Charmian Clift, George Johnston & the children in 'Island of Love' (Hydra, 1962)

Charmian Clift, George Johnston & the children in 'Island of Love' (Hydra, 1962)

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In 1962 Charmian Clift her husband George Johnston and her three children – Martin, Shane and Jason were paid extras in the Film ‘Island of Love’.
Charmian & George are best seen in the wedding scene as they are coming out of the church. Charmian in big straw hat is directly behind the groom, the man on her right is Gordon Merrick, best-selling US author who also lived on Hydra, and behind her on her left is George. The children, Martin (in black-rimmed glasses) with his sister Shane are clearly seen in their own full-frame shot walking along the port and in the next shot Jason with his friend Evangelina.
In the 1960s Hydra was a magnet for artists and writers – Leonard Cohen was a resident on the island at the time as an unknown poet and very good friend of Charmian Clift and George Johnston.
www.leonardcohenonhydra.com

  1. Correction needed. The IMDB states that the man next to Charmian is not George, but a Hollywood actor. In an alternative clip on YouTube someone remarks that George is behind Charmian, over her left shoulder. This seems to be correct .

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