Monday, December 22, 2008
Speaking of Searle: Sing A Song Of Gladness And Cheer
Back here I mentioned Ronald Searle, so I thought I'd post a few screen grabs from the main titles of the 1970 musical film version of A Christmas Carol entitled Scrooge (no exclamation mark). British illustrator and cartoonist Ronald Searle created the very Dickensian but also Searlesesque pen-and-ink-and-watercolor illustrations for the film's main titles, as well as drawings for the elaborate program issued for purchase at theaters screening the film. One of those illustrations is featured here, but if you want to see the program and all of Searle's main title art—plus plenty more of Searle and his illustrations (including his TV Guide Christmas covers) visit Matt Jones' terrific blog, entitled Perpetua: Ronald Searle Tribute.