26 April 2015
Sabrina's (cough-cough-seventy-ninth-cough) birthday is on 19 May 2015, and she's not feeling too chipper these days. You might care to leave her a birthday message at the Sabrina feedback form, and I'll forward them to her.
26 April 2015
Good news everybody! This site has been officially approved by the hallowed University of Sabrina!
O - I haven't mentioned the University of Sabrina yet, have I?
25 April 2015 - I have regained the sabrinastuff.com domain, which now redirects here. Feel free to use that URL if you prefer.
3 April 2015 - This site began 15 years ago with primitive, clumsy and incompetent HTML skills
3 March 2015 - 1959 veterinary students disrespect our Sabrina!
27 Feb 2015 - Found a 2015 reference to our Sabrina on the New York Times!
26 Feb 2015 - Sabrina knew how to arrange a bedroom!
24 Feb 2015 - Frankie Howerd and Sabrina in a TV show about astronomy? Believe it or not, it was pitched to the BBC. Read the excerpt from the book.
24 Feb 2015 - created the Mysteries page, for which help is requested.
24 Feb 2015 - augmented the New Zealand photo page with just-discovered pix from NZ.
23 Feb 2015 - I am processing recent contributions from Alan Moore and other Sabrinafans. Like these rare colour shots...
8 Jan 2015 - a brand new year photo - possibly from her South American period.
1 January 2015 - Found this 'unknown girl'. (Click to enlarge the pic).
The verdict was "No!"
30 October 2014
My copy of Sabrina's single arrived - 10", 78 RPM in pristine condition! Of course I've had to buy a USB turntable to play and rip the thing. D'oh!
19 October 2014
This may be the holy grail and final hoorah of collecting Sabrina stuff. Finally I have got a copy of Sabrina's vinyl single featuring Persuade Me and A Man Not a Mouse. Not only did I finally grab one after 2 earlier failed attempts, not only is it in excellent condition, but it is the 10 inch pressing of which I had not heretofore known existed. Yay me!
August - September 2014
A new little magazine article - Most Popular TV Star, Modern Man, June 1956, thanks to Sir Tim.
3 September 2014 - And I've finished adding all of the new Sabrinastuff I gathered throughout 2014, what little there was. Please feel free to get in touch if you have any information or resources, but otherwise it's time for the site to hibernate again for a while. I get so - sleepy... and zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
29 August 2014 - A copy of Sabrina's vinyl single appeared on eBay again. Unfortunately it got away again, since I could only afford to bid $AU100. There's some passionate Sabrina collector out there who is not me!
18 August 2014 - Created a new Sabrina Collectibles page to gather Sabrina signed photos etc. Under construction.
18 August 2014 - Added new pix of Sabrina in NZ, kindly provided by the Rotarua Museum.
11 August 2014 - Created a new picture page just for New Zealand Kiwi Sabrinafans!
10 August 2014 - In response to the recent anonymous correspondent who wrote, "Isn't there a reference in Peter Sellers' "Song for Swinging Sellers" album? i.e. Too old for Mother Goose... too young for Sabrina." Sadly, research indicates it was Lolita, and not Sabrina for whom Peter was pining.
18 July 2014 - Updated the site with Sabrina on the Late Show, Melbourne 1958 and some new pix.
20 Feb 2014 - Out of retirement again. I've got word from a nice lad Aaron who says he "went to an estate sale and found many items of historical value. My understanding was that the owner of the house worked for the United States consulate in Sydney, Australia."
I have received original documents of Norma Ann Sykes applying for an immigrant visa to the United States. This appears to be from April 3rd 1962. It is complete with a copy of the birth certificate, a multi-colored United States of America stamp and a raised seal stamp from the consulate. Also on the paper is her picture and her signature as Norma Ann Sykes."
And he'll send copies to the Sabrinasite! That will be interesting!
20 Feb 2014 - a 1964 pic of Sabrina at the Knottingley Carnival in Yorkshire. Thanks to Jon.
8 January 2014 - a rare treat in these days of site retirement... the Phantom Gunslinger has landed - in Bluray, no less! I have edited it down to the essential Sabrinabits and you will find the link on the Phantom Gunslinger page.
3 December 2013 - maybe the last piece of news: The Phantom Gunslinger is coming out on DVD on 10 Dec. A Great Christmas Idea! As the last unfound item in my thirteen-year treasure hunt, this is a big moment. Check out a winceful preview here.
18 October 2013 - 2:33pm. I am done. I have posted the last of the Sabrinastuff that I have gathered in the past few months. There is no new material appearing from the web, or from Sabrina. It's a pity she never got around to sending any more of her career scrapbooks. Goodnight all, and please think of Sabrina every so often: she's still alive, and living a quietly gorgeous life in Hollywood.
8 August 2013 - the end of the road. Due to the lack of contact from Sabrina, and the the lack of new Sabrinastuff, the site will be mothballed. It will stay online, but I'm not chasing new material. Please feel free to send startling new finds, but after 13 years I think the quest is finished. Thanks to all contributors. Mark.
16 April 2013 - added scans of new glossy photos featuring Sabrina with a budgie, and Sabrina with her dog Shane
9 April 2013 - upgraded several photos, and added a new Sabrina and her Mum picture page.
17-18 Feb 2013 - Another major site reconstruction. Spent 2 days fixing 500 broken links. Just about every deep link you have stored will now be broken! Please use the index pages to find your Sabrinastuff.
3 January 2013 - Two more pieces of social commentary on Sabrina from books.
31 Dec 2012 - W.M. Hutson's grandson, Jonathan, sent a great photo of Hut and Sabrina and the portrait referred to in the 66 magazine of 1955! Thanks, Jonathan.
18 Nov 2012 - the nudie photo saga concludes... nearly
18 Nov 2012 - new Tarzan photos sent by Sabrina!
1 Oct 2012 - new Phantom Gunslinger stills sent by Sabrina!
1 Oct 2012 - new Phantom Gunslinger stills sent by Sabrina!
28 Sept 2012 - Have nearly finished adding about a hundred new English newspaper articles to Sabrina's life story. Lots of new info!
