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/ 

Monday, 24 November 2014

The Jane Asher Do, 1964

1964 - 16 Magazine. The Jane Asher Do.

The casual, long-haired look is definitely in, and there is no better example of what it should look like than those red-gold locks of lovely Jane Asher.
Of course, you have to have long straight hair’ to do this particular hair style—and those who don’t will either’ have to let their hair grow out (and get it straightened if it is curly or kinky) or else try a different hairdo.
To achieve the “Jane Asher” look, you must first wash your hair with mild (Castile is good) shampoo. While it is still wet, cut your bangs with cuticle or fingernail scissors (short scissors are best for this style of bangs, as they give a “chopped” look). Be sure the bangs are longer on each side and zig-zagged in the middle of your forehead. Remember that when hair is cut while wet it wilt tend to “shrink” later, so don’t cut your bangs too short.
While your hair is damp, roll several huge rollers of hair from the crown (center) of your head down to the scalp. A cluster of four or five should do the trick. Take the remaining long hair and loop it into big curls, pinning them down with several bobby pins. Allow to dry.
If you have thin hair, spray it a couple of times lightly while it is drying. When your hair is dry, re-move the rollers and bobbies and brush it out.
To achieve the rounded look on top that Jane has in this picture, you must lightly tease up (or back-comb) the crown hair. This teased hair should cover almost all of the top of your head. Brush a layer of long hair smoothly over the teased hair until it gets the look that Jane has achieved. Gently comb out loop curls on the side until they straighten to the proper sloping curved effect.
If you have trouble with your bangs, you can roll the center of them with a big roller and scotch-tape the sides down so that they sort of blend in with the flowing hair-line look on the sides. When dry, tease up the ‘center of the bangs and gently brush them down.
It isn’t easy to learn to set and style your own hair, but this “Jane Asher Hair-Do” is very good for beginners as it is simple to do (if you have the right kind of hair). Give it a try. You have nothing to lose—and you may come out looking just like the lovely young lady on this page.

Photos 1 & 6 - Lady Jane group at yahoo.
Photos 2 & 4 - Found on the net. If they are yours, drop me a line and I'll give you full credit.
Photo 3 - Ebay auction listing.
Photo 5 - From the much missed website 'Cup Full of Asher'.

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.