Like being nuzzled by a tenement

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Out of the blue, a relative of my late friend Lawrie Knight got in touch to offer me some photographs of the Great Man. Here’s Lawrie in Africa, engaged in some documentary or other. His cameraman, he told me, had a habit of wading into a (possibly crocodile-infested) lake in the middle of the plains and yelling out to the reverberant open space, “IT’S ALL HAPPENING!”

He also said that befriending an elephant was like being nuzzled by a tenement.

Sadly, Lawrie’s collection of movie stills, including unique behind-the-scenes shots from BLACK NARCISSUS, are still missing.

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2 Responses to “Like being nuzzled by a tenement”

  1. oh dear thats a shame about the Black Narcissus ones.. though the elephants are very fine…

  2. I think I’m going to have one last attempt at tracing the movie ones…

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