Edie Smiler Smales was an accidental pioneer in British feature films, combat filming, newsreels and television news. He would never
have made any claim to fame, yet his is an extraordinary tale of an ordinary bloke whose lot in life was not to make history, but to be there to film bits of it happening.
When You're Smiler gives a personal perspective on the dramatic evolution of factual film and television in the mid-20th Century set against the social, political and military history of the times. It tells tales of halcyon days in the British film industry and of early life and times at BBC TV News, but its primary focus is on Smiler's adventures with the ground-breaking British Army Film & Photographic Unit during WW2.
The story is illustrated with 85 photographs and sprinkled with anecdotes of well-known characters the Smiler worked with, including Peter Ustinov, David Niven, Richard Attenborough, Reginald Bosanquet, Michael Aspel and many others.
This copy is as new, in perfect condition. The front cover has a small indentation on the top edge, nothing significant. The inner pages are clean and new. It is also worth mentioning that this is a private limited edition of 100 copies.