27 Sept 2012 - I've heard from Sabrina that she has an executive assistant! This might mean more frequent contacts and Sabrinastuff coming in!
18 Sept 2012 - Unearthed dozens more newspaper articles, which have enriched the SabrinaLife pages.
2 Sept 2012 - The battle of the bosoms continues in 1956. Junita Davis wonders where it will all end.
2 Sept 2012 - Sabrina causes a riot in Newcastle, 1955
2 Sept 2012 - inaugurated the Sabrina University Campus collating academic research into Sabrina.
1 Sept 2012 - A series of pix of Sabrina in Melbourne, 1958
22 Aug 2012 - Started the Mini-Series picture page for small series of photos
29 July 2012 - A photo of Sabrina with Prince Christian of Hanover
27 July 2012 - Hoorumble! A video of Sabrina on This Is Your Life with Arthur Askey in 1974
19 July 2012 - Pictures of Sabrina at the Norman Heath Benefit Match 25 April 1956. Thanks to the Guy From the Netherlands!
23 May 2012 - Finally did a satisfying complete site renaming outburst. Finally - a dozen years of irritating filenames and folder structures are gone! HTML and media are now separated, allowing easier site synching.
23 May 2012 - Created the Sabrina at a Piano page
22 May 2012 - An article on Sabrina in the Otago Daily News in New Zealand, by a journalist who ransacks my site for information and couldn't be bothered acknowledging his sources.
25 April 2012 - Cleaned out the 'New Pix' page and got around to posting the last of the unprocessed pix that have accumulated over the past uneventful year. Not a lot to do now. Mothballing is nearly finished, but I'll still happily accept contributions of Sabrinastuff.
27 Feb 2012 - After a flurry of activity last November, the flood of Sabrinastuff has again disappeared. I'm still hoping Sabrina will send another of her scrapbooks, but until then the site sits and twiddles its thumbs...
3 December 2011 - Split the massive Sabrinalife page into constituent pages to reduce load times.
29 Nov 2011 - Sabrina Recites Gripes, 4 Dec 1957 - her complaints about critics.
29 Nov 2011 - Sabrina Girds - the story of the original 19" belt
27 Nov 2011 - Steve Cochran is a real Cool Cat - Oakland Tribune, 27 Dec 1958. Steve's house.
25 Nov 2011 - A major re-evaluation of Sabrina's stints in Pajama Tops - finally got the two events sorted (and learnt a bit about American geography and radio stations!)
24 Nov 2011 - Sabrina's Got Problems - The Evening Standard (USA) 27 June 1961
24 Nov 2011 - Sabrina Not Normal - Minky not Tweedy - Winnipeg Free Press, 14 Dec 1959
24 Nov 2011 - Big Bosomed Newcomer (and other titles) - Associated Press. 1 Dec 1957
23 Nov 2011 - A new section: Battles of the Blonde Bombshells, starting with June Wilkinson and Jayne Mansfield.
23 Nov 2011 - £2,500 an inch - the worth of one woman's bust - Sabrina insures her bust
21 Nov 2011 - Get Over, Mug! Sun-Herald, 22 Feb 1959. Sabrina arrives in Sydney.
20 Nov 2011 - She's No Dumb Blonde - Sydney Sun-Herald, 1 March 1959
18 Nov 2011 - A nice, single photo found with traditional SabrinaSite methods, like the old days when finding one picture a month was a cause for celebration! The person who posted it had no clue it was Sabrina, and there is no known date or location. 1958+?
16 Nov 2011 - Big But Beautiful - Daily Express, 24 Nov 1976! A very late article!
16 Nov 2011 - A Debut For Sabrina - Daily Express, 25 September 1958
7 Nov 2011 - At long last, I've finished transcribing the third interview with Sabrina.
4 Nov 2011 - Nudes Return to Harass Star - Associated Press (found in Meriden Record) 8 Jan 1956
3 Nov 2011- Sabrina - a Dumb Blonde But Wise - The Argus, 13 October 1955
3 Nov 2011 - Split the Sonny King wedding saga into a separate 'Sabrinalife' incident page.
3 Nov 2011 - The Beauty Who Doesn't Talk - The Argus, 5 July 1955
3 Nov 2011 - Sabrina Gave Him The Eye - Australian Women's Weekly 25 Feb 1959
1 Nov 2011 - She's Their Lucky Star - Australian Women's Weekly, 20 May 1959 - Ray Mann & Roy Bolwell
1 Nov 2011 - Big Girl - Australian Women’s Weekly, 11 March 1959. Why does Sabrina appeal to little girls?
31 October 2011 - NEWS: Sabrina Figures it Out - Argus (Melbourne), 2 July 1955
31 October 2011 - NEWS: Sabrina Tore Up Her Past - Argus (Melbourne), 11 July 1955 (nudie playing cards)
31 October 2011 - Diary of a Dream Girl - TV Mirror 17 Dec 1955
30 October 2011 - A new section - Sabrina in Court
30 October 2011 - Part 6 of the latest interview with Sabrina has been transcribed.
9 October 2011 - I paid attention to a reference by Sabrina in Australia Post 1960 to a 1958 novel 'Cinderella Nightingale' which (she said) she successfully sued for libel and had withdrawn from circulation. I've found and bought a copy, and from its summary, I can see why Sabrina was angry!
9 October 2011 - Several new newspaper articles shed light on the Life of Sabrina.
7 October 2011 - Big Bosomed Newcomer Sabrina Throws Britain into a Turmoil, and other titles. The Miami News, 1 December 1957 and the St Petersburg Times version.
7 October 2011 - More grist to the mill in the confusing Sabrina/Sonny King marriage plan story. (See the Sabrina Life story for 1962 for the full saga). Hear Sabrina explaining the events in our interview.
7 October 2011 - Bosomy Sabrina gets the sack! (Jan 1956)
7 October 2011 - Golly! Google Newspapers has found me a flood of new material . This one is an article from 1957 about Sabrina crashing the royal enclosure at Ascot.
