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GUEST,Irish Guest Help! - Moby Dick TV series shanty-Blow Boys Blow (44) RE: Help! - Moby Dick TV series shanty-Blow Boys Blow 07 Feb 11


Some of the filming of Huston's "Moby Dick" was done in Youghal, Co.Cork, Ireland. I watched it take place and it was in 1954, not 1956 as some of your posters have mentioned. I actually have some "Home Movie " footage of the sets that were constructed on the quay there and also of the "Rylands" a former Topsail Schooner, that was re-rigged to represent the whaler "Pequod". Every Telephone and Electricity supply pole in the quay area was also "rigged" with crosstree, yards , ratlines and ropes, unforgettable. Dozens of local men and women, and children, were given extra roles and period costumes to suit.
It was a marvellous time in the Youghal area with "Film Stars" such as Gregory Peck, and our own Leo Genn and Noel Purcell swanning about, pursued by hordes of local women and girls and, not a few men also.
It, the film , is shown regularly in a pub named for the movie, every summer and it now has become an archive of the towns people from 1954.
I have , however, to question whether Orson Welles had any involvement ??


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