The rarest, and today generally most expensive, VistaScreen set ever produced features The Irving Theatre, located on Irving Street in the West End. Far from what you'd think of when you think "West End Theatre", however, the Irving was London's first proper strip club - and it looks fantastic.
VistaScreen Halloween: Stereoviews from Betty Brimmer’s Puppet Theatre
Stanley Long set out to take some stereoviews of puppets for children to enjoy. Unfortunately he went to Betty Brimmer's Puppet Theatre, which is a thoroughly grotesque and ghastly place, full of misshapen ghouls, racist caricatures, and little girls who are soon to be bear food.
Eastbourne Model Village: Benjamin White’s Masterwork in 3D
An awful mood turned pleasant due to some of my VistaScreen 3D collection - most notably Eastbourne Model Village from the late 1950s.
Lakeside Holiday Park, Burnham-on-Sea – As it Was in late 1950s VistaScreen 3D Souvenir Snaps
Everybody knows that the plague is coming, everybody knows that it's coming fast... OK, that's just me ripping off Leonard Cohen during the CV-19 outbreak. But here, enjoy me taking the piss out of this homophobic holiday camp while you're holed up at home!
The Decline of the British Aristocracy: Exclusive Historic Houses in 3D
As the British Aristocracy fell into decline, they were forced to open the doors to their stately historic houses to the common person. Here's a look at some, from 1956 in VistaScreen 3D.
Stanley Long’s Second-Rate 3D Pin-Ups: “A bevy of British Beauties”
After enough requests for more pretty ladies on Brooklyn Stereography, I must assent - so here are some mediocre cheesecake stereoviews from Stanley Long. I present VistaScreen Series 40 "Glamour Models No. 2 - A bevy of British Beauties", an obvious series of outtakes from the first Glamour Models series.
Be Seeing You: Portmeirion, The Village from ITV’s “The Prisoner”, in 3D
Questions are a burden to others; answers a prison for oneself. So we're all going to wind up as prisoners in Portmeirion, the North Wales village designed by a mad visionary and used for the exteriors of "The Village" in ITV's 1967 sci-fi allegory "The Prisoner". Shown in VistaScreen 3D and in annotated screengrabs from the series,
The Isle of Man: A Trip to 1950s Ellan Vannin in Stereoscopic 3D
Today we look at the Isle of Man, or Ellan Vannin as it's known to the speakers of its native zombie language, Manx Gaelg. A small island in the Irish Sea, this self-governing Crown dependency was the first place in the world where women could vote in national elections - and boasts the world's oldest parliamentary body. Come take a look!
Railfans Rejoice! Ten British Locomotives from the 1950s… in 3D!
With a heavy-duty post inbound this coming Sunday, let's put on our anoraks and head on down to the railyards - because it's time for a bit of trainspotting with Stanley Long and company!
Worst in Show: VistaScreen Series 49 “Dogs” Really Screws the Pooch
We've looked at some great VistaScreen, some interesting VistaScreen, and some just plain silly VistaScreen on this blog. But here, we're going to look at the absolute dregs of VistaScreen - which also happens to be one of the most popular sets the company produced during its mid-period in the late 1950s.