7 October 2011 - Added transcript part 5 of the latest Sabrina interview, and fixed the links to the MP3s.
28 September 2011 - The beautiful Sabrina comic strip by Paul O'Connell
28 September 2011 - Finally I have the time to start editing and transcribing the third phone interview with Sabrina.
28 September 2011 - Sabrina in 3D with Terry-Thomas - Picture Post 29 October 1955 - the odd 3D photographs explained!
17 Aug 2011 - A hundred pix of Sabrina in Rome, thanks to a tip from the Guy from the Netherlands.
12 July 2011 - conducted another phone interview with Sabrina over 2 hours! Recording and transcript coming soon!
12 April 2011 - The first new magazine for a little while - A 1956 Spick & Span extra... once again provided by the good David J. Thanks, David!
11 April 2011 - Spent hours putting together the Paul Popper picture page, featuring brand photo finds carefully restored by Simeon. Scanned and upped the promised Sabrina sculpture photo which I bought.
5 March 2011 - the first new magazine for a long time: Australasian Post 9 June 60 - part 1 of a 4 part series in which Sabrina recounts the start of her career, the notorious nude photo session, dating Prince Christian, crashing the Ascot royal enclosure, and faking a faint to avoid performing with a hangover.
24 Feb 2011 - In the move to a new hosting plan this week, I once again must suffer from the arbitrary limit of viewing 2000 files per directory during FTP. This makes it really hard to synchronise files if you can't see half the files in there. I've had to break up the 'p' (picture) directory into 3 directories, so old Sabrina picture links you have to my site will no longer work. Apologies. On the positive side, the new hosting plan gives me unlimited bandwidth and disk space.
20 Feb 2011 - This is fascinating. Have a look at these Sabrina photo auctions on eBay - they are currently battling at over $80 each! I'm lucky I grabbed the first in the series for $25. See here and here. If the winner of these auctions is a friend of this site, please get in touch so we can share the goodies! And a new one is flying out the door at $78 and rising!
6 Feb 2011 - Finally, some evidence that Sabrina did go to New Zealand!
The tenth year of the Sabrina Site!
|23 Oct 2010 - Good ol' Matt sent in this photo of Sabby and Ron Searle on the set of Blue Murder at St Trinians. Thanks, Matt!|
|October 2010 - Brian sent a previously unknown pic of Sabrina's appearance at the Point Leo Surf Life Saving Club in 1958, which attracted 10,000 fans! Many thanks, Brian.|
19 September 2010 - Video of Sabrina and Stirling Moss meeting at the 1958 Melbourne Grand Prix.
15 September 2010 - Sabrina visits the Point Leo Surf Life Saving Club 1958.
|10 September 2010 - a 'new' magazine: Featuring Sabrina from '66' #34, August 1958. Actually I forgot to process it and it's been sitting in my collection for a couple of years! Embarrassing...|
|4 September 2010 - a glossy vintage photo of Sabrina insuring her assets|
22 July 2010 - A guy in Australia is selling Sabrina's 1959 Buick used during her Australian stay!
7 July 2010 - I have ordered two Sabrinaclocks! And I made a Sabrina Fun index page.
12 June 2010 - SUPERSIZED Satan In High Heels clip (65M, FLV)
5 June - A brand new SABRINA FORUM - the official global Sabrina Communication Nexus
4 June - A new memory of Sabrina
19 May - Dear Sabrina, Hope you have a great birthday! Thank you for being so fabulous! Sincerely, Elizabeth
17 May - A message to Sabby from Peter - Happy birthday Sabrina, I used to work for Joe Mathews on Lambeth Walk a few centuries ago and remember meeting you then. Peter Russell.
13 May 2010 - private pictures of Sabrina carousing in St Kilda, Melbourne in 1959.
10 May 2010 - A special treat for Sabby's birthday: a Sabrina Comic Strip!
5 April 2010- An Austin Special Sabrina!
29 March 2010 - Some great colour pix from Richard Koper of Holland
14 March 2010 - Behind-the-scenes refit of all thumbnails to a minimum of 200 pixels width/height. Now all I have to do is find all the pages with old thumbnail measurements hardcoded into them... Arghh. "I am just going outside and may be some time" as Mr Oates once said...
7 March 2010 - added a Sabrina's Shows section (to tidy up several misplaced resources) and tidied up the index page.
7 March 2010 - Sabrina Special, in the Weekly Sporting Review and Show Business, 18 April 1957
6 March 2010 - A lovely original photo, taken in South Africa
28 Feb 2010 - Two new (and expensive) 8x10 glossies, full of B.O.O.B.S. goodness!
28 Feb 2010: A new magazine; number 104 in our collection! They're getting harder and harder to find. Sabrina's a Vulture for Culture - People (Aust), October 31, 1956
21 Feb 2010: Another mystery solved, thanks to Terry-Thomas and Ian Payne. The apparently badly-printed colour pix of Sabrina with an odd cavalier were always a mystery... until now!
14 Feb 2010: New additions to the Sabrina with Dick van Dyke collection and a pic of Sabrina with Norman Wisdom during the filming of Just My Luck.
24 Jan 2010: With Frankie Vaughan, co-star of Ramsbottom Rides Again, at the Oldham Carnival, 26 May 1956. Appeared in the Chronicle 2 June 1956. Thanks to Martin Riley!
16 Jan 2010 - Thanks to DavidJ we have a couple of upgraded pix of Sabrina in Pix (1962) and Span. Thanks, David!
|11 Jan 2010 - NEWSFLASH! I have found the notorious DECK OF NUDIE CARDS with Sabrina on it!|
3 Jan 2010 - Thanks again to Matt, we have Sabrina in sketches from Before Your Very Eyes from 20 April 1956!
30 Dec 2009 - Sabrina Forum was humanely destroyed. Again... It seems no-one except spammers want to post to Sabrina discussions.
28 December 2009 - Matt from retrojunkie.com has kindly supplied video of Sabrina on the Steve Allen Show in America in 1958, and the long-elusive first film Stock Car! Thanks Matt! Matt has been awarded a year's access to VIP BOOBS stuff for his services to Sabrina.
