Thursday, 1 September 2011

And Another Thing...

The London County Council and then English Heritage have had responsibility for the erection of commemorative blue plaques on the houses of the famous. They refused to erect one to Jack Buchanan, international star of stage and screen, actor manager and singer on his former flat in Mount Street, London W1 (that pictured was created and mounted by private subscription), whereas they put one up to commemorate Jimi Hendrix's six week sojourn in London. Bloody outrageous. Left click to view JB's plaque.


  1. I guess there wasn't enough room on the plaque for singer, dancer, comedian, fashion plate, and man about town.

  2. Actor/manager too and he actually built (and lived over) the theatre building that became the Odeon West End (on the south side of Leicester Square) - either has been, or about to be, demolished to make way for a tower-block, of course. He also starred with Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Oscar Levant and Nanette Fabray in 'The Band Wagon' (1953), which some hold to be one of the greatest of the film musicals.