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#1 mab01uk

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Posted 19 December 2019 - 12:41 PM

"The ex Christine Keeler 1961 Mk1 Austin Seven (Mini) deluxe 72 PKR. This is the car that features in the iconic photograph of Christine Keeler getting into the car on Devonshire Street in London (with a vicar in the background) at the time of the Profumo scandal in 1963. The car’s identity long remained a mystery as its number plate is not shown in this photo. It was also widely believed to have been white (the photo being black and white) but is in fact pale Farina Grey. The car also features in a series of photographs (available from the Getty archive) taken by the press photographer Jean Tesseyre for the Paris Match at the time of Dr Stephen Ward’s trial. Here the registration can be seen as can Christine Keeler at the wheel and Mandy Rice Davies in the passenger seat. This is also the car Keeler is driving in a Pathe news clip of her being booed as she leaves her flat (youtube - "Christine Keeler booed"). The car was off the road for many years having been bought for spares in the late 1980s (without any knowledge of its history) and stored. It was the subject of a recent sympathetic restoration.The car is scheduled to be featured in Classic and Sportscar magazine in the spring. The BBC Christmas schedule includes a major new three part drama – “The Trial of Christine Keeler” in late December. (BBC1 six part drama 'The Trial of Christine Keeler' starts on Sunday 29 December at 9 pm).

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Posted 19 December 2019 - 02:06 PM

I knew Mandy Rice Davies in 1960.

 

She was mature for her age.



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Posted 19 December 2019 - 05:27 PM

I knew Mandy Rice Davies in 1960.

 

She was mature for her age.

 

I thought she was gorgeous, but 'I would say that, wouldn't I'.



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Posted 30 December 2019 - 11:48 AM

Alas;  no sign of Mandy in a Mini !

 

No sign of her light Welsh lilt either.



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Posted 05 January 2020 - 11:18 PM

Well at least we saw a Mini's rear window catches in tonight's episode.



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Posted 13 January 2020 - 07:40 AM

No sign, last night, of Miss Keeler owning a Mini.



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Posted 14 January 2020 - 07:48 PM

"House with policemen outside. Street sign. Paula Hamilton Marshall at window. waiting spectators and press. Christine Keeler comes out, gets into Mini car and drives off."

 

 



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Posted 14 January 2020 - 11:19 PM


 

 

 

 

 

 

I wonder if her driving license was Bona fide ?


Edited by DeadSquare, 14 January 2020 - 11:26 PM.


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Posted Yesterday, 10:44 AM

 

I knew Mandy Rice Davies in 1960.

 

She was mature for her age.

 

I thought she was gorgeous, but 'I would say that, wouldn't I'.

 

I don't wish to spoil your dream, but she was one of those people, always "On the Make", but it got her places.






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