15 Nov 2009 - The Sabrina Discussion Forum!
6 Nov 2009 - An interesting behind-the-scenes memory of Sabrina and Harry M Miller in New Zealand.
31 October 2009 -Watch the theatrical trailer for Satan in High Heels (4M WMV)
17 October 2009 - The World's Dumbest Blonde, Modern Man, August 1956 - with some interesting (if uncomplimentary) information
23 September 2009- Thanks to Anthony we have a newsreel of Sabrina at the premiere of 'The Story Of Ruth' in 1960
23 September 2009 - Sabrina was named as an adultress in a divorce case in 1958!
4 September 2009 - a unique find... a previously-unknown Sabrina nude photo from her photoshoot at the age of 16.
8 August 2009 - Sabrina - an INCREDIBLE MISTAKE, Australasian Post 1 Jan 1959
2 Aug 2009 - Hope to be getting a copy of Sabrina's first film - STOCKCAR soon! Yippee! Also, consolidated quite a few unthemed picture pages.
1 July 2009 - To celebrate the beginning of the new Sabfinancial year, I had a Sabrinatie made. And no, you can't have one!
10 May 2009 - A busy day. Processed the scans of the "Canberra Scrapbook", ripp'd from the bosom of eBay with the Power Of BOOBS Money - trying to get ready for the turmoil of SabrinaDay 2009 wherein our Norma/Sabrina/Sabby has her birthday!
10 May 2009 - Added Louis' Photo Treasury [temporarily (10may09) here] - thanks to Louis of Reno NV for his generous help.
22 April 2009 - Thanks to Sir Stuart G for pointing out a Sabrina appearance in Australian ABC's Australian Story featuring Keith Miller - and Sabrina (for one frame...)
20 April 2009 - See Stevie Page's Youtube film of Ted Doan talking about Sabrina as patron of the Plaza
15 March 2009 - We have 1967-era glossy publicity photos of Sabrina in The Phantom Gunslinger, with Billy Frick, as a very odd Hitler.
|23 February 2008 - Sabrina in The Phantom Gunslinger . Yes - we finally have video!|
|22 February 2008- 'Tim' ends the Sabrinadrought by sending us an audio clip about Sabrina from Hughie Green in Opportunity Knocks, and a new magazine appearance from July,1955. Thanks, Tim!|
28 December 2007- an interesting pic of Sabby with Troy Donahue in 1967. Found on ebay.
|16 December 2007 - at long last a new magazine - thanks to our favourite 'Guy From the Netherlands' : Sabrina - Modern Man Yearbook 1963|
|16 December 2007 - Welcome to Barry, a new life member of the BOOBS society!|
|20 October 2007- In production by Neil Evans is a comic strip starring Sabrina! See the 'Odd Things about Sabrina' page|
3 October 2007- another female Sabrina - not ours, but cute nevertheless - got in touch to say how she was "enchanted by [our Sabby's] images and history so far" and is "Just a young woman interested in your website and sabrinastuff altogether." Welcome, SabrinaC!
|29 September 2007- some interesting new pix on Picture Page 45|
|9 September 2007- We have 43 unique photos of Sabrina at the Hotel del Coronado in the 1960s. They cost beaucoup bucks, so bloody well ENJOY them or I'll punch you on the nose.|
6 September - thanks again to Richard Kober we have a great still of Sabrina from Rambottom Rides Again. Thanks, Richard!
|4 September - forty-six 8x10 glossy photos of Sabrina in the 1960s have arrived from the USA! I'll trickle them out over time. BOOBS members will get the fullest creamy goodness from them!|
|31 August - a new long (and badly edited) article from the US mag Inside Story in 1964 which re-tells the story of Sabrina|
|22 August - if you look down to 17 March you'll see a request for any contact for Betty Stewart who wrote the book including Sabby's trip to Australia. Alas, I got a response, but it was a bad one. Her solicitors told me to take the page down as it breached her copyright. In fact it would not be because my use was for research and I used only one chapter or less than 10% of the total number of pages, but I don't want to upset her. I've offered to connect her with Sabrina. Maybe there will be a resolution.|
21 August 2007- big (and expensive) news. I have found a treasure trove of previously-unpublished Sabrina photos from the 1960s found at http://www.photosnthingsuneed.com/sabrinia.html. At $US 500 for 46 photos, it was a big decision. Please consider becoming a BOOBS subscriber to help fund my stupid obsession with this lovely woman!
Oh - and I've also bought a new magazine on eBay for a relatively modest sum ($US11).
Alas, I have emailed and written to Sabrina a few times but she has not replied for quite a long time. I fear there will be no new unique Sabrinastuff from her historical collection. Sigh. This might be the last gasp for the Sabrina site.
13 August - thanks to Richard K we have our first images ever of Sabrina in her first movie, Stock Car.
1 August 2007- a great contribution from Peter of Stockport - a classmate of Sabrina in 1945. A class photo!
1 July - A new magazine article. THESE STATISTICS RUN TO PRETTY FIGURES, Blighty Parade, October 31st, 1959
28 June 2007 - an email from Stockport!Dear Mark
Hope this finds you well and greetings from Stockport in Cheshire. Sabrina may well recall the Plaza cinema located in the town centre of Stockport and I'm delighted to say that a dedicated team of volunteers saved the venue a few years ago and reopened her as a Theatre and Super Cinema showing classic films (see our web site for information www.stockportplaza.co.uk)
We are currently overhauling our lounge area in the venue and as our own home grown star we are getting a framed print of Sabrina which will have pride of place amongst other icons such as Mickey Rooney (appearing at our venue later this year), Rita Heyworth, Diana Dors etc etc
Would it be possible to get either a signed photograph or a message of good luck to the Plaza from Sabrina that we could frame alongside her portrait to celebrate her film career in her home town?I look forward to hearing from you and please do pass on our very best wishes.
Kindest regardsTed Doan
The Plaza Stockport
15 March 07 - Would You Believe - in March 2007 this photo sold on eBay for... $US26.80!
12 March 07 - Sabrina has been appointed the patron of the Vauxhall Victor Club
11 March 07 - Found a new reference to Sabrina from Hancock's Half Hour : The Scandal Magazine
4 March 07 - A great new mag from Sir David Jackson - '66' Star Feature on Sabrina, October 1957
3 March 07 - Sabby sent a lovely Valentine's card
28 Jan 07 - NEW CONTACT WITH SABRINA! A 2.5 hour phone conversation in which many old things were discovered, any new plans are laid.
