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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.

Monday, 29 August 2016

Paul's 21st birthday, 1963

Paul McCartney celebrated his 21st birthday with a party held at his Aunt Gin's house at 147 Dinas Lane, Huyton, Liverpool.
The party was held a marquee in the back garden in the evening of 18 June 1963. The Fourmost performed at McCartney's request; he offered to pay them their regular fee, but the group insisted the would only accept fourpence halfpenny each. In the end, it is said, they were never paid anyway.
Other guests included Billy J Kramer and The Shadows. Cliff Richard's backing group had been appearing in Blackpool. They met McCartney and his girlfriend Jane Asher outside the Empire Theatre, Liverpool, and all traveled to Dinas Lane together.
Also attended John and Cynthia Lennon, George’s mom Louise Harrison and Ringo’s stepdad Harry Graves. It was here where Jane and Cynthia met for the first time, the latter recalling: "Paul fell like a ton of bricks for Jane. The first time I was introduced to her was at her home and she was sitting on Paul's knee. My first impression of Jane was how beautiful and finely featured she was. Her mass of Titian-coloured hair cascaded around her face and shoulders, her pale complexion contrasting strongly with her dark clothes and shining hair. Paul was obviously as proud as a peacock with his new lady. For Paul, Jane Asher was a great prize."


Photo taken by Michael McCartney and published in his book. Large double-page size photo with a seam down Jane’s face. Lady Jane group at yahoo!

Friday, 26 August 2016

Royal National Institute of the Blind, 1990

May 9th, 1990 - A Times picture of actress Jane Asher with Sir Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster, at a photocall for the Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB). 




Photo 1) David Crump / Associated Newspapers/REX/Shutterstock
Photos 2 & 3) Mark Pepper/Newscom.com

Monday, 22 August 2016

Jane by Chick Forrest, 1970s

Jane Asher was portrayed by Chick Forrest as a part of his exhibition 'Faces in My Time'. She was portrayed at her home in London, and Chick Forrest recalls: "This British actress was simply a touch of glass". He adds: "I  remember during the meeting Jane offered me one of her siamese kittens to take back to Scotland (where I was living at the time) as about 5 of them were climbing all over me during the photo session!! She was an absolute delight to photograph. (...) Jane has been one of my all time favourite actresses to photograph ever".





From Foto Community and Red Bubble.

Friday, 19 August 2016

Olivier Awards Summer Party, 2016

Jane Asher and Gerald Scarfe attend the Olivier Awards Summer Party in celebration of the new exhibition ‘Curtain Up’ at The V&A on July 4, 2016 in London, England. 






Photos 1 & 2) Dave M. Bennett/Getty Images, 
Photos 3 & 4) Can Nguyen/REX/Shutterstock.

Monday, 15 August 2016

Jane & Gerald, 1970s

Jane Asher and gerald Scarfe during the early days of their relationship. Unknown details. If you know them,please post!


Picture from the internet, if it's yours or have any further details, please, comment below. Thank you very much.

Friday, 12 August 2016

'Wish Me Luck' TV series, 1988-90

Jane Asher starred as Faish Ashley in 22 episodes of ITV's TV series 'Wish Me Luck', that followed the exploits of British Women recruited as undercover agents during the Second World War (WWII) (1939-1945).





















Wish Me Luck was created by Jill Hyem and Lavinia Warner, the duo behind Tenko, the acclaimed BBC drama about a group of women held captive in a Japanese POW (Prisoners of War) camp during WWII.
Kate Buffery and Suzanna Hamilton star as Liz Grainger and Matty Firman, two civilians recruited by Colonel Cadogan (Julian Glover) and Faith Ashley (Jane Asher) to the Outfit. Liz is a wife and mother whose husband is serving overseas and whose brother was killed in action. Matty is the strong-willed factory worker of Jewish decent, who fled France to England.
The organisation created for the series, the Outfit, was based on the real life organisation the Special Operations Executive, with much of the action and dialogue lifted from SOE member Nancy Wake’s autobiography The White Mouse. A leading figure of the maquis group of the French Resistance, she became the Gestapo’s most wanted person with a 5 million-franc price on her head. After the war she became the Allies most decorated service women. Proving her resilience, she died on 7 August 2011, at the great age of 98.

Photos 1, 2 & 11) From the net. If they are yours, comment below and I'll give you full credit!
Photos 3 to 10, 13 & 14, 16 to 19) ITV/REX/Shutterstock
Photo 12) Lady Jane group at yahoo!
Photo 15) KOOL TV blogspot.
Photo 20) Drama Chanel.

Monday, 8 August 2016

Modelling no-iron-needed dresses, 2016

Jane modelling dresses no iron needed for The Daily Mail, published on July 13th.


 



1) Blue halter-neck pleat maxi, £209. Bag, £185, lkbennett.com. Bracelet, £6, accessorize.com

2) Orange floral midi dress, £250. Navy sandals, £135, lkbennett.com. Box clutch, £9.99, newlook.com 

3) Ivory pleat maxi dress, £44. Wedges, £195, lkbennett.com

4) Red Santiago pleat dress, £114. Block-heel sandals, £39.50, marksand spencer.com

5) Pink halter-neck pleat dress, £45. Wedges, £225, lkbennett.com

Friday, 5 August 2016

At Clements in Watford, 1965


West Herts and Watford Observer, July 2, 1965.

“Jane Asher, the prominent young actress who is to play the part of Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion at Watford’s Palace Theatre next week [July 1965], chooses an evening gown at Clements. With her in the picture is Thelma Holland, of Clements’ showroom staff.

“Flame-haired Jane, 19, is the middle child of three – her elder brother Peter is the first half of the Peter and Gordon pop group. Her father is a consultant physician, broadcaster and writer; her mother teaches the oboe at the Royal Academy.

“Jane’s showbusiness career started at five years of age when she played the part of the deaf mute Nina in the film Mandy.

“Since then she had played in a dozen motion pictures, including The Greengage Summer and The Prince and the Pauper.

“On television she has been Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Lise in The Bothers Karamazov and Maggie Tulliver in The Mill On the Floss.

“On the lighter side, she has made appearances on Juke Box Jury, First Impressions and The Celebrity Stage.

“On the West End stage she was the youngest Wendy in the history of Peter Pan and also played in Will You Walk A Little Faster at the Duke of York’s and Race Against Time at the Lyric.”


This Nostalgia story was published in the Watford Observer on June 21, 2013.

Monday, 1 August 2016

Frost family final Summer Party, 2016

Jane Asher and Gerald Scarfe attend The Frost family final Summer Party to raise money for the Miles Frost Fund in partnership with the British Heart Foundation on July 18, 2016 in London, England. 





Photos 1 & 2) David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for British Heart Foundation.
Photos 3 & 4) David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock.