There are Elephants in the Room … # 7

There are Elephants in the Room … # 7

A happy elephant-packed Sunday to you all.  Yes it’s day 7 of my quest to cure myself of the dreaded 1951 Elephant Fixation. 


Elephant and Castle, London, 1930s, seen from the roof of the Elephant and Castle public house.

The Elephant and Castle is a major road junction in South London in the London Borough of Southwark. The name is derived from a local coaching inn.


This black and white photograph shows the facade of the ABC cinema Elephant & Castle, circa 1951. The film being shown is Distant Drums, staring Gary Cooper. I say circa 1951 because although the film was released in America in late December 1951, it probably had its first UK screenings in early 1952.


3 responses to “There are Elephants in the Room … # 7

  1. There is also an Elephant and Castle pub and restaurant in Seattle (and elsewhere). The Seattle one is very British in decor; I assume the others are too. Thanks for the history lesson.

  2. For once I am a little bit to young for Gary Cooper films. On the other hand there has been many reruns so maybe I have seen it

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