28 Jan 07 - MAJOR behind-the-scenes site reorganisation (moving all thumbnails to a separate directory). There MAY be broken links. Please let me know of them (please be specific: tell me what page has the broken link and what it was linking to!)
12 Jan 07 - a new Sabrina magazine cover!
10 Jan 07 - Woohoo! A Chrissie card from Sabrina! It's a relief that at least she's still up and kicking enough to write a card. I was getting worried after so long without contact or replies to letters and emails.
9 Jan 07 - discovered some pix had been destroyed during FTP. Found the originals, remade them and uploaded them afresh.
5 Jan 07 - In a retro spirit, I have removed the frameset from the site. Frames are so 2006, dahhhling.
31 Dec 06 - Happy SabrinaYear! Photo pages have been re-organised. Still no word from Sabrina. Sigh. I fear the site is heading for retirement.
27 August - The transcription of the 2003 interview is now complete! I have taken advantage of the sluggish Sabrinastuff climate to start reorganising the picture pages into some sort of thematic order. There will be some loose ends (repeated pix, stub pages) until work is complete. Please let me know of bad links.
20 August - started transcribing the 2003 interview. Typing it up gave me time to consider things more carefully. An Interesting experience!
6 August - a nice find by Paul W - from a Daily Sketch Northern Edition in 1956. A really clever find! Thanks, Paul.
6 August - replaced the old Miss Great Britain newsreel clip with a higher quality one found by Lord Reg. Thanks, Reg!
23 July - Renamed all video clips as *.wmv rather than *.wmv.avi. Please let me know if I missed changing links anywhere.
25 June - Spick # 131 from October 1964, with thanks to David Jackson.
22 June - Picture page 50, featuring pictures personally sent in by Sabby and Steve.
21 May - Inside Sabrina - Film and TV Parade #13
18 May - Sabrina phoned tonight, the day before her birthday; the first contact in more than a year. She has a broken leg and is not feeling too chipper. We talked for about 2 hours, but little of what we discussed can be published for libel reasons.
21 March - A girl who is a legend in her own lifetime - Foto #44 (no year - help needed!).
20 March - Russian Dressing Man's Epic, June 1971 (Thanks, Sir H)
20 March - When Sabrina lost her Dress in the Street - Exposed, Oct 1957 (Thanks to Sir H)
20 March - Sabrina is antibikini! Ace, Aug 1960
19 March - You'll be fitter if you're fatter - Australasian Post, 27 Feb 58. A prescient body image warning for girls! Another Sir H contribution.
19 March - A bust for Sabrina - Sir Knight, Vol 1 Num 9, 1959 - A BIG MOMENT! Well worth a look! What was Sabrina doing in Rome? See that most famous Sabrina pic in is full glory! Thanks to Sir H!
19 March - a milestone of sorts. The number of pictures (including thumbnails) has exceeded 2000 and my FTP server is wetting itself, complaining it's not going to show more than 2000!
19 March - started replacing lower quality scans with better ones taken from Sir H's treasury.
18 March - Sabrinia [sic] Quick, April 1960. Yes, 'Sabrinia'. To be fair, they are American. A valuable SIR H contribution.
18 March - It's Too Hot for England! - Everybody's 4 Sep 63 - the British censors ban Satan in High Heels! Generously donated by Sir H.
17 March - The last set of proof pictures (A023)
16 March - The Sabrina Scrap Book
3 March - A Day In the Life of Sabrina - Photoplay, Oct 57
29 Jan 2006 - thanks to BOOBS contributors, I have not only been able to buy unique Sabrinastuff over the past 2 months (such as the proof pictures), but now I've upgraded my domain's hosting plan to give me 75 Gigabytes of traffic per month. We won't run out of download steam in a hurry now!
26 Jan - GOODNIGHT WITH SABRINA - Thanks to Lord Reg you can see the short film of Sabrina coming home, undressing, having a bubble bath and slipping into bed... excuse me for a second. I've got to take a cold shower. There's a regular 3M size and a mega-sized 18M version for BOOBS subscribers.
26 Jan - Goodnight Sabrina - the stills from the 8mm film which was brilliantly sent by Lord Reg M
18 Jan - The hideously expensive second set of contact proof sheets have arrived. I'll don the cotton gloves and release them over time. Thanks to BOOBS contributors who have helped with the $US250 cost of these rare puppies.
10 Jan - Sydney Tivoli - Pleasures of Paris programme - Sydney, 1959 - thanks to James C
6 January - Bought more great contact proof sheets at ridiculous expense. Don't think I'll be doing that again, unless I can get some new funding!
2 Jan - Sabrina, Beautiful Britons #20, June 1957 - thanks David J!
2 Jan - Double Feature, Beautiful Britons #8, June 1956 - a David J presentation.
2 Jan - Talk of the Town, Spick #18, Feb 55 - another early pudgy Norma Sykes before Sabrinahood. Again, a round of applause for Sir David J.
1 Jan 2006 - Blackpool Blonde, Span #6, Feb 55 - very early pre-Sabrina stuff! thanks again to Sir David J
28 Dec 2005 - Sabrina Washes Her Hair, A.M. 21 June 1955. Thanks to Lord James for some of the best ever pictures of Sabrina!
24 Dec 2005 - Read the newspaper articles that chronicle the sad times from 4 Jan to 7 April 1962 when Sabrina briefly returned to Australia to promote Twist dance craze for Lee Gordon. It rapidly turned sour and she left the country bitter, broke and threatening to sue. Thanks to JamesC for these articles!
20 Dec 2005 - Sabrina in Australia. Tells about Sabby's Oz encounter. A long and detailed account! Thanks to James C for finding this.
14 Dec 2005 - Sabrina: made to measure- Crowd, 19 March 1958 [Australian]
9 Dec 2005 - Sabrina's thoughts on Marilyn Monroe - Picturegoer 3 Dec 55
9 Dec 2005 - Hark! Sabrina has broken her silence! Australasian Post 17 Jan 57
1 Dec 2005 - A memory from Ken who knew Sabrina in Melbourne!
1 Dec 2005 - the breathlessly-awaited contact proof prints of Sabrina are now online! Contribute to the BOOBS program to insinuate yourself into the cream of Sabrinastuff...
