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Making In the Cool of the Day with Jane Fonda


What we did in the evenings while shooting
Ken Adam Artist
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[Q] What happened in the evenings, when you worked on these films?

Well, it was... the evenings normally were fun, because we were all living in a small place called Cala Ratjada, or somewhere, and we used to drink together or eat together, and it was a lot of fun. In fact, Guy Hamilton, after the picture, rented a house in Majorca and then eventually, I think, bought it, and he's still living there now. So he left England, and really, left the film industry and settled in... in Majorca. So it was a great way, I mean, you know, of film-making. It was a lot of hard work and a lot of conceptual work, and so on, but it... you also get a chance of seeing the world, which otherwise, probably you wouldn't have seen, you know.

Sir Kenneth Adam (1921-2016), OBE, born Klaus Hugo Adam, was a production designer famous for his set designs for the James Bond films of the 1960s and 1970s. Initially, he trained as an architect in London, but in October 1943, he became one of only two German-born fighter pilots to fly with the RAF in wartime. He joined 609 Squadron where he flew the Hawker Typhoon fighter bomber. After the war, he entered the film industry, initially as a draughtsman on This Was a Woman. His portfolio of work includes Barry Lyndon and The Madness of King George; he won an Oscar for both films. Having a close relationship with Stanley Kubrick, he also designed the set for the iconic war room in Dr Strangelove. Sir Ken Adam was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2003.

Listeners: Christopher Sykes

Christopher Sykes is an independent documentary producer who has made a number of films about science and scientists for BBC TV, Channel Four, and PBS.

Tags: Cala Ratjada, Majorca, Guy Hamilton

Duration: 1 minute, 9 seconds

Date story recorded: December 2010 and January 2011

Date story went live: 14 October 2011