what’s in a name? anybody fancy a quick “j arthur….”?

Joseph Arthur Rank, 1st Baron Rank

(22 December 1888 – 29 March 1972) was a British industrialist and film producer, and founder of the Rank Organisation, now known as The Rank Group Plc.

for british folk especially those over 40, the name of rank, and the intro to his films will be highly evocative, and for some of us sexually, espcially homeorotically provocative.

his name provides a great piece of ‘cockney rhyming slang‘ for an action his film intros had me wanting to perform from an early age.

this intro.

not this one!

march 29th 1945 – World War II: Last day of V-1 flying bomb attacks on England. a very good day for england.