CREW

HOMEPAGE

_____________

NEW YORK PREMIER

Click for New York, New York Forecast

Shots from the opening of the film "Lord of the Flies" at Lowes Tower East, New York

(Images from Kent (Percival) Fletcher personal scrapbook)


From LIFE New York Extra Section


Reluctant Actor on the Town (reprint below)


Poignant moment
As castaway, Kent forgets his name and address, his link with civilization, in film's dramatic scene.

---------------------------------------------------

From a castaway waif in "Lord of the Flies" to spaghetti and pop at Sardi's

Reluctant Actor on the Town

Looking out upon his native New York from the unlikely vantage point of a London bus, 9-year-old Kent Fletcher could be mistaken for a British schoolboy. Indeed he portrays one who happens to get marooned on a tropical island - as do the other chaps - in the film production of William Golding's "Lord of the Flies."

The ride on the London bus was part of the gala evening in New York marking the world premiere of the movie. Kent gives a touching performance in a minor part that contributes mightily to a superb film. He grudgingly submitted to such movie-star routines as hobnobbing with other movie stars and going to supper at Sardi's. But he was bound to admit that he cannot see acting as a career; he'd rather be a skin-diver or base ball star.


STIRRING BIT -- While his father -- Actor Branwell Fletcher -- looks on dubiously, Kent stirs drink before spaghetti dinner


From LIFE New York Extra Section


On the bus for the gala evening at the World Premiere of the movie in New York


"LIFE" New York Extra Section cover from opening night at the Lowes Tower East theater (upper east side Manhattan)


From the "LIFE" New York Extra Section - Kent Fletcher


From "LIFE" New York Extra Section - Kent Fletcher


From "LIFE" New York Extra Section - Kent Fletcher with his fellow actors on the double-decker bus opening night.


Kent (Percival) Fletcher


Kent (Percival) Fletcher


Kent (Percival) Fletcher


Kent (Percival) Fletcher


Kent (Percival) Fletcher

_______________________________________________________________

Purchase the DVD at AMAZON.COM Lord of the Flies - Criterion Collection

_______________________________________________________________

Click for New York, New York Forecast

Top of Page

Site maintained by JD Fowler
Material Copyright © 1963 Lord of the Flies Company
Site Design Copyright © 2000 lordoftheflies.org Company
All copyrights remain intact and held by their original owners