plan was to shoot further north using Skye and the Higlands but it was getting late in the year.

7 - the three go to St Ninian’s cave, spend the night at Lochinch castle

9 - visit Kircudbright

10 - look for a good beach

27 - Stuart Hopps shows the boys how to do the May Pole dance (and on 10/5)

30 -  Galloway Gazette announces casting call


October '72

1 - 3 - Jake Wright goes to Dumfries and Galloway

3 - Stranraer Council approves filming.

4 - Director and “principal” actors arrive in Galloway. Hardy, Lee and Woodward visit Culzean Castle.

5  - Stuart Hopps shows the boys how to do the May Pole dance (and on 9/27)

8 -  construction of stones begins (took 6 days - 10/14)

9 - Shooting begins in Plockton with the harbor master scenes and the inspection of the ship (Called the schooner Summerisle)

10 - continues with the above scenes.

11 - Howie’s house searching filmed

12 - day off

13 - Culzean shoot starts, arriving at Holly Grimmond’s and returning to Green Man were shot

(3 scenes showing his journey there and back which include the Boobrie Bird and scene with topiary NOT filmed.) Shots of Lee and Woodward walking (not the apple dialogue) and Howie’s arrival by pony and trap. Dining room scene shot.  Brown - search upstairs at May Morrison’s house shot.

14  - auditions for local cast, King St. (Douglas House). Main crew rested while Logan Gardens was prepared. Peter Allwork 2nd unit crew shooting aerials of Scottish Highlands used for credits. Shaffer rewrite of script.

Rehearsals at Drummore school. 12 girls with Stuart Hopps and Paul Giovanni. Trees sent to Logan garden too! (Fintan)

15 - Logan Gardens: The “We carry death…” baby was supposed to be floating down a dyke but due to a drought, pumps had to be brought in. This scene was shot but not used. (Doesn't appear in Shaffer script.) Apple dialogue scene shot. Construction of the wicker man starts in Burrowhead.

Not sure that the carrying doll scene was shot on this date... if at all. The raunchy snail scene was shot on this day... (Fintan)

16-18 - Lochinch: Howie’s cycling scenes to and from Mrs Grimmonds cut, indoor castle scenes shot

17 - Lord Summerisle with Miss Rose and Howie brings hare… (Lochinch, night)

18 - Courtyard before the parade. Procession (Lochinch). Shaffer rewrite of script.

19 - (Lochinch) Howie rides past the stones during fire dance, long distance shots from castle, then ‘chop chop’scene. At beach near St Ninians' cave: offering the goddess of the sea and Howie sees Rowan. first unit goes to Stranaer: close-ups of Howie being rowed to and from seaplane (not used but have a pic of this). encounter with McTaggert, nighttime police car ride (shot indoors, not at night unless they mean the exterior shots...),postman bicycling scene. Kirkcudbright - mainland prostitute scene (shot that night). Peter Allwork shot scenes of seaplane taking off and landing at nearby Loch Ryan. Shaffer rewrite of script. 

20 - Closing the mainland pub scene (Kirkcudbright)

21 - Rest day except for Lee, Rowan and Lesley Mackie and some extras. Harvest festival pics and darkroom pics shot - Harvest Festival shots were taken at Anwoth. It snowed... (See Kathryn Soriani's experience with this.)

22 - Anwoth: Shaffer appears on set, (cast and crew in Plockton home movies of bar footage shot then!), Shaffer comforts Woodward… (Snowed?)

The filming was actually at Lochinch in the Great Hall on this day... not Anworth (Fintan)

24 - Entire cast except for Myrtle and Daisy at Burrowhead for 3 day shoot. 5 scenes. 142 - 147

Still processing today and filming at the stones. The Burrowhead filming starts on Wednesday which is day 15 of the shoot... (Fintan)

25 - scene from when Rowan and Howie come out of cave to end, studio men (American bond co?) try to wrap the film, burn #1 in hero man.

26 - Burn #2 close-ups in shorter man. head falling over shot. Shaffer rewrite of script.

27? - Pick-up shots for procession to the beach, Woodward not included (A “double” was Punch) (near St Ninian's cave)

 It rained nearly all day on Friday October 27th so they filmed at the library in Whithorn. There could be no filming the next day {on Saturday} because that was everyone's day off... (Fintan)

28 - Rest day for cast and crew

29 - Beach shots (near St Ninian's cave)

30 - Howie meets “librarian” scene and reading in library (Whithorn)

Filming continued on Burrowhead on October 30th not in the library. (Fintan)

31 - Anwoth: schoolhouse, ruined church, grave keeper and nighttime grave shots. (Snowed?)

Exterior shooting of the maypole dance and the chat between Howie and Miss Rose. No graveyard sequences shot on Halloween! (Fintan)

November '72

Britt Ekland discovers she is pregnant.


1 - Gatehouse of Fleet: chemists, exterior shots of Ash and Willow and Lord Summerisle (Whithorn)

2 - Exteriors and interiors of May Morrison’s (Kirkcudbright), Lord Summerisle’s Whitman speech (Whithorn)

Int and ext school and ext churchyard and then to the old church. (Fintan)

3 - Willow’s dance filmed (Whithorn), butcher and fishmonger scenes (after Willow’s dance so it wasn’t evening?) (Whithorn?)

4 - Rest day

(5 & 6) interiors of May Morrison’s?

5 - Anwoth: Miss Rose, schoolgirls and gravekeeper - retakes! (Newton Stewart darkroom on standby)

6 - Shaffer rewrite of script.

7 - Shaffer rewrite of script.

7 - 10  - Creetown: Green Man interior sequences, bakery interior shot.

Filming the burning of the wicker man at Burrow Head (Fintan)

12 - Gatehouse of Fleet: Howie and Willow outside pub, Howie and Gillie (shot but deleted), nighttime shots of Green Man exterior.

13 — Lord Summerisle speech history of island speech shot in Threave but deleted (crew spent 4 days dressing set)

15 - Interiors of Howies room (Whithorn)

Ellengowan hotel and Anworth church graveyard (Fintan)

17 - Greyfriars church interior (Kirkcudbright)

18 - Rest day, bridge scene actor “signed up” in Kirkcudbright

19 - Kirkcubright: Bridge scene shot called off. Howie pursues hobby horse, funeral parlor, police station, 

24  - Wrap (40 days, 40 nights). Two extra days used for various cover shots. Party at the Cally Hotel (Cally Palace?)

Brown later says mainland pub and prostitute scenes were shot between 10/12  and 24… (pg 427) and were definitely in Steam Packet Inn in Kirkcudbright (owner paid, etc)

Filming finished at 4pm on Saturday November 25th Most of the stars had already left in the previous days. Shooting had over run by 4 days.... Sadly the shoot for The Wicker Man didn't last a biblical "40 days and 40 nights". The shoot was estimated to be a very tight 40 days of filming but ran over by 4 extra days, so today was the second last day of filming i.e. day 43 of 44. (Fintan)

25 - cast and crew return to London (says 10/25 in book…)

Orgy and cave sequences shot later, (Wookey Hole, England)

1973

The official soundtrack album, recorded, but not released, in 1973. (Summerisle Films, ℗1973, All selections © 1973 British Lion Music Ltd.) 

January '73

Deely and Spikings join British Lion as previous management is bought out by the banker J H Vavasseur.

February 18, '73

Editing/post production started at Shepperton. (Took 3 months)

Ernie Shepherd totals the cost: 448, 300 pounds, not including editing.

March '73

(end of month) Snell told he would be replaced. "Hardy, Snell, everyone connected with the film's production, were locked out from the studio."

April 16, '73

 An internal memo from Film Finances’ accountant Richard Soames to their Managing Director Bernard Smith of 16 April 1973 shows an invoice had been presented from Shepperton Studios (no. 20177) for ‘re-editing after editing completed’ to the tune of £620 (Boyd-Perkins was on a rate of £160 per day) - (Justin Smith, Calculated Risks: Film Finances and British Independents in the 1970s)

(April 28, '73, Saturday, day 1 of the movie. (Director's cut))

(April 29, '73, Sunday, day 2 of the movie) 

(April 30, '73, Monday, day 3 of the movie) 

(May Day, '73, Tuesday, day 4 of the movie) 


May 10–25, '73 

WM statue (a spare one leftover) put up at Cannes Film Festival, on the Croisette. Film had entered the Marché (non-competitive) section. British Lion rep there handing out brochures. (See postcard.) Corman sees the statue and asks to see the movie when it is done… (He was told it was incomplete). He gets a 16 mm copy later… (when?) (Stuart Byron says 2 102 minute versions were sent to him. Only one was returned later to Abraxis.) "From its screenings at Cannes, the film was sold to a number of foreign territories."


sometime after this:

Eric Boyd-Perkins cuts it down overnight using the list of changes Corman wanted, taking 15 minutes out, leaving us with the “theatrical version.” (Trailer has an excerpt of Dr Ewan’s speech and “far-out” Giovanni music that wasn’t in Hardy’s cut… http://youtu.be/21gb49H-Uo4)

August '73- Snell joins the Stigwood Organization

September '73 - Cutting and Continuity script published, 192 pages

 October '73 - Don't Look Now is a big success.


November '73

Film still not released. Lee sees 102 minute version for the first time "in a private cinema in the basement of British Lion." Broadwick House, Broadwick St, London.


Late 1973

Released but had X rating. (When would it have gone on tv?)

Trade, press and test screenings.

December '73

3 - trade screening

6 - Opens for test screenings at the Metropole Cinema in Victoria, London with Don't Look Now as a double bill. Don't Look Now played for about a week or two earlier without being a double bill right before this at the Leicester Square Theater.  (Time Out, Nov 30 - Dec 6, 1973)

Test screenings at Metropole Cinema in Victoria, London sometime between 12/9 and 12/15.

Mid December '73

Gets bad reviews. Lee calls up film critics he knew and offers to pay for their seats to get them to review it.

14 - Financial Times review (from Metropole Victoria showing, see Brown book)

15 - Financial Times and CinemaTV Today (a trade periodical) reviews

16 - Time Out, London Times, Sunday Telegraph and Sunday Times reviews (See Brown’s book for Sunday Times Dilys Powell review)

23 - Sunday Telegraph? review. (See Brown’s book for Sunday Telegraph review)

28 - Daily Telegraph review (See Brown’s book)


1974

Unknown date for Odeon Worthing (UK) Possibly 1973 but unlikely.

Early 1974 - Screened for US distributors.


January '74

Monthly Film Bulletin review. (See Brown’s book) National General Pictures goes bankrupt. Warner Brothers takes over.

9 - Edinburgh Evening News review

13 - A ”premiere” shown at the Regal Cinema, Stranraer and the Cinema, Newton Stewart.

19 - plays at the Birmingham Odeon Queensway Cinema at 11.30pm. Also the Curzon Cinema, Eastbourne. Also the Sports Argus newspaper lists a showing in West Midlands, DLN

21 - Official opening at the Odeon Haymarket, London, as double bill with Don’t Look Now. (a poster for the run.)

26 - Odeon Queensway Cinema, Birmingham


February '74

2 - Odeon Queensway Cinema

3 - Classic Colindale & Classic Leyton, DLN, Rex, Wimslow, DLN

7 - Official opening, London Odeon?

9 - Odeon Queensway Cinema, Sports Argus newspaper lists one, DLN, Odeon Haymarket, DLN

11 - Odeon Haymarket, DLN

12 - Odeon Haymarket, DLN

14 - Odeon Haymarket, DLN

15 - Coventry

17 - Odeon Haymarket, DLN

18 - Odeon Haymarket, DLN

19 - Odeon Haymarket, DLN

20 - Odeon Queensway Cinema, Birmingham Daily Post lists one, DLN?, Odeon Haymarket, DLN

21 - Coventry, Odeon Haymarket, DLN

22 - Coventry

23 - Odeon Queensway Cinema

24 - Odeon Haymarket, DLN

25 - Coventry Odeon DLN

26 - Coventry, DLN

28 - Coventry DLN, London Evening News review (See Brown's book)

Movie was pretty much done showing in theaters. (Tamworth UK ticket stub.)

March '74

1 - Odeon Haymarket, DLN

2 - Coventry, DLN, Odeon (Carry On Girls as well), Odeon Haymarket, DLN

3 - Odeon Haymarket, DLN

4 - Birmingham, DLN, Coventry, DLN, Granada?, Rex, Wimslow, DLN

5 - Birmingham, DLN, Coventry, DLN, Rex Wimslow, DLN

6 - Birmingham, DLN, Rex, Wilmslow, DLN

7 - Coventry, DLN, Granada?, DLN, Rex Wimslow, DLN

8 - Birmingham, DLN, Rex Wimslow, DLN

9 - Coventry, DLN, Granada?, Birmingham, don’t see DKN in search results, Imperial?

10 - Odeon Haymarket, 2nd bill to DLN

11- Birmingham, possible DLN in search results

14 - Birmingham, DLN, Imperial?

15 - Birmingham, possible DLN

17- Odeon Haymarket, DLN, Classic Rendon Central, DLN w/ 6 altogether

24 - Odeon Haymarket, DLN


April '74

2 - Coventry Odeon

4 - Odeon Queensway Cinema, Coventry

5 - Odeon Queensway Cinema, Coventry, Banbury Films: Classic I (theater) DLN & TWM, Studio 9, Deansgate, DLN, late show

6 - Odeon Queensway Cinema, Coventry

7 - Odeon Queensway Cinema, Coventry

8 - Odeon Queensway Cinema, Coventry, Studio 9 Deansgate, DLN

9 - Odeon Queensway Cinema, Coventry, Studio 9 Deansgate, DLN

10 - Studio 9 Deansgate, DLN

11 - Odeon Queensway Cinema

13 - Studio 9, Deansgate, DLN, last day

14 - Odeon Queensway Cinema

15 - Odeon Queensway Cinema

30 - Grand Prix winner at the third Paris International Science-Fiction and Fantasy Film Festival

aka Grand Prize: 3rd Festival of Fantastic Films, Paris, 1974


May '74

3 - preview in Burbank, CA.

4 - Stockland Green?, Odeon Queensway Cinema, Odeon Sutton Coldfield - Birmingham, Sports Argus newspaper lists one, DLN, Stockland Green? Stockland Green Plaza, Birmingham Daily Post newspaper lists one, DLN

6 - Odeon Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham Daily Post newspaper lists one, DLN

7  - Odeon Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham Daily Post newspaper lists one, don’t see DLN in search results

 8  - Odeon Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham Daily Post newspaper lists one, DLN

9  - Odeon Sutton Coldfield, DLN, Birmingham Daily Post newspaper lists one, review by Alan Howard in The Hollywood Reporter

10  - Odeon Sutton Coldfield

11  - Odeon Sutton Coldfield, Sports Argus newspaper lists one, Don’t see DLN in search results, Birmingham Daily Post newspaper lists one, DLN

13  - Odeon Sutton Coldfield

14  - Odeon Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham Daily Post newspaper lists one,  DLN

15  - Odeon Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham Daily Post newspaper lists one, DLN, First review in the US in Variety. A good review. 97 minute time is erroneous. (See Brown’s book)

16  - Odeon Sutton Coldfield

17  - Odeon Sutton Coldfield

18  - Odeon Sutton Coldfield, Sports Argus newspaper lists one

Started playing in US. Over in a few weeks. (San Diego and Atlanta) Warner Brothers struck 24 prints of the 86 min version.

June '74

6 /19 - 7/4, State (Sydney, Australia), 2nd bill to Maid In Sweden

21 - Aaben Cinemas, Manchester, DLN, 2 shows

22 - Aaben Cinemas, Manchester, DLN

23 - Classics Hampstead, DLN

25 - review in Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), reviews Maid in Sweden and then TWM - “a wonderful film”, no child should be denied the sight (contesting the R rating)

26 - Aaben Cinemas, at Unit Four, Jackson Crescent, Hulmes, Manchester, DLN

27 - Aaben Cinemas, Manchester, DLN

28 - Aaben Cinemas, Manchester, DLN

29 - Aaben Cinemas, Manchester, DLN

July '74

7/19 - 8/74, Metro Twin Drive-In Chullora, top bill with On The Game (AUS)

20, one ad for  Odeon-Kings Suburban, field 1 (drive-in) top bill with On The Game (Sydney, AUS)

August '74

(all L.A., CA showings. Brown mentions the College Theater, also in San Diego.)

7 - El Cajon, Aero Dr. In - Wicker Man top bill with Frenzy, Oceanside, Crest -  Wicker Man top bill with Frenzy

8 - El Cajon, Aero Dr. In - Wicker Man top bill with Frenzy, Oceanside, Crest -  Wicker Man top bill with Frenzy, Parkway 3, 1286 Fletcher Parkway -  Wicker Man top bill with Frenzy

9 - El Cajon, Aero Dr. In - Wicker Man top bill with Frenzy, Oceanside, Crest -  Wicker Man top bill with Frenzy, Parkway 3, 1286 Fletcher Parkway -  Wicker Man top bill with Frenzy

10 - El Cajon, Aero Dr. In - Wicker Man top bill with Frenzy, Oceanside, Crest -  Wicker Man top bill with Frenzy, Parkway 3, 1286 Fletcher Parkway -  Wicker Man top bill with Frenzy

11 - El Cajon, Aero Dr. In - Wicker Man top bill with Frenzy, Oceanside, Crest -  Wicker Man top bill with Frenzy, Parkway 3, 1286 Fletcher Parkway -  Wicker Man top bill with Frenzy

13 - El Cajon, Aero Dr. In - Wicker Man top bill with Frenzy, Oceanside, Crest -  Wicker Man top bill with Frenzy

Film "shelved" by Warner Brothers.


1975

Giovanni tries to check for his royalties and gets nowhere. (See Cinefantastique.)

8/30 - Sydney, Australia, State theater, Late night, 2nd bill to “Stone” at 11:30 pm


1976

Spring

Hardy phones around to try to find out what has happened to his film. Abraxas wins bid to distribute it from Beachhead. (Abraxas had been in business for ~2&1/2 years by then.)

May '76

1 - Sydney, Australia, Cremore Orpheum,  2nd bill to Man From Hong Kong, 1:20, 7:20

2 - Sydney, Australia, Cremore Orpheum,  2nd bill to Man From Hong Kong, 5 pm

6 - Sydney, Australia, Cremore Orpheum, 2nd bill to Man From Hong Kong, 7:20 pm

7 - Sydney, Australia, Cremore Orpheum, 2nd bill to Man From Hong Kong, 7:20 pm “a mystery with a difference by the author of Slueth”

(8/26/76 story in The Evening Independent about Stirling Smith being bitten by rat in Orpheum Theater!)

September 7 - John Simon and Sterling Smith screen the film (theatrical version, 86 min) at the Robert E Lee Theater, New Orleans, just for themselves. (Hoping to distribute it.)

Ron Weinberg comes back to New Orleans and joins Abraxas. Had tentative deal from Beachhead. Buddy Brimberg joins at the same time.


1977

Abraxas (John Simon and Stirling Smith) get the rights from Beachhead  Properties and National General. Abraxas was left with only the 25 (short) prints, struck originally by National General, to work with. Hardy informs them a 102 minute version exists somewhere. Weinberg calls Corman…`They are attempting now to make a third generation negative from the Corman print, which was nearly virgin having been run only a few times, and re-cut the missing sections back into the film. Hardy informs them a 102 minute version exists somewhere.

April '77

Abraxas screens film for NY theater owners.

"The only national exposure THE WICKER MAN has received thus far is a small bit in the National Enquirer in the April 5, 1977, edition reporting how Rod Stewart offered a six-figure sum to buy the "nudie movie" and destroy it, keeping girlfriend Britt Ekland's nude scenes from reaching American audiences."

July '77

NYC Police contact Hardy thinking the Son of Sam murderer is related to a Wicker something….

August '77 - Philadelphia Daily News. TWM picked up for American distribution. (pdf)

September '77 - Philadelphia Daily News: listed in new crop of films for fall.

30 -Minneapolis Star newspaper has review: 'Film is a howling hoot. There’s one print wandering the American countryside, and Don Morrison is glad it was plucked out of that limbo for a booking in Minneapolis. He describes it as a howling hoot that fans of ridiculous movies will enjoy.' Page 7C. (See separate review/pdf). Plays Downtown World Theater (? & Hennepin), 6 showtimes

October '77

1-6, Downtown World Theater, Minneapolis, (? & Hennepin), 6 showtimes

28 - Cinefantastique issue comes out coincidentally with 86 minute version opening at the Sena Mall (Metaire, suburban New Orleans, a Gulf States Distributing Co. theater) for two week booking which gets cancelled. (Stewart Byron says it did show. Christopher Lee is slated to be there.) Film starts appearing at the University Cinema in Baton Rouge and the Meadowbrook Cinema 6 in Jackson, MS. In Jackson, clergy saw the film. Christopher Lee and Robin Hardy accompanied it. The film also played in Biloxi, MS.

