Just a Dream – Gala Records

Hi-fidelity Gala Records 45XP1024

Pamela Green and George Harrison Marks supplied images for several pop releases on 45 r.p.m. by Gala Records. Gala Records was a UK budget label and a division of Musical & Plastics Industries Limited, with offices based at Selmar House, 114 Charing Cross Road, London WC2 – barely a ten-minute walk from Harrison Marks’ studio.

They were operational in the late 1950s and early 1960s, and are notable due to the polystyrene-based plastic (“Monsanto Lustrex R”) that their records were pressed from instead of vinyl.

Gala was managed by Monty Lewis, who subsequently became managing director of Pickwick International Inc. (GB) Ltd. Many Gala releases were licensed from the Synthetic Plastics Company group of labels.

Pamela Green on the cover of 45XP1024.

George Harrison Marks and Pamela Green are pictured above, showing the Gala record to the British actress Beryl Reid. Beryl Reid made significant contributions to cinema, with notable roles in films such as The Belles of St. Trinian’s (1954), The Killing of Sister George (1968), The Assassination Bureau (1969), and No Sex Please, We’re British (1973). Her filmography also includes Rosie Dixon – Night Nurse (1978) and Carry On Emmannuelle (1978).

You can check out Rita Landre on the cover of 45XP1023 here.

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2 thoughts on “Just a Dream – Gala Records

  1. I think you should make George Harrison George Harrison Marks. George Harrison was – well, I’m sure you know!

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