About Vintage Stuff

The aim of Vintage Stuff is to display some of the ephemera that I have collected, often inadvertently, over the years. I am now deliberately seeking out interesting old adverts, screen shots, leaflets, obscure record covers, picture postcards and illustrations; anything that catches my eye, in fact. They will be mainly, but not exclusively of UK origin (so many vintage blogs appear to be American) and almost always a scan from something that I actually have in my collection, rather than off the net. If you do re-blog, please acknowledge the source. Further stuff, mainly photographs, can be found on my Flickr pages, via the Benny Hill record cover.

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Two Big Blokes and a Bird (and a Jag)

Remember Fiona Richmond? In the 1970s, she was a model, an actress and also wrote all sorts of naughty books supposedly about her own sexual experiences, not to mention being the girlfriend of publisher and club owner Paul Raymond. Today she apparently owns and runs a couple of hotels. This picture comes from a 1976 issue of Spick magazine, photographed at a contest to find Britian's fattest man (how very non-PC!!). Mighty George Macaree looks rather startled; I wonder what Fiona was doing with her right hand........?

Whilst trying to find out what else she had got up to in recent years, I came across her in the excellent BBC series The Car's the Star, where she was interviewed in the programme featuring the Jaguar E-Type in 1997. In the 1970s clip she is driving FU 2, not now on the DVLA database, though has probably since been re-registered, whilst JCT 1N is still on the road in 2012 (Unless they are the same car, of course.........)

1 comment:

  1. I'd forgotten all about Fiona Richmond. Your blog post stirred all sorts of memories! What a lovely Jag, very fine. Interesting location in the last shot, too.