November '77

Something Wicker This Way Comes by Stuart Byron in Film Comment magazine (vol.13 no.6)

3 -Jackson, MS, Northside Sun newspaper ad, 4th week?, 7:30, 9:30, weekends 1:30, 3:30, 5:30, 7:30, 9:30

4 - Jackson, MS Clarion newspaper story, Fri, starts 7:45, 9:45

5 - Jackson, MS, Clarion newspaper story, Sat, 1:45, 3:45, 5:45, 7:45, 9:45

6 - Jackson, MS, Clarion pic ad Sun, Exclusive first run, 1:45, 3:45, 5:45, 7:45, 9:45, rated r

7 - Jackson, MS, Clarion ad Mon small ad, 7:30, 9:30

10 - Jackson, MS, Clarion 2 ads Thurs small ad 7:30, 9:30

11 - Jackson, MS, Clarion pic ad  Fri held over,  7:45, 9:45, traditional celtic-pagan and druidic research done by Peter Shaffer, author of Equus

15 - Jackson, MS, Clarion ad Tues, small ad Tues, 7:45, 9:45

16 - Jackson, MS, Clarion ad Wed, small ad Wed, 7:45, 9:45

17 - Opens in Baton Rouge, LA. University Cinema, Jackson, MS Meadowbrook 6 Theater, CL will be in lobby Saturday night in person. Weds 7:15 and 9:10, Weekends 1:45, 3:35, 5:25, 7:15, 9:10 (pic ad in Clarion), Thurs held over, weekdays 7:45, 9:45. CL and RH to appear Sat. and they will answer your questions about the secret behind their favorite film

18 - Jackson, MS, Clarion pic ad, 2 other ads Fri, held over, CL and RH appear Sat at 6:30 pm,  7:15, 9:10,  Fri small ad for Fri  7:15, 9:10, Sat and Sun 1:45, 3:35, 5:25, 7:15, 9:10

19 - Christopher Lee and Stirling Smith appear at the Sena Mall in Metairie, a New Orleans suburb to promote another movie. Lee mentions TWM several times but the movie isn't shown. (Challenger fanzine #19). Jackson, MS, Clarion Sat small ad for Fri  7:15, 9:10, sat and sun 1:45, 3:35, 5:25, 7:15, 9:10. No big ad or reference to CL and RH being there!

22 - Jackson, MS, Clarion ad Tues, small ad 7:15, 9:10


December '77

12 - Abraxas print plays in New Orleans.

18 - TWM mentioned in Jackson, MS article. Robin Hardy to interviewer: looks forward to directing in the South. 

Sometime in 1977: Hardy makes color internegative of Director's Cut. (Later lost.)


1978

January '78

11 - nice long article in Shreveport Times (see pdf), Shreveport, LA

13 - pic ad and mention in opening this weekend, in Shreveport Times, Shreveport, LA

14 - playing Shreveport Times, Shreveport, LA

15 -  article on CL, TWM pic and mention Shreveport Times, ad Shreveport Times, Shreveport, LA

13 - mention Shreveport Times, with pic ad, Shreveport, LA

15 - pic ad Shreve City Twin (Gulf States Theater) Shreveport Times, 2nd bill to Looking For Mr Goodbar, Shreveport, LA

16 - Shreve City Twin (Gulf States Theater) Shreveport Times, Shreveport, LA

17 - Shreve City Twin Shreveport Times, Shreveport, LA

18 - listing Shreve City Twin Shreveport Times , 2nd bill to Looking For Mr Goodbar, Shreveport, LA

19 - listing Shreve City Twin Shreveport Times , 2nd bill to Looking For Mr Goodbar, Shreveport, LA

20 - pic ad Shreveport Times, blurb, Shreveport, LA

21 - listing Shreveport Times 2nd bill to Looking For Mr Goodbar, Shreveport, LA

22 - pic ad Shreveport Times, detailed listing, Shreveport, LA

23 - listing and small ad Shreveport Times, Shreveport, LA

24 - small ad Shreveport Times, Shreveport, LA

25 -Shreve City Twin, 2nd bill to Looking For Mr Goodbar, Shreveport Times, Shreveport, LA

26 - Shreve City Twin, 2nd bill to Looking For Mr Goodbar, Shreveport Times, Shreveport, LA

27 - press pic and mention Shreveport Times, sneak and peak see TWM for one admission, mention Shreveport Times, Shreveport, LA

28 - sneak and peak see TWM for one admission, mention Shreveport Times, Shreveport, LA

29 - listing Shreveport Times, Shreveport, LA

30 - small ad Shreveport Times, 3rd week, Shreveport, LA

31 - ad Shreveport Times, Shreveport, LA


Feb '78

1 - playing and small ad, Shreveport, LA

2 - Shreve City Twin, 2nd bill to Looking For Mr Goodbar, Shreveport Times, Shreveport, LA

March '78

Sterling Smith writes to FBI about (tv) distribution, which would put the movie on tv before it got into theaters. "Weinberg “struggling to take film under his sole control.” Weinberg and Charest form Summerisle Films to sub-lease the movie from Abraxas. (Some time before this, Weinberg gave tv rights to Group IV who now controlled the negative and the 102 minute version.) Also sub-leased to Hemisphere Pictures which played the movie before the New Orleans premiere, which got cancelled."

9 - Classic 1,2,3,4 Oxford, St Theater, London, DLN late show 11 pm

11 - Classic 1,2,3,4 Oxford, St Theater, London, DLN late show 11 pm

10 - Classic 1,2,3,4 Oxford, St Theater, London, DLN late show 11 pm

13 -Classic 1,2,3,4 Oxford, St Theater, London, DLN late show 11 pm

17 - mention, playing at Cinema 21 Portland, OR, 7pm, “Excellent film”

19 - mention, playing at Cinema 21 Portland, OR, 2pm, schedule shows 3/24 and 3/25 showings at Cinema 21 Portland, OR

23 - listings for 3/24 and 3/25, same theater

24 - Cinema 21 Portland, OR

25 - Cinema 21 Portland, OR

25 - Regent, Upper regent St, London, DLN

26 - Regent, Upper regent St, London, DLN

30 - TWM mentioned: 'last week’s TWM, so excellent they defy description…; Salem, OR (Portland)

March/April 78

Back Talk, Stuart Byron, Film Comment, Vol. 14, No. 2

April '78

25 - Claire Martin review with small mention of TWM, Salem (Portland), OR, at film festival last month


May '78

Novel comes out

7 - Anniston, AL book review

19 - Circleville, OH book review

14 - Asheville, NC book review

5/27, Indianapolis Star, nice pic ad in LA (CA) Times for book

5/27, book announcement Indianapolis

June '78

3 - book mention Greenfield, IN

10 - book mention, Shreveport Times

25 - book mention, Staunton,  VA

26 - book mention, Pittsburgh

Aug '78

17 - book review, Louisville, KY

Sept '78

102 minute version premieres at Telluride (CO) Film Festival under the distribution of Summerisle Corporation (Ron Weinberg and Micheline Charest).

1 - book in library Appleton, WI

October '78

5 - Groton, CT Navy base showing, 75 cents, children under 6 free.

12 -  Groton, CT Navy base showing, 75 cents, children under 6 free

15 - Paul Giovanni story, asbury park press and Allentown, PA (see pdfs)

18 - book listing, Logansport, IN

November '78

12, Groton, CT Navy base Hartford Courant

end of November 78

slated to open in San Francisco. Craig Miller brought in, designed posters, badges, press kit

17 - Guyana mass suicide so opening was postponed.

Sometime, date unclear: 102 minute print taken to LA (!! Press release says it was NYC!!)

