THE CARRY ON GIRLS
By Gemma Ross and Robert Ross
Foreword by Valerie Leon
23 November 2023
Released to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Carry on Girls, this new book - the ultimate tribute to a fun-filled era when British crumpet was at its spiciest - is full of intimate tales from the soundstages of Pinewood Studios, snapshots of a lost industry and oodles of laughs.
Far more than mere eye candy, these in-control, hard-working, and pioneering ladies were an early and earnest
manifestation of Girl Power in the British film industry. This book provides an invaluable celebration of the highly talented and forever decorative screen sirens that bewitched Carry On heroes Sid James, Kenneth Connor, Leslie Phillips, Bernard Bresslaw, Peter Butterworth and, yes, even, Kenneth Williams.
Soap opera favourites Amanda Barrie and Wendy Richard, Bond girls Margaret Nolan, Madeline Smith and the
Goldfinger star herself, Shirley Eaton, as well as international glamour stars Elke Sommer and Dany Robin, feature in
candid interviews and stunning portrait shots.
This book is a long overdue salute to dozens of beloved Carry On actresses, from the courageous Liz Fraser to the ill-fated Imogen Hassall, and from the national treasure Barbara Windsor to the unfairly forgotten Sally Douglas. Each with a poignant and personal memory from fellow Carry On legend Valerie Leon, who provides an affectionate foreword.
GEMMA ROSS presents, writes and directs the podcast The Comedy Historian. She has also contributed to audio
commentaries for British film comedy releases. ROBERT ROSS is the leading authority on the history of British comedy.
His sixteen books include The Carry On Companion, and official BBC celebrations of Fawlty Towers, Last of the Summer Wine and Steptoe and Son.We have THREE COPIES to give away!
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