Follow @sabrina_stuff

Encyclopedia Sabrina (Norma Ann Sykes)

Back | Home | Next

Sabrina's Life 1962

1936-54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 | 59 | 60 | 61
62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68-99 | Recent

Read the newspaper articles that chronicle the sad times during Sabrina's her return trip to Australia to promote Lee Gordon and the Twist dance craze and do nightclub engagements.

Bullet

4 January 1962

Arrives at Mascot airport, Sydney and demonstrates The Twist. Photos courtesy of the State Library of New South Wales.

Sabrina arrives at Mascot airport 1962Sabrina arrives at Mascot airport 1962

Sabrina

7 January 1962

Newspaper reports on The Twist sensation in Australia

Sabrina

8 January 1962

At 11.06 precisely on Friday night Sabrina was Twisting with verve and elan at LEE GORDON'S establishment when her dress gave a screech of despair, and split (down the back) from stem to stern. A series of hurried dashes into a coat, into a taxi, into her hotel, and into another dress had her back Twisting within the half-hour. (Telegraph)

Sabrina

8 January 1962 - Beware of imitations! Sabrina's doing the genuine twist in person!

Sabrina

Bullet

LEE GORDON (ON BEHALF OF PERRIN PRODUCTIONS)
PRESENTS `THE TWIST’: (Source)

BOBBY RYDELL, CHUBBY CHECKER, DEL SHANNON, DIANE
HINTON & THE PEPPERMINTS WITH SABRINA

JAN 13 BRISBANE, FESTIVAL HALL (X 3)
JAN 15 SYDNEY STADIUM (X 2)
JAN 17 MELBOURNE, FESTIVAL HALL (X 2)
JAN 18 MELBOURNE, FESTIVAL HALL (X 2)
JAN 19 SYDNEY STADIUM (X 2)
JAN 20 SYDNEY STADIUM (X 3)

Sabrina

23 January 1962 - Sun

"I hate the twist... There, at last I've said it.
I agreed to go on with shows only in order to keep faith with the public. But I hated every minute of it."

Sabrina said she planned to sue Gordon.

Sabrina

24 January 1962

Sabrina goes public with her complaints against Gordon. Read the newspaper articles.

Sabrina twisting in Sydney's Peppermint Club

Photo courtesy of the State Library of New South Wales.

Sabrina

24 January 1962 (Telegraph)

Sabrina is in a state of dispute with entrepreneur LEE GORDON (who's in the U.S.)

"Here I am, without a manager or anything to protect me - all I have is a written contract"

It says, in part: "In consideration of the sum of 1000 Australian pounds plus a £30-a-day penthouse at the Chevron Hilton hotel plus an air ticket from L.A. to Sydney to L.A. to London, I agree to arrive in Sydney, Australia, before January 1, 1962, to promote through publicity the theatrical ventures of Lee Gordon..."

Said Sabrina: "I've had nightclub offers to stay here. They've even offered to bring out the man I aim to marry [Sonny King].

Sabrina

25 January 1962 - The Stage, p.3

Sabrina has joined the Twist demonstrations now being presented in Australia by Lee Gordon. Heading the proceedings are Bobby Rydell and Chubby Checker.

Sabrina

26 January 1962

SABRINA AT KATOOMBA

THURSDAY and SATURDAY NIGHTS, FEB. 1 and 3

Be entertained bv the Fabulous Sabrina in the Intimate surroundings of SWISS INN-CLARENDON RESTAURANT, KATOOMBA. LICENSED. Reservations. Swiss Inn-Home Cafe, FL429G. or Katoomba 756.

Bullet 27 January 1962: Sabrina's Secret Diet - Pix (Australia)
Bullet

Read about the Sonny King/Sabrina marriage mystery which raged for months in the newspapers. It's quite bizarre. Hear Sabrina talk about the confusing Sonny King episode - and how Elvis was involved - in part 6 of our 2011 interview.

Bullet Throughout February Sabrina undertakes a residency at Chequer's Nite Club, Sydney.
Sabrina 2 February 1962 - Aberdeen Evening Express, p.1

SabrinaSabrina. the television and stage entertainer, announced in Melbourne to-day that she would marry Sonny King (36), a Las Vegas comedian and singer, partner of Jimmy Durante, in Las Vegas — "about next Wednesday."
She accepted King's radio-telephone proposal to her in Sydney last week. She will continue to work after her marriage.

This will be Sabrina's first and King's second marriage.
Sabrina, who is twenty-three, said: "I know our marriage will last, because this is definitely the real thing."
She said she would fly to the United States on Monday.
"We met about a year ago and he asked me to marry him three or four months ago," Sabrina told reporters.

Read more about whole confusing Sonny King 'wedding' incident.

Sabrina

14 February 1962

SABRINA
Controversial English movie star, reveals unsuspected talents as a night club entertainer in The BIG Show at Chequers.

SABRINA Sings!
SABRINA Dances!
SABRINA oozes sex appeal!

The BIG Show also features:
Jack Wilson, American Singer with the velvet touch;
The Kon Tiki Trio, fabulous singing group from N.Z.;
Frank Berry, star of the current Tivoli show;
The Brittons: and the famous Chequers Lovelies.
Performances nightly at 7 p.m. and 11.30 p.m.

