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belushi
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46 of 51  Wed 20th Jan 2021 1:27pm  
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Hi Neil. Frank was a member of the Belgrade Theatre Company back in 1958, so are we talking about this era? - link
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lindatee2002
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47 of 51  Wed 20th Jan 2021 1:40pm  
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I saw Beryl Reid at the opening of a garage in Jubilee Crescent in the late 50's-early 60's. She arrived, looking very glam, in a huge American car, fins and all. Germaine Greer was one of my husband's professors at Warwick so we saw her all the time.
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belushi
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48 of 51  Wed 20th Jan 2021 3:13pm  
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Back in 1972, when I was a student, I had a summer job at the Herbert Art Gallery. I was there to assist the Director of Art, basically a gofer, so he had more time to do his real job. At the time Danny La Rue was appearing in a summer season at the Coventry Theatre, and to coincide with this the Herbert had an exhibition of paintings by a local artist, all of which were portraits of Danny. The night before each new exhibition opened to the public there was a private opening, attended by local councillors and members of the Friends of the Herbert Gallery. Obviously Danny was invited, and the day before I was sent out to buy a bottle of Danny's favourite wine (according to his agent). The rest of us had to drink the normal cheap Yugoslav wine served at these occasions. Danny turned up in civvies rather than his stage uniform. He was very friendly and approachable, with the firmest handshake I've ever experienced. By the way, the Director of Art was Patrick Day, and during the month or so I worked at the Herbert he was the perfect boss.
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NeilsYard
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49 of 51  Wed 20th Jan 2021 4:00pm  
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On 20th Jan 2021 1:27pm, belushi said: Hi Neil. Frank was a member of the Belgrade Theatre Company back in 1958, so are we talking about this era? - link
belushi. Many thanks for that and yes, that's around the period I was referring to. I need to go back and check where the shop was but as mentioned, Frank rented the room above and would often stop and chat with my grandparents on his way in and out - the rumour was they offered him many 'discounted' shop items! Big grin Would've loved to have asked him if he remembered them. Edited by member, 20th Jan 2021 4:01 pm
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NeilsYard
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50 of 51  Tue 18th May 2021 9:40am  
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Thanks to Mark Pemberton on FB, we had an image of Roy Orbison at Browns Lane collecting his E-Type, but never knew he'd also been to Canley! I know he was a big car-fan.
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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51 of 51  Tue 25th May 2021 9:01pm  
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Today, of course, we can add Charles and Camilla to the list - report
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