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Posted on 3 March 2018 | 8:54 am
The captivating art, science and politics of
Spectator.co.ukThe captivating art, science and politics of hair: Beehives, Bobs and Blow-dries reviewedSpectator.co.ukThere's a succession of evocative advertisements and photos — and it is in the ads that we encounter the first celebrity hairdresser, the glorious Raymond 'Teasy-Weasy' Bessone (1911–92), who was a Saturday prime-time TV star and could command the ...
Posted on 21 February 2018 | 8:13 pm
REWIND: The time Swindon basked in the sun -
Swindon AdvertiserREWIND: The time Swindon basked in the sunSwindon AdvertiserEARLIER this month Rewind chronicled Swindon's high-profile attempts to secure city status in the years around the turn of the millennium. Recently unearthed in our archives is a reminder of a day when the town was praised to the skies by the country's ...
Posted on 21 February 2018 | 11:34 am
New book celebrates acting career of
Swindon AdvertiserNew book celebrates acting career of 'Britain's Marilyn' Diana DorsSwindon AdvertiserHer first appearance was in 1946 in The Shop at Sly Corner, while still a student at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Diana, like Marilyn, was blonde, curvy and sexy, but, according to Huw, that's largely where the comparison ended. “Her ...and more »
Posted on 21 February 2018 | 1:31 am
The genius who put British road signs on the
Daily MailThe genius who put British road signs on the map: How a South African woman designed the digging workman and ...Daily MailMargaret Calvert has done more than any other living person to shape the face of Britain — and, in doing so, stopped a million marital arguments on journeys across the country. Yet you have probably never heard the name and only now is her amazing ...and more »
Posted on 13 February 2018 | 1:47 am
Frightening verse: that Morrissey library in
It concerns the short-lived careers of a a number of obscure actors: everyone from Morrissey obsession Rita Tushingham (of A Taste Of Honey fame), matinee idol Tab Hunter, James Dean associate Sal Mineo, and blonde bombshells Diana Dors and Jayne Mansfield.
Posted on 24 August 2015 | 2:58 am
Diana Dors' Maserati set to go under hammer
A SPORTS car bought by Diana Dors after she saw it on display at a car show is expected to sell for £575,000. The Swindon-born screen siren, known as England’s answer to Marilyn Monroe, went along to the 1964 Earl’s Court Motor Show to get some press ...
Posted on 24 August 2015 | 12:01 am
Diana Dors' Maserati expected to fetch
A stunning Maserati bought by Diana Dors after she saw it on display at a car show is expected to sell for £575,000. The screen siren, known as England's Marilyn Monroe, went along to the 1964 Earl's Court Motor to get some press publicity. And when she ...
Posted on 23 August 2015 | 1:50 am
RM Sotheby’s London 2015 – Auction
The car in question is the 1964 Earls Court Motor Show car, which was sold new to British screen icon, Diana Dors, commonly known as the ‘English Marilyn Monroe’. One of 20 right-hand-drive Spiders built, the Mistral is presented in fully restored ...
Posted on 20 August 2015 | 6:00 pm
The Kray Twins' London: Legendary spots
Tom Hardy's new film is as much an exploration of the twins as a celebration of London. With celebrities such as Diana Dors and Frank Sinatra perfuming their world with glamour, the Krays were the East End Mafia, but their influence went far further ...
Posted on 20 August 2015 | 3:30 am