Sabrina at ChequersSabrina at Chequers

Sabrina

2 March 1962 - Western Herald (Bourke, NSW)

MAYOR'S TASKS NOT ALL ARDUOUS

The Mayor of Dubbo, Ald.L. H. Ford, will pilot his own plane to fly entertainer Sabrina from Sydney to Narromine on March 17.

Sabrina has accepted an invitation to visit Narromine to help the community in a scheme to raise money for a swimming pool. The programme is being organised at the Bowling Club in Narromine.

Sabrina

15 March 1962 - Tharunka (Sydney University student news) - Page 1

It is rumoured that yet a third case of censorship occurred during Orientation Week.

People are asking. "What happened to Sabrina?"

Is it possible that this forward young lady was considered too sexy for general exhibition?

Is it considered that the display of her attractions could be a corrupting influence on the "children who enter this seat of learning fresh from school, pure..."

Is the university becoming infiltrated with Kinsellaism?

We must interpolate from the following article that Sabrina visited Tasmania during March 1962.
Sabrina

30 March 1962 - Western Herald (Bourke, NSW).

Tea For Sabrina

When Sabrina landed in Narromine on March 17th after the long journey from Hobart she was taken to the home of the Baths Appeal Chairman, Mr. Nevil Barlow, and Mrs. Barlow, for refreshments.

Every kind of refreshment was available — hard and soft, bubbling and still — but not the one Sabrina wanted most.

She asked for, and speedily received, a cup of tea.

Her final drink, before leaving Narromine six hours and £100 later, was more tea.

Bullet

3 April 1962

Sabrina apparently applies to the American Consulate in Sydney for an immigrant visa for the U.S.
(Thanks to Aaron D)

Sabrina

8 April 1962 (Telegraph) - Sabrina leaves Australia - for the last time.

Bosomy blonde showgirl Sabrina stormed out of Sydney yesterday declaring that she "never wants to see Australia again." Sabrina left for San Francisco angry and broke.

"The plane ticket cost me my last cent," she said. I've been out of work in Sydney for almost two months."

Sabrina

19 April 1962 - Daily Express - by Herbert Kretzmer (excerpt)

I SAW a small news item the other day about Sabrina, the almost forgotten English blonde with the bosom, and it occurred to me that British show business has really grown up quite a bit since her day. Sabrinas are no longer being manufactured because there is no longer an audience naive enough to accept them.

It was all very different a decade ago when you could become famous for doing nothing at all.
I recall a whole covey of pretty girls who were famous for being photographed at premieres of films they never appeared in...

Bullet

19 May 1962- turns 26

Sabrina 1962

(Full sized)

Bullet

20 July 1962 - Second visit to New Zealand.

THOUGH IT'S INEVITABLE that movie stars pose for publicity pictures wherever they go, England's Sabrina - complete with her well publicised 41-18-35 - did create quite a stir among the Maori natives of New Zealand recently when she arrived in Rotorua.

The Maori method of greeting involves the "hongi" or "touching of noses," so Sabrina touched noses. She examined the texture and construction of a "piupiu" but didn't quite go into raptures about the idea of modeling in one of these flax skirts. Nor did she compete with the Maori tribesmen in their traditional carving chores when visiting one of the local villages.

The Maori are Polynesians who came wandering across the open ocean to New Zealand's shores sometime about A.D. 1350. Though they displayed a disposition toward eating the early New Zealand settlers when those transplanted Englishmen first landed on these South Pacific shores, their eating habits have changed, Sabrina emerged unscathed, mink and all. - Press Gazette, Ohio

Bullet

Sabrina with Rangi in New Zealand

Sabrina B.O.O.B.S. material!

Sabrina in New Zealand with Rangi

SABRINA IN NEW ZEALAND

Rangi, leading guide at the world famous tourist resort of Rotorua [Rotorua Museum of Art & History, Te Whare Taonga O Te Arawa], explains the construction of a Maori piupiu (flax skirt) to glamorous British TV and stage star Sabrina, who is now in New Zealand with a touring revue. A leading contestant in the battle of the bulge, Sabrina (41-18-35) leaves soon for the United States where she has engagements in Las Vegas, Miami and New York.

Bullet

1962 - Was in Las Vegas (Nevada) appearing in a Follies Bergere show. See the other 1962 Sabrina beehive shots. <Shudder>

Sabrina in Las Vegas 1962

Sabrina in Las Vegas 1962
Fullsize

Sabrina

3 August 1962 - Lowell Sun

Around the town, night life has begun its Fall upswing. Many of the Greater-Lowell area clubs are experiencing exceptional business for this time of year.

What started as a limited engagement for "Sabrina" at the Parkway Lounge, Market Street, is developing into a continued engagement.

Bullet

29 November 1962 - interviewed in Caracas, capital of Venezuela.
Planning to return to Britain after a season in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Sabrina 1962
November 1962

(20 Sept 2018 - finally found a supersized version of the delightfully moody and seductive shot)

Sabrina

1962: In Praise of Bosoms, Spree

<< Back | Home | Next >>
All original content copyright © nylon.net
All Rights Reserved.

This page was last modified: Thursday 2018-09-20 11:43

Last Changed: Thursday 2018-09-20 11:43

Back to Sabrina's home page