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Special Collections

Ken Russell archive

Ken Russell was a British film director, writer and producer who was born in Southampton.  His works include Women in Love, The Devils, Tommy, The Boy Friend and more.

The Ken Russell Collection includes still photographs, scripts and other materials donated to the University by Ken Russell.

The collection is searchable on the library catalogue – type Ken Russell and use the Refine your results section to select Printed Collection and then Special Collections.

Ken Russell archive - images

Tommy collection

Images from Tommy

Women in Love collection

Image from Women in Love

photo album

Images from a photo album containing stills from The Rainbow

Ken Russell's films

Solent students and staff can view a number of Ken Russell's works via the University's subscription to BoB National including:

French Dressing (1964)

Billion Dollar Brain (1967)

Song of Summer: Frederick Delius (1968)

Women in Love (1969)

The Boy Friend (1971)

The Devils (1971)

Tommy (1975)

The Rainbow (1989)

You can also access television works relating to Ken Russell through BoB National.