December '78

Midwestern premiere in March of 1979 mentioned, Facets Multimedia Theater, 1517 Fullerton Av,  Chicago Tribune


1979

Paperback of novel comes out.

January '79

6 - Opens in San Francisco’s Castro theater, delayed from 10/78 planned opening. 96 min version, not 102. No mainland scenes. Post premiere party at Getty home. Then played at Lumiere where it ran for 4 months. (April)


February '79

Opens in Oregon. Oregonian review by Ted Mahar.

4 - Sash Mill Cinema, Santa Cruz, CA premiere starts 2/8, Santa Cruz CA ad pic (pdf)

5 - sixth annual Science Fiction awards by Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films best horror nominee (Rochester, NY paper, Hollywood event, UPI)

7 - Sash Mill Cinema, Santa Cruz premiere starts tomorrow, Santa Cruz CA ad pic (pdf)

8 - Sash Mill Cinema, Santa Cruz premiere, now through next wed, Santa Cruz CA ad pic (pdf)

9 - Sequoia 1 Theater, Mill Valley (First run), review in Santa Cruz, CA Sentinal with press pic, pic ad, nightly 7 & 9, bargain show Sunday at 5:05

15 - The Hollywood Reporter vol.255 no.22, pp.3, 27 (USA) note,

16 - Sequoia 1 Theater, Mill Valley (First run)

16 - Sash Mill Cinema, Santa Cruz premiere starts 2/8, Santa Cruz CA ad pic (pdf) held over ends next Wed.

20 - The Hollywood Reporter vol.255 no.24, review

21 - ad mentions ends tonight 7 & 9 pm Sash Mill Cinema, Santa Cruz

23 - Sequoia 1 Theater, Mill Valley, CA (First run), listing

24 - Best Screenplay and Best Picture at American Science Fiction Awards (6th Saturn Awards) (= Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, LA, CA.) The ceremony was held on February 24. Wins Best Horror Film Release 1978. Also nominated for best actor (CL), director, writing and music.

 EMI finds out about this later.

27 -Joe Baltke reports (Philly Daily News) TWM will be “resurrected” and released by Ron Weinberg and Micheline Charest, complete version…

Sometime between February and May: Churchill Films takes posession of videotape masters and original long-version print, neither is ever seen again.


March '79

(mostly LA, CA listings)

In Seattle and 7 theaters in Los Angeles. (Leamle Chain), Seattle (Suky Hutton review), U of Washington Daily (another?)

2 - Sequoia Theater 2, Petaluma, CA: TWM and A Man and His Dog

11 - Laemmle Theater - Los Feliz , 1822 No Vermont: Starts Wed, with Craig Miller-style pic

11 - pic ad, Westland I, West LA, listing

14 - Los Feliz and Cinema Center 2, Parthenla listings, review notice LA (CA) Times, 2 reviews, pic ad (many theaters - see 3/18 list)

15 - Westland Twin I, “occult thriller”

3/16 FIrst tv listing! ATV 11 pm, London. Los Feliz , pic ad.

17 - possibly at the Westland Twin I or II (10754 Pico)  and The Oriental (7425 Sunset Blvd)

18 - Los Feliz and Westland pic ad, also at Northridge Cinema Center, Alhambra El Rey, Costa Mesa Cinema Center, Garden Grove Westbrook, San Bernardino Mt Vernon Drive In

listing, at selected theaters

19, Westland Twin I, Los Feliz, Cinema Center 2 Parthenla

20 - Los Feliz, Cinema Center 2 Parthenla

21 - Los Feliz (Vermont & Franklin)

21 - pic ad with more theaters listed

23, Westland Twin I, Los Feliz 

24 - Westland Twin I, Los Feliz 

25 - listing, at selected theaters

27 - Westland Twin I, Los Feliz 

28 - Westland Twin I, Los Feliz 

29 - Westland Twin I, Los Feliz, Cinema Center 2 Parthenla

30 - Los Feliz

31 - Westland Twin I, Los Feliz 

April '79

(Mostly LA, CA listings)

1 - listing, at selected theaters, tv listings week in review - Jonathan Meades, blurb on TWM, Monday “Granada film 1973” 11-12:45 (pm?) The Observer, London

2 - tv listing London, Granada 11 pm

3 - Westland Twin I 

5 - Westland Twin I

6 - Westland Twin I,  Los Feliz 

7 -  Los Feliz 

8 - Westland Twin I,  Los Feliz 

May '79

San Diego

Weinberg goes to NYC to negotiate with United Film Distribution Company, a division of United Artists, about releasing the movie nationally.


Before June

Churchill Films takes possession of videotape masters and original 102 min film print which they then lose… Simon gets brief access and gets VHS release of 102 min cut on Media Home Entertainment.

June '79

John Alan Simon sues Weinberg for failing to make payments and wins (6/21/79). Summerisle Films was no more. They handed back everything to Abraxas. John Simon takes over.

After this, Abraxas opens film on the East Coast.. Gets 102 minute version on Media Home Entertainment VHS.

November '79

Shaffer writes a sequel.


1980

January

11, Ken Cinema, 4016 Adams, San Diego, top bill to The Last Wave

13 First tv listings in the US! Allentown PA, ch 9 (WOR?), 3 am (Sunday morning) on 1/19/80, Akron Oh tv listing 3 (am) ch 12. Also LA Times mention TWM w/ The Last Wave, Nuart Theater, West LA on 1/17

18, TV listing, Morristown, NJ Ch 9, 3 am?

19

 tv listing Journal News White Plains, NY ch 9 1 am (Sunday morning)

Miami tv listing, ch (square black box), 1 am, 1975 credit

Miami tv listing short blurb - “offbeat horror film, short on shocks but long on eroticism.”

Hartford Courant tv listing, 3 am TWM part 1!

20 - London Observer: tv listing 10:30 - 12.5, Thames film listing with blurb

22 - London tv listing, 10:30 with blurb

February '80

6 - Santa Fe, NM premiere, City Lights Cinema, pic ad

7 - Santa Fe premiere, City Lights Cinema, pic ad

8 - Santa Fe review

15 - Balboa Cinema Newport Beach, CA, 2nd bill to The Last Wave

22 - Missoula, MT ad, Crystal Theater, 515 South Higgens, Late Show Fri & Sat at 11:30

29 - LA, CA, Monica #2, 2nd bill to The Fog

March '80

1 - London Granada TV listing, 10:55 pm

2 - LA,  CA, Monica Twins (#2), 2nd bill to The Fog, Laemmle Theater 

3 - LA, CA, Monica #2, 2nd bill to The Fog

4 - LA, CA, Monica #2, 2nd bill to The Fog

10 - book listed in Bargains Book Sale, Chicago Tribune

26 - Theatrical version opens in NYC theaters(?) Paramount (. (Brings in $22,500 during its first week.) Slightly after that it goes on WOR TV, NYC (by Group IV). Variety reports second highest gross in Manhattan. NYC transit strike hurts the remaining two weeks of showings. Janet Maslin NYT review sometime around then.

29 - Paramount, NYC

April '80

3 - The Hollywood Reporter vol.261 no.9, pp.1, 4. note, New Brunswick, NJ review with press pic

4 - review in Columbia University newspaper See ad.

