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22 May 2024

I was sure I had posted this, but I can't find it anywhere. Thanks to Bryce for sending it in.


4 April 2024

Found the programme of Sabrina with Virginia Mayo in The Loving Couch 1965

1 April 2024

I was sure I had posted this already, but I can't find it. The Rigby cartoon celebrating how Sabrina's crowds caused an airport roof to collapse in Australia.

Sabrina cartoon by Rigby - airport collapse

30 March 2024

Found an ever-so-slightly different angle on Sabrina's turn in London - The 'Tatters' Series

Sabrina - Tatters series

And an uncropped version of this 1955 'Tatters' image

Sabrina 1955 uncropped

29 March 2024

I've been quietly updating the Sabrina in Court and the Cinderella Nightingale pages.

Also found a nice upgrade of this Sabby-about-to-drown pic.

Sabrina in the waves

18 March 2024

Sabrina contract with Russell Gay 1956

We have a Sabrina Mystery! A 1956 contract between notorious nude photographer Russell Gay and Sabrina regarding pictures of her to be used in a book to be released.

Remember when Sabrina appeared on stage in plays?

16 March 2024

Sabrina 18 March 1963 rehearsing

English glamour model and actress Sabrina in rehearsal for her appearance with Arthur Askey on 'Sunday Night at the Palladium' in London, UK, 18th March 1963.

Sabrina greetings from a wall in 1955

Greetings from 1955. A new picture from the little Wall Collection.

Sabrina fans at the stock exchange 1958

British actress Sabrina stands in a street surrounded by male admirers while on a visit to the London Stock Exchange, London, April 29th, 1958.

Sabrina dancing with Harry Secombe 1955

Actor and comedian Harry Secombe (1921 - 2001) dancing with model Sabrina during a BBC Television Tea Party held at the Television Centre in White City, London, September 26th 1955. The party was given by Cecil Madden, assistant controller of the BBC, to inaugurate the new extra hour of afternoon TV. Due to the large number of guests, the event was filmed in the TV Centre's scenery dock.

Sabrina gatecrashes the Ascot Races in 1957

Sabrina arrives at the Ascot races 1957

British glamour model and actress Sabrina, wearing a halterneck evening gown with floral decoration on the chest, with black evening gloves and fur wrap, sheltered by a man in uniform holding an umbrella, as she emerges from a taxi having arrived to attend a premiere in London, England, 29th October 1955

Sabrina at premiere 1955

13 March 2024

Some things bug me: Donald Trump, inaccurate weather forecasts, and anal itching. But especially Sabrina pictures with no back story. Like this one:

Sabrina with actors.

Sabrina with Kenneth More, Nigel Stock, and Windsor Davies and two ladies... but I don't know why, where or when.

But today I may have found the why, where and when of this mystery pic.

Why: to plug ITV's autumn shows: "All are scheduled to appear in shows for ABC TV are (l-r) Jeremy Brett, Diana Rigg, Ian Carmichael, Vanessa Redgrave, Francesca Annis, Kenneth More, Sabrina, Nigel Stock, Pauline Yates and Donald Churchill."

Where: Hyde Park, London

When: 23 September 1964

So. That's what I achieved today (2024-03-13). What did you accomplish? :-)

12 March 2024

Some colourised enhancements to the page in which Sabrina tosses Joe Robinson down.

11 March 2024

Sabrina with Barbara Roscoe and Bob Monkhouse at the Miss Venus 1956 Beauty Contest

Sabrina with Barbara Roscoe and Bob Monkhouse at the Miss Venus 1956 Beauty Contest

7 February 2024

Yes, it becomes harder to find new Sabrinastuff after 23 years of drag-netting the internet.

But I've found a better image of Sabrina with Sammy Davis Jr in Sydney in 1959.

12 January 2024

Thanks to the noble Sir Paul J, we have new Sabrinastuff regarding her visit to Eastbourne to open a shop on 22 May 1958.

SABRINA is coming to Eastbourne on Thursday morning (1958-05-22) to open the new Victor Value Supermarket in Terminus-road.
The ceremony, in which she will cut a tape at the entrance to the shop, will be at 10 a.m.
A police escort has been arranged.

From the Eastbourne-Herald, 1958-05-17


20 November 2023

Found a nice colourised version of Sabrina under the mistletoe from 1955.

Sabrina under the mistletoe 1955

5 November 2023

Sit back and enjoy the vocal stylings of Sabrina on a new copy her disc. Vinyl, that is - with 45 of your human RPMs. Acquired at great expense (and little wisdom) in 2023, and cleaned by Martin at move.com.au.

Persuade Me

I Want a Man


5 November 2023

Another new magazine, from 1958. The Weekend wonders if Sabrina has done the wrong thing in choosing to come to Australia.

Sabrina, 'Weekend'
6 December 1958

Click the pic to view the article

3 November 2023

A new magazine! From Pix in 1966, one of Sabrina's last appearances - but only to publicise Australian singer Barry O'Dowd.

Sabrina and Barry O'Dowd 1966

7 October 2023

Shocking news - today I learnt from Bryce W what became of Sabrina's scrapbooks and the rest of her legacy.

It involves arson, drugs, deaths, and a manhunt - a tale worthy of a Hollywood movie - but it's not a happy one.

3 September 2023

Yes, things have cooled down at Encyclopedia Sabrina, but the hunt continues. This adds to to knowledge of Sabrina's visit to German in February 1957 with Steve Cochran.

Feb. 02, 1957 - British television Star ''Sabrina'' at Garmisch: The British television star ''Sabrina'' her real name is Norma Sykes arrived at Garmisch Partenkirchen for a short visit. The well known bob-sleigh racer and president of the sports-club Bobmeister, Hanns Kilian, received the guest at his hotel. In the bar of the hotel Alpenhof, Sabrina talked about her plans in movie-acting.

9 August 2023

You can watch an 11 minute YouTube documentary by Neil Sean, filmed on the sites important to Sabrina's story.

25 July 2023

An augmentation to the Spotting Sabrina page.

Bev Williams (aka Delia Klaasen) wrestled under the name 'Sabrina' in New Zealand in the early 1970s - and confused MANY people in the process. Including me. There are at least two big reason why.

Not Norma Sykes! Bev Williams (aka Delia Klaasen

22 July 2023

Having exhausted the Sabrinastuff in Google Books/Newspapers, I randomly searched for her and manger Ray Bolwell (who treated her badly, according to Sabrina). And this appeared... Sabby in NZ with Ray Bolwell, after her Australian tour in Pleasures of Paris.

Sabrina in NZ with manager Ray Bolwell and (left) Dick Spurdle

14 July 2023

Sabrina opens the Victor Value supermarket in Abington Street, Northampton, in 1957

Sabrina opens the Victor Value supermarket in Abington Street, Northampton, in 1957. Those two guys in white look like they're about to wet themselves with excitement.

13 July 2023

In 1957, a Canadian reports on the London revue scene, including Sabrina.

Sabrina studies ballet

12 July 2023

Still finding new stuff - this time, in archive.org. Also tidied up the Books page.