26 Nov 2005 - a possible sighting of The Phantom Gunslinger (aka El Pistolero Fantasma). Could this missing Sabrina classic still be out there on cable - in Mexico? Any Spanish speakers out there who can tell me what the score is?
20 Nov 2005 - announcing the BOOBS program! For a large amount of legal tender ($US115 - $OZ165.52), the Sabrinasite has managed to win some great-looking contact prints of Sabrina. Great thanks go to Sir Stuart who offered to help defray the costs of this important find. I may have to go into retirement for a while to let my Paypal account recover after this win, and the $US50 Top Secret buy.
20 Nov - won 3 sets of unique Sabrina proof shots, at great expense to the management.
5 Nov 2005 - Sabrina on the cover and feature article in Top Secret, 1960. A long article!
30 Sep 2005- Tony of Stockport reports that Sabrina's film Stock Car still exists and has been on TV in the past couple of years. He'll tape it for us when it comes back next!
30 Sep 2005 - On Melbourne TV in September 2005 was a show called "50 years of Television". Naturally, Sabrina got a minute's worth!
21 Sep 2005 - Fixed 281 broken links to thumbnails! Why didn't you guys tell me there were so many? They've probably been broken since ages ago when I moved all the thumbnails from /thumbs/ to the same folder as the big pics for ease of management. Help me out, guys - please report broken links to .
21 Sep 2005 - A new page - Sabrina Maybe - where you can help by saying if you think the pictures are Sabrina or not.
21 Sep 2005 - Russell Gay, Glamour Photographer
20 Sep 2005 - Come and Make Love to Me - Foto-Rama February 1960
27 July 2005: Picture Page 36 - Pleasures of Paris revue pix! [now moved]
27 July 2005: Another Hancock Sabrina reference!
9 July 2005: The first Sabrina Sound not from the Goon Shows! From Hancock's Half Hour Tony essays to purchase his first television set.
1 July 2005 - Announcing the new SAMBA SABRINA competition! Record the Samba Sabrina based on the discovered sheet music, and you will win a KISS from me (and a nice note of appreciation from Sabrina)
10 May 2005 - PERSONAL SABRINA PICTURES courtesy of Steve Page. Woohoo!
24 April 2005 - Barry Crocker's autobio mentions Sabrina, albeit inaccurately!
24 April 2005 - Major filename re-adjustment: all full-size and thumbnail pix now are in the same folder to ease administration.
15 April 2005 - an odd finding about Sabrina! Click the pic
7 April 2005 - Moved the site back to nylon.net where it began. Sabrinastuff is getting nigh impossible to find, and the sabrinastuff.com domain expires soon, so it's time to semi-retire again. No trace of any sabrinastuff coming from Sabrina or Stevie. Sigh.
20 March 2005 - The Ice House press book, courtesy of Lord Reg!
16 January 2005 (London time) - Sabrina gets her apology from the Mail on Sunday.
26 January 2005 - a thorough check of picture links fixed several bad cases in filenames. Also turned off hotlink protection since it was blocking images when it should not have. If you visited recently and had trouble seeing pictures, try it again.
24 January 2005 - news about the elusive "Goodnight with Sabrina" film! Alas, I didn't win the auction: the film went for more than £50
22 January 2005 - Sabrina's friend Steve has been in touch by email. He reports that:
31 December 2004- Sabrina the Great - Pose, October 1958. Happy new Sabrinayear!
29 December 2004 - Several additions to Sabrina's Biography, courtesy of ITN and Pathe newsreels. We have the newsreels' details, but not the films, alas!
29 December 2004 - A Sabrina sighting - History of the bikini
24 December 2004 - Major picture and thumbnail renaming
4 December 2004 - Sabrina in Print - Ron Blaskett remembers her.
21 Nov 2004 - Front page renovations
21 Nov 2004 - What do they see in Sabrina? Adam, Vol 2, Num 1, 1957
24 October 2004 - "The BBC goes Berserk!" Picturegoer, 19 March 1955, thanks to Kevin Hobbs!
5 October 2004 - a minor landmark. Searching for "sabrina" in Google Images now brings up our Sabrina as its first image!
9 August 2004 - Long time between drinks! A few new miscellaneous pix were put on Picture page 31 - two of them courtesy of the 'Guy From the Netherlands'. I recently got 2 mags from eBay which I will soon scan. Still no news from Sabrina about her scrapbooks. Sigh. I have consolidated a few niggling messy bits where related pages were separated for no good reason. Also removed the 'Ask Sabrina' form and replaced it with a direct email address for Sabrina.
4 May 2004 - A video of Sabrina on Before Your Very Eyes in 1958 with Arthur Askey. Hail Roger!
18 April 2004 - An Easter Card from Sabrina... click it to see it in full
23 January 2004 - GREAT NEW COMPETITION! Pick which nudie card(s) feature Sabrina! No prize, but fun to enter!
23 January 2004 - Elementary My Dear Watson, Point, July 1956 - another Reg surprise!
23 January 2004 - The Glamorous Headline Hunters, Modern Man, April 1959 - thanks, Reg!
23 January 2004 - Escapade Interviews Sabrina - Escapade, October 1958 - thanks to Reg.
10 January 2004 - Queen Sabrina - Modern Man Yearbook 1959, thanks to Reg.
30 December 2003 - Make Way for Sabrina! Picturegoer, 25 June 1955. Thanks to Reg.
20 December 2003 - When Sabrina Crowned Steve Cochran With a Vase Confidential, Nov 57 thanks to Reg!
11 December 2003 - Reg M has delivered Sabrina at Home on 8mm! Viva Lord Reg!
23 Nov 2003 - Nice new pix from Reg - Carnival, April 1956
19 Nov 2003 - THE SabrinaStuff site goes into semi-retirement until the scrapbooks, 9mm films or other new Sabrinastuff can be acquired.
