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, 1 September 2012

Farewell Max

With the sad news today of the death of comedian and entertainer, Max Bygraves, I have looked out this programme of his show at the Bournemouth Winter Gardens Theatre for 1970.

His supporting acts on this occasion were comic Tony Cawley and juggler Ric Benny, with music provided by The Selmas, none of whom I have heard of before or since. I suspect that we chose to see Max on our 1970 visit (rather than Jimmy Tarbuck or Harry Corbett & Sooty, who were also in town that summer), because of Auntie Mu, who was a fan of his. Sadly he blotted his copybook with her by swearing on stage (the word bloody was heard) and I don't think she ever forgave him.........

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