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.

Friday, 16 August 2013

Morecambe & Wise & Friends

Fellow blogger and wife, Dunstabelle, and I, are planning a short break to Bournemouth, a town that I have been visiting since the early 1960s, when various relations on my mothers side decided to retire down there. A trip to the theatre was always undertaken, that in 1966 taking us to see Morecambe & Wise at the Winter Gardens. Of the performers that season, only singer Susan Maughan appears to be still with us. Whist I do remember bits of the show some forty-seven years later, particularly ventriloquist Arthur Worsley, I sadly have no recollection of "Marvo (The World's Greatest Illusionist), assisted by Dolores (The Sex Symbol)!"

Although others appearing in the town that summer included Harry Worth and Frankie Vaughan, I suspect that Morecambe & Wise were a natural choice for us (good clean fun), although Ivor Emmanuel would have clinched it for my mother.

Here are a few pages from the programme;

1 comment:

  1. I'd forgotten all about Arthur Worsley! That really takes me back to my childhood.