18 July 1956 - Variety (U.S.A.), p.48

Gimmick angle is seen in two shows. Sabrina (Norma Sykes), “dumb blonde” of British TV, is featured in an undistinguished song- spot in “This’ll Make You Laugh,” the Tom Arnold-Jack Taylor revue at the Hippodrome cinema.

and this delightful biography from "The Encyclopedia of British Film" (2005)

Sabrina (b Cheshire, 1935). Actress. RN: Norma Sykes. Blondely bulbous non-actress, first on TV as a dumb blonde in Arthur Askey’s Before Your Very Eyes (1954), made a few film ‘appearances’ in the 50s, mainly in sex-symbol cameo roles, like that in Blue Murder at St Trinian’s (1957). then turned up in US films such as The House of the Black Death (1965). other British films: Stock Car (1955), Ramsbottom Rides Again (1956), Just My Luck (1957), Make Mine a Million (1959).

10 July 2023

"Don't Dress Like Sabrina" - Advice for Women by Dr Billy Graham - Sydney Morning Herald, 22 April 1959

Dr Billy Graham, the American evangelist, told women in a record weekday crowd of 33,000 at the Sydney Showground last night that they should not dress like Sabrina.

He said women should make themselves as attractive as possible to their husbands, but they should not dress like Sabrina or “paint themselves like a Jezebel.”

He said wives should run out and greet their husbands with a kiss when they came home from work...

The long haul through thousands of newspaper articles in Google Books has finished. They certainly dried up quickly after 1962, and I never want to hear of a "Sabrina neckline" ever again.

Also found a pic of Sabrina on the Steve Allen TV Show in the USA, 1959

Sabrina and Steve Allen 1958

And a none-too-flattering piece in 1957... Bulletin and Scots Pictorial, p.8

Askey has a lot to answer for

Arthur Askey has more to live up to (or to atone for, depending on the point of view) than any other comedian.
I always feel it was the resounding success of his “Band Wagon" all those many years ago that made the weekly comedy series not only fashionable but essential.
Probably they would have arrived anyway — but the silly little man certainly speeded their coming.
Last night he started a new run in a thing called "Askey Galore!" abetted by David Nison, daughter Anthea, Vanessa Lee, and Sabrina, all doing precisely what experienced listeners would expect them to do — Nixon hesitantly assertive and Askey himself briskly ingratiating, a warming ball of fire.
The curious point made noticeable last night is that, while Askey has gone on unchanged for 20 years and more, it is Sabrina who seems dated.
Mere gimmicking wilts with time. Talent, like spring, is fresh with every repetition.


7 July 2023

The search for Google Books' Sabrinastuff has ended.

5 July 2023

Sabrina is stunned by Vincent Lopez in 1960

5 July 2023

My dive into 1960 newpaper articles about Sabrina has uncovered this beauty - Queen of the World Trade Fair 1960.

Sabribna- World Trade Fair 1960

3 July 2023

I'm still unearthing lots of new Sabrinastuff from Google Books' newspaper archives. I'm onto 1960 now. For example, Sabrina at the April in Paris Ball, New York 1960.

Sabrina 1959 - April in Paris Ball

1 July 2023

  • We learn that in 1958, Sabrina was to receive the 2023 equivalent of over a million pounds for 10 films which she was to make for Steve Cochrane. Spoiler: none was made.
  • We also find that after finishing her 1959 NZ tour, she was to be paid £53,500 ($US 150,000) to star in an eighteen-week American tour of Vegas, Miami and NY. In 2023, that's $US 1,567,665. That's $87,092 a week.
  • And she gives some good advice too.
  • 19 February 1959 - Farewell!

    So Long Melbourne. Thank you, Kay's. Phone MU7777.

    Sabrina's Kay Rental Car 1959

    Lovely Sabrina in her Kay's Rental Car. See more of Sabrina selling stuff

  • At the end of 1959, Sabrina was broken.

    "I can’t tell you how depressed I am. When I first saw Hollywood two years ago it seemed so glamorous.But now I’ve seen it at close quarters I hate it. It’s all so nothing. There’s no culture... "What I want is a new gimmick. The bust thing is finished now."

30 June 2023

  • Found a valuable site called TV Pop Diaries, which neatly lists pop music on British TV between 1955 and 1999 - including Sabrina's appearances. e.g. on Val Parnell's Palladium show on Sunday 3rd February 1957, Sabrina performed " I Want A Man Not A Mouse" but Parnell banned the gown that Sabrina had planned to wear at it was considered too revealing.
  • Made quite a few little additions made to the 1958 Sabrinalife page, including this interesting tidbit from 29 March 1958 - Evening Times. No date is given for the tour, but I have never heard of it happening. But Sabrina did appear in an episode of Tarzan in 1967...

Sabrina going on rock 'n' roll tour

Sabrina will head, a rock 'n' roll company, including Colin Hicks, brother of Tommy Steele, and the Cabin Boys, which will tour South Africa in December, Mr John Kennedy, Steele's personal manager on his South African tour, said to-day.

  • Finally got into 1959 newspapers, and have noticed increasing gaps in time between articles covering Sabrina. Maybe the glossy Sabrina shine has started to fade already. Check the Sabrinalife 1959 page for new items.
  • Finally found video of Sabrina christening the duck of the good ship Magga Dan before it sets sail for Antarctic research.

29 June 2023 - another busy Sabrinaday

  • On 7 April 1956, The Bulletin and Scots Pictorial posed the question: Are Scots women influenced by the curve cult, as personified by Sabrina?
  • Broke off the incident where Sabrina's spoke at the Variety Club, 10 April 1956 into a separate incident page.
  • A Canadian newspaper finds English music hall is quite different to that in the Americas.
  • The Age reports on 27 November 1958 that "English showgirl, Sabrina, is not expected to make any "live" TV appearances during her Melbourne season for Tivoli Theatres. She will, however, be heard on radio.
  • On 4 December 1958,several hundred people crowded the steps of Victorian Parliament House to see Sabrina visit politicians. Check the 1958 Sabrina Life page for more.
  • The Scottish Evening Times reports on Sabrina's arrival and photoshoot at Renfrew Airport.

    Sabrina, the girl who “busted” her way to fame with a dumb act on television, breezed into Renfrew Airport to-day and gave passengers arriving and departing a surprise.

    She stood shivering on the tarmac in an all-black outfit while photographers “shot” her. Read more.

    Sabrina Breezes in at Renfrew 1956

28 June 2023

The search through old newspapers goes on. Today I worked through 1957. So many weird findings.

'I want my Alsatian back from Steve Cochran because I need a dog to look after me.” SABRINA

27 June 2023

Found a significant new newspaper article from 1955 discussing Sabrina's astute money-management skills. A very interesting read.

Sabrina 1955 - not so dumb with money

27 June 2023

Have spent a productive few days trawling through Google Books' newspaper archive for references to Sabrina. There are so many new ones, such as this false alarm from Canada. And there so many references to the "Sabrina neckline" and that curséd movie with Bogart and Hepburn.

Bubbles Darlene, spotlights the new burlesque show which opens at, the Casino today. Co- starring with Miss Darlene will be Sabrina, another exotic dancer who also will be making her first appearance at the Diamond Street theater.

