Great find Ian and thanks for the link to Kurt Hutton”s story of how the iconic picture was created. Then he says –no doubt with tongue in cheek ” its easy-any one can do it”. Long off happy days. He mentions the caterpillar ride , doubt younger people would look twice now at it with all the massive stomach churning rides at todays theme parks. For those not familiar –The hood can be seen folded by the left of the girls–and this would come over and cover the ride –resembling a caterpillar. Worth a while to follow Ian”s link re Kirk Hutton.
The Girl in the Polka Dot Dress –photograph by the famous photographer has died. Taken at Blackpool in 1951 by the famous Bert Hardy–photographer- when the young lady was a Tiller Girl in variety at Blackpool. As we all know how the iconic photo became so famous through the years. Held back by the Picture Post editor as too revealing because it was showing a glimpse of underwear –60″s had not yet arrived. After suitable retouching the photo was published two weeks later and the rest is history. In fact that showing was not underwear, it was a one piece bathing costume as she had slipped her dress over on leaving the beach. It was windy as with her friend they sat on the rails, and she had the choice of holding her dress down or hanging on for dear life and chose the latter–thankfully as so we had the iconic photo. The Yorkshire young lady became famous in her career and appeared with many famous people. More recently on a well known evening tv prog. someone claimed to be her..She was soon able to put that right ………. So the sad story will end with her going into the peace of that far off world –dressed in her famous polka dot dress-and a fitting end. The photo is from the internet and of course the copyright will be owned by whoever. Bless you lovely lady and R.I.P.
All very interesting and pleasing Peter. Second look at your last one and while it is said–“Blue and Green” should never be seen–I find the grassy bank sharp against the OOF blue stream or pond is my favourite of these. This one at Holmes Chapel I took more for the image but as long as I waited–nobody came along dressed in the right colours or headed the best way. Think this has a yellow hue so will look at that.