Profile: Paul Welsh

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Paul Welsh writes about the heyday of cinema in Borehamwood, the battle to save Elstree studios and its resurgence as a centre for TV and film.

Latest articles from Paul Welsh

It is 25 years since Elstree Studios was saved
Star Wars props now sell for thousands of pounds. Photo: Pixabay
Paul Welsh writes that Spencer Tracy was one of MGM's biggest stars but was fired because of his drinking. Photos: Newsquest/Pixabay
Paul Welsh looks back on MGM films from 1965 such as The Eye of the Devil
Paul Welsh looks back on the life of Clark Gable. Photos: Pixabay/Newsquest
Paul Welsh looks back on the Elstree horror classic Night of the Demon. Photos: Pixabay/Newsquest
Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd all came to Borehamwood. Photos: Pixabay
Paul Welsh.
The Trials of Oscar Wilde and an early Kubrick classic were among films at Elstree in 1960
Gregory Peck is just one of the stars who shot films at Elstree Studios in 1954. Photo: Pixabay