Bubbles Darlene false alarm for Sabrina

26 June 1956

TELEVISION’S Sabrina yesterday (24 Sept 1956) presented signed photographs to two police sergeants who had given prosecution evidence in a case in which she was a defence witness. Read the story

26 June 2023

Sabrina and Mr Mac 1956

Evening Times (Scotland) - 7 April, 1956, page 1


It isn't every day that you walk into the Weaver to Wearer tailor shop In Glasgow's Trongate and find Sabrina "in attendance.” But Sabrina WAS there to-day to announce the winner of the firm's “Win a Suit” competition — smiling Mr John McDonald, of 180c Centre Street, Glasgow who wins TWO "Squire” suits.

25 June 2023

On 17 March 1956, according to the Scottish Bulletin...


Sabrina's pet ambition 1956

SABRINA, the girl with the big, round, beautiful blue eyes, burst through her sound barrier in Glasgow yesterday to tell “The Bulletin” that her pet ambition is to keep a home for stray animals.

Read the whole (little) story.

10 June 2023

Found on eBay, another of the mysterious probably-Sabrina nudes that defy explanation in spite of considerable research. Were they taken in the same photoshoot as the infamous sixteen-year-old nudes? Time will tell.

Read up on the saucy nude Sabrina incident.

Find out out the nude playing cards.

Probably nude Sabrina

31 May 2023

Believe it or not, we can still find new Sabrina photos. I knew there were a lot, but this research project is going FAR beyond I could have imagined when it began in 2000.

Sabrina and Tommy Yeardye interrupted by a gorilla om tje Stocrk Room, London 1959

Sabrina and strong-man Tommy Yeardye interrupted by a gorilla in the Stork Room, London, 1959.

21 May 2023

Thanks to the Youtube efforts of Christian Blatter, we have a restored rendition of Sabrina singing "I Would if I Could" from her masterpiece, "Satan in High Heels"

bullet Sabrina is credited with the SIXTH WORST EVER B horror movie musical interludes with her rendition of "I Would If I Could" in SIHH. At least it just beat out "The Mushroom Song" from The Giant Gila Monster sung by Don Sullivan.

icon Hear Sabrina singing "I Would If I Could " - updated 2023-05-21

icon Watch Sabrina sing "I would if I could" (2M, WMV) - updated 2023-05-21 (now 47MB MP4)


17 May 2023

Thanks to the combined forces of Margaret, Bob and Adrian, we have upgraded versions of the Melbourne Arts Centre 1958 pix of Sabrina in the Dark - often against a pillar. Like this...

15 May 2023

Thanks to Geoff, we have three new photos of Sabby in Oz, on 18 January 1959.

Sabrina with cricketers Australia, 18 Jan 1959

Sabrina with cricketers Australia, 18 Jan 1959

Sabrina with cricketers Australia, 18 Jan 1959

As he said, it was a miracle that he found them on TROVE because they were not tagged with the name 'Sabrina'.

You can read about this special day of cricket in the Sabrina In Oz page.

28 April 2023

Added a reference to Sabby from Steve Sullivan's book, Va va voom : bombshells, pin-ups, sexpots and glamour girls.

And a new magazine article where Sabrina extols the stylish sexy sweater. See all the magazines here.

Sabrina in a turtleneck (sweater) 1957

And (it's been a busy day at nylon.net) - I have a large and silent version of Goodnight With Sabrina for you to salivate over on the Sabrina Short Movies page..

24 April 2023

A lovely new picture of our Sabrina being a bit moody and cheeky. It's amazing that after more than 20 years I am still finding new pictures of our Sabby.

Moody Sabrina - Norma Ann Sykes

14 April 2023

Sabrina and Arthur Askey

Sabrina and Arthur Askey - "He was always a perfect gentleman", as she told me in our interviews.

11 April 2023

Sabrina and Chico, her toy leopard. Read the related magazine article.

An interesting addition to the 1961 Kavalkad magazine photoshoot. Sadly, it's full-sized. See more of Sabrina in Her Bathers. Go on. I know you want to.

5 April 2023

"Sabby" by flashlight - PIX (Australia) 14 March 1959. Sadly, I only have photos of the pages. But to find a new mag is quite an event!

4 April 2023

From 3 December 1958, Sabrina finally gets a clue - in the Daily Express crossword

Yes. She's 16-down: stage name.

4 April 2023

An undated (but probably 1977) and unsourced newspaper article (with some missing text) wonders if Sabrina's marriage is on the rocks.

24 February 2023

For some reason I didn't have the larger view of this thumbnail... Now I do!
And please tell me - what do you call that red thing in her hair?

Sabrina with (what?) in her hair

19 February 2023

A rare find - an undiscovered newspaper article from 1958. The Australian Jewish Herald reports that...

When Sabrina was approached this week to attend a function on behalf of Mount Scopus College, she displayed great interest in the school and promised to attend if at all possible.

The British TV and stage personality is staying at the Savoy Private Hotel on the foreshore at Middle Brighton. The hotel is run by two Jewish partners, Mr. Berthold Kindler and Mr. S. Hofstetter.


18 February 2023

Sabrina in a reflective mood.

Circa 1955

Wow. It's not often that I find a completely new photo of Sabrina, but I did today. And it's a lovely moody one of her from 1963 during a rehearsal with Arthur Askey of Sunday Night at the Palladium -1963-03-18. Loverly!

17 February 2023

  • Collapsed three pages of site news back into a single page. Bandwidth these days makes Sabrinasized pages easy to download, unlike when this site began.
  • Spent some happytime upgrading photos in the background.
  • Found a nice little pic of Sabrina and Tony Smart in 1957, signing a TV contract for her to appear in the US in Feb 1958.

17 December 1957 - Britain's Sabrina Signs U.S. Pact

LONDON, Dec. 16 (UP) — An American clothing manufacturer who dabbles in show business said Monday he had signed Sabrina , Britain's bustiest showgirl, for a series of TV shows in the United States.

Tony Smart, a 37-year-old entrepreneur, said Sabrina would be paid $5,000 a week. She was scheduled to travel to the United States in February.

Smart said he had no intention of "making over" Sabrina (41-19-36).

"She's a typically sweet English girl. I'm sure she will be loved in the United States. She has got heart. She is the sort of person you can take home to mother."

Sabrina and Tony Smart signing contract

10 February 2023

In 1957, Sabrina appeared with Arthur Askey , Anthea Askey , singer Vanessa Lee , and the music of Billy Ternent in 12 episodes of Askey Galore! on radio on the BBC Home Service.

Written by Dick Vosburgh and Brad Ashton, produced by Dennis Main Wilson . First broadcast - 30th January 1957 at 7pm

Sabrina on radio... about as effective as a ventriloquist on radio. Remember Archie Andrews ?

30 January 2023

A lovely colourised pic of young Sabrina with her beach ball

Young Sabrina in Bikini with beachball - colourised

For more of the same, visit Sabrina in Bathers and Young Sabrina .

Also upgraded this rather scary shot from the 1960s beehive phase

7 January 2023

I finally realised I had no idea what sort of lingerie Sabrina was wearing in her thousands of photos. I started vital research. You probably know more about lingerie than I do. Please give your expert advice .

See the Lingerie page .


The twenty-tooth year of Encyclopedia Sabrina

27 December 2022

Thanks to Ralf, we have a brand new pic of Sabby. Taken in 1959, it was featured in 'The Victorian Surfer' magazine in 1962 to commemorate her return visit to Australia. See the magazine for a little more info

20 December 2022

Merrry Christmas from a card Sabrina sent me!

