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6 March 2020

Thanks to Tim, we have a supersized pic of Sabrina from Mr Cool magazine, 1960. Thanks, Tim!


14 Feb 2020 - my first Sabrinasearch for quite some time!

It's often said that Sabrina attracted crowds, but it's not until you see pix like this of her in Leeds (date unknown) that her drawing power becomes evident.

At the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, December 1958, visiting sick kiddies.

Added an obituary from The Times, 7 October 2017.

Watch the newsreel of Sabrina attending Anthea Askey's wedding, 2 March 1956


17 January 2020

Encyclopedia Sabrina is now living at a new web host!

Nothing should change for you, but please let me know if you have new problems with the site.


2 October 2019

Thanks to Chris K we have a great upgrade of this pic of Sabrina with Jack Dyer in Oz.

Sabrina - Norma Sykes

23 September 2019

The first new magazine article for such a long time...

Why Sabrina and Jack Davey are such good neighbors - WEEKEND, 21 March 1959

29 August 2019

Some more lovely colour shots, again thanks to Countess Anastasia of Siberia

1 July 2019

From 1957, two colour slides came. They were loving restored by Countess Anastasia of Siberia.

12 April 2019

Sabby in a beehive on a bed

A new beehive photo, circa 1960

27 March 2019

From The Fort Street Girls' High School Magazine, Vol 5, no.17. October 1959. p.29 (New South Wales, Australia)


Our 59th Annual Sports Carnival was held on 12th June at Waverley Oval. This year, in addition to the usual events, three more were introduced. They were the Junior and Senior Long Jump, Hurdles and the March Past. During lunch time, the Fifth Years displayed their prowess at football in the grudge match of the season, the "Fort Street Terrors" against the "Saints". The world-famous celebrity, Sabrina, gave the kick-off, but she was forgotten in the stampede which resulted when it was announced that Elvis Presley had arrived at Mascot.

Editorial notes: 'Mascot' is Sydney's international airport. Since Elvis never came to Australia, the claim that Sabrina attended the sports day must also be subject to reasonable doubt!

15 March 2019

A whistful Sabrina

Whistful Sabrina

I've been adding miscellaneous new photos, particularly from Countess Anastasia in the Ice House movie page.

And here's a lovely new pic of Sabrina being seen with flowers, men and a delighted little girl. The caption on the back reads:

"Sabrina" (ARTHER [sic] ASKEY discovered her" )
BILL BOHR manager
at the "RITZ" Birkenhead, approx mid 1950s.

Sabrina with flowers, men and a girl

11 March 2019

Have you ever wanted to see Sabrina sexily smell a flower? Of course you have. You just haven't realised it until now. Your prayer has been answered, thanks to Countess Anastasia.

11 March 2019

Sabrina is fascinated with something

Sabrina is fascinated with something.

10 March 2019

A rare happy for a tired Sabrina to sit and relax at Whiteley's Department Store, date unknown.

Sabrina relaxes at Whiteley's department store

12 Feb 2019 - a cornucopia of new Sabrinastuff!

Sabrina 1963 at London Palladium

Sabrina pictured at the London Palladium where she appeared with Arthur Askey, who discovered her, in the popular television programme "Sunday Night at the London Palladium" . Sabrina recently returned from America . 25 March 1963

A new source I found yesterday tells me this was from 12 May 1955, not 1958. One step closer to Sabrinatruth!

Sabrina at Marylebone studios, 8 Jan 1955

And finally! I found the source of an odd vicar pic that was previously shown in the 'Plays' page because I thought it was from a stage play. But Sabrina apparently (as Miranda) made a TV show - 'You Mitre Guessed' - with Patrick Cargill (as the butler) which may have been made for Australian ABC TV on 3 October 1964.

Sabrina and Patrick Cargill 3 October 1964 in '
You Mitre Guessed'

30 Jan 2019

Observant Sabrinafans might have noticed that I am not a fan of the beehive hairstyle - even when Sabrina was under it in Las Vegas in 1962.
This is not an exception. It's from the Beehive Picture Page. It's slightly better than what I consider the worst ever photo of Sabrina.

Sabrina, Las Vegas 1962, beehive

10 Jan 2019

Sabrina and Jimmy Young 6 August 1955

A new pic of Sabrina conspicuously with Jimmy Young in Hyde Park, 6 August 1955.

And I found a new pic for the 'Tatters' series from the Park Lane Hotel event on 24 June 1955.

Sabrina, Park Lane, 24 June 1955

And a full-length version of young Sabrina with her favourite brooch - 5 Jan 1955

Sabrina 5 Jan 1955 with brooch

2 January 2019

It's amazing that after 19 years, new Sabrinastuff continues to surface occasionally. Here's a lovely portrait of Sabrina smiling.

