Profile: Paul Welsh

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Paul Welsh writes about the heyday of cinema in Borehamwood, the battle to save Elstree studios and its resurgence as a centre for TV and film.

Latest articles from Paul Welsh

George Arliss is buried at All Saints Church in Harrow Weald. Photos: Google/Newsquest
Paul Welsh considers some of the cover-ups of Hollywood's golden age
Audrey Hepburn was among the cinema legends signed up by Elstree Studios, but they turned down Brigiite Bardot. Images: Pixabay/Newsquest
Paul Welsh remembers the times royals have been driven down Shenley Road to Elstree Studios. Photos: Google/Newsquest
Paul Welsh thinks the BBC is a monolith that needs cutting back if it is to survive. Photo: Pixabay/Newsquest
Many of the actors who appeared in Gone With The Wind made films at Elstree. Photo: Pixabay
EastEnders ratings are falling - Paul Welsh thinks Nostalgia shows are a cheap way to make popular television. Photo PA
The actor Peter Lawford spoke to Marilyn Monroe on the night she died. Photos: Pixabay/Newsquest
The stars who agreed to help celebrate Elstree's cinema history - and the one who didn't
Paul Welsh says Borehamwood is once again becoming the Hollywood of England