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Thinking about Fearless Nadia

Fearless Nadia: An online exhibit

In the midst of some reading on Fearless Nadia, I decided to look at the Internet to see and gather what all images are easily available. The result of this is a small, unofficial, almost random gallery of Fearless Nadia film stills and posters etc that I made on Facebook. Have borrowed them from various sources. And I can’t identify all the films.

So all help in clarifying details for this little archive will be welcome.


The gallery is available here


1 Roy Wadia { 06.19.12 at 7:50 pm }

I’m gratified there’s interest in my grandfather JBH Wadia’s films featuring Fearless Nadia a.k.a. Mary Evans, the Australian-Greek stunt queen he discovered and showcased in a couple of cameos before producing her first starring feature, “Hunterwali” — the Lady of the Whip — the name that stuck to her all her career and life.

May I request that if you use photographs from Nadia and Wadia Movietone films, you put a little label alongside: “Courtesy Wadia Movietone”, as these visuals are under copyright and are the intellectual property of Wadia Movietone. Many thanks.

Best wishes,

Roy Wadia
Principal Director, Wadia Movietone

2 Sanjit Narwekar { 09.08.12 at 7:30 am }

I first struck up a May-December friendship with Mr J B H Wadia when he used to visit the Screen office to meet my boss Mr B K Karanjia. This was a perfect opportunity to ask him about the early days of cinema. One day in the midst of my queries he stopped and asked me, “Young man how do you know so much about that period when you must not even have been born then.” It is by talking to people like you I retorted and he had a hearty laugh. After that he made it a point to stop by at my table whenever he came to meet BK. It was through my persuasion that he agreed to print a part of his then still in the writing autobiography (sadly, still unpublsihed) Those Were The Days. It was published in five parts — full broadsheet pages.
I later also interviewed (more formally) Homi Seth for my paper and also AIR. I also interviewed “Fearless” Nadia for Doordarshan when Riyad’s film on her was shown at MIFF. I wonder if Doordarshan still has the interview but I’ve put up a small part of the interview on You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pVbc4te3nE

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