8 December 2022

Stumbled upon a nice upgrade to this 1955 pic taken by Russell Westwood.

And this photo upgrade of a young and lovely Sabrina in 1954 by Noel Mayne.

And, for the first time on any internet, a brand new pic!

30 November 2022

For those of you who are curious how the famous nylon.net domain has performed in the past year...

26 November 2022

For the longest time we have not seen a brand new photo of our Sabrina. But Ralf raced to the rescue.

Thanks to Ralf, of the Ocean Grove Surf Life Saving Club .

As he said:

I have attached a photo taken by a club member of Sabrina sitting amongst the crowd at the Ocean Grove surf carnival. Our clubhouse can be seen in the background and our President, Claude Williams, is just behind Sabrina. There is also a photo that I took from the video of Sabrina in our surf boat. She is sitting at the back of the boat below the sweep. I wouldn’t have looked so closely had it not been for the club’s Annual Report mentioning that she had been taken out in the boat. Quite a feat for Sabrina as getting rowed out through the surf can be a bit unsettling. I have also attached an excerpt of the Annual Report pertaining to Sabrina.

Glad I have been able to add something to your comprehensive tribute to Sabrina and now I can add something sensational to my club’s history.

See more details of Sabrina's Ocean Grove and Point Leo visits.

Ralf wrote to add...

There was a passenger ferry that was established in 1953 that ran from Sorrento to Portsea and then across the bay to Queenscliff. You can find more info at  https://wongm.com/2013/05/sorrento-portsea-queenscliff-ferry/

However, Sabrina probably travelled the road route as there were 7 days between the Ocean Grove and Pt Leo carnivals and I image that she had accommodation and commitments in Melbourne.

Thanks again, Ralf!

16 November 2022 - Breaking news about Sabrina in 1959.

Ralf wrote to say:

Hi. I'm Ralf and I'm the Club Historian at the Ocean Grove Surf Life Saving Club in Victoria Australia. Not far from the Pt Leo Surf Club that Sabrina visited in 1959.
I have been following up reports in our club's 1959 Annual Report and two club newsletters in that year of Sabrina's visit to a surf carnival at Ocean Grove on the 11th January 1959.
This took me to your Encyclopedia Sabrina site and the pages regarding her visit to the surf carnival at Pt Leo on the 4th January 1959 .

Disappointed that there was no coverage of her visit to Ocean Grove, I started to note some features in the Pt Leo video and I am 100% convinced it is actually of her visit to Ocean Grove , not Pt Leo.

I am not suggesting that the Pt Leo visit did not occur and the black and white photos of her with lifesavers there confirms that. But there is also a colour photo of Sabrina in a red bikini flanked by 3 police officers which is definitely Ocean Grove as the roof of our clubhouse is obvious in the background together with high sand dunes which is not a feature of the Pt Leo beach, a beach I am family with.

I also have a black and white photo taken of her visit to Ocean Grove with our club's president standing behind her. Sabrina is also taken out in the Ocean Grove surf boat "Gladys Bell" which is mentioned in our club's Annual Report but not your website.

Your Pt Leo story also mentions that Sabrina came prepared with a one piece swim suit but she is obviously in a bikini in the video and the colour photo of her at Ocean Grove. The videos takers suggestion that the video is of Pt Leo may come from the very last seconds of the video showing an Anglesea surf boat at what is very likely Pt Leo.

There may have been more than one video on the film with both Ocean Grove and Pt Leo featured. None the less, the Pt Leo video is definitely Ocean Grove.
Thank you.

14 November 2022

No new Sabrinastuff for quite a while. After 22 years of searching, new material tends to get harder to find. Apologies!

29 October 2022

I have started the long and slow process of replacing pictures with those from the discontinued B.O.O.B.S. programme. They were previously only available to contributors or benefactors, and were tagged with the mysterious golden key V.I.P. users only!

These VIP images are much higher resolution. Enjoy. And to add to the mystery, I won't be announcing their arrivals. You will have to find them.

26 September 2022

I have been quietly upgrading several photos in the background. Never fear. I am still here.

13 September 2022

Added a little to Sabrina's life in March 1963

Remember that darling of delight, that gal with the mostest in the right places - Sabrina? Well, after triumphs in America she is returning home, to appear with Arthur Askey in a late March"Sunday Night at the London Paladium" show. It was Arthur Askey, the Liverpool comic, who first treated us to an exciting view of Sabrina, and we sure are grateful for his generosity. After all, he's not known as big hearted for nothing! Come to think of it, she's pretty big hearted herself! She was once famous as Norma Sykes of Manchester, a model.

31 August 2022

Sabrina was associated with several Odd Things . And Sabrina advertised things . This hibiscus ad was one...

For charm and beauty it's hard to beat SABRINA... the New Double Red HIBISCUS

Our photograph of world famed TV star, Sabrina, christening the sensational, new Hibiscus named after her.

Developed by and exclusive to Lasscocks "Sabrina" is a double rose-red; it is a very strong grower and is really outstanding.

"Sabrina" is in limited supply — orders aft now being taken for November delivery.

Price 12/6.

At the April In Paris Ball in New York, 1960

An upgrade... Sabrina at a premiere in November 1955

Sabrina in full makeup

I could have sworn I had this pic already, but I can't find it. If you can find duplicates, please let me know

22 August 2022

At the Albany Club, London, on 17 February 1956, Sabrina celebrates her first year in show business.

Sabrina has a cheeky sleep-in



Sabrina attends the film premiere of "YIELD TO THE NIGHT"

Glamorous TV star SABRINA seens as she arrived at the Carlton Theatre last night to attend the premiere of the filn "YIELD TO THE NIGHT" in which Diana Dors plays the part of a murderess.

"CHARLIE" the Cockatoo makes friends with SABRINA when she paid a visit to the National Cage Bird Show at Olympia today.

11 August 2022

Big news, Sabrinafans. Grindhouse in Hollywood is releasing a BluRay edition of The Ice House by the end of the year. They have asked if I'd like to help with its release. As Sabrina would have said: I'll drink to that .

20 July 2022

Another example of companies exploiting Sabrina in advertisements .

And Sabrina did not like being exploited, which is why Sabrina was often in court .

And I found an upgrade to this ciggy pic

15 June 2022

On the day before the 23rd anniversary of the Sabrina Site, I am happy to present a brand-new video of  Sabrina in Rome in 1958 .

Please go wild.

9 June 2022

Sabrina in cellophane

New in 2022 - Sabrina in cellophane, sitting and happy. See the full cellophane shoot .

9 June 2022

A happy Sabby

Happy Sabrina

8 June 2022

Here's an interesting one.

We know what Sabrina looked like at primary school in 1945 , aged 9...

Now I have received new pictures from an anonymous source who is unsure if this is also Sabrina.


The unruly hair and the joyful love of the camera seem to suggest it is our Sabrina, possibly at a VE ( Victory In Europe ) street party in 1945, aged nine.

4 June 2022

From this

Sabrina - Norma Ann Sykes

to this

19 May 2022

Happy 86th birthday to our Sabby.

17 May 2022

And when it rains, it pours. Another lovely upgrade to an old favourite of Sabrina pretending to like cricket. Without a watermark!