Also, I have upgraded a few pix quietly in the background. You can win valuable Sabrinapoints if you find them :-)

And Sabrina combs her hair

A Pajama Tops publicity photo was found by Countess Anastasia Arden. Thanks, Countess!

An energetic picture of backstage Sabrina during The Pleasures of Paris. I'm not sure whether it was from London or Australia.
Thanks again to Anastasia for this find.

Sabrina and men from Pleasures of Paris

It's not often that Sabrina is upstaged, but Liberace did it, and Sabby's mum looks delighted to be there. This was probably taken at the aborted Royal Command Performance of 1956.


17 December 2018

Sabrina - obviously distressed - heads in to court to sue the author and publisher of 'Cinderella Nightingale'.
Read about Sabrina's interest in taking legal action.

Sabrina heads into court to sue the author and publisher of 'Cinderella Nightingale'

25 October 2018

A lovely picture of Sabrina singing

17 October 2018

Again, thanks to the dedication of Countess Anastasia of Siberia, we present an amazing find. Thanks, Countess! If only I knew where this video clip came from. (1MB, MP4)


20 September 2018

I can't remember how many times I've been asked, "Do you have a picture of Sabrina riding a baby elephant while carrying a rifle and a camera?"

Oh. Now I remember. Zero.

Sabrina with Bob Monkhouse and an anonymous beauty queen winner in 1956.

Finally found a supersized version of the delightfully moody and seductive shot.

Sabrina 1962

Sabrina at the Ascot races, 1957. Added some upgraded pix.

9 September 2018

Found a nice upgrade for this colour covershot

4 September 2018

This is annoying me. I was sure I had this pic already, but I can't find it on the site! Please let me know if it's old.

28 August 2018 - Added the Stockcar movie press kit!

27 August 2018 - Twenty-five years after their divorce, Sabrina's ex-husband, Harold L.Melsheimer brings 'Real Property' legal action against Sabrina and her mother - and apparently 50 other "Does" . The case continued for 3 years until 25 August 2005. See details on the Sabrina In Court page.

6 June 2018 - A fantastic new pic from Countess Anastasia of Siberia. It's quite raunchy for a Sabrina pic, and the scars from her childhood right leg brace seem to be evident.

16 May 2018 - So that's Sabrina - Australasian Post, 26 Dec 2957. A look at how women view Sabrina.

14 May 2018 - My Baby - She's As Good as Gold - By Mrs. Ann Sykes - SABRINA'S MOTHER - Weekend (Australia), 7 March 1959

3 May 2018 - At long last, a new magazine! They gave Sabrina three days to learn three lines! Australasian Post - 9 February 1956.

1 May 2018 - Thanks to Countess Anastasia Arden of Siberia, we have video of Sabby's appearance on the Steve Allen show on 9 March 1958.


25 January 2018 - Sabrina and a lion, probably from Billy Smart's circus.

Sabrina and lion Sabrina and lion

1 January 2018 - Happy new SabrinaYear. Sadly, without Sabrina. But the Sabrina Encyclopedia never gives up.


31 December 2017 - added two new discoveries of Sabrina radio references from Hancock's Half Hour.

27 December 2017 - in 2016 a certain English broadcasting corporation created a radio show about the legend of Sabrina - the river, its fish, and our girl. I provided the Sabrina song for the programme. Enjoy. You can find more of Sabrina on Radio on the Radio Sabrina page.

27 December 2017 - Listen to Barry Crocker recall his days in Melbourne and Adelaide in the Tivoli with Sabrina - including how he became her manager.

10 October 2017 - Have finally finished adding new findings from U.S. newspapers about Sabrina's life from 1960 onwards.

8 October 2017 - The Times of London has published its obit for Sabrina

30 September 2017 - Countess Anastasia of Siberia discovered this familiar image being used to sell stickers in Russia in 2017. Do you recognise the lady or the ad?

28 September 2017 - Tried to clear up the confusion between the Sheffield Riot Incident and the Birkenhead dress-ripping Incident, which have been conflated and confused by several contemporary sources. Also, converted the Breast Insurance picture page into a Sabrina Incident page.

13 September 2017 - I am collecting dozens of newspaper articles from a British newspaper archive. Also this, from Suzie:

Thanks to Suzie for this great reminder of how Sabrina took care of her fans.

4 September 2017

Sadly, I had to announce that Sabrina died on 24 November 2016. You may want to visit and maybe contribute to the Tributes page.

30 August 2017

Another great find by Countess Anastasia of Siberia. Thank you, dear Countess!

Sabrina was always clear on the 'baby' question.

Sabrina prefers a poodle to a baby

22 August 2017

Wellington Uni, New Zealand. On 14 September 1959 the student magazine 'Salient' invoked Sabrina's name and urged uni chancellors to 'keep abreast of the times'.

