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Reel
See Sabrina's Australian Caltex Ad

Reel
See the newsreel of Sabrina arriving in Australia

The First Sabrina Visit (1958-1959)

Jump down to pix of Sabrina's second Australia visit

Read more about Sabby's events in Australia - 1958

Details of Sabrina in Australia 1958

Details of Sabrina in Australia 1962

Undated Australian Pix

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Courtesy of James C - from the "Gold Coast Book" by John Vader and Fred Lang (Jacaranda, 1980) . The caption says "the forty-inch girl was framed by a thirty-inch bite"

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Read An account of Sabrina's 1958-1959 Australian tour

Sabrina - Norma Sykes
Slim ("The Pub with no Beer") Dusty and Sabrina.

Definitely 1958

Jump to 'definitely 1959' photos

Fred Lang Jr holds a picture of Sabrina (taken by his father) at a Gold Coast bird santuary.

Fred Lang Jr holds a picture of Sabrina (taken by his father) at a Gold Coast bird santuary.

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Sabrina in Melbourne, 1958.
Photos by Harry Jay.
Found 1 Sep 2012

From the same source, found by Chris Keating, also see...
Sabrina's appearance with Bert Newton on The Late Show in Melbourne, 1958.

Sabrina meets Stirling Moss at the 1958 Melbourne Grand Prix.
See the whole thing and the video!

Sabrina and Stirling Moss 1958

Sabrina in Australia
Sabby arrives in Sydney, 1958

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Sabrina - Norma Sykes

Sabrina bluedress, Oz

Sabrina in Australia

Sabrina in Australia

Sabrina, possibly on a boat, probably in Australia, with people I think I should recognise. (does Evie Hayes ring a bell with anyone?)
The BOOBS version is 878 x 1140 pixels with no watermark.

Sabrina - Point Leo Life Saving Club 1958

Sabrina visits the Point Leo Surf Life Saving Club 1959.
Many thanks to the club for searching their archives for me.
Read the story of Sabby's first Australian visit.

Sabrina in Australia
Sabrina feeds the dolphins at Jack Evans' Porpoise Pools, Snapper Rocks, Tweed Heads in 1959.
Sabby looks a lot like Barbara Windsor!

28 April 2012 - Thanks to Sir Simeon, we now have a supersized scan!

Definitely 1959

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Sabrina - Norma Sykes

4 January 1959 - Under police guard in Australia at the Point Leo Surf Carnival

Read more about the Point Leo event - and watch the colour movie!

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Visiting young polio victims in hospital, 28 February 1959 at the Margaret Reid Hospital, Mona Vale Road, St.Ives, N.S.W.

Sabrina at Toolern Valley 1959, with horse and sheep


Sabrina promotes wool in century heat in the Toolern Vale, Victoria, February 1959.
Found in 2014

Sabrina in Sydney 22 Feb 1959
Sabrina in Sydney - 22 Feb 1959

28 February 1959 - Sabrina visits boys with polio at the Margaret Reid Hospital, Mona Vale Road, St.Ives, N.S.W.

Sabrina visiting polio victims Margaret Reid Hospital 1959

MARCH 7, 1959 Singer actor Sabrina displays bruises she received whilst being jostled by huge crowd during Australian tour

7 March 1959 Singer actor Sabrina displays bruises she received whilst being jostled by huge crowd during Australian tour

7 June 1959

Sabrina on the Stan Freberg Show

I'm not at all sure what Sabrina is doing with this UFO puppet.

Sabrina is rehearsing for her appearance on the Stan Freburg show on 7 June 1959 - ATN Channel 7 TV

8.00pm: The Caltex Theatre—"The Stan Freberg Show" starring Stan Freberg; guest artist Sabrina, Horrie Dargie Quintet, Kevin Brennan and Kathy Lloyd.

