FILM : Letter to Brezhnev
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Letter to Brezhnev 1985 Alexandra Pigg, Alfred Molina, Peter Firth, Margi Clarke, Ken Campbell Liverpool
Director : Chris Bernard   Production Company : Channel 4 Films/Palace Pictures  Region : NORTH

Two Russian sailors, Peter and Sergei, arrive in Liverpool for one night ashore. Peter can speak a bit of English but it's enough to pull two local lassies, Elaine and Theresa. Elaine and Peter immediately fall in love, but in the morning the two boys must leave with their ship. Elaine can't forget him and writes the letter to Leonid Brezhnev, the Soviet leader, asking him to make it possible for them to meet again.

Steffan Meyric Highes advises us that the nightclub where the two girls meet the two Russian sailors is the D-Day landing craft Landfall (LCT7074). One of the ones you seen in the opening scenes in Saving Private Ryan, although this one was not used by Spielberg. It became a floating nightclub in Liverpool some time in the 70s. It sank in Wirral Dock in 2010 and was raised in October 2014 to undergo a £1 million restoration at the BAe Systems Shipyard in Portsmouth, on behalf of the Museum of the Royal Navy, who plan to preserve the boat for the future. It's one of only two original D Day landing craft left in the world. For those seeking further information and pictures there are some very interesting websites that can be found by just "Googling".

 

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Letter To Brezhnev [DVD][1985]

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Letter to Brezhnev - Margi Clarke at the gates of the Chicken factory in New Bird Street – see also ltb018
Letter to Brezhnev

ltb001. Margi Clarke at the gates of the Chicken factory in New Bird Street – see also ltb018

ltb001n. Not a chicken factory but the site is still in use
(Modern Photo Added: 27-06-2011)

Letter to Brezhnev - Backdoor to an unidentified Social Club in Liverpool
Letter to Brezhnev

ltb002. Backdoor to an unidentified Social Club in Liverpool

Letter to Brezhnev - This is a subway near the Liverpool Exchange Station both of which were demolished in the late 1970s
Letter to Brezhnev

ltb003. This is a subway near the Liverpool Exchange Station both of which were demolished in the late 1970s

ltb003n. At the foot of Prussia Street, across Pall Mall was the underpass beneath the Exchange station railway line, this came out in Bixteth Street. Address: Pall Mall by Prussia Street Liverpool L3. Neil/Google
(Modern Photo Added: 21-10-2012)

Letter to Brezhnev - Probably a side street off Dale Street in Liverpool city centre - but I can't positively identify it.
Letter to Brezhnev

ltb004. Probably a side street off Dale Street in Liverpool city centre - but I can't positively identify it.

ltb004n. Eberle Street, mentioned in Margi Clarke's autogiography. Looking from Dale Street L22. Neil Rigby
(Modern Photo Added: 19-10-2011)

Letter to Brezhnev - A bus stop in Dale Street ... An article in the Liverpool Echo about Brezhnev 25 years on puts this in Duke Street, mostly rebuilt. NR
Letter to Brezhnev

ltb005. A bus stop in Dale Street ... An article in the Liverpool Echo about Brezhnev 25 years on puts this in Duke Street, mostly rebuilt. NR

ltb005n. Still a bus stop today
(Modern Photo Added: 19-10-2012)

Letter to Brezhnev - Leather Lane off Dale Street with 'Rigby's' pub in the background
Letter to Brezhnev

ltb006. Leather Lane off Dale Street with 'Rigby's' pub in the background

ltb006n. Leather Lane now – not changed though the illuminated 'Tetley's 'sign has gone.
(Modern Photo Added: 27-06-2011)

Letter to Brezhnev - same as ltb006
Letter to Brezhnev

ltb007. same as ltb006

ltb007n. Leather Lane again
(Modern Photo Added: 27-06-2011)

Letter to Brezhnev - Leather Lane
Letter to Brezhnev

ltb008. Leather Lane

ltb008n. The doorway is still there - now blue
(Modern Photo Added: 27-06-2011)

Letter to Brezhnev - Mount Pleasant with the Shaftesbury Hotel to the right
Letter to Brezhnev

ltb009. Mount Pleasant with the Shaftesbury Hotel to the right

ltb009n. The Shaftesbury hotel has gone but the gardens and memorial are still there.I have used this shot © Google StreetView 2010 - because the camera elevation gives a better view
(Modern Photo Added: 27-06-2011)

Letter to Brezhnev - The West side entrance to Liverpool Anglican Cathedral
Letter to Brezhnev

ltb010. The West side entrance to Liverpool Anglican Cathedral

ltb010n. Now
(Modern Photo Added: 27-06-2011)

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