19 Nov 2003: See Sabrina in 'Just My Luck' with (blech!) Norman Wisdom.
12 Nov 2003: A BETTER version of Make Mine A Million appears! If you watched it before, try it again, without video tearing!
2 Nov 2003: See Sabrina in 'Make Mine a Million'.
19 October 2003: Finally added video clips from SIHH!
11 October 2003: Mountains of the Moon - Sabrina's 1967 brush with Tarzan on TV!
2 October 2003: A historic two hour interview with Sabrina - in 42 parts!
26 September 2003: Sabrina presents a greyhound race trophy
24 September 2003: Sabrina's Got What it Takes - Sir! Sept 1959 - Great pix!
23 September 2003: The Amazing Sabrina Survival - Picturegoer, 28 December 1957
22 September 2003: A new magazine! Sabrina - Lend-lease nude. Sir! Sept 1957
22 September 2003: A letter from Sabrina!
16 September 2003: Thanks to Paul M for pointing me to the new SIHH promo shot.
7 September 2003 - Added some frames to the new-look sabrinastuff site.
1 September 2003 - this is officially now the sabrinastuff.com site! All visits to old nylon.net/sabrina pages will be automagically redirected to the new domain.
(12 April 2005 - we've moved back to nylon.net/sabrina)
24 August 2003 - repaired the Sabrina feedback form and Ask Sabrina form, which suddenly stopped working for reasons unknown.
15 August 2003 - added the final, climactic clip of 'The Ice House' in which Sabrina gets her oats...
14 August 2003 - after a nasty hiatus after the death of my mum (who saw Sabrina live in Melbourne), I dedicate this to Nancy Jean. Sabrina in the Ice House (released 1969). Gotta been seen to be appreciated.
4 Aug 2003 - I have finished scanning 147 Goon Shows and found 19 with breathless references to Sabrina. That means 13% of Goon Shows have SabrinaSounds!
27 July 2003 -
26 July 2003 - Anyone heard of London's Erotic Review? They've emailed asking to use the picture of Sabrina in St. Trinians in their publication. Looks like Sabrina's resurgence is nigh - and you were here when it happened, folks!
24 July 2003 - Started picture page 28
18 July 2003 - Why Sabrina Stopped Playing with the Playboys - Uncensored, January 1958
16 July 2003 - The 5 of spades detailed scan! All Hail The Producer!
12 July 2003: [Drumroll........] Break out the lager, Sabrinafans. We have nudie cards. Repeating - we have nudie cards. Visit the nudie card page for a peek.
11 July 2003: Every time it looks like the search for Sabrinastuff is coming to an end, a fillip comes out of the blue.'The Producer has emailed to say that he has a set of the Sabrina Nudie Playing cards! He believes Sabrina appears on more than one of the cards in the deck. High Level Discussions are underway to attempt to bring the cards to Sabrinafans. He also has movies of Sabrina At Home! Stay tuned!
29 June 2003: Dismantled the Sabrina Message Board.
14 June 2003: Picture page 27 and two new Goon Show SabrinaSounds
1 June 2003: Sabrina through the looking glass. Best of QT (1950s)
31 May 2003: A new Sabrina Sound from the Goon Show. John Snagge - the male Sabrina??
30 May 2003: The SabrinaStuff Site is proud to announce the introduction of the Sabrina Board: a discussion board for Sabrina Fans to share SabrinaStuff, Ask Sabrina, and other amazing things. [Dismantled 29 June 2003 because of lack of use.]
23 May 2003: Sabrina in Beautiful Britons, Nov 1955 - thanks to David J
21 May 2003: The SabrinaStuff site back after a short hiatus while shifting the domain to a new host.
The following history was rebuilt from a 2005 archive after the file was discovered to be damaged.
9 May 2003: Sabrina is Dancing for Satan in House of Black Death
8 May 2003: A Lancashire choice to beat the Italian Beauties, Picture Post, 8 Jan 55 - thanks to David J
4 May 2003: Video of Sabrina at the premiere of 'Yield to the Night' 1956
4 May 2003: A reader's query about Sabrina Chickens. Can anyone help?
28 April 2003: Programme, SIR? Spick Feb & May 55 - pre-Sabrina!. Thanks to David J again!
27 April 2003: Happy Landings, Spick Nov 1964. Thanks to David J.
24 April 2003: Newsreel of Sabrina at a charity golf match 1956
24 April 2003: Newsreel of Sabrina at the opening the Granada cinema 1957
23 April 2003: My Night Out with Sabrina - Photoplay, September 1958
23 April 2003: 15 high-resolution Sabrina pictures from ceguah.
20 April 2003: First contact with Sabrina!
4 April 2003: Sabrina's screen test for Satan in High Heels - Scene 1961
1 April 2003: (No joke!) Just found out Sabrina was in a sitcom in 1957-1958, "Living it Up"
30 March 2003: Newsreel of Sabrina judging Miss Great Britain 1956
28 March 2003: A memory and Sabrina autograph from Gregor
27 March 2003: A twin-barrelled Sabrina on the cover of Picture Post, Oct 1955
25 March 2003: A nice Sabrina picture from a Turkish magazine!
14 March 2003: Two covers from Australian mags, 1955 and 1958.
6 March 2003: An article from HI-LIFE (Nov 58) with some better versions of existing pix. Many thanks to Argyle for scanning and sending the article.
21 Feb 2003: More grist to the birthday rumour mill - a 1960 picture press caption says she was born on May 21, 1937.
16 Feb 2003: 4 new pix on the new picture page 23. It's been a while since I excitedly announced just a new picture - the trickle has become a flood of Sabrina stuff! Power to the Sabrinahorde!
11 Feb 2003: The Day Sabrina Blew Her Top - Confidential (US), September 1963 - nudie cards and a BAD temper!
8 Feb 2003: Sabrina tells her secret - Pictorial (Australia), 13 May 1957
7 Feb 2003: Michael T has unearthed the date of Sabrina's wedding and cast doubt on her ability to remember her age! Well done, MRT! He also believes he has narrowed down the search for Sabrina's address!
