Without Widescreen restoration guru and colleague-in-smell David Strohmaier, Scent of Mystery (in revised Holiday in Spain form) would still be buried deep inside a vault.
In Glorious guru Michelle French shares her design process on creating the motion graphics for a story that’s as unique for the eyes as it is for the nose.
Susan Todd, daughter of Scent of Mystery’s producer, Mike Todd Jr. and granddaughter of entrepreneur and producer Michael Todd, is featured in In Glorious Smell-O-Vision! I asked Susan about her experience of viewing the documentary, at a small scented screening for family and friends at Susan and Michael’s home in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Chicago-based filmmaker John Anderson is co-writer and director, the editor and pretty much everything else for In Glorious Smell-O-Vision! the documentary. I asked John to remember how he got caught up in this international web of Smell-O-Vision! enthusiasts and this is what he said.
John Foley has been involved in our Scent of Mystery project since the very beginning. In this interview, John explains what it’s like to work on the project, and how the unfolding of its events and people have helped to shape his incredible career in scent.
Beverly Bentley is the star of Scent of Mystery (1960), produced by Mike Todd Jnr., directed by Jack Cardiff and the only feature film to have been presented in Smell-O-Vision! But to her nephew, Cory, she was simply just “Aunt Beverly”.
It’s a tragedy when a film is lost, any film. In this case, Randy Gitsch, film archivist, made it his mission to find and recover A Tale of Old Whiff (1960), the original short for Scent of Mystery. But finding the film in itself proved to be a much trickier problem.
One of the wonderful outcomes of this In Glorious labour of love has been meeting new friends all around the world. Including Hans Laube’s daughter, Carmen, who tells us about her experience so far…
The illustrated animations that breathe life into Hans Laube are created by Nadia Roden. Here Nadia reveals how she got ‘roped in’ and her process of bringing Hans back.
My name is Saul and I was drafted to play a pipe smoking villain as part of Tammy Burnstock’s first Smell-O-Vision! revival production at the Widescreen Weekend Film Festival.
Whilst studying at University, Tammy Burnstock received a cassette tape from Scent of Mystery director, Jack Cardiff. This interview sparked her inspiration to create In Glorious Smell-O-Vision!.