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Dear Sir,

I am putting together a professional scrapbook of pictures and articles from all my many film mags and books about Diana Dors. Plus a Memories and Tributes section about her in the second half of my book. I wondered if anybody has any memories of Diana Dors visiting Bermuda during her life/career — either seeing her in a show, some cultural event there, or meeting her socially in a club or nightclub on the island?

If so, I wondered if any of your readers met her or saw her and would like to share any memories/anecdotes to my non-commercial professional scrapbook? This book will be donated to various Library/Archives around the country, where Diana lived and worked, her birthplace town of Swindon being one of a few.

I prefer Diana Dors serious roles in acting and in particular her role as the condemned woman in “Yield to The Night” of 1956 and I have had a contribution from her co-star in that film, Michael Craig. It is true to say that “Yield To The Night” helped to abolish the death penalty in the UK during the 1960s.

There is no doubt in my mind she was one of the most loved and diverse entertainers Britain produced during the 20th century and she certainly earned that status all her life. She was the precursor of the modern day celebrity in every way. She could put her mind to serious and comedic studies on TV, in film and on stage. In 1960 Diana even started a singing career, which eventually produced her “Swinging' Dors” album, still available on CD I'm told. In essence I am hoping my project will be one of the most comprehensive collection of Memories relating to Diana Dors' life and career to date. I look forward to any memories and can be contacted on elandimpayne@uwclub.net.

IAN PAYNE

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Published September 24, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated September 23, 2013 at 7:44 pm)

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