Sabrinarina - 18 January 1959 with former Australian cricket captain , Ian Johnson , supported by England's Len Hutton , Walter Lindrum (left) world billiards champion and Morrie Fleming , President of Richmond FC - 18 Jan 1959

18 January 1959 - with former Australian cricket captain Ian Johnson , supported by England's Len Hutton , Walter Lindrum (left) world billiards champion and Morrie Fleming , President of Richmond FC

So - yay! (Note to self - cf sabrina-bowling-men-1959-01-12-oz)

17 May 2022

At long last, a nice upgrade to the tiny tiara pic of Sabrina with Toni Dali and Some Other Woman (forgive me - she might have been famous. Let me know who she is/was )

I find a dozen pictures of Sabrina every day every day - but most of them were ripped off my site with their attribution removed. Or I already have them in better resolution or quality.

It's a joy to find a good upgrade of an existing pic. The old version of this one was barely bigger than its thumbnail version.

Much more rarely will I find a completely hitherto-unknown picture, such as the one with Sabby in her feather dress and earrings, staring seductively at the camera . Those are rare and precious moments that only come by once or twice a year now.


10 May 2022

A delightful new picture of Sabrina in (what I call) her seductive Feather Dress.

She stares at everyman of the 1950s and they knew what she wanted.

Sabrina's Feather Dress

SABRINA has lost three inches round her waist! by RUNNING two miles daily throughout the summer at Blackpool, dressed in two pullovers, one sweater, one windcheater, two pairs of slacks and a track suit, she amazed everyone by her endurance and determination. But not to worry - the 39 1/2" dimension now more than twice her waist measurement of 19", remains the same, as I.T.V. viewers will see when this human hour-glass appears in "BEFORE YOUR VERY EYES, with ARTHUR ASKEY, presented by Jack Hylton for Associated Rediffusion on alternate Friday evenings. [undated]

9 May 2022

SABRINA'S beautiful Kingfisher blue moire evening cloak is unusually concealing. - But I.T.V. viewers will soon be seeing more of her in "BEFORE YOUR VERY EYES" with ARTHUR ASKEY, presented by Jack Hylton for Associated Rediffusion on alternate Friday evenings. [undated]

9 May 2022

If your name is Eric, this is your lucky day. You can pretend Sabrina signed this for you .

9 May 2022

Found a nice little upgrade to this pic of Sabrina with friends, including Graham Kennedy, on a boat in Melbourne.

8 May 2022



The International Watch and Jewellery Trade Fair - the first exhibition of its kind ever held in this country - opened today at the Royal Albert Hall, London. Sir Cyril Dyson , Chairman of the National Association of Goldsmiths and former Mayor of Windsor, performed the offcial opening ceremony.

Photgraph shows: SABRINA with wall clock which runs for a year on an eleven penny battery. The figures are on signs of the Zodiac. SABRINA is the wellknown Music Hall star. FOX PHOTOS, SEPT 25th 55.

8 May 2022

Ted Doan from the Stockport Plaza - of which Sabrina was a patron - wrote to announce that

Every year we host 'Sabrina Day' as closed as possible to her birthday and this year on Saturday 21st May at 7.30pm .

We shall be screening the film Blue Murder At St Trinians in her honour.

So grab your popcorn, pop off to Stockport, and enjoy Sabrina's wordless cinematic masterpiece.

2 May 2022

May I offer a juicy upgrade to the Tatters Series "sitting on the stairs" snap?

I was certain I already had the following pic, but I can't find it. Please tell me if you know where it appears .

Sabrina in fur and white ribbon arriving in Australia - probably 12 November 1958.

Sabrina in fur and white ribbon at an Australian Airport - probably 1958.

1 May 2022

Sabrina's - dramatic actress and noted scholar - appeared in several movies, including The Ice House (1969) .

It has been compared to Shawshank Redemption and 2001 A Space Odyssey (but nobody knows why)

Thanks to the dedication of Sir Paul of Q, we have a high-definition tasty trailer for the cinematic masterpiece by Sabrina - The Ice House .

Watch it and weep (with joy, obviously. The bad acting is inconsequential). If that Youtube link ever fails, use this local backup .

visit the Sabrina Ice House page

29 April 2022

Artists who were to appear in last night's Royal Variety Performance at the London Palladium discussing the decision to cancel the show because of the international situation. L. to R.: Jerry Colonna, Harry Secombe, Liberace, Beryl Reid and Sabrina.

Added 2022-04-29 to the 1956 Royal Variety Performance incident page

The photo caption reads:

ROYAL VARIETY PERFORMANCE CANCELLED. Artists who were to appear in last night's Royal Variety Performance at the London Palladium discussing the decision to cancel the show because of the international situation. L. to R.: Jerry Colonna, Harry Secombe, Liberace, Beryl Reid and Sabrina .

12 April 2022 - A new addition to the Turtleneck Collection

12 April 2022 - More juicy news on the Sabrina bust-improving Cream fraud of the 1960s.

Sabrina Bust Improving Cream ad 1963

11 April 2022 - A brand new picture! They don't come around too often, after 22 years of searching.

And this beauty... You can tell she's in love with that dress.

Sabrina stares at a dress

9 April 2022 - Adding to the spectacular scene in 1956 when Sabrina crushed a champagne flute in her Mighty SabrinaFist,

(Upgraded 2022-04-09 @ 14:20)

we can now see Steve's revenge...

Steve Cochran tweaks Sabrina's ear 1956


3 April 2022 - Sabrina in An English Affair: Sex, Class and Power in the Age of Profumo - Sabrina, Keller and all sorts of moist British pleasures. (Thanks, Lord Wilson!)

19 February 2022 - The first nude Sabrina jigsaw has sold on eBay. There are only two left to come using this photo (there are 3 other notorious nudies - see the nude page for details).

4 February 2022 - My A3 sized nude Sabrina jigsaw has finally arrived. 40x30cm - 300 Pieces of black and white naked perfection. You can buy one if you want.

2 January 2022 - Did some significant picture renaming to organise sequences and near-duplications. Some old deep links from other sites may fail.

1 January 2022 - Happy new Sabrinayear, and I'm looking forward to a bunch of exciting new Sabrinastuff this year.




31 December 2021 - a day of Sabrinasite housekeeping

Sabrina crashes Ascot, 1957

Above: A new (slightly different) Ascot Races pose

Sabrina in flannelette

Yet another new pic from the famous Shagpile/ Flannelette series.

We know what most men had on their minds in 1957... From Picturegoer magazine

30 December 2021

Sabrina under the mistletoe

Merry Mistletoe, from Sabrina, 1955

29 December 2021

As we all know, Sabrina mastered all skills. Acting, singing, swimming, driving, cooking, posing, smiling. But she was also a mighty warrior.

After all, we already know she was appointed the vice-president of a wrestling club in London in 1958 .

Sabrina prepares for judo battle

Sabrina evaluates her prey...

Sabrina wins judo battle

Sabrina strikes!

28 December 2021

Sabrina found a buoy to have fun with

27 December 2021

Sabrina leans forward

Upgraded this sweet puppy. Yip!
In the process, I discovered an important Sabrinafact. If you wonder why Sabby was often leaning forward in photos, you must consider the weight she had to bear in her upper storeys. To be snide about it and suggest she was showing off is most inconsiderate.