5 - Paramount Theater, NYC

6 - Paramount Theater, NYC

7 - review Columbus IN

8 - Currently playing at the Cinema V Paramount Theater in NYC (Max J Rosenberg’s Dynamite Entertainment re-release). (Plans are to open it in Orson Welles Cinema, Cambridge (Boston - It played there 12 weeks), Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.) Transit strike affects week 2 and 3. (Also mentioned: Nickelodeon Theatre in Boston, date unknown)

9 - Paramount Theater, NYC

 10 - Catholic paper condemns it, (Abraxas is distributing)

12 - Janet Maslin review, Jackson MS

13 - Paramount, NYC

17 - Paramount, NYC

19 - Paramount, NYC

21 - Paramount, NYC

22 - Joe Baltke reports (Philly Daily News) reports it opens in NYC theater, see pdf, Paramount, NYC

27 - Indianapolis Star: English films playing: only TWM


May '80

Film is playing in America, Lee promoting it. Hardy had done that the previous year. 

At some point: John Simon gives up and moves to LA., Weinberg and Charest move to Montreal, Stirling Smith died of a heart attack, 1980? 

3 - Britt Ekland article mentions TWM

4 - Sydney Australia: Movie of the week blurb:  TWM ch 7, 8:30 pm with non-WM pics, tv listing, ATN 7 channel for Monday, 5/5

5 - Sydney blurb

16 - Hartford, CT Showcase Cinema, 936 Silver Lane, Fri (4 showings), Sat 6 showings, Sun 5 showings, also West Springfield MA, Fri 3 showings, Sat Sun 4 showings each day

19, Hartford: Showcase cinema 3 showings, also Springfield 3 showings

20 - Springfield 3 showings

21 - Springfield 4 showings

June '80

1 - Morristown, NJ review

6 - Cincinnati pic ad, starts today at Erlanger and Springdale. 6 showings at each

7 - Cincinnati mention at top of newspaper

10 - Cincinnati pic ad, Erlanger and Springdale, 5 showings each

12 - Cincinnati pic ad, Erlanger and Springdale, 5 showings each, last times today

27 - Louisville, KY: Village 8 Theater, 6 showings

28 - Louisville KY review, small pic ad, first run, 5 showings, 6 showings at Village 8

29 - Louisville KY, village 8, small ad, 5 showings, village 8, 5 showings

30 - Louisville KY, village 8, 5 showings


July '80

1 - Louisville KY, village 8, small ad, 5 showings

2 - Louisville KY,  village 8, small ad, 5 showings

3 - Louisville KY, village 8, small ad, 5 showings

4 - Louisville KY, village 8, small ad, 6 showings

5 - Louisville KY, village 8, small ad, 6 showings

6 - Louisville KY, village 8, small ad, 5 showings

7 - Louisville KY, village 8, small ad, 5 showings

8 - Louisville KY, village 8, 5 showings

Aug '80

1 -Ithaca, NY TV listing, channel 9N ++ 1/2 (time?), 1975 credit, McHenry, IL tv listing, unknown channel, unknown time, 1975 credit, Huntingdon, PA tv listing 6 pm, ch 9, 1975 credit, Waterloo, IA cable tv listing, 5 pm, ch 10, 1975 credit

2 - Pittsburgh, PA Sunday 8/3, WOR , 6 pm, 1975 credit, Lancaster PA tv listing 6 pm ch 9, 1975 credit, Glens Falls, NY tv listing 6 pm ch 9, 1975 credit, Binghamton, NY tv listing 6 pm ch 9, 1975 credit, Rochester, NY tv listing 6 pm ch, 1975 credit, Miami, FL tv listing, 6 pm, black square channel, 1975 credit, Carlisle, PA tv listing, 6 pm ch 9 1975 credit, Vineland, NJ tv listing, 6 pm, ch 9, 1975 credit


3 - Allentown, PA tv listing, 6 pm ch 9, Morristown, NJ, 6 pm ch 9,  1975 credit, Binghamton, NY tv listing, 6 pm, ch 9, 1975 credit, Elmira, NY tv listing, 6 pm, Ch 9 NYC, 1974 credit, Hartford, CT tv listing, 6 pm, ch 9, Philly Inquirer tv listing, 6 pm, ch 9, 1975 credit, New Brunswick, NJ tv listing, 6 pm, ch 9, 1975 credit, Fond Du Lac, WI tv listing, ch 29, 1975 credit, White Plains, NY tv listing, 6 pm, ch 9, 1975 credit, Rochester, NY tv listing, 6 pm, ch 9, 1975 credit, Fond Du Lac, WI tv listing, 5 pm ch 29, 1975 credit, Poughkeepsie, NY tv listing, 6 pm, ch 9, 1975 credit, Wilmington, DE tv listing, 6 pm, ch 9, 1975 credit


14 - Louisville, Uptown Theater, 2nd bill to The Warriors, Louisville book sale, former best sellers

16 - Louisville Uptown Theater, middle bill of 3

18 - Louisville Uptown Theater, 2nd bill to the Nude Bomb

19 - Louisville Vogue Theater solo bill

21 - Louisville Vogue Theater, middle bill of 3 to Sound of Music and The Long Riders

(see catholic ratings code inbetween here)

28 - Catholic Advance, Wichita, KS Condemned rating

October '80

3 - Chino, CA tv listing, 10 pm?, 1975 credit

21 - Phoenix, AZ, Valley Art Theater, top bill with The Shout

22 - Phoenix, AZ,  Valley Art Theater, top bill with The Shout

24 - Cincinnati, OH: Moviola Theater opens, TWM plays next week

30 - Park City, UT review

30 - Hartford, CT, navy base plays friday

31 - Cincinnati, Moviola ad, TWM 7:30, all seats $2 each film.

November '80

2 -Cincinnati, Moviola ad, TWM 7:30, all seats $2 each film

3 -Cincinnati, Moviola ad, TWM 7:30,

6 - Catholic Advance, Wichita, KS Condemned rating, Park City, UT, review

7 - Clarksville, TN tv listing, ch 9, 1973 credit, Ithaca, NY tv listing, 9N channel, Lancaster, OH tv listing, ch 9, 1975 credit, McHenry, IL tv listing, ch 35, 1975 credit, North Hills, PA tv listing, unknown channel, 1975 credit

8 - Glens Falls, NY tv listing, ch 9, 1973 credit ,Santa Fe, NM tv listing, ch 17, 1975 credit, Rochester, NY tv listing, ch 9, 1975 credit, Vineland, NJ tv listing, ch 9, 1975 credit, Miami, FL tv listing, black box channel, midnight, 1975 credit, Rocky Mount, NC tv listing, midnight, two channels, 10 &?, 1975 credit, Santa Fe, NM, tv listing, ch 17, 1975 credit

9 - Morristown, NJ tv listing, ch 9, 1973 credit, Port Myers, FL tv listing, midnight, ch 6, 1973 credit, Allentown, PA tv listing, midnight, ch 9, 1973 credit, “hopefully editing won’t ruin film’s absorbing effect.”, Fort Myers, Fl tv listing, midnight, ch 9, 1973 credit, Green Bay, WI tv listing 11 pm?, ch 7 1975 credit, Poughkeepsie, NY tv listing, ch 9, midnight, 1975 credit, Binghamton, NY tv listing, midnight, ch 9, 1975 credit, Rochester, NY tv listing, midnight, ch 9 1975 credit, Wilmington, DE tv listing, midnight I presume, ch 9, 1975 credit, Elmira, NY tv listing, ch 9 NYC, midnight,, Hartford, CT tv listing, midnight, ch 9, Akron, OH tv listing, midnight, ch 12


