Featured 17 Mar 1974 Image
David Essex pictured in a film sequence from the 1974 film Stardust
David Essex pictured in a film sequence from the 1974 film Stardust.
Picture taken on set, as the film is being made.
Stardust is a 1974 British musical drama film directed by Michael Apted and starring David Essex and Adam Faith. The film is the sequel to the 1973 film That'll Be the Day.
Plot...Following on from the events in the late 1950s/early 1960s of That'll Be the Day, the characters Jim Maclaine, Jeanette, and J.D. have moved into the mid 1960s/early 1970s and the growing career of aspiring rock star MacLaine. MacLaine has assembled a group of musicians and formed the band the Stray Cats, he seeks out his old friend Mike to become the band road manager. Mike acquires a new van, accommodation, and a recording session for the group. MacLaine soon becomes a massive star and is plunged into the centre of media attention. He indulges in casual sex and heavy drug use and the film documents the detrimental effects of this success on MacLaine and his relationship with his friends and colleagues. In particular, MacLaines long-standing friendship with manager Mike is now soured by money and success
Picture taken 17th March 1974