26 December 2021

Added another piece to the puzzle of the 1959 Cinderella Nightingale libel case .

25 December 2021

Yes, the quest for Sabrina continues in spite of floods, fires, COVID and Christmas.
The question is - is this Toni Dali? If so, it's from 1958. (I'm not good with face recognition. Lassie and Sinatra seem much the same to me...)

We know this is Italian singing star Toni Dali...

Sabrina and Tony Dalli

22 December 2021

Another in the 'Sparkle Dress' miniseries

22 December 2021

It is with regret that I close the VIP files access for members of the B est O f O ur B eautiful S abrina (B.O.O.B.S.) secret society..

The golden key BOOBS icon will no longer unlock rare and wondrous secret Sabrinatuff. I will dismount BOOBS links as time goes by, but be aware that any remaining golden key links will no longer work.

Since there was little to no use of the files anyway, this should not come as much of a shock. I will, however, begin moving ertswhile VIP material into the main site. This has been made possible by improvements in bandwidth and site storage over the past twenty years. I hope you exalted VIPs still enjoy visiting the site occasionally. If you have any special requests, please get in touch - especially Countess Anastasia of Siberia.

21 December 2021

Would anyone care for a jigsaw puzzle of nude Sabrina?

Just wondering... Click the pic if you feel an itch.

17 December 2021

Got organised enough to split off new photos of Sabrina into the dedicated Walkabout and Stairs picture pages. More will follow.

16 December 2021

Stumbled and bumbled across this fine rear-end display of Sabrina in 1957 from an Italian magazine, Le Ore .

Sabrina's posterior persective 1957

15 December 2021

After hours of scanning, Photoshopping and site updates, the Sabrina Fan Magazine page is finally ready to release. Further work needs to be done, but please enjoy it in the interim.

13 December 2021

Sabrina and Steve Allen cutout 1958


13 December 2021

The mysterious Sabrina Fan Magazine is finally ready for viewing. More detailed pix will be available soon.

And if you care to purchase this unique magazine, please get in touch .

11 December 2021

The first new newspaper article for some time - from 1963. Sabrina presents a prize to charity runners .

29 November 2021

Sabrina shoots - and scores!

A new pic from Sabby's appearance at the Norman Heath Testimonial soccer (sorry - football ) match in 1956.

24 November 2021

It has been a long time between drinks, but the Sabrinasite is still vaguely alive and looking for creamy Sabrinastuff for her devotees. Here's a new pic. Enjoy!

And BIG JUICY NEWS - 200 unique, new, never-before-seen pix are coming soon . It's going to Sabtastic !

Sabrina enjoys statuary in the woods

16 June 2021

Encyclopedia Sabrina celebrates its 21st anniversary . So, yay us!

5 June 2021

Sabrina sings

A nice upgrade

26 May 2021

A little addition to the Satan in High Heels page

Sabrina - Satan in High Heels

21 May 2021

Sabrina is due to honour the grand opening of Spurling Motors in Harrow on June 2 - probably in 1955

11 May 2021

This is a weird one from 1958 Australian Jewish News ...

The Margolis couple have combined with Henry and Connie Page to hold two combined functions.
A Card evening on Sunday Dec. 14 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. Sharpe, 5 Springfield Ave., East St Kilda will be a most enjoyable affair.
George and Henry have special leave of absence from their spouses that night and will be making whoopee at a super Bucks Night at the home of Henry Page, 174 Wattletree Rd., Malvern.

Sabrina will be there.

I doubt whether you will make it but there is no harm in seeing whether George and Henry can still fit you in.
Connie and Yetta will be playing cards while all this is on. We hope they don't call too many misères.

10 May 2021

Sabrina appears with actor Barry Sullivan to promote his movie, 'Another Time, Another Place' (1958).

Watch the (tiny) video


4 May 2021

Finally found a photo of when Sabrina went shopping in disguise in Sydney in 1959 .

Sabrina shopping in disguise in Sydney

30 April 2021

A lovely colour shot of Sabrina from High magazine, 1959. See more colour pix of our Sabby here .

20 March 2021

Somewhat surprisingly, a completely new article about Sabrina in Australia, 1959 from the governmental ABC...

An Unusual Picture of Sabrina - ABC -1959-03-25

Sabrina 1959

19 March 2021

Upgraded the Harry Jay photoshoot from Melbourne 1959 .

17 March 2021

The flood of lovely Sabrinastuff from Lord Corey of Fulton has been processed, so there will be a hiatus. But today I found this upgrade of a pic of Sabby in Melbourne in 1959 . Or you can visit a Random Sabrina Page .


If you're brave, you might want to read more of Sabrina in Australia

12 March 2021

Sabrina on the cover of Freeland, NZ, 1959

Sabrina appears on the cover of Freelance in New Zealand on 6 August 1959

10 March 2021

Sabrina (Norma Ann Sykes) and the crowd at Ascot races 1957

A new shot of Sabrina at Ascot in 1957 . The caption said that if the crowd had grown any more around her, there would've been a riot.

Sabrina steps from her car at Ascot 1957

And if we didn't need another angle of Sabrina's arrival at the Ascot races in 1957, here it is. Read a little of the part of the article it came with .

9 March 2021

A 1961 article kindly provided by Lord Corey of Fulton, tantalises Sydney with the news that Sabrina might be visiting again in December.

Sabrina to visit Australia 1961

Click the pic to read the article.

8 March 2021

Another fine discovery from Lord Corey.

Sabrina arrives in Melbourne 1958

Police Escort at Airport for Tivoli Star

Sabrina was escorted from the plane (above) by Sergeant S. Miller and First Constable A. Warlow to escape the waiting crowd.

6 March 2021

Sabrina Knows Her Ichthyology - Miami Herald , 7 Jan 1960 - an interesting article since we learn that Sabrina is in Miami's Clover Club - and knows something about porpoises. Thanks to Lord Corey for the article.

4 March 2021

Again, thanks to Lord Cory, evidence that Sabrina appeared at the Chequers nightclub in Sydney in 1962 as well as in 1959

Sabrina at Chequers nightclub 1962

3 March 2021

An additional article about Sabrina's play " Pajama Tops " from 1965 - thanks to Lord Corey.

2 March 2021

The Melsheimer Marriage Incident - a weird marriage. Thanks to Lord Corey of Fulton for the source material.

1 March 2021

Thanks to Lord Corey Fulton, we find that Sabrina was performing in a Melbourne restaurant floor show in 29 December 1962.

Ad for Sabrina's floorshow at a Melbourne restaurant, 29 December 1962

Click the ad to read more.

1 March 2021

Thanks to Lord Corey Fulton, we have a new pic of Sabby with Slim Dusty, from The Age , 17 September 1959. You can read more about Slim Dusty's and Sabby's mutual admiration society .

See the Slim Dusty ad

22 February 2021

Hello, dear SabrinaFans. I need your help.

Recently I found on eBay an ad for an issue of Truth newspaper, a smutty rag from Melbourne, from 17 January 1959. It had a front-page article about a reporter's dinner date with Sabrina, and seemed quite interesting (from a Sabrina viewpoint at least).

The ad featured photos of two pages from the paper, but the photos were not very high resolution and the text was just barely legible. Some parts can be deciphered, but other parts are a blurry mess.

