City of Westminster in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
J. Arthur Rank
Erected 2012 by English Heritage.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment • Industry & Commerce.
Location. 51° 30.509′ N, 0° 9.038′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is on South Street just east of South Audley Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 38 South Street, City of Westminster, England W1K 1DJ, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lord Ashfield (within shouting distance of this marker); Sir Richard Westmacott (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles X (within shouting distance of this marker); St. George's School World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Constance Spry (within shouting distance of this marker); Grosvenor Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); General Pasquale Paoli (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); John Gilbert Winant (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
Also see . . . A Brief History of The Rank Organisation (VCI). "Classic film buffs will fondly remember the thrilling sight of the famous “Gong Man” which preceded the opening credits of every movie produced by The Rank Organisation, England’s biggest and finest film production, distribution and exhibition company. The mere presence of this studio icon at the beginning of the film had the effect, much like the proverbial Pavlov’s dog, of whetting the theater audience’s appetite, while assuring that they were about to share another brilliant movie experience. The Gong Man simply epitomized the best in filmmaking." (Submitted on November 10, 2017.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 10, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 168 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 10, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.