DO YOU MIND IF I SMOKE? The Memoirs of Fenella Fielding


DO YOU MIND IF I SMOKE? The Memoirs of Fenella Fielding

FENELLA FIELDING & SIMON KCKAY    Book Number: 86292    Product format: Hardback

In her unmistakable and ever-alluring voice, the vampiric red lipstick and heavy black eye make-up, came those immortal lines "Do You Mind If I Smoke?" In a remarkable film, theatre, TV and radio career spanning seven decades, here is Fenella Fielding's own warm, witty and sometimes shocking look back over her life. From Kenneth Williams and Tony Curtis to Francis Bacon, Muriel Spark and Federico Fellini, here is a Carry On of name dropping. Everything changed in the 60s. "For an event, Vidal Sassoon took about six of us from his salon and he put a camera in each girl's hair. We all put on our evening dresses and caught the taxi to a West End cinema for the premier of 'I Am A Camera'. It was so ridiculous..." Profumo Affair, David Bailey, Terrance Donovan committing suicide, the Hammer films from 1963 onwards, one with a blonde girl in it called Janette Scott, Fenella is the femme fatale, the wicked one. Here is all about her appearances in classic comedies including Carry On Screaming, Doctor In Clover, Carry On Regardless, the telephone operator and loud speaker voice in The Prisoner, and the Blue Queen in Dougal and the Blue Cat. Plus theatrical performances in Valmouth, and title roles in Hedda Gabler and Colette, appearances on the Morecambe and Wise Show, Uncle Jack, and more recently Skins in 2012. 202pp, 30 photos, half in colour and extracts from Fenella's Appointment Diaries 1958-1968 including voice lessons, music rehearsals, voiceovers, dinners, photo shoots and seeing Shirley Bassey in concert: "She was very good!" Simply maaarvellous!
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ISBN 9780720619911
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