Sabrina 14 Sept 1959 Salient magazine NZ

And found a good upgrade to this classic

Sabrina having a casual read

And a new find, to be added to the Sabrina in Lace picture page

The Joy Of Lace, with Sabrina

And finally for today, probably not the finest of Sabrina's photos, but it was taken and that's what counts.

Sabrina with a man and a mirror

15 August 2017

Another great find by Countess Anastasia of Siberia. Some Sabrina side-boob...

21 July 2017 - Countess Anastasia of West Siberia sent some more great pix of Sabrina in Melbourne in 1959.

17 March 2017 - newly-found pix of Sabrina being seen at Lee's Theatre Restaurant in Kensington, Sydney, 27 April 1959

13 March 2017 - more of the Brisbane pix from September 1959

21 February 2017 - Hold onto your bonnets, for we present a long-lost programme for The Sabrina Show from 1959 at the Theatre Royal in Brisbane. Click the thumbnail below for the full story.

Sabrina Show Brisbane 1959

3 Feb 2017 - Sabrina in Sydney in the 1950s. 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


20 Dec 2016

If you love Satan In High Heels and want to read the novelisation, it's on eBay for only $US40...

SIHH novelisation

16 Dec 2016

Compiled a page for The Curious Incident of Sabrina's 19 inch metal belt.


15 Dec 2016

Ongoing picture file renaming will be breaking more old stored links to the site.

5 Dec 2016

From '66' magazine #22 (August 1957)

25 Oct 2016 - Thanks to Tim we have a sultry, atmospheric al fresco shot of Sabrina from 'Photographing Glamour" from 1959.

Sabrina leans against a building

Also, I present this amazing shot that bears no resemblance to any other Sabrina photoshoot.

Sabrina in nylons and little else

11-23 October 2016

Another day, another MAJOR site restructure. All old stored links to pictures will now be broken. Sorry 'bout that, but after 16 years, the site needed a major overhaul. What was neat and logical in a one-page site in 2000 does not work so well in a multi-thousand picture site in 2016. Many files have been renamed and reorganised.

19 September 2016

I've finally started a mass-rename of files that had previously been named using the name of the source magazine (e.g. "scope1958-sabrina-eating"). Early on, grouping files by source used to make sense, but now with 2,568 photos it makes it hard to search for duplicates and related photos. Expect some old links to fail starting... now.

24 August 2016

An Australian is selling a 16mm copy of Sabrina's Caltex TV ad for $100 on eBay.

22 August 2016


Sabrina speaks at the Savoy, April 10th 1956

14 August 2016

Sabrina with Victor Rogers

A new player on the "Sabrina With..." page - Victor Rogers.

4 July 2016 - Dedicated Philip G sent a new photo from 1955, related to one in the Beauty Parade magazine article. Thanks, Philip!

3 July 2016- Bouke - the legendary 'Guy From the Netherlands' - has pointed me to some incredible and new pictures of Sabrina's visit to Dorincourt for the Queen Elizabeth Foundation.

9 June 2016

Sabrina, probably in the later 1960s, wearing a fur hat.
The mature Sabrina was still a very striking woman.

Mature Sabrina 2

A colour poster for POP in London

Pleasures of Paris, London poster

8 June 2016 - BREAKING NEWS (from 1959) : Sabrina Bungled It at Bondi Beach - Sabrina disrespects Bondi Beach and prefers St Kilda Beach!

23 May 2016 - In 1956, this unauthorised reference must be to our Sabrina.

Sabrine swimwear ad

19 May 2016

It's now a national holiday. Tell your boss I said so.
Take off home and bake a Sabrina cake. You know how it's shaped. Yes, you do.
Hint: you might need two cherries.

Let's face it. If you were Twiggy fans celebrating her 67th birthday in September, you'd all be starving after a Twiggy cake.
Sabrina just makes good nutritional sense and satisfies the whole family.

17 May 2016 - Long-time Sabrinafan First Class Anastasia of Mother Russia sent this electronic card for Sabrina's big birthday.

Anastasia's birthday card for Sabrina 2016

15 May 2016 - "With feathers in her hair, on on her dress - lovely SABRINA is pictured on her arrival for last night's [7 Nov 1956] premiere of the film "Moby Dick" - at the Warner Theatre."

Sabrina at the premiere of Moby Dick - 7 Nov 1956

Damn, I bet those feathers tickled some fancies that night...

13 May 2016 - A big surprise for Sabrina's big birthday - colour film of Sabrina's appearance at Point Leo Surf Club in 1959. Woohoo! Many thanks to Adrian R for the unique film.


11 May 2016

Warning! Sabrina's big birthday takes place in ONE week!
What on earth are you people all doing?
Get those buntings and street parties happening.
If the Queen could get a street party, Sabrina should get one... and our Sabby's ten years younger!