Added 21 November 2011

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July 1959 - Sabrina at the opening of the Nautilus Shell service station, Stirling Highway, Cottesloe, Perth

And thanks to the untiring dedication of Chris Keating, we now in June 2015 have extra photos of this great event. Thanks, Chris!

Sabrina opening a service station in Cottesloe, July 1959

Sabrina opening a service station in Cottesloe, July 1959

Sabrina opening a service station in Cottesloe, July 1959

Sabrina (nee Norma Ann Sykes) meets Bondi lifesaver during tour of Australia

Sabrina (neé Norma Ann Sykes) meets Bondi lifesaver during tour of Australia.
The man is keen to keep his eyes peeled for white pointers... um... white pointer sharks.

10 September 2012 - Robyn wrote to say: Hi - the photo of Sabrina with the Bondi lifesaver - his name is Antony Treers, and he was from the North Bondi Lifesaving Club. He was my first boyfriend, and amazingly, we were still together for years after this photo was taken, on the steps of the Sydney Town Hall, where the lifesavers were forming a "guard of honor" for Sabrina when she was given a civic reception from the Sydney City Council. Hope this is of interest!!

Brisbane - September 1959

September 14, 1959. Brisbane, QLD. Movie actress Sabrina being met by fans after she arrives at Eagle Farm airport

14 September, 1959. Brisbane, QLD. Movie actress Sabrina being met by fans after she arrives at Eagle Farm airport

September 14, 1959. Brisbane, QLD. Sabrina arrives at Eagle Farm

September 14, 1959. Brisbane, QLD. Sabrina arrives at Eagle Farm

September 14, 1959. Brisbane, QLD. Sabrina arrives at Eagle Farm

September 14, 1959. Brisbane, QLD. Sabrina arrives at Eagle Farm

September 15, 1959. Brisbane, QLD. Movie actress Sabrina visiting Greenslopes Hospital signing autographs for several patients

September 15, 1959. Brisbane, QLD. Movie actress Sabrina visiting Greenslopes Hospital signing autographs for several patients

September 15, 1959. Brisbane, QLD. Movie actress Sabrina with a kangaroo in Queens St in the citySabrina and Skippy - Brisbane 1959

September 15, 1959. Brisbane, QLD. Movie actress Sabrina with a kangaroo in Queens St in the city

Sabrina in Brisbane 1959

Sabrina in Brisbane 1959

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in Brisbane 1959

Sabrina goes fishing with Bob Dyer and his wife - 1 March 1959, New South Wales

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Australians of a certain age might recognise Graham Kennedy in the middle

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The following pix are from the Sabrina in Australia page

The picnic at Healesville Sanctuary - read the story

Sabrina in Healesville

Sabrina's picnic at Healesville in 1959

Sabrina and mum have billy tea at Healesville in 1959

Sabrina pats a platypus

Sabrina in Australia

Below, the earlier B&W version I found....

picture!

Sabrina and a roo

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Sabrina and Bert Newton
Miscellaneous Australian Sabby pix which also appear elsewhere on the site.

Sabrina - Norma Sykes

15 January 1959

"Two well-known personalities - one British and the other Australian - spent the lunch-hour together in MELBOURNE today practising for a charity performance to be held on Sunday for the Red Cross Society. Champion miler HERB ELLIOTT....and his eye-watching time-keeper SABRINA. They'll both take part in Sunday's International Charity cricket match at St. Kilda Oval. While ELLIOTT did some routine lunch-hour training at Como Park today, most eyes were on SABRINA, dressed for the occasion in matador pants and white sweater. Sunday's cricket teams will be led by former Test captains - Sir LEONARD HUTTON and IAN JOHNSTON. But for the onlookers the best was yet to come. SABRINA had gone to the Park to do some quiet bowling. She's to bowl the first ball at Sunday's cricket match. and it was obvious today that she badly needed a lot of practice. Coached by an obliging Army cricket team, SABRINA finally bowled one ball which connected with the bat; and she became so enthusiastic about cricket that she stayed for more than an hour." (Film Source: ABC, Duration: 91.5 feet, Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)

Read more about Sabrina in Australia

Notice the famous 18" belt?

