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A Taste of Slightly Foxed
Slightly Foxed Issue 76, Winter 2022
SFE No. 61 - Colin Clark, The Prince, the Showgirl and Me: My Week with Marilyn - Slightly Foxed Editions
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A Taste of Slightly Foxed


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Our literary gift bundle, A Taste of Slightly Foxed, combines the current issue of the quarterly – Issue 76 – and our new Slightly Foxed Edition, No. 61 The Prince, the Showgirl and Me, and makes an ideal introduction to Slightly Foxed.

Slightly Foxed Issue 76

In this issue: Felicity James learns lessons in Cranford • Tom Hodgkinson is impressed by Uncle Quentin • Isabel Lloyd goes further into the wood • Jonathan Law pursues a man with many names • Pamela Beasant squeezes into a very independent bookshop • Anthony Gardner gets confused in Ruritania • Posy Fallowfield curls up with Shirley Hughes • Mathew Lyons remembers old Broadway • William Palmer goes birdwatching, and much more besides . . .

SF Edition, The Prince, the Showgirl and Me (No. 61)

During the 1950s an unusual event took place at Pinewood Studios: the filming of The Prince and the Showgirl, a light comedy starring Sir Laurence Olivier and Marilyn Monroe as the two leads. This unlikely combination proved to be a disaster – Marilyn failed to turn up on time and could barely act or remember her lines, while Sir Laurence was completely out of his depth with her and her very un-British entourage. The film appeared and sank without trace, but fortunately Colin Clark, a cheeky young man working on set as a general dogsbody, was there to record the agonies of its making in this sharp and hilarious diary.

‘It’s just the ideal read . . .’

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