I bought this Dad's Army calendar in a Glasgow store recently, priced £5-99. I copied the image from the website as the calendar was too long to scan all of it. According to the site, it's produced officially, though I thought the BBC held the rights to the series. I wouldn't say it's the best representation of a calendar, the twelve photos seem to have been picked at random rather than attempting to match up certain Dad's Army images with summer, Christmas etc.
Post by Alan Hayes on Nov 21, 2020 22:45:31 GMT 12
Looks like it's licensed by Jimmy Perry's Estate, and the images will have been licensed from Getty Images or some such photo library (the BBC has sold them all off or at least has Getty Images act for them).
Of course, the Dad's Army Appreciation Society has produced their own calendar which looks much more attractive.
Post by Dave Homewood on Nov 23, 2020 18:00:18 GMT 12
I believe I may have been the first producer of Dad's Army calendars many years ago. I put them together with Jimmy and David's blessing for members of the DAAS NZ Branch. You just could not get a Dad's Army calendar anywhere till then.
The first one I produced was actually a mock Walmington newspaper as the 'picture' with each month noting things happening in Walmington, based on the 12 series of Dad's Army. It took ages to put together on Dad's old 386 computer. I do not recall the actual year I put that out, late 1990's, maybe 1998. It was really popular.
Then I did one the following year with photos from the series. They went like hotcakes. And I'd sent copies to the UK DAAS guys and they liked them so the following year they started advertising them in the UK DAAS magazine. Orders got really big then. I seem to recall we might have done four or so and then they started to print them in the UK as the orders were so massive that postage from NZ to the UK was going to be big so instead they took over making them there and sending a much smaller batch to me in NZ to distribute.
Funny, I have not thought about that for years. It's good that the DAAS calendars are still being produced, something I started a long time ago.