Synopsis:Short Black and white film filmed on location at Castrol House, London c.1965
Shotlist:START 00:00:41 Exterior of Castrol House at night on a wet evening. 00:00:54 Man passing by reception of Castrol House. 00:01:02 Man entering lobby of Castrol House. 00:01:18 Receptionist showing and escorting man up the stairs. 00:01:51 Receptionist walks down stairs alone. 00:02:05 Receptionist swirls around and outfit transforms into a ball gown. 00:02:19 Man and woman dance on the stairs. 00:02:31 Man and woman dancing. 00:04:38 Man and woman walk down the stairs, man disappears. 00:04:49 Receptionist walks down the stairs in old outfit alone. 00:05:14 Man exits lift with a different woman and walks passed receptionist, and tips his hat. 00:05:47 End.
Castrol House, on the corner of Balcombe Street and Marylebone Road, was completed in 1960, when it caused much comment for being London's first American-style curtain-walled office building. The inspiration was Lever House in New York. The building has been converted into flats and renamed Marathon House.
Unconfirmed recollection: It was built many years before 1965 of course. The only memory of mine is just some trivia : It was featured in the opening sequence of Danger Man 1960 and also in Cliff Richard's film The Young Ones in 1961.
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