It’s always great to get some feed-back from my blog posts. Two years ago I posted a picture of Joan Rice (1930-1997) in the make-up department for her role as Maid Marian during the filming of Walt Disney’s Story of Robin Hood and his Merrie Men in early 1951.
At the time, I was not sure who the gentleman was applying the make-up. I went through the names, including Geoffrey Rodway the Makeup Supervisor on the movie, Trevor Crole-Rees, Stuart Freeborn, Eddie Knight, A. L Lawrence, Robert Alexander and Wally Schneiderman. They are all listed in various articles as uncredited makeup artists on Disney’s live-action movie. At the time I guessed in might have been Geoffrey Rodway.
Well I was thrilled recently to receive a comment on that post from Alex Rodway who said:
“Yes that is Geoffrey Rodway, my grandfather.”
I am hoping Geoff will get back in touch and perhaps share any anecdotes he may have heard regarding his grandfather’s career in the film business, particularly on the ‘Story of Robin Hood!’