2 Feb 2003: As far as we can tell, it's Sabrina's 67th birthday! Maybe... perhaps.
1 Feb 2003: Sabrina's Secret Shocker - Picture Digest Oct 1956. More nudie card talk!
27 Jan 2003: A snippet from a newsreel in which Sabrina consorts with Froggy stars
26 Jan 2003: I haven't a real friend in the world - TV Mirror 5 Oct 57. Another busy Sabrinaday.
9 Jan 2003: Photo of Sabrina with Norman Wisdom during the filming of "Just My Luck".
6 Jan 2003: Am bidding on Australian 'People' magazine, June 29 1955.
3 Jan 2003: Found some interesting things at TimePix.
31 Dec 2002: The sign outside Sabrina's house in the Mail On Sunday article's picture - partially deciphered!
28 Dec 2002: 1956 photoshoot newsreel of Sabrina in glorious technicolour - yes, folks! People who lived before 1960 did have flesh tones!
17 Dec 2002: When Sabrina was shot in the nude! Lowdown, July 1956
7 Dec 2002: Deleted a few duplicate pix, added the 'Picture Series' page and the Bondi Mermaids
23 Nov 2002: Sex-quisite - A Sabrina Album. Through the generosity of David Jackson.
22 Nov 2002: Sabrina - Spick 'n' Span, Spring 1965, again courtesy of David Jackson
16 Nov 2002: Sabrina and Corinne - Span #23, July 1956 - thanks to David Jackson
13 Nov 2002: What now for Sabrina? - Picturegoer July 28, 1956
6 Nov 2002: 'Adventure' magazine, Nov 56 (17 nice pix!)
31 Oct 2002: Sabrina Surprised from Male Point of View, Oct 57.
28 Oct 2002: 200 Sabrina Photos for $1! Conditions apply ;-)
5 Oct 2002: Sabrina in Span #33, thanks to David Jackson
4 Oct 2002: Began the Sabrina Mouse Mat project
2 Oct 2002: Don't Make a Mug out of Me says Sabrina - Picturegoer Nov 12, 1955 via eBay. Sabrina's not happy about Stock Car.
30 Sep 2002: The first ebay purchase arrives, yielding "What I Think About Men" from TV Mirror, Oct 13, 1956. Sabrina's not happy about men!
24 Sep 2002: 2 or 3 magazines purchased at great expense from ebay will soon be arriving full of Sabrina stuff!
22 Sep 2002: The Commemorative Sabrina Stamps.
17 Sep 2002: Fiona Wingett has forwarded my letter to Sabrina in L.A. Now we wait.
11 Sep 2002: Thanks to Fiona Wingett, author of the Mail On Sunday article I am going to write to Sabrina to see if she would be willing to share some memories of her life.
4 Sep 2002: A "me too" article in the Stockport Express, largely quoting the MoS article. See the Sabrina Press page.
1 Sep 2002: At last - news of what happened to Sabrina. A sorry tale. My thanks to Keith.
14 Aug 2002: Video of Sabrina singing "I would if I could" (WMV, 2M)
28 July 2002: Copious thanks to 'Karamavov' for the picture of Sabina onstage.
20 June 2002: Some brand new pictures, courtesy of Beth.
19 June 2002: Audio of Sabrina acting in "Satan in High Heels", and her nightclub songs as well!
15 June 2002: Stills from Blue Murder at St Trinians. Surprisingly little Sabrina, though!
June 2002: The Sabrina Site's second birthday.
22 April 2002: Thanks to Andy Briggs, we now offer the warblings of Sabrina ONLINE for the first time in history! All praise, Andy of Kent!
18 April 2002: I have bitten the bullet and ordered two St Trinians videos from Amazon for their Sabrina stuff. Look forward to some colour MPEGS! (I even spent $150 on an MPEG editor - this is getting out of control. I think I need professional help!)
6 April 2002: Long article (none too flattering, either!) from Bombshells: Glamour Girls of a Lifetime
17 Feb 2002: The Sir H Collection is complete: Click here to see its full majesty.
14 Feb 2002: Great News! The Sir H Collection has begun. An amazing unique collection of 215 images scanned from the original publications of our premier Sabrina fan.
9 Feb 2002: Some more Sabrina bio courtesy of Simon Vaughan.
3 Feb 2002: Many thanks for a rather striking picture from the 'TV Mirror' May 26, 1956, to Simon Vaughan, Archivist for Alexandra Palace Television Society, visit www.apts.org.uk . It's a rather solemn and dark-haired Sabrina!
1 Feb 2002: Found a possibly uncredited Sabrina appearance in Norman Wisdom's "Follow A Star". [Later discredited and removed]
24 Jan 2002: Added 105 new pix. Nurse! The screens!
23 Jan 2002: Paul Walsh has sent a picture scanned from Arthur Askey's bio.
22 Jan 2002: Paul Walsh has kindly sent scanned pages from Arthur Askey's biography that discuss Sabrina's start in TV.
21 Jan 2002: Some pretty amazing news: Sabrina was not, apparently, born in Wales according to a first hand report from someone who knew Norma Ann Sykes as a little girl. Lea Ellis and his mother Beryl Ellis (nee Coburn) tell us about the young Norma Ann Sykes. See the original emails here.
20 Jan 2002: Good Paul Walsh has also been wearing his fingers to the bone and has uncovered 6 new images! What is it about Sundays that makes people's hearts turn to thoughts of Sabrina?
20 Jan 2002: Roger has uncovered 4 new Sabrina pix! See the Pictures page. Well done, Roger!
13 Jan 2002: Roger is doing some onerous work looking closely at Sabrina on film. His early findings are on the Sabrina Cinema page.
11 Jan 2002: Created the Sabrina Message Board
11 Jan 2002: 'Roger' writes
11 Jan 2002 - it's all happening now, folks! Simon Vaughan, Archivist for the Alexandra Palace Television Society will be sending a scan of the cover of TV Mirror, May 26, 1956 which stars Sabrina (Norma Sykes). What a jolly nice chap!
9 Jan 2002 - A certain kind gentleman codenamed 'Sir H' has emailed with a timeline of Sabrina's life and career. Thanks to him, the Sabrina's Life section is actually fact-filled!
16 June 2000 - Sabrina page started at nylon.net as an offshoot of the Goon Show page