"Re the 2nd April photo of Diana Dors, here are 2 more. They are from over 100 negatives that I obtained from my late uncle, who had been a press photographer. To my great dismay,
nearly all of the negatives were in terrible condition, many had been badly damaged from water after a fire in his home in the early 1960s . A great pity, because most of the photos ,
from what I can see from the negatives, would have been truly breathtaking!. I have managed to “salvage” very few. Here, by the way, was what he told me about the photos:"
In May 1958, I was asked to take some photographs of Diana Dors in her home. Diana at the time was enjoying great popularity in England, the “British Monroe”. I had photographed
her before and she was a truly lovely person, who, despite her fame and success, was “Down to earth” and a delight to be with.
When I arrived at her home, Diana was dressed casually, in a dark green blouse and a full black and white polka-dot skirt, the very full skirts being in fashion in the late fifties. Diana
offered me “a cup of tea”, and as she sat down on the settee opposite, I became “aware” that there were a lot of petticoats beneath her skirt. Most photographers were still using
black and white film, but I had started using colour. The petticoats she was wearing were nylon net in a lovely shade of pink, with white frilly hems. Something I could see would
contrast beautifully with the black skirt, but really wouldn’t “show” on black and white film.
I suggested that as I photograph her, she should “play” with the skirt, so that the petticoats would be visible. Diana was very obliging, and I proceeded to take about 100 photographs
of her marvelous legs surrounded by petticoats, a very appealing sight!. Before I left Diana asked me to take one more shot, hitching up the skirt and petticoats just as I pressed the shutter! Unfortunately, the photos were never used for publication.