Thursday 19 May 2016

Art & Hue Presents: School for Scoundrels


To coincide with the film screening at The Laura Ashley Manor Hotel near Elstree on the 29th of May, Art & Hue has created a collection of seven pop art prints based on the film School For Scoundrels, available in three sizes and 17 colour options.

Art & Hue is pleased to present School for Scoundrels, a new pop art collection inspired by the Mid-Century comedy film classic starring Terry-Thomas, Ian Carmichael, and Janette Scott.

School for Scoundrels is a pleasurable example of Mid-Century British cinema that still charms to this day. Starring the irrepressible comedian with his distinctive gap-toothed smile, British film icon Terry-Thomas is on top form as the gentleman-bounder, smitten by Janette Scott and keen to humiliate Ian Carmichael. 

Starring the daughter of national treasure Thora Hird, Janette Scott carved out a successful career in many British & American films but her leading-lady role in School for Scoundrels is one that is fondly remembered as a fan-favourite.

Filmed in and around Elstree Studios, the tennis scenes at "The Old Chippentonian Tennis Club" were shot at what was formerly known as The Edgwarebury Hotel. The hotel is now called the Laura Ashley Manor Hotel, with the building's original features restored, and still welcomes guests all these years later.

On the 29th of May 2016, Laura Ashley Hotels, in association with Elstree Studios and Studiocanal, have organised a free open-air screening of School for Scoundrels on the very spot where the comical tennis matches took place. To attend to see the film where it was shot, as well as see the film's leading lady Janette Scott, who will be attending the screening and taking part in a Q&A, book a ticket via Eventbrite: 

See the full collection at

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