1981

January '81

3 - review, Minneapolis and  Varsity Theater, 1308 SE 4th St, Minneapolis, 1977 credit

8 - Des Moines blurb for film festival on 2/5-8/81

9 - Varsity Theater, 1308 SE 4th St, Minneapolis, 1977 credit

11 - listing for Minneapolis Film Festival Sat 1/17, 7:30, Varsity Theater, 1308 SE 4th St, Minneapolis, 1977 credit

13 - Varsity Theater, 1308 SE 4th St, Minneapolis, 1977 credit

16 - Paris TX 2 tv listings, 8pm, Ft Worth ch 11 KTVT, 1973 credit

18 - Odessa, TX tv listing 8 pm, ch 11, 1975 credit

18 - Shreveport, LA tv listing, ch 11 8 pm, 1973 credit, 3 checks

30 - Minneapolis pic ad, Campus Theater, Oak and Washington, tonight and Sat, Sun

February '81

6 - Ft Lauderdale review and article, Miami FL review, Miami listing, Grove Cinema, Fri, Sat, Sun, Rocky Horror Sat and Sun nights at midnight

6 - Minneapolis pic ad, 2nd hair-raising week, Campus, Miami FL short review, refers to article, Ft Lauderdale blurb refers to article, review and article, same as first listing, listing, Grove Cinema, 1975 credit

9 - Minneapolis listing, Campus

10 - Miami FL listing, Grove Cinema

13 - Albuquerque, Don Pancho, revival with The Magus, Ft Lauderdale listing, Grove Cinema

20 - Indianapolis ad for VCRs lists TWM as a great movie to see on them - so is out on VHS (but could be Betamax…)

March 81

13 - LA, CA, La Paloma Theater, 471 1st St Encinitas, TWM Wed and Thurs top bill with The Shout

19 -  LA, CA, La Paloma Theater, 471 1st St Encinitas, TWM Wed and Thurs top bill with The Shout

20 - Ft Lauderdale Lakes 4 Theater listing, Today through Sunday, 4 showings, Marina VIII Theater, North Dade county, FL, 3 showings Fri, Sat and Sun, Palm Beach FL pic ad, Cross County 8, $1.75 or $3, Warner Bro logo 

21 - Miami FL listing,  Ft Lauderdale,Lakes Six Theater, Palm Beach, Cross County 8

22 - Ft Lauderdale listing, Lakes 6

25 - West Palm Beach FL, Cross County 8

26 - West Palm Beach FL, Cross County 8

26 - Sioux Falls, SD, tv listing, ch, 4 6:30 pm, Fri, 1975 credit

27 - Montgomery, AL listed (with others) as showing at a private screening to test if an “fine arts” theater can make it there.

May '81

First home video release in Britain.

13 - Pittsburgh review and listing, Arcade, 1915 E Carson St, 2 shows

14 - Pittsburgh pic ad and listing, Arcade, very good

15 - Pittsburgh review, 2 pdfs, listing, Arcade, “bizarre and silly”

June 81

3 - listed in movies this month, “unintentionally hilarious”

4 - Des Moines ad and short review (2 pts), Varsity, starts Friday

July 81

16 - St Louis CL article mentions

27 - Tampa Fl, CL article mentions

August 81

18 - Palm Springs, CA article about John Alan Simon (some might be slightly different)

20 - Reno NV, Tampa FL Jackson, TN article about JAS

21 - San Bernardino, CA and Miami FL article about JAS

22 - Ft Lauderdale article about JAS

23 - Lincoln NE article about JAS

24 - Green Bay WI article about JAS

25 - Nanaimo, BC and Bloomington, IL article about JAS

26 - Akron OH article about JAS

28 - Jackson, MS article about JAS

30 - Salisbury, MD article about JAS

September '81

3 - Saint Cloud MN and Indianapolis IN article article about JAS

6 - Mansfield OH article about JAS

9 - Camden NJ and Greenville SC, article about JAS

25 - Elmira, NY article about JAS

October '81

26 - Asbury Park, NJ article about JAS

29 - Lincoln NE listing, Fri through Mon at the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery

31 - Lincoln NE ad, Sheldon, Sat through Mon, Oct 31, Nov 1 & 2. two shows plus a $3 matinee


1982

January '82

1 - Pittsburgh 10 worst list, #9

14 - Melbourne (AUS), listed in “large range of titles from $49…” in camcorder/VCR store ad

30 - Iowa City, IA listing, The Bijou at U of Iowa, one of 3 movies playing that night, 7 pm


February '82

26 - Philly, blurb Atlantic Film Society, Walter E Edge Theater, Mays Landing, NJ Council on the Arts, $3, $2 for students and elderly

1983

February '83

11 - LA, CA Licorice Pizza movie rentals $2, TWM listed


April' 83

29 - Orlando FL Film series listing

30 - Orlando FL review, 2 pts

May '83

5 - Orlando, mentioned as playing in film series last weekend

June 83

8 - Philly Theatre of the Living Arts, 334 South St, 2 showings, 2nd bill to The Long Good Friday

13 - London, tv guide? south-west 10:40 pm TWM

September '83

4 - Morristown, NJ tv listing, ch 9 midnight, 1973

1984

1/9 - Chicago, Parkway, Clark & Diversy, 2nd bill to The Last Wave, one showing

1985

2/3 - White Plains, NY blurb, ch 9, 1 am Sat.

9/20 - Minneapolis, burb, Weyerhaeuser Auditorum, Landmark Center, 75 W 5th St, St Paul. 8 pm


1986

1/30 - London article on RH

1/22 - Nashville, TN, article author remembers seeing TWM/May Day

2/9 - NYC tv, ch 9, 11:30 pm

3/16 - LA, CA article on Cinefantastique mentions as one of the top issues.

11/15 - Hattiesburg MS tv listing, USA channel! 1973

1987

February

25 - illustrated article (The Wicker Man - mystery solved by Janice Turner) in Time Out no.862, p.32 (UK) illustrated interview with Robin Hardy

26 - London TWM mention with RH The Fantacist

1988

Shaffer starts work on a sequel.

1/22 - Minneapolis new video released this week, $59 from Magnum!

5/5 - London tv movie blurb, Sunday BBC2 start of new series with Alex Cox (Moviedrome)

 1989 

1/22 - Baltimore review, unintentional laughs

1/24 - Nashville new release of video, TWM, Magnum, 102 minutes

1/27 - Danville, KY new release on video, TWM

4/2 - Hartford CT article on theater mentions Paul Giovanni

5/14 - Akron, article about Britt Ekland mentions TWM

10/30 - RenoNV, short review

1990s - WM #1 legs burned in bonfire


1990

1/19 - Philly tv listing, ch 3 1 am, 1973

6/20 - Asbury Park, Paul Giovanni obit

6/21 - Muncie IN Paul Giovanni obit

10/18 - Sydney (AUS) ad, Halloween Spook party, Encore Cinema

1991 

8/23 - London BBC 1, 11:35 pm listing with pic, 1:10 close, also Scotlands 12:10 TWM, 1:45 close.

