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.

Monday, 29 September 2014

London park, 1965

1965 - Colorful Jane posing by a fountain in a London park.





Photo 1 - From the cover of a booklet of stamp photos "My 1966 Book of TV Stars" for readers of TV Comic (UK). From Lady Jane yahoo group. 
Photos 2 to 5, 9 to 11, 13 to 20 - REX/ITV.
Photo 6 - From a booklet of stamp photos "My 1966 Book of TV Stars" for readers of TV Comic (UK). From Lady Jane yahoo group. 
Photo 7 - Lady Jane group at yahoo.
Photo 8 & 12 - TVTimes/ScopeFeatures.com

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Jaeger Store Re-Launch, 2014

Gerald Scarfe and Jane Asher attend the Jaeger store re-launch as the new store concept in Chelsea is unveiled on September 24, 2014 in London, England.
Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for Jaeger) found via http://www.dailymail.co.uk

Monday, 22 September 2014

Night of 1000 Stars, 1964

On July 23rd 1964 Jane danced in a can-can costume for a charity show at the Royal albert Hall. The Beatles and Hayley Mills also performed.



Photo 1 - July 14th, Actress Jane Asher, actress Eunice Gayson (2nd L) comedian Harry Secombe (C) and actress Wendy Craig (R) rehearshing the "Night Of The 1000 Stars" show. REX/Daily Mail.
Photos 2 & 3 - July 20th, Jane Asher rehearshing the can-can she performed with Hayley Mills. From Lady Jane yahoo group. 
Photo 4 - July 20th, Jane's close-up. From Lady Jane yahoo group.
Photo 5 - July 23rd, Jane backstage at the Royal Albert Hall.  Alamy website.
Photo 6 - July 23rd, Jane in can-can costume backstage at the Royal Albert Hall where she danced on stage in a chorus line.  From the alamy website.
Photos 7, 9 & 10 -  July 23rd, Jane backstage in her can-can costume ready for her performance. From Lady Jane yahoo group. 
Photo 8 - July 23rd, Jane backstage in her can-can costume. MY SCAN from the March 1965 issue of '16 Magazine'.

Friday, 19 September 2014

"The Wicked Women", 1970

On Saturday, March 7, 1970 Jane's portrayal of Anne Maria Moody in the six-part London Weekend Television series "The Wicked Women" aired. Each chapter featured a notorious Victorian lady criminal who killed to try to escape the miserable situation of her life. In the 4th chapter, Jane, as the demure-looking Anne, in 1860 lured an infatuated money-lender into trying to murder her protector for his money.

"I've never played a woman as wicked as that before," Jane said.  Jane sympathized with her character's plight: "She (Anne Maria Moody) owed a great deal of money trying to be better off socially than she was. When she was pestered by debt collectors, her situation became quite desperate. There was a great deal of Victorian pressure on her because she wasn't married, just living with a man, calling herself his wife. When one of the debt collectors threatens to reveal her secret she feels even more desperate".

Photos  1, 3 to 17 & 19 - REX/ITV..
Photos 2, 18, 20 & 21 -  Woman's Own March 7, 1970. scans from Lady Jane group.