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.

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Some winter glamour ...

to brighten up a dull December day. Here's Sophia Loren - my Number One favourite - in Antigua back in 1979 - she was making a Michael Winner film there - FIREPOWER ?- which even I did not want to see. I did see her up-close that year though, when she promoted her first autobiography at Selfridges crowded department store in London, and got my copy of the book signed. 
She was still a star people wanted to see in the flesh so the store was mobbed, I had to fight my way to the front .... thanks for the smile Sophia. 

The photos are by ace photographer David Steen who died recently - like Bob Willoughby and Eve Arnold (see labels) in the '50s and '60s. Steen took some great showbiz photos in the '70s, you only have to google them.


  1. Girl knows how to pose - has there ever been a bad picture of her?

  2. Oh man, I bet she looked divine in the flesh. Certainly a dull dreary old December thus far, thanks for adding a bit of glamour to it