27 April 2016 - Sabrina's (cough) eightieth (cough) birthday is on May 19. Feel free to send your birthday messages to her.
But if you ask me, she will forever be our young innocent Norma Ann.

Young Sabrina (Norma Sykes)

6 April 2016 - Thanks to Tim we have a new, mega-sized pic of Sabrina, possibly in Rome 1958. It came from 'Famous Photographers Photograph Beautiful Women (1963)'. Thanks, Tim!

Sabrina, maybe in Rome 1958

4 April 2016 - Thanks to Antoni, we have another book that refers to Sabrina - this one recalling events from 1953. How accurate the author's memory is... who's to say?

9 March 2016 - Found some new primary evidence about Sabrina's 1962 visit...




13 Feb 2016 - Philip wrote to say - I've just been writing an article about Sabrina for Encyclopedia Sabrina has been a totally invaluable source and of course I've linked to in the article. I have scans of all the photos featured. Let me know if you'd like any of them. Best wishes, Philip.
And indeed good Philip sent several scans of new Sabrinapix! Thanks, Philip.

13 Feb 2016 - I am realising how primitive some of my Sabrina videos are - especially those edited over a decade ago when the technology was very different, hard disk space was expensive, bandwidth was tight, and WMV was all the rage. One day soon, I'll edit new versions of my videos from the mastercopies.
As a start, on Valentine's day I re-edited Goodnight Sabrina. Once 2MB WMV, it's now 42MB MP4.

9 Jan 2016 - Two new pix kindly sent by Steve Page.

Sabrina in a beehive
Sabrina with Steve Cochran

8 January 2016

Some actual news. The BBC got in touch. They are making a programme for radio 4 that references Sabrina, and needed to get hold of a copy of her song 'Persuade Me' for the programme because the BBC's vinyl copy "seems to have gone missing." I sent the producer my best quality copy, so when you hear the song on the radio,you can think of Sabrinastuff !

1 January 2016

Happy New Sabrina!


3 November 2015

Conducted a massive and thorough cleansing of ill-formed HTML. It's embarrassing how many pages were crippled by bad global edits over the decades. It's not surprising, considering that the first pages were created using Netscape Composer fifteen years ago. With any luck, some troublesome pages are now readable. Please let me know if pages are not working (be sure to identify the exact page) - I often can't see errors at my end!

2 November 2015

Lyndie sent this lovely pic of her father Stan Love and Sabrina at The Bay Hotel, Pevensey Bay, Sussex, circa 1957. Hopefully we might get a larger copy later.

Sabrina in Sussex 1957
(Full size)

31 October 2015

During Easter 1956, Sabby appeared on a cruise ship across the Bristol Channel. There's a clip of people's memories of this nautical naughtiness.

1 October 2015

New pix and upgraded newsreel of Sabrina attending the reopening of the Granada Cinema in 1957. Click the pic to visit the page


30 September 2015


23 September 2015

A stern man measures the chestical regions of our Sabrina. The cad!


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? I might do something about that later.

25 April 2015 - I have regained the 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 (hell, half the pages were created with the HTML editor in Netscape Communicator!), and proudly continues that tradition of careless, skill-free page mangling. Lately, however, I have been trying to drag myself out of this cesspit of unmanageable code to streamline things somewhat, particularly through CSS. Please forgive site peculiarities while I discover what works and what does not.

3 March 2015 - 1959 veterinary students disrespect our Sabrina!

Sabrina Vet students

Read more.

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!

Sabrina 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...

Sabrina in colourSabrina

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).


Iit has all the busty hallmarks of our Sabrina. What do you think?
Please report your verdict to Sabrina

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.
Sabrina is discussed in Derryn Hinch's autobiography.
Sabrina's appearance with Bert Newton on The Late Show in Melbourne, 1958.
And a nice pic of Sabrina at Toolern Vale, Australia. Feb 1959...

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.

Mark, the Sabrinamaster
Melbourne, Australia

18 Oct 2013 - I'm tidying up left-over materials I haven't posted yet, including new Greetings photos, upgrading photos with better quality finds, and adding a new article.

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.

14 January 2013 - An extract from Cinderella Nightingale, the novel that Sabrina sued for libel. And the offending passage in the novel.

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 - Thanks to Dr Su Holmes, we have academic research into Sabrina, and fame in the 50s.

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...


18 December 2011 - Pulled quite a few pix from the Unthemed miscellaneous photo page and put them in themed pages, particularly lingerie and lace.

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 2011Sabrina - 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.

17 July 2011 - VIP B.O.O.B.S. members can download the entire remastered Stock Car movie! Click the magic golden key! (731M, AVI)

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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 - new picture pages: Sabrina at Ascot, and the German eBay photos

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!

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