MGM British Studios – finished copies now available to buy

Ready to escape from lockdown? Then why not leave 2020 behind and join Paul Welsh on a tour of the iconic MGM British Studios?

This journey back in time is aimed at casual readers and film buffs alike. It is laced with anecdotes, facts and most of all, with a desire to ensure that although MGM British Studios is gone, it is not forgotten.

Paul’s new book, MGM British Studios: Hollywood in Hertfordshire, is a tribute to MGM British Studios and to all those who worked there until it was closed abruptly 50 years ago.

Described by Oscar-winning Director of Photography Ossie Morris as ‘the Rolls Royce of British film studios’ and by actress Sylvia Syms as ‘The closest to a Hollywood “dream factory” in this country’, MGM British produced many classic movies and television series.

Whether you are a fan of ‘Where Eagles Dare’, ‘2001 : A Space Odyssey’, ‘Fire Maidens From Outer Space’, ‘UFO’ or ‘The Prisoner’, you can buy your copy now.


  • Posted 12th May 2020 Anne Grange 4:54 pm

    Just ordered my copy, looking forward to reading this- my Dad worked at MGM back in the day .

  • Posted 12th May 2020 Peter 7:12 pm

    Can’t wait

  • Posted 14th May 2020 Mike Grant 5:14 am

    Excellent News! My copy now on order!

  • Posted 14th May 2020 Gordon John Redman 3:39 pm

    Well done Paul and Bob! Can’t wait to read.

  • Posted 14th May 2020 Vanessa christison 10:23 pm

    Where can you buy it?

    • Posted 18th May 2020 ehadmin 3:35 pm

      Just check our news item from last Monday for details.

  • Posted 15th May 2020 julie cudby 1:03 pm

    my dad worked at MGM will order a copy , sadly he passed away in April due to corona .

    • Posted 18th May 2020 ehadmin 3:33 pm

      Julie, I am so very sorry to hear your news. Bob

  • Posted 16th May 2020 Janet Hoffmann 4:16 am

    Contact Larry Edmunds Bookshop, the 82 year old Hollywood Bookshop. 6644 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028 ; Jeffrey Mantor 323-463-3273

    • Posted 19th May 2020 ehadmin 10:35 am

      Before I contact Larry Edmunds please clarify your recommendation that I contact him. Thanks.

  • Posted 16th May 2020 Rick Davy 12:48 pm

    A truly handsome and magnificent book, beautifully presented.

    • Posted 18th May 2020 ehadmin 3:32 pm

      Much appreciated, Rick!

  • Posted 18th May 2020 Geoffrey Rowland 3:41 pm

    Would love to buy a copy but would like Paul to sign it.

    • Posted 19th May 2020 ehadmin 10:34 am

      We’ve locked down Paul for everyone’s safety.

      Our May book launch and signing was cancelled but we are considering running a book signing in October.

      I’ll post details as a news item once we know more.

    • Posted 24th May 2020 ehadmin 12:09 pm

      I’m afraid Paul is still self-isolating and unable to sign

  • Posted 23rd May 2020 N Thomson 2:12 pm

    Ordered my copy 12th May, still waiting to arrive…

    • Posted 24th May 2020 ehadmin 12:07 pm

      I know I posted it but Royal Mail delivery seems patchy. Please let me know if you haven’t received ity next week and I’ll follow up.

  • Posted 14th June 2020 Bob 12:01 pm

    Just ordered one. I wonder how long it will take to arrive

    • Posted 15th June 2020 ehadmin 8:29 am

      Morning Robert. I received your order yesterday and am expecting a further delivery of books later today when I’ll package up your copy. I’m self-isolating and rely on a volunteer to collect copies and drop them off at the post office. I’m hoping he can collect on Tuesday or Wednesday so you should receive your copy before the weekend. Bob

  • Posted 26th June 2020 David Shohet 7:04 am

    My children bought me “MGM British Studios” for Fathers Day. A superb book. I can’t put it down !

    • Posted 26th June 2020 ehadmin 12:25 pm

      Delighted to hear that you’re enjoying it!

  • Posted 4th January 2021 Orla Vestergaard Nielsen 7:58 pm

    Hi.! I would like to buy a copy of the book.
    Best regards – Orla

    • Posted 10th January 2021 ehadmin 6:53 pm

      As per the email I sent you last week, just visit the publications section on our website to place an order on-line. I’ve reserved a copy for you.

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