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.

Monday, 14 March 2016

"When we were young": Class of '55

I am re-running this 1955 photo, taken at Pinewood studios, England, by ace photographer Cornel Lucas, with a selection of English players available on the day .... can you name them all? 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 ! 
As I said back in 2012: 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. 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 away on location ...  Only Michael Craig, Eunice and Susan Stephen are still here. 


  1. I was but a tot at the time ....

    1. You're not really one for appreciating old movie folk are you ...