Dedications: My four late friends Rory, Stan, Bryan, Jeff - shine on you crazy diamonds, they would have blogged too. Then theres Garry from Brisbane, Franco in Milan, Mike now in S.F. / my '60s-'80s gang: Ned & Joseph in Ireland; in England: Frank, Des, Guy, Clive, Joe & Joe, Ian, Ivan, Nick, David, Les, Stewart, the 3 Michaels / Catriona, Sally, Monica, Jean, Ella, Anne, Candie / and now: Daryl in N.Y., Jerry, John, Colin, Martin and Donal.

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Showpeople: Class of 1955

A fascinating 1955 photograph by Cornel Lucas for "Picturegoer" magazine, showcasing those rising Pinewood stars in England - what varying careers they have had. 

More or less clockwise: Diana Dors, Jack Hawkins, Peter Finch, Michael Craig, George Baker, John Gregson, Terence Morgan, Donald Sinden, Jill Day, Eunice Gayson, Lyndon Brook, Susan Stephen, Sarah Lawson, Belinda Lee and Diane Cilento ! 
Belinda was married to the photographer Cornel Lucas but was killed in a car accident in 1961 after becoming a star in European cinema; Diane Cilento (and George Baker) outlived her by 50 years, dying last year; Eunice was that first girl to make a play for James Bond at the casino in DR NO

I dare say Dirk, Stanley Baker, Muriel Pavlow, Virginia McKenna and Shirley Eaton were all too busy or established for inclusion here, or away on location ... 

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