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The Song Remains The Same - Rare Fantasy Sequence Outtake Photos (1973/1974)

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Here's a collection of rare outtake photos on the set of The Song Remains the Same, filming the various "fantasy sequences". (a few may have been posted before, most are new)

 

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Wow! Fantastic! The gangster scene is too bizarre, are they playing Genocide, the board game? WTF? Virginia Parker! So much to take in here. Great stuff

 

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1 hour ago, sam_webmaster said:

Here's a collection of rare outtake photos on the set of The Song Remains the Same, filming the various "fantasy sequences". (a few may have been posted before, most are new)

 

 

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Sam, I recall we've discussed this photo before. For what it was worth, I mentioned I didn't recall seeing any such red brick structures, forested areas or such buildings (background) at Raglan Castle when I went there. It could very well be in the vicinity of Raglan Castle, but it is more likely near Dylfe, Aberdovery or Lake Bala where the other horseback scenes were filmed. When I get a chance I'm going to Google Earth all of these areas to try to pin it down more precisely.

Is the "Oct 1974" date for the outdoor photographs at Plumpton confirmed? I have what seems to be UK music journalist Pennie Smith's original negatives (or vintage negative copies) and the image sequence of those negatives suggest Jimmy's outdoor scenes at Plumpton were filmed in mid to late afternoon on the same day as Peter's car collection. I had always assumed it was late August, coinciding with the onstage reenactments at Shepperton or early September yet would welcome a more confirmed time period. Note the flowers in bloom at Horselunges Manor, and also that both children are wearing summer clothing (t-shirt and shorts). Interestingly, you will recall when Peter and Gloria are filmed riding in the roadster it is indeed quite clearly Autumn, as both are bundled up and leaves are falling from the trees.            

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These are really cool. Looks to be one of those crazy WW2 era board games popular in Europe?

Genocide the board game... dark humor.

Looks like the one above is called Concentration Camp actually

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Edited by Dirty Work

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43 minutes ago, SteveAJones said:

Sam, I recall we've discussed this photo before. For what it was worth, I mentioned I didn't recall seeing any such red brick structures, forested areas or such buildings (background) at Raglan Castle when I went there. It could very well be in the vicinity of Raglan Castle, but it is more likely near Dylfe, Aberdovery or Lake Bala where the other horseback scenes were filmed. When I get a chance I'm going to Google Earth all of these areas to try to pin it down more precisely.

Is the "Oct 1974" date for the outdoor photographs at Plumpton confirmed? I have what seems to be UK music journalist Pennie Smith's original negatives (or vintage negative copies) and the image sequence of those negatives suggest Jimmy's outdoor scenes at Plumpton were filmed in mid to late afternoon on the same day as Peter's car collection. I had always assumed it was late August, coinciding with the onstage reenactments at Shepperton or early September yet would welcome a more confirmed time period. Note the flowers in bloom at Horselunges Manor, and also that both children are wearing summer clothing (t-shirt and shorts). Interestingly, you will recall when Peter and Gloria are filmed riding in the roadster it is indeed quite clearly Autumn, as both are bundled up and leaves are falling from the trees.            

RP horse photo - location not confirmed.

Plumpton: Oct. 1974 is what is was listed as, but not confirmed. I agree the pics appear to be a bit earlier. Extremely doubtful they were the same day as the Peter Grant pics though.

 

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These are so great to see. Thanks for sharing them. This may sound silly but, first thing that came to mind since the pics of Bonzo are first is , how much older he looks to me than a man of 26. 

 

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Excellent, great to see these.

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4 hours ago, Dirty Work said:

These are really cool. Looks to be one of those crazy WW2 era board games popular in Europe?

Genocide the board game... dark humor.

Looks like the one above is called Concentration Camp actually

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I'd always assumed it was a film prop, but now that you mention it this too is something I wish to look into further. 

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2 hours ago, porgie66 said:

These are so great to see. Thanks for sharing them. This may sound silly but, first thing that came to mind since the pics of Bonzo are first is , how much older he looks to me than a man of 26. 

 

Yes, Bonham always looked much older than his age even from the beginning. By this point he looks closer to his late 30's than a man of 26. 

Great pictures Sam, thank you for sharing.

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The Plumpton photos are incredible. East Coast of US is very rich and beautiful, but that looks straight out of a fairytale. Or straight out of the Shire. Wikiwikiwiki straight outta Shire, crazy mf named Bilbo. The one with the guy sitting by the water is crazy good.

Very beautiful place, have to see it for myself one day.

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8 hours ago, sam_webmaster said:

RP horse photo - location not confirmed.

Plumpton: Oct. 1974 is what is was listed as, but not confirmed. I agree the pics appear to be a bit earlier. Extremely doubtful they were the same day as the Peter Grant pics though.

Fair enough, Sam. Regarding the same day, in addition to the sequencing of the negatives I note also Clifton is wearing the same shirt at both locations.

 

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1 hour ago, Dirty Work said:

The Plumpton photos are incredible. East Coast of US is very rich and beautiful, but that looks straight out of a fairytale. Or straight out of the Shire. Wikiwikiwiki straight outta Shire, crazy mf named Bilbo. The one with the guy sitting by the water is crazy good.

It's my understanding he was the caretaker. I've gone there a couple of times...it's one of the most impressive properties I've ever seen.

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Thank you so much for posting all these pictures. 

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Thank you for posting these images.

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Thank you for posting the pictures, I've not seen any of them before.

Did any Outtake footage surface from TSRTS, I seem to remember one of the directors had some footage "confiscated" by Peter Grant or something.?

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These are great, thanks for posting.  Too bad there's not more of Page.

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Very cool to see these outtake photos. Thanks.

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On 27/06/2017 at 2:54 AM, JohnOsbourne said:

These are great, thanks for posting.  Too bad there's not more of Page.

Too bad there's not more of Jones or Bonzo either. Most of the photos are either the gangster sequence, Grant's cars or the rescuing fair damsel part. Amazing to see them in such good condition though!

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Virginia Parker, wow. I wondered if Percy had a go. I bet he tried.

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