The Untimely Death of Miss Rita Foy

April 1st is the anniversary of the tragic death in 1930 of 20-year-old actress Miss Nita Foy, at Twickenham Film Studios. The inquest into her death was reported in the Gloucester Citizen, 5 April 1930, in an article that raises more questions than answers. Despite the verdict, other accounts reveal […] Read more »

Gravity

As the credits rolled on the Oscars for another year (and Gravity pulls us all back down to earth eventually), it was a joy for everyone at 20TheBarons to see so many golden statuettes migrating to the trophy cabinets of the West London region’s famous film studios. Gravity, which won […] Read more »