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.

Monday, 26 November 2012

Farewell, Dinah

I was sad to hear yesterday, of the death of that splendid actress Dinah Sheridan, aged 92. Two of here best remembered films are amongst my favourites, too. First is the 1953 London to Brighton Veteran car run comedy, Genevieve, in which she co-starred with John Gregson, Kenneth More and Kay Kendall, whist in 1970 came The Railway Children, in which she played mother to Gary Warren, Sally Thomsett and Jenny Agutter. Who doesn't love that film?? I was sure that I had seen her in something recently on DVD; turns out that Dinah had appeared in a 1999 episode of Jonathan Creek.

With John Gregson in Genevieve

With Sally Thomsett in The Railway Children

Also from The Railway Children

1 comment:

  1. Genevieve, The Railway Children...two of my favourite films. And Dinah was always a favourite with me, with her beautiful looks and warm demeanour, who couldn't help but love her? Thanks for posting this.
    John Gregson...was that Gideon of the Yard?