Even after using Photoshop to change the photos' levels, sharpness, colour mode (and even using a magnifying glass on the screen) much of the article is impossible for me to read.

So, I am asking those of you with sharper eyes, better Photoshop skills, or more patience than I if you can help with the humanitarian task of deciphering this article.

You can download the original untouched images by clicking the thumbnails below....and the page in progress is here .

If you can help translate even a part of this newspaper, please get in touch and I will be mightily grateful!



The twentieth year of the Sabrina Site

2020 - 2019 - 2018 - 2017 - 2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011

Yes, I know. The site started in the year 2000, so this is its 21st year, but that would only confuse Flat Earth Antivaxxers who still love Sabrina.

12 November 2020

Sabrina, signed

Found a nice signed pic of Sabrina

25 October 2020

Sabrina and a polio victim in hostpital 1959

Sabrina visits a polio victim in hospital, 1959.

And a new little magazine article from 1959 about Sabrina shopping in Sydney in disguise .

22 October 2020

A brand new (short) magazine article about our Sabrina - Present from the Past - Play , 9 April 1959 with some nice pix

Sabrina 1959

Sabrina 1959

Sabrina 1959

15 October 2020

After 16 years of searching, I've finally found video of Sabrina's visit to Toolern Vale to market Australian wool. Persistence pays off.

Sabrina at Toolern Valley 1959, with horse and sheep

Sabrina promotes wool in century heat in the Toolern Vale, Victoria, 24 January 1959 . Watch the video! Read about The Incident .

14 October 2020

Sabrina performs at the March of Dimes fundraiser, 1955 Sabrina performs at the March of Dimes fundraiser, 1955

Sabrina performs at the March of Dimes fundraiser, 1955, for the Polio Appeal. See a newsreel .

13 October 2020

Sabrina Greetings 6

A less-cropped shot of one of the Sabrina Greetings cards - 1955.

Young Sabrina headshot

And an atmospheric studio head-shot of a young Sabrina.

9 October 2020

Sabrina in full makeup

Sabby in full - and I mean FULL - makeup.

Sabrina visiting hospital patients 1959

A nice little upgrade to the pic of Sabby visiting hospital patients in 1959.

5 October 2020

Sabrina on the cover of Swedish mag Se in 1959

Sabrina on the cover of Swedish mag Se in 1959

Sabrina as Dame Edna with specs, fur, gloves

And found an unwatermarked version of Sabrina having a Dame Edna moment, apparently at the New Horticultural Hall in London, June 1959

4 October 2020

Sabrina and the Satan in High Heels Cast

Sabrina and the Satan in High Heels cast


Sabrina Sydney 1959 - Sammy Davis event

I believe this was taken on 27 April 1959 at an event in Sydney where Sabby was seen with Sammy Davis J

Ten valuable Sabrinapoints will be given to anyone who can identify the men.

3 October 2020

Sabrina relaxing

2 October 2020


Dunno when, where or why, but enjoy! We know who !

Ah, those halcion turtleneck days...

1 October 2020

Sabrina mobbed in Newcastle 7 Nov 1955

Sabrina is mobbed at the opening of a pet store in Newcastle on 7 Nov 1955.

Sabrina in Satan In High Heels

Upgraded this pic of Sabby in Satan In High Heels

30 September 2020

Upgraded this shot of Sabrina who is once again leaning forward for no logical reason. Perhaps her weight distribution is upsetting her balance?

Sabrina 1954

Another upgrade of a young Sabrina, sweet and inncocent (?) in 1954.

29 September 2020

Sabrina and Simon Shinberg

Sabrina plays with Simon Shinberg , Australian fashion designer , family friend, and customer of Sabrina.

28 September 2020

Sabrina at the Ascot Races, 1957

Another pic from Sabrina's gatecrashing of the Ascot races in June 1957. You can see the bridge from other related photos in the reflection of the water.

Sabrina - covergirl in Sweden

Even the Swedish loved Sabrina as a covergirl in 1956!

27 September 2020

Sabrina - Tatters series

At last, a new magazine article, even if it were tiny: SABRINA - Pose! July 1958

With a new addition to the Tatters photoshoot.

26 September 2020

Queen Sabrina - against the wall

A nice upgrade to my favourite picture of Sabby.

25 September 2020

sabrina on shagpile

Found a mighty upgrade to this shagpile shot

Sabrina in bikini

Sabrina in Florida, 1960 . Read the 1960 Pose! article .

24 September 2020

Sabrina - 1958 §

From Pic Digest , September 1958


15 August 2020

An upgrade of the 1956 Picturegoer cover

Sabrina - Norma Ann Sykes

12 August 2020

A new shot of Sabrina

And this (may have been colourised)

Sabrina in colour in a chair! Yay!

11 August 2020

Munich, Germany. February 20 1957.

British television star Sabrina enjoys a hearty laugh with Hollywood movie actor Steve Cochran at the models' ball here tonight, Sabrina is presently on holiday in Bavaria .

10 August 2020

Sabrina wrestling champion Ken Irwin 21 April 1958. Why? Who cares? I just want to know who won.

8 August 2020

Sabrina's Autograph

Barbara got lucky

I have no idea why, when, or where this pic was taken. I'm guessing the 1960s.

Sabrina and Tommy Yeardye

Sabrina and Tony Yeardye, strongman

6 August 2020

Another shot from the time Sabby met comedian Tommy Trinder , circa 1957

And I found a new photo of Sabrina embarking on a tour to Rome and then to Australia in 1958

4 August 2020

An upgraded version of this picture - which I still think is SO creepy.

And a new pic of Sabrina being seen with Bertl Unger 1959

Sabrina and Bertl Unger 1959

1 August 2020

Thanks to Julian from the USA for spotting several broken or bent links and other goofs I made!

29 July 2020

History buffs out there might be interested in the programme of Sabrina's appearance with Dick van Dyke at the Artists and Models Ball on 25 November 1960

24 July 2020

Found a new shot to join the Blue Dress sequence from 1959

Sabrina - Norma Ann Sykes Sabrina - Norma Sykes

14 July 2020

Upgraded some pix from the Tivoli Pleasures of Paris page


A lovely pic of young Sabrina from 1954

12 June 2020

Sabrina continues to inspire artists like Cicero Spin

6 June 2020

Sabrina - Norma Ann Sykes

An upgraded image of the Merrysweets fan card - Telegum 26, obtained from a scan of an original card.

Also upgraded others...

sabrina laughing

6 March 2020

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

Sabrina - Norma Ann Sykes

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.

Sabrina - Norma Ann Sykes

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 http://www.aenigma-images.com. 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 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 (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

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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 colour Sabrina - Norma Ann Sykes

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).

Sabrina - Norma Ann Sykes

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

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+?

Sabrina - Norma Ann Sykes

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.

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!



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!

Sabrina and Ronald Searle

Sabrina with Ronald Searle in Blue Murder at St Trinians - for BOOBS members only

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.
Many thanks to the club for searching their archives for me.
Read the story of Sabby's first Australian visit.

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

Sabrina insures her breasts

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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

Sabrina (Norma Sykes)

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28 Feb 2010 - Two new (and expensive) 8x10 glossies, full of B.O.O.B.S. goodness!

Sabrina (Norma Sykes)

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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!

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!

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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!

