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This blog is for English actress, cakemaker and writer Jane Asher, with many pictures and accurate information of one of the most beautiful rock muses from the 20th century.

Friday, 26 May 2017

Fan picture, 1978

1978 - Jane Asher holding a portrait of herself to sign it for a fan outside the Mermaid Theatre in London's West End where she was portraying Dr. Scott in Brian Clark's "Who's Life Is It Anyway?" with Tom Conti and doing nine performances per week. Photo by Nancy Scharfe, who said this was after one of the performances.


Picture taken by Nancy Scharfe and shared a the Jane Asher fans facebook fansite (original post, here). Used by kind perission.

Monday, 22 May 2017

Russell Jarvis portraits, 1964

Circa 1964 photo by Russell Jarvis. 



Photo 1) Photo postcard of Jane autographed and sent to a fan in 1968. Lady Jane group at yahoo.
Photo 2) Portrait published on the cover of Amateur Photographer magazine, February 22, 1967 issue. Lady Jane group at yahoo. 

Friday, 19 May 2017

Charley Moon, 1956

1956 - Young Jane Asher as Benesta and her handsome co-star Max Bygraves as Charley Moon in a scene from the film “Charley Moon” a story of life in a travelling circus.



In a 1973 interview Jane recalled her crush on Max Bygraves: “I did fall in love with him. I was about eight or nine, and he was terribly sweet and kind with me, and I used to cry at night because I knew I could never have him all to myself.”

From Lady Jane yahoo group.

Monday, 15 May 2017

Jane, Paul and their pets by Ringo, for Hunter Davies book, 1968

Some early 1968 poses of Paul and Jane at Paul’s Cavendish Avenue home with pets, Thisbe & Martha (and another cat), taken by Ringo Starr who photographed each of the Beatles couples at home for the forthcoming authorized Beatles biography by Hunter Davies.





From the net. If they are yours, comment below and I'll give you full credit.

Friday, 12 May 2017

Filming & Behind the Scenes of 'The Buttercup Chain', 1969 & 1970

1969 & 1970 - Behind the scenes pictures of Jane and her co-stars, American actress Leigh Taylor-Young and Welsh actor Hywel Bennet, and her director Robert Ellis Miller while filming The Buttercup Chain.
We can see Jane and Leigh trying on hats in a shop in Spain. Both enjoyed shopping and sightseeing together during their free time off the set. "We especially went to Spain for the sun, but while we were there we were flooded out!" Jane said.
We also can see Jane on location in various places, including the town of Mijas, in the Province of Málaga, in the autonomous community of Andalusia (South-Eastern coast of Spain).
The Buttercup Chain was filmed in the UK, Sweden and Spain, and was premiered on 24 September 1970 in London.























Photos 1 to 3) Lady Jane group at yahoo!
Photos 4 to 8 & 10) From the internet. Drop me a line if they are yours and I'll give you the full credit!
Photos 9, 11, 13 to 22) Ebay auction listings.
Photo 12) Stanley Bielecki Movie Collection/Getty Images.

Monday, 8 May 2017

Victor Watts portraits, 1990s/1980s

1980s/Early 1990s - Jane Asher posing with a cake dress, by Victor Watts. Unknown details, if you know them, please post! Thank you!








Photos 1 & 3) http://www.victorwatts.com/Fashion/JaneAsher.html
Photos 4 & 6) Victor Watts/REX/Shutterstock
Photos 2, 5 & 7) From the net. Drop me a line if they are yours and I'll give you full credit!

Friday, 5 May 2017

Evening Standard Film Awards, 2000

February 6, 2000 - Jane Asher, Gerald Scarfe, Maureen Lipman and Twiggy attend the Evening Standard British Film Awards, held at the Savoy hotel in London.






Photo 1) William Conran/PA Archive/PA Images.
Photo 2 to 4) Alan Davidson / Silverhub/REX/Shutterstock
Photo 5) Starstock/Photoshot

Monday, 1 May 2017

'An American in Paris', 2017

On March 4th, 2017, previews began for 'An American in Paris' musical at the London Dominion Theatre, and the press night was on March 21st 2017. The play will be running until September 30th, 2017.

Directly following celebrated engagements in New York and Paris, this critically acclaimed and multi Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical of love, hope and living your dreams is now lighting up London.

Inspired by the Oscar® winning MGM film starring Leslie Caron and Gene Kelly, An American in Paris features many of George and Ira Gershwin’s timelessly popular songs and music, including I Got Rhythm, I’ll Build a Stairway to Paradise, The Man I Love, They Can’t Take That Away From Me and ’S Wonderful.

Featuring its original, award-winning Broadway stars Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope, and an exceptional company of 50 actors, dancers and musicians, An American in Paris tells the story of a young American GI pursuing his dream to make it as a painter in the aftermath of war.
Following a chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer, the ‘City of Light’ becomes the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love.

Staged by some of the most celebrated theatre-makers in the world (including director and choreographer Christopher Wheeldon and designer Bob Crowley, together with the writer Craig Lucas), don’t miss this breathtakingly beautiful production that The New York Times called “a dazzling, transporting musical that turns Paris into a kaleidoscope of romance”.

Jane Asher plays the role of Madame Baurel.

Saturday March 4th 2017 - An American in Paris UK preview night at the Dominion theatre. Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, Jane Asher and Ashley Day before the show. From Day?s instagram account https://www.instagram.com/ashleyday_86/


Saturday March 4th 2017 - An American in Paris UK preview night at the Dominion theatre. The cast in the final bow. Jane is wearing a purple dress at the right of the picture. From https://twitter.com/BruceBChin









Tuesday March 14th 2017 - Haydn Oakley (Henri Baurel), Jane Asher (Madame Baurel) and Leanne Cope (Lise Dassin) in An American in Paris choreographed and directed by Christopher Wheeldon at The Dominion Theatre in London, United Kingdom.

Saturday March 18th 2017 - The cast in the final bow in An American in Paris choreographed and directed by Christopher Wheeldon at The Dominion Theatre in London, United Kingdom. Jane is wearing a purple dress at the right of the picture. From https://www.instagram.com/ecbullock1/


Tuesday March 21st, 2017 - Haydn Oakley (Henri Baurel), Jane Asher (Madame Baurel) & Leanne Cope (Lise Dassin). Credit: Johan Persson. https://www.facebook.com/AnAmericanInParisUK




Tuesday March 21st, 2017 - Photo 3) Jane Asher (Madame Baurel), Julian Forsyth (Monsieur Baurel) and all the cast and the crew during the curtain call.

Photos 4 & 5) Robbie Jack/Corbis via Getty Images.
Photo 6) Screen cap from a BBC One interview.
Photos 7 & 8) Nigel Norrington / ArenaPAL via belgaimage.
Photos 9 & 10) Bettina Strenske / Alamy Stock Photo.
Photos 11 & 12) David Jensen/EMPICS Entertainment via PAimages.
Photo 16) Dan Wooller/REX/Shutterstock  
Photos 17 & 18) Lady Jane twitter account