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Sabrina's Album

Sex-quisite Studies

Circa 1957


Generously acquired, scanned and submitted by
DAVID JACKSON
the first recipient of the Most Excellent Order of Sabrina Empire award


SABRINA'S ALBUM

A COLLECTION
OF
EXCITING PHOTOGRAPHS
by JOE MATTHEWS

Script and Cartoons by GERALD BUTT

For more pix by Joe Matthews, see the Weekly Sporting Review's Sabrina Special

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A MESSAGE FROM SABRINA

In response to many requests I have agreed to release a selection of photographs from my 'private' album.

These have never before been published. If you like this book, my publishers will issue a series in the near future. Do write to let me know what you think of the idea.

A BRIEF WORD FROM JOE

I know everyone envies me my job. But trying to capture the Fast Changing Moods of a Captivating Star isn't easy. However --

"IT'S NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT!"

[A reference to Sabrina's signature tune -ed.]

A 'BOOSTER' PUBLICATION

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It all began with a Telephone Call

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'Come over and have a drink,' said a Soft Caressing voice

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-- 'Or a Bite of Something'

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BR-R-R
When I arrived, my Reception was Cool, to say the least. However when Sabrina saw my camera, and that I was bent on some serious work -- she smiled, and said "I'll go and put on something comfortable, so make yourself at home. I won't be long -- two or three hours maybe."

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'We might go through a couple of numbers'

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There was a Swish of Curtains, and suddenly Sabrina appeared in a Natty Little 'Anti-T.V.' Outfit.
So called because it provides a new kind of "Peak Viewing"

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We tried a couple of shots, just to Warm Up the camera.
"How's this?" she said --

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-- or this?

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Then, with the Fourish of an Illusionist She produced, out of nowhere, a muff to match the Outfit --

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And there it was, The Complete Outfit.
'Muff said!'

Women are the Strangest Creatures!

"Now let's talk about you!" she said, and my heart missed a beat. "You are definitely overweight, it is obvious that the only exercise you get, is clicking that camera. The men in my life are all shapes and sizes, but they must be athletic: Let's try some stretching and deep-breathing exercises: Wait till I change into something suitable" ----

Fortunately I had packed a pair of gym shorts in the boot of my camera. Sabrina was very patient - and soon we were going through a routine that made my poor muscles twang like the strings of a banjo.

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ONE - TWO -- THREE- FOUR - FIVE

OH! IT'S GOOD TO BE ALIVE (Eccles, MP3)

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SIX - SEVEN - EIGHT and NINE,
SABRINA SAYS SHE'S FEELING FINE.

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WE GOT TO TEN - I CRIED "ENOUGH!"
AND ALL I DID WAS PANT AND PUFF

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THEN IT HAPPENED - AS I FEARED,
FOR I COMPLETELY DISAPPEARED

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"Psst - Forbidden Fruit has Lots of Vitamin 'See'."

Apples are so good for you
So the Doctors tell.
Full of all the Vitamins
That will keep you well.
Remember, Eve and Adam
Took the Serpent's Bad Advice
For their Sins, got Vitamins
But lost a Paradise.

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Ah well, it was no use. Resisting the Irrestistible. So I fixed my camera -- and went to Work.

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As Luck would have it I ran out of Film.
No Fooling -- 'No Spool in'

Sabrina

'Gleesome Threesome'

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DREAMTIME

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A pair of eyes
A pair of lips
Will often launch
A thousand quips.
From poet, dustman, tinker,
Tailor, Rich man, Poor Man,
Soldier, sailor.
Nature complicates Affairs
Arranging everything in Pairs.

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Two's Company!
One night Steve Cochrane [sic] dropped in and I felt like the Hero of an advert about 'Personal Freshness'.

Gee - doesn't Steve look overjoyed in this pic?

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Blow me! -- Jack's all right!
We had a Night Out and I lost her to Jack Hylton during an 'Excuse me' Dance

Note: Jack Hylton, 1892-1965, was a band leader, TV producer and film maker (Ramsbottom Rides Again)

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Dressed to Thrill

As I rang Sabrina's bell
My heart went Pit-a-Pat
The door swung open
There she was
All Dressed Up in a Hat

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'Light' entertainment

"There's a little job for you",
Sabrina said, "Please fix the light",
Then she took away the steps
And left me there
To swing all night
I saw whilst swinging
To and fro
The Scenic wonders
Down below.

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Stairs and Stares

You had better watch your step
If you've no head for heights,
But once you reach the giddy top,
It's worth it - for the sights.

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As a medical man (having found a stethoscope in the boot of my camera), I should say that this young lady is in the Pink of Condition. In very good Shape, very good Shape indeed.

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Master 'Toaster' - meets his 'toast'

I introduced her to Jessel and for once George Jessel was Speechless.

George,1898-1981, American vaudeville performer, appeared in a number of movies and TV shows, nicknamed the Toastmaster General of the United States for his frequent hosting duties at events.

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Gagger goes ga-ga

Trinder just wrapped his Chin around her and ran out of Gags. You lucky Trinder.

Tommy Trinder, 1909-1989, British Comedian

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Johnny Ray got so engrossed that I had to take over --
His fans are still looking for me. 'Crying doesn't Pay'

Johnny Ray, (1927-1990) was an American signer famous for the songs Cry and The Little White Cloud That Cried

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Just a girl who brings out "The Chest in us".
Skinny, Nervous and Depressed?
Dumb 'Belles'; can Improve your Chest.

SMILE-OSOPHY
Laugh and the world laughs with you --
Cry and you'll make a fortune.
Ask Johnny Ray

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Trinder or Askey must be around somewhere.

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Romeo roaming the range,

Yipee - I - Ay
Yipee - I - O
I'll capture this lass
With me ol' Lass -- O!

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Reading helps improve your mind
Your intellect grows bigger
And yet it's not your brain that counts
What adds up - is your figure.

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Sabrina can take any pose
And she lets nothing stump her,
But when I focussed on her face
I got Sabrina's Jumper.

Note: the tiny cartoon photographer, whom I edited out,
is shown trying to snap her face while standing underneath the 'overhang'.

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Sitting Pretty

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Mirror mirror in my hand --
Who's the fairest in the land?

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Train journeys daily
Are really a bind
But this kind of travel
Will broaden your mind.

ALAS ALL DREAMS COME TO AN END

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Perhaps it was the sun, or the sand, or falling in the pool, but that night I had the strangest dreams. In one of them, I was the Sultan of Oomph and Sabrina was leaping through a gateway straight into my harem.

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Editorial Note

Thanks again to David Jackson for doing valiant deeds battling on eBay for this expensive little treasure - it finished selling for £UK26, would you believe? But you DO get to see Sabrina's muff.

For his courage and sacrifice, David has been declared the first member of the
Most Excellent Order of Sabrina Empire
and may proudly append the initials "OSE" after his name on all official documents.

I thought I would never see this magazine after the bidding war got serious. But David prevailed and kindly scanned it and emailed the full, creamy Sabrinagoodness to nylon.net's Sabrina Site.

I have no idea what was happening in the brains of post-war editors. The cheesy cartoons, peculiar story and weird poem defy rational description. I suppose they had to say something to accompany the wonderful pictures.

"As Luck would have it I ran out of Film. No Fooling -- 'No Spool in'" - JEEZ!

And I hope the references to "muffs" does not have the same connotation it has in Australia! "She produced, out of nowhere, a muff..." hehehehe

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