Happy mem­o­ries of film-mak­ing on Mull

The Oban Times - - Letters -

Sir, A re­cent Mull Lines ar­ti­cle evoked some very happy mem­o­ries.

I can vividly re­mem­ber as a 12-yearold boy, the ex­cite­ment the film­ing of the movie I Know Where I Am Go- ing gen­er­ated for me and for many oth­ers in 1945. More par­tic­u­larly for me be­cause my aunt, the late Mrs He­len D T McKen­zie, nee MacLean, known lo­cally as Daisy, was an ‘ex­tra’ dur­ing the film­ing of some of the wet weather scenes.

I re­mem­ber be­ing told at the time that Daisy dou­bled for Miss Wendy Hil­lier who played the Joan Webster part.

I noted with in­ter­est that Roger Livesey, the lead­ing male star, never set foot on Mull and I am won­der­ing if like­wise Miss Hil­lier also didn’t ap­pear on the is­land dur­ing film­ing.

In­ci­den­tally, Daisy was the youngest daugh­ter of Cap­tain Alexan­der MacLean who skip­pered a num­ber of MacBraynes ves­sels dur­ing the 1920s and I am his el­dest grand­son.

Iain Scott Rae, Edzell, An­gus.

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