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Green Lane, filming of 'Billy Liar'


Subject ID:
2010616_170865
Location:
Wortley
Subject Year:
Copyright:
Leeds Library & Information Services
Class number:
LEO 6020
Green Lane, filming of
Description:
1962. View shows a scene from the film 'Billy Liar' being shot on location at a site off Green Lane, with Green Lane Primary School in the background. Demolition was taking place of terraced housing in the area, so the presence of semi-demolished houses added authenticity to a scene depicting a ruined city. This scene, which shows a group of women marching under a banner proclaiming 'Viva Ambrosia', is part of a dream world imagined by the character Billy Fisher, otherwise known as Billy Liar, who sees himself as the head of the imaginary state of Ambrosia.

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