Hear Sabrina tell the belt story ... Hear the rest of the interview.

Sabrina in Australia, 12Nov58

Not a great photo of our Sabby: cropped for publication, obviously.
If it weren't for the fur (and other [ahem...] distinguishing features), I wouldn't have recognised Sabrina.

In the pic's filename was "12 November 1958, Australia" - but it was actually her departure from London.

Thanks to Simeon for 'shopping out the editor's cropping marks!

Sabrina in Australia
Sabrina in Australia
19 November 1959, Mascot Airport : Sabrina leaves Oz for the USA

Sabrina in St Kilda, Melbourne. (Around 1959)

Sabrina in St Kilda, Melbourne. (Around 1959)

Sabrina in St Kilda, Melbourne. (Around 1959)

13 May 2010 - Chris wrote to ask me to pass a message to Sabrina...

I have just bought a house in St Kilda, in Melbourne. Part of the attraction was the house used to be something of a party joint in the 50's. I received photos from the previous owners passed down from the original owners that include your good self enjoying a swanky do. They 'claim' you were a regular visitor! On looking you up on the internet I discovered you are a Stockport girl. I am from Altrincham so it just shows what a small world it is. It would be fascinating to talk to you and learn about the scene in yesteryear. Best regards Chris

And Chris attached two photos!

Sabrina in a Perth wine cellar

Sabrina in Australia, posing prettily on a barrel of wine in a Hay Street Perth (WA) wine cellar in 1959. Published June 1960.

And a wider view found in March 2016...

Found 3 Feb 2017: the only definite provenance of this photo says "Sydney", and "in the 1950s" so it could have been taken in Sabrina's first visit.

You will need to click the thumbnail to appreciate the Peeping Tom with his head poking through the venetian blinds!

Notice the Peeping Tom sticking his head through the venetian blinds to get an eyeful of Sabrina

The Second (1962) Sabrina Visit

Sabrina arrives at Mascot 1962

04 Jan 1962: "Sporting a cute bow and newly acquired American accent, actress and nightclub entertainer Sabrina (Norma Sykes) returned to Australia to see her friend Lee Gordon*. Sabrina had just completed a film, 'Satan in High Heels', in Hollywood, but acting was never her greatest asset"

It was an ill-fated second visit.

* Lee Gordon was an American who came to Australia in the early 50's. He was a music promoter who had promoted Frank Sinatra, Elvis and others in USA. He decided to do it here and hired the Sydney Stadium.
Over a few years he brought out Sinatra, Johnny Ray, Bob Hope and every rocker and crooner except Elvis and Bing. He also started the first strip clubs, Jazz clubs, Hamburger Diners, Plastic Paint and one of Australia's Legendary record labels.. Leedon.
He died nearly a pauper in London around 1963. From www.ozstar.com

Sabrina arrives at Mascot 1962

Read a letter from Ken who knew Sabrina - and treated her breasts for sunburn! - during her Australian visit

In 1962, Sabrina returned to Australia to promote The Twist for Lee Gordon - it was not a happy time. Read the newspapers to get the story.

Sabrina promotes The Twist

Sabrina doing the Twist at the entrance to the Peppermint Lounge, Sydney. Jan 1962

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Sabrina doing the Twist and unknown guitar and saxophone band, Peppermint Lounge, Sydney. January 1962.
"This young man could not believe his luck and the photographer couldn't keep his camera steady, when Sabrina danced The Twist at the Peppermint Lounge. The medical profession said it would cause "dislocated joints, slipped discs, sacroiliac damage and muscle sprains". The only muscle sprain here was ocular"

Picture upgraded 19 July 2009

Miscellaneous Oz Pix

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I believe this group to be from Australian publications, but can't guarantee it.

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Note the big arrow pointing to the ring on Sabby's finger.

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