You can almost smell the lilac face powder and feel the silk-clad legs of this English flapper fatale who generates her own irresistible glow. Mel Martin played Lydia in this Masterpiece Theater tale of obsessive love; opposite her, several years before he seemed to burst on the scene in Brideshead Revisited, was a young Jeremy Irons. Since Wilkinson's painting and illustration studies at New York's Pratt Institute School of Art and Design, he has been recognized with many exhibitions and awards in the art and communications fields.
"We cried all the way through Lydia." - John Lennon on Love for Lydia
A Chuck Wilkinson design for a Masterpiece Theater presentation. The vehicle was an adaptation of a work by Nancy Mitford, whose witty, satiric novels read like memoirs of her own eccentric upper-class family. Wilkinson's well-mannered dancing couples have the still, strangled quality of their class and time. As the poster text so aptly puts it, "They were brought up to marry – not fall in love."