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Freddy Mercury with Billy Connolly. It looks like a good time was being had.
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I saw Billy Connolly once on the street after the Hogmanay Bells in Edinburgh. Pissed out of his mind, whirling around with a can in his hand screaming Happy New Year at everyone. There was a very large clear space around him.
 

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I saw Billy Connolly once on the street after the Hogmanay Bells in Edinburgh. Pissed out of his mind, whirling around with a can in his hand screaming Happy New Year at everyone. There was a very large clear space around him.
Billy was social distancing before it was cool.
 

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Here's the Velvet Fog dressed up in his best gear flirting with five women (at least 3 of whom are, I suspect, androids) around a load of motorbikes.

 

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Here's a still from a doubtless-forgettable British comedy film of 1951, Lady Godiva Rides Again:



Readers of a certain age will, no doubt, be able to identify the pneumatic mammal centre-stage (yellow arrow) as Diana Dors. Those with good eyesight (despite everything...) may well pick out the eighteen-year-old Joan Collins (orange arrow).

Without cheating, though, I'd bet that no-one could ID the girl under the red arrow, who made the media buzz a very few years later.

Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged for murder in the UK. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Godiva_Rides_Again

Don't give it away; let our fellow FTMB-ers work for it!

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I also guessed the beauty contest gal.



I knew that Diana Dors had met her. She starred as a condemned woman, based on the case in Yield to the NIght, made just five years after that photograph!
:oops:
 

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Here's a still from a doubtless-forgettable British comedy film of 1951, Lady Godiva Rides Again ...
Somewhere in that beauty pageant parade scene there should be a 17-year-old Jean Marsh. She's mentioned widely (but not universally) as being one of the uncredited pageant contestants.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Godiva_Rides_Again

The beauty parade scenes took six hours to shoot with Diana along with starlets Jean Marsh, Simone Silva, Dana Wynter and Joan, parading up and down the studio pre-fabricated stairs. ...
https://joancollinsarchive.blogspot.com/2010/03/lady-godiva-rides-again.html

This forum post includes a photo from the film that specifically notes Marsh in the scene.

http://filmdope.com/forums/103965-sighted-ah-there-you-211.html
(Post #4204; first photo)
 

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Somewhere in that beauty pageant parade scene there should be a 17-year-old Jean Marsh. She's mentioned widely (but not universally) as being one of the uncredited pageant contestants.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Godiva_Rides_Again


https://joancollinsarchive.blogspot.com/2010/03/lady-godiva-rides-again.html

This forum post includes a photo from the film that specifically notes Marsh in the scene.

http://filmdope.com/forums/103965-sighted-ah-there-you-211.html
(Post #4204; first photo)
I had a look at the line up and reckoned the closest I could see to Jean Marsh was to the left of Diana Dors, ie her immediate right. Looking at the pic you have linked to confirms it as far as I can see.
 

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I had a look at the line up and reckoned the closest I could see to Jean Marsh was to the left of Diana Dors, ie her immediate right. Looking at the pic you have linked to confirms it as far as I can see.
I wasn't able to convince myself whether Marsh is the one immediately to the left or to the right of Dors.
 

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I wasn't able to convince myself whether Marsh is the one immediately to the left or to the right of Dors.
I’m sure it’s the left as we look at it but yes those were the two I had it narrowed down to until I saw your linked picture.
 

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I’m sure it’s the left as we look at it but yes those were the two I had it narrowed down to until I saw your linked picture.
I'm now sure it's not the one to the immediate left of Dors (in the photo; not Dors' left). That's Dors' co-star Pauline Stroud.

Here's a stock photo attesting to it ...

https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/...ontestant-in-the-film-lady-news-photo/3273734

I think Marsh is the one to the right of Dors.

Edit to Add:

A large version of the pageant contestants group shot can be accessed at:

 
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Cool link, that filmdope one... that might be well worth a read as I love old films.

I'm now sure it's not the one to the immediate left of Dors (in the photo; not Dors' left). That's Dors' co-star Pauline Stroud.

Here's a stock photo attesting to it ...

https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/...ontestant-in-the-film-lady-news-photo/3273734

I think Marsh is the one to the right of Dors.

Edit to Add:

A large version of the pageant contestants group shot can be accessed at:


Yep, I agree... I think the Jean Marsh lady is the one to the right (as we're looking) of Diana Dors (in other words the lady with the spotty outfit/hat).



I'm far too young for this. However I did recognise Prunella Scales as Vicky (middle) when last watched Hobson's Choice (1954)

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Good film, that one. We saw it just a few months ago.
 

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You're right. That isn't Graham Chapman.

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I hadn't picked up on that not being Graham Chapman – but having seen his stand-in live at Premises Arts Centre in Norwich back in the day (ie a long time ago!) I'm pretty sure I know who it is. Maybe Graham Chapman was, er, hung-over on the day of the photoshoot. I believe that Graham liked a drop...
 

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Brigitte Bardot on the Picadilly Line c. 1955. I don't recognise her companion. Anybody?
There appear to be a number of shots of Brigitte on the tube and around London in 1955, possibly for Picture Post or a similar publication. Though others are around her, they seem to underline her existential isolation. So it was probably not a celebrity next to her but a random stranger, absorbed in his own nostrils. :hunger:
 

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My late dad who accompanied acts on the Northern club circuit (pianist who was in demand as he could play with no rehearsal) accompanied Dors during her later downwards trajectory. He said she needed a shit tonne of booze to get onstage.

Interesting she was in that film with Ellis as the character she played brilliantly in that movie Yield To The Night seems to have been based on Ellis.
 

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BB was married to Roger Vadim at the time, but can't find a photo of him in 1955.
This picture was titled Roger Vadim & Brigitte Bardot circa 1955, so it's not him on the tube next to her.
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There appear to be a number of shots of Brigitte on the tube and around London in 1955, possibly for Picture Post or a similar publication. Though others are around her, they seem to underline her existential isolation. So it was probably not a celebrity next to her but a random stranger, absorbed in his own nostrils. :hunger:
She’ll have been working on Doctor at Sea.

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