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Peter Cushing Likes Reading and Playing

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Peter Cushing liked to read - as can be seen from this rather strange sequence from The Skull (1965).
 

 
When the Gentleman of Horror wasn’t reading, Peter liked to play with his toy soldiers at his home in Kensington, London, as this British Pathe News reel footage from 1956 shows. This was Mr Cushing before his career defining performances as Baron Victor in The Curse of Frankenstein (1957), and as Coctor Van Helsing in Dracula (1958).
 

 
Previously on Dangerous Minds

Peter Cushing’s death wish


 

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Read ‘em if you got ‘em: books packaged as cigarettes
05.25.2010
01:37 pm

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Smoking
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Reading and Smoking

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When your authors are no longer alive for promotional trailers, fall back on clever packaging!  TankBooks.  For “people on the move, lovers of literature and connoisseurs of design.  Try one and you’ll be hooked.”

We have launched a series of books designed to mimic cigarette packs – the same size, packaged in flip-top cartons with silver foil wrapping and sealed in cellophane.

Each story is complete and unabridged – with a type size that’s easy to read. Individual books are great for throwing into a pocket or handbag – an instantly familiar object to carry with you. The complete set comes in a stunning tin – perfect as a really original gift.

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(via The Book Bench)

 

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