8/28 - London article mentions showing on BBC was pulled due to Orkney Island child abuse investigation.


1992

(nothing found except a political cartoon using a Wicker man)

1993

US cable tv premiere? (NO, see earlier dates) (Home Media Entertainment, Director's cut)

See TWM listed in newspapers:

4/4 - Indiana, PA

4/5 - Indiana, PA

4/7 - Indiana, PA

6/4 - Indiana, PA movie made 11.7 million 

6/23 - London movie listing

6/26 - London movie listing, Sky Movies Gold (satellite?)

8/6 - Indiana, PA

8/7 - London movie listing

12/8 - Indiana, PA

1994

7/10 - London Cinema Fumee opens 8/5 with TWM, band plays in foyer, cigarette girls…

8/8 - London TWM with people dressed up at CInema Fumee’, Brixton Academy.

8/21 - Ft Myers FL tv listing, WPBT 1 am (cable)

9/10 - London Oxford Phoenix TWM

11/6 - Odessa TX review of videos, Frank Bruni (Knight Ridder)

unknown date, TWM video review, Frank Bruni

1995

2/15 - LA CA Ken Theater, 4016 Adams Ave, TWM top bill with Walkabout, one showing

2/24 - West Palm Beach FL, TWM mentioned in article on other movies

4/27 - Honolulu Movie Museum Theater, 3 shows, $5

4/29 - London article mentions “manicurians” put on stage show of TWM and refused to be paid… Glastonbury festival?

7/19 - London win a tv and TWM and other movies

10/29 - Asbury Park NJ favorite pic of CL

1996

4/28 - London 10 cult movies, TWM

5/27 -Sydney (AUS) review, 86 min video version, $24.95

6/20 - Melbourne (AUS) Polygram, 86 minute review, Classic of the week.

6/21 - Melbourne (AUS) winter solstice celebration with burning wicker man, East Gippsland

8/29 - Melbourne (AUS) article mentions Plockton and TWM

11/22 - London tv listing, C4 12:15 am w/ pic

11/24 - London blurb on religious cults


1997

4/11 - Indiana PA article about JAS

10/14 - Baltimore Orpheum Cinema, TWM top bill to The Last Wave, one show each

10/31 - Chicago Music Box Theater, Fri and Sat midnight

1998

4/20 - Melbourne (AUS) tv listing Optus channel (pay tv) 11:30 pm, shorter vers

6/27 - London Oxford Phoenix Picture House, TWM with several others

9/12 - London review blurb

December

Falkirk - showing of :45 of the Plockton home movie footage. (See 2nd to last post in this thread.)

Reunion at the Ellangowan. Edward Woodward, Allan Brown, Gail Ashurst, Stuart Bolton and at least one woman who was in the film (the woman who we see looking out of the window as Howie first walks into town) attend. Filmed for BBC Scotland documentary (Ex-S)

Trunk CD comes out.


1999

January '99

8 - London big review with pics, 2 pts

9 - London, letter to editor - remembers seeing it in Stafford in early 70s.

11 - London letter to editor - so daft…

15-17 "First ever Wicker Man convention"(?) at the Ellangowan Hotel. 6 attend including Gail Ashurst, Stuart Bolton (who published and edited the Wicker Man fan magazine Nuada) and David Lally of the Wicker Man Appreciation Society. Run entirely by fans.

Brown and Shaffer pose in front of WM #2 stumps (see andy footage too)

May '99

15 - Burlington, VT: Pagan film series and potluck fellowship (in religion notes section, 2 pts)

12 - London, Cube Cinema, TWM with others

25 - Pittsburgh Upstage Oakland, w/ 2 other movies

September '99

20, Sydney (AUS) TWM video mentioned

2000

January '00

9 - London Wed FilmFour, intro’d by Phil Daniels

12 - London, FilmFour, Astra Cable, DST, OND, 10 pm TWM 

8 - London FIlmFour, with 15 min restored!

28 - London, what’s all the fuss about TWM article

29 - London longest version PLUS behind the scenes footage! Wed

May 3 - National Film Theatre (NFT), London hosts screening and talk in co-ordination with Allan Brown's book release. Quentin Cooper, film critic, Anthony Shaffer, Christopher Lee, Ingrid Pitt, Seamus Flannery, Allan Brown and Steve Pemberton of the League of Gentlemen appear. Plockton home movie footage shown. It included the girls removing their masks and pub scenes. (Handouts 1, 2, 3 4, a short glimpse of the event appears in The Wicker Man Enigma.) Also London, End of the World, E Mahony article

2001

2/24 - London, Shaffer article

4/9 - London FilmFour cable DST, OND 10.0, The Fantacist later

6/22 - London, VHS Warner Home Entertainment, 5.99 pounds

8/2 - LA CA American Cinematheque presents the 2nd Annual Festival of Fantasy, Horror and Science Fiction. Lloyd E Rigler Theater at the Egyptian, TWM, 5 pm, one other later.

8/21 - Minneapolis DVD Anchor Bay DVD review, Detroit DVD Anchor Bay DVD review

8/23 - LA CA DVD Anchor Bay DVD review

8/31 - West Palm Beach DVD Anchor Bay DVD review

9/14 - Phoenix, AZ Anchor Bay DVD review

9/20 - Tampa FL DVD review

11/7 - London, Shaffer obit

11/9 - Detroit, Shaffer obit

12/29 - London, tv listing, Burnt Offering, 12:30, TWM has it’s tv debut on NYE?!

12/29 -London tv listings, 1:40 am Burnt Offering

12/31 - NYE 11:40 pm, C4. Its tv debut?!

2002

February '02

1 - article, Billy Bragg, music is bullshit


March '02

8 - London, Jonny Trunk article

16 - London, singalong with Jonny Trunk and others

April 2002

7 - Shreveport, LA, article about remake

20 - London, win a home theater with TWM DVD

526/02 - 13th Festival of Fantastic Films Bradford, UK Wicker Man shown, Hardy attends.

7/14/02 - London, article about film drawing thousands to remote Scottish villages, w/ pics

9/12/02 - Hartford, CT, DVD review (Anchor Bay?)

2003

Warner Brothers DVD made from original 1" telecine master. (Date of master?)

July '03

12 - London, Wicker Man Festival, Kirkcudbright

14-15 -The Wicker Man: Readings Rituals and Reactions conference, University of Glasgow Crichton Campus

October '03

25 - London, Burnt Offering, 5:20 pm tv listing

30 - London, Burnt Offering, 4:20 (am? pm?) satellite?

2004

4/16 - LA CA, Micheline Charest obit

11/26 - Muncie, IN, wicker man exposes himself, got into car and drove away

2005

10/21 - Honolulu, Movie Museum, 3 showings Thursday

10/28 - Asbury Park, NJ Night of the Wicker Man reading, Eatontown Playhouse, $10, includes coffee, wine, cheese.


2006

Legs disappear from WM #2.

2009

Ian Cutler goes back to Scotland to meet up with Robin Hardy, Ingrid Pitt and Alan Cumming for BBC4. (Autumn airing) Scotland On Screen.

2015

October - 4:26 of Plockton home movie footage of Howie and the girls taking their masks off uploaded to YouTube.