Fenella Fielding Archive

Fenella Fielding Archive

Fenella Archive 2016-02-24 (10)-crop-min
Fenella Fielding archive, press cuttings, music, scripts, photos, diaries, audio & video recordings

Work on Fenella's archive is progressing. Thousands of items have been documented and  photographed. Twenty six hours of Fenella's reel to reel tapes have been transferred to digital. It's all audio from the 60s and 70s. There's still lots to listen to but so far I've found recordings of radio shows and some stage shows including So Much To Remember (1963) and the one-woman show Fielding Convertible (1976). There's some terrific stuff. I intend releasing the best of it on CD and download.

 

Fenella's archive contains an abundance of astonishing items. It is vast and stretches back to the 1930s. It includes photographs by some of the finest photographers of the 60s and 70s, endless boxes of envelopes sent by her press cuttings service, correspondence that brings even more richness to her life story and scripts for many of her great roles. (Sometimes they include sketches she did of the costumes she was wearing!) There's clothing, (what is now) vintage makeup and lots and lots of eyelashes.

There are enough treasures to do a wonderful exhibition about her life. Perhaps that can be in 2024.