Monday, 1 November 2010

David Angell: More Video Footage, More Questions

I've discovered more video footage of David Angell, this time at the 1994 and 1998 Emmy Awards. These videos are much better quality and were recorded in the backstage pressroom. I should point out that David Angell isn't identified by name in either video, although Peter Casey and David Lee are present so I'm assuming that the person I'm identifying as Angell is indeed who I think it is. In both videos he stands immediately behind and to the left of Frasier star Kelsey Grammer.

The URLs for these videos are as follows:

1994: http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/75634819/WireImage-Video

1998: http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/75701100/WireImage-Video

After viewing these videos it's well worth comparing this David Angell with the younger version who appears in the 1984 Emmy Award video. I simply cannot relate the 1984 David Angell with the 1994 David Angell, even when taking the ten year age difference into account. In terms of physical appearance, they appear to me to be two completely different individuals.

Even more peculiar is the apparent difference in mannerisms. The shy and awkward David Angell we see in the 1984 video has a striking and ingratiating smile, which seems completely at odds with the grotesque grins and coquettish giggling of the David Angell we see in the 1994 and 1998 videos. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that the person we see in the 1994 and 1998 videos appears somewhat camp and effeminate. Is this what ten years in Hollywood does to a person's physiognomy and character? For the moment, I'm at a loss to explain this.

In relation to the existing images we have of David Angell, I provide below some side-by-side comparisons. In some cases there are similarities, although for the most part I'm struck by the differences, the nose being the main culprit. This is consistent with the clear signs of manipulation that can be seen in the Angell Foundation images. It's also consistent with the idea that these images were once genuine pictures that have had relatively subtle changes made to them, although there are clear exceptions to this, with the Cheers picture being a prime example.

1 comment:

Frances Emerson said...

Sam: I don't know where you are or if you are still able to contact anyone. I've been trying to find you. I need your help, too. I believe you, but I need to talk to you. If you still post on the timallen.com site, please get in touch with me there. It is very important. I don't know if anyone else is reading your materials now, but if what I have learned can be proven beyond a shadow of doubt, this man you seek needs to be put on trial for aiding and abetting a federal crime.