Episode 19: Smashing Time (1967) & Jago Hazzard on Carnaby Street
Welcome, cool cats, to the Swingin’ 60’s special episode. For our film chat, Dom spoke to Barry Fantoniabout Smashing Time, the 1967 satire / farce about Brendaand Yvonne, two girls from oop north seeking fame and fortune in that there swingin’ London.
But according to our first guest, Jago Hazzard, they’re possibly three years too late. Jago joins Dom in a bleakly locked down Carnaby Street to find out how, when and why it briefly became the centre of the universe.
Have a look at some of the Smashing Times locations, courtesy of our friends at ReelStreets
I don’t think Barry Fantoni would mind me saying he’s been around the block a few times, especially when it has resulted in such a hugely diverse career. To get a taste of just one decade of that career, you could do worse than read his recent memoir about the 1960s,A Whole Scene Going On
The writer of Smashing Time is George Melly. Barry wrote a book with him in 1980.