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, 28 November 2014

Jane in New York, 1967

Jane Asher had a five month tour of North America with the Bristol Old Vic Company performing in two Shakespearean plays: as Juliet Capulet in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and as Julietta in ‘Measure For Measure’. The first performance was in Boston on January 16, 1967. She left from London's Heathrow airport on January 15th 1967, and arrived back home on May 28th 1967.

Jane Asher in New York, strolling; marveling at Whoolworth's selection of goodies; shopping at famous toy store, F. A. O. Schwartz; fitting her new fur coat, a red-fox dyed opposum; Window-shopping at Tiffany's with Romeo (Gwan Grainger) and writing a letter back to hotel. Jane performed at the 'New York City Center' theatre on Broadway (NYC) from Feb 14 to March 5, 1967.



Photos 1 to3, 5 & 6, 8 & 9, and 15 - MY SCANS from the July 1967 issue of Teen Datebook magazine. Please, when sharing don't change the description nor the source, and don't crop the pictures not do any kind of artwork that implies hiding or deleting the tags. If they annoy you, go find yourself a copy of the magazine, buy it, scan it and share it. Thanks.
Photo 4 - Ebay auction listing.
Photo 7 - English actess Jane Asher window-shopping with British actor Gawn Grainger in New York City, 21st February 1967. (Photo by Harry Benson/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images).
Photo 10 - Lady Jane group at yahoo!
Photos 11, 12 & 14 - Ebay auction listings, taken by Sima Abramovitz and restored by Maureen's a doll tumblr / Women of the Beatles blogspot owner. Thanks!
Photo 13 - Jane Asher outside the New York City Centre Theatre on Broadway. Taken by Sima Abramovitz and sold on e-bay. This great version is courtesy from Sara Schmidt’s collection. From http://www.meetthebeatlesforreal.com/ 

Friday, 21 November 2014

Henry VIII & His Six Wives, 1972

Jane starred with Keith Mitchell as Henry VIII's doomed third wife, Jane Seymour, in the film "Henry VIII and His Six Wives" (releasd July 13th 1972) based on the 1970 BBC six-part television production "The Six Wives of Henry VIII", which also starred Keith Mitchell as Henry VIII.



















In the real life, Jane Seymour (c. 1508 - 24 October 1537) was Queen of England as the third wife of King Henry VIII. She succeeded Anne Boleyn as queen consort following the latter's execution for trumped up charges of high treason, incest and adultery in May 1536. Jane Seymour died of postnatal complications less than two weeks after the birth of her only child, a son who reigned as Edward VI. She was the only one of Henry's wives to receive a queen's funeral, and his only consort to be buried beside him in St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, as she was the only consort to have a male heir.

Photos 1 & 14 - Found on-line. If it's yours, drop me a line and I'llgive you full credit.
Photos 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 13, 15 to 17 - Lady Jane group at yahoo.
Photo 4 - Portraits of each of King Henry VIII's six wives: Frances Cuka as Catherine of Aragon, Charlotte Rampling as Anne Boleyn, Jane Asher as Jane Seymour, Jenny Bos as Anne of Cleves, Lynne Frederick and Catherine Howard, and Barbara Leigh-Hunt as Catherine Parr. Lady Jane group at yahoo.
Photos 7, 8 & 12 - profimedia.si
Photos 10 & 11 - Australian's Womens Weekly.
Photo 11 - Ebay auction listing.