28 June 2009 - Sabby becomes a mermaid - Australian Women's Weekly , 1 April 1959.
Plus! New photo pages! ( Ads , Greetings ) Improved Sabrina In Australia page.

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 - thanks to Louis of Reno NV for his generous help.

10 May 2009 - Major revision of the Sabrina Life Story page to incorporate the pictures from the "Where/When" page and the ozvisit2 page which covers Sabrina's second and ill-fated Australian tour.

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

8 April 2009 - Sabrina on The Gruen Transfer (Australian ABC TV - 8 April 2009)

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 Jan 2009 - The Ramsbottom Rides Again DVD has arrived, thanks to Torquil! Enjoy the Sabrinascenes and stills from the movie.


28 December 2008 - New and expensive photos!
4 Nov 2008 - some new (expensive) photos.. the first batch is in the Mountains of the Moon page.
11 July 2008 - A mystery solved! Did Sabrina go to Russia? Read the perplexing article and the solution !
10 July 2008 - BIG NEWS! After a long wait, the first of Sabrina's scrapbooks has arrived at SabrinaHQ. Soon there will be huge quantities of material from 1965 and 1966 when Sabrina toured America and Canada with The Loving Couch with Virginia Mayo!
21 June 2008 - The Blonde Who Bombed Castro - Picture Scope , October 1960

8 June 2008 - The iconic shot I call Queen Sabrina is now SUPERSIZED and UNCROPPED!

Sabrina - Queen of the Wall

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BOOBS contributors can click the VIP entry key to get the massive 1490 x 1903 pixel unwatermarked version - 660K!

6 June 2008 - we have our first hearing of Samba Sabrina ! Arranged by Meggs, this rendition makes you wish Sabrina were here for some Samba Sinfulness! You can insert the obligatory cries of "Sabrina!" yourself.

28 May 2008 - evidence of Sabrina's birthdate from - Sabrina herself in 1955!
22 May 2008 - TV Star is seen but not heard - Pix (Aust) 10 Nov 1956. Our 96th magazine!
19 May 2008 - Happy Sabrinaday!

17 May 2008 - It's all go at the Sabrina HQ.

First, it's Sabrina's birthday in 2 days. I sent her copies of all of her available movies, some of which she has never seen (such as The Ice House ). The last I heard, she was delightedly settling down to watch her Tarzan episodes .

Next, Sabrina has become a patron of the Stockport Plaza , so there's a new page for that.

Then, I have been sent two nice photos of Sabrina at Thoresby Hall in 1957 by Jeremy - Thanks, mate!

And I've bought an Australian mag featuring Sabrina that should arrive soon.

4 May 2008 - British S-Bomb - Foto-rama, March 1958. Spookily, it arrived just days after one of the men in her pictures wrote to me ! And there are great new turtleneck/walkabout photos!

19 April 2008 - One shopping month 'til Sabrina's birthday!
31 March 2008 - A new and improved DivX rendition of the Goodnight with Sabrina silent short film, with remastered supplementary audio of her singing Persuade Me and a little bit of I Want A Man, Not a Mouse. It's just on 50 Megabytes, so it's for BOOBS contributors only, I'm afraid. Gotta pay for the bandwidth somehow... The original, smaller WMV version is still available for everyone, however.
21 March 2008 - I have obtained a DVD version of Sabrina in Tarzan and Mountains in the Moon. A little editing and it will be online soon.
9 March 2008 - Bigger and better DivX BOOBS clips of Sabrina in Make Mine a Million , the newsreel of Sabby's 1958 arrival in Oz , and her Australian TV ad for Caltex
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.

Sabrina and Troy Donahue 1967

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!

A Sabrina fan

29 September 2007 - some interesting new pix on Picture Page 45
9 September 2007 - Flash! 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 !

Sabrina - Norma Ann Sykes

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
General Manager
The Plaza Stockport

15 March 07 - Would You Believe - in March 2007 this photo sold on eBay for... $US26.80!

Sabrina - Norma Ann Sykes

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 recently. 
3 March 07 - David Jackson has again excelled with about 300 megabytes of scans from a '66' magazine.
3 March 07 - A mystery solved: the long-running query about a reference to Sabrina in a 1954 Goon Show

3 Feb 07 - two new magazines, thanks to David Jackson!  Beauty Parade and Sabrina Leads the way.  Spick & Span Extra No. 6 , Spring 1957.  Dog bless David!

Sabrina - Norma Ann Sykes

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.

Sabrina - Norma Ann Sykes

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!

27 Jan - You've been very good and deserve another treat.  How about SHEET A158 of the second set of proof pictures purchased at wallet-rending expense? Twelve unique pix of our Sabby! With BOOBS !

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

19 Jan - nine proof pictures from sheet A157 are available, with extra-large creamy versions for BOOBS contributors.

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.

16 Jan - Let's Have a Ball!   Mosaic , 1962 - with BOOBS

15 Jan - Mr Cool 1960 - lovely pix with BOOBS !

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 winsome 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 here .

21 Sep 2005 - A new page - Sabrina Maybe - where you can help say 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!

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)

Sabrina - Norma Ann Sykes

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

Sabrina mannequin 1965

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:

  • Sabrina has been quite ill recently and spent quite some time in hospital with an ongoing back problem and nasty infection.
  • He has also promised to send "the ultimate photo of Sabrina."
  • He is planning on doing some kind of tribute exibition to Sabby with regards to when she came to Wolverhampton England in the 50s. There is a street called Sabrina Drive which Sabby apparently opened by cutting a ribbon stretching over the street. It also related to Sabrina a legendary mermaid which supposedly dwelled in the nearby river Severn. My mom said she remembers Sabby on the news cutting the ribbon but Sabby says she can't remember so if you have any news please let me know. Does anyone out there have information on this?
  • BIG NEWS WILL BE COMING about the Mail on Sunday newspaper articles on Sabrina in 2002. Stay tuned! (see 16 Jan 2005)



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 - Argosy , October 1960

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! Smily

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 -
(1) Have ordered Sabrina in The Ice House on video.
(2) Found a listing for Sabrina's 9.5mm films, "At Home with Sabrina" and "Good-Night with Sabrina" (1959) - unfortunately, not for sale. I hope The Producer might be able to satisfy our 9.5mm needs in time!

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

20 July 2003 - A new Sabrina Sound ( more sounds )

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.

17 May 2003: A new Sabrina Sound . See here for for more Sabrina references in The Goon Show .

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.
26 Jan 2003: One Look and all Britain Gasped - People June 29, 1955
26 Jan 2003: A new mag online! Sabrina Slays the Yanks. '66' May 58

9 Jan 2003: Photo of Sabrina with Norman Wisdom during the filming of "Just My Luck" .
9 Jan 2003: Cover of TV Mirror, 5 Oct 57 .
9 Jan 2003: Elliott sent his Sabrina-inspired painting . It's been a busy Sabrinaday.

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)

11 Aug 2002: After a long search, I found video of the entire Caltex Ad (WMV, 3.23M) and the newsreel of Sabrina arriving in Australia (WMV, 1.5M)

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!

Sabrina (Norma Sykes)

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 .

Sabrina (Norma Sykes)

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.

As you can tell, its first two years found it VERY hard to find anything online about Sabrina - and that's why the search began in the first place.


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