Happy Birthday Pinewood Studios!

Aerial shot of the old Pinewood Studios

Yesterday, 30 September 2011, saw Pinewood Studios, the British studio best known as the home of the James Bond movies, celebrate its 75th anniversary.

Established by Sheffield building tycoon Sir Charles Boot, Lady Henrietta Yule and flour magnate J Arthur Rank, Pinewood has hosted the production of films such as the Carry On series, The Red Shoes, Bugsy Malone and Superman.

Bond fans will be used to seeing the massive 007 stage on numerous documentaries over the years, with the most recent instalment, Quantum of Solace, also being filmed at the studios.

The BBC marked the anniversary with a photo slideshow while The Guardian devoted a blog post to the event, including some archive features from the newspaper.

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