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Sabrina in Magazine & Newspapers

Bullet It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good pair of eyes - or at least a good memory - must be in want of Sabrina. And in the 1950s and 1960s, the press knew that red-blooded men could not get enough of her. Naturally, most of the coverage was pictorial, but there were a few gems of articles written with just enough words to justify publishing another picture.

Bullet Many of these magazines (those marked with an asterisk) were generously provided by the mysterious Good Sir H , who prefers to retain the mystery of his true identity (as many of our contributors do - strange, that!). He delivered to nylon.net headquarters a massive bundle of original publications and glossy photos from the heyday of Sabrina. Several others have been personally scanned and sent by the devoted David Jackson , whose memory will forever burn bright in the Sabrina Hall of Fame .

Each publication has been lovingly scanned to milk its full, creamy Sabrina Goodness for distribution to the Sabrina Fans of the modern world. Draw the screens, settle back, and enjoy the spectacle of Sabrina in the magazines of the day.

The first 3 publications are undated. Anyone with any clues as to their publication dates, please let me know !


Missing In Action

There are about 195 magazines and newspaper articles that I have found over the years. But there must be many more that exist that I have not discovered, or cannot obtain. Here they are. If you have any of them, or know where tyhey might be, please get in touch.

Wanted: PIX, 9 April 1966. Seen on eBay in 2024, but it cost $AU65. The ebay ad unfortunately cut off the article, but left an original image nearly intact.

Cover:

Article: Whatever happened to Sabrina?


Magazine and Newspaper Articles


  1. Sex-quisite - A Sabrina Album - a Sabrina-sized compendium, year unknown (is 1956 or 1957).
  2. Sabrina through the looking glass. Best of QT (1950s)
  3. Inside Sabrina - Film and TV Parade #13
  4. 'Blighty' 10 April 1954 - Blighty , pre-Sabrina days*
  5. A Lancashire choice to beat the Italian Beauties , Picture Post , 8 Jan1955 - thanks to David J
  6. Blackpool Blonde , Span #6, Feb1955 - thanks again to Sir David J
  7. Programme, SIR? Spick Feb 1955 - pre-Sabrina! David J again!
  8. Talk of the Town , Spick #18, Feb1955 - A round of applause for Sir David J.
  9. The BBC goes Berserk! Picturegoer, 19 March 1955, thanks to Kevin Hobbs!
  10. Sabrina! Our Covergirl - April 1955 - another treasure from Sir David J
  11. '66' magazine - a Sabrina souvenir. 66 , Number 4. 1955*
  12. TV's New Star , Foto Issue 3, probably 1955.
  13. NEWS: Sabrina Strikes New Note - Daily Mirror , 31 May 1955
  14. Sabrina Washes Her Hair , A.M . 21 June 1955.
  15. Make Way for Sabrina! Picturegoer , 25 June 1955. Discusses Stock Car . Thanks, Reg.
  16. NEWS: Sabrina's Act will be a Surprise (Park Lane Press Conference) - Daily Mirror , 25 June 1955
  17. One Look and all Britain Gasped - People June 29, 1955
  18. NEWS: Sabrina Figures it Out - The Argus (Melbourne), 2 July 1955 (expanded 17sep2012)
  19. NEWS: The Beauty Who Doesn't Talk - The Argus , 5 July 1955
  20. NEWS: Sabrina Tore Up Her Past - Argus (Melbourne), 11 July 1955 (nudie playing cards)
  21. NEWS: Sabrina and the Three Deuces at Chiswick Empire - Record Mirror , 25 July 1955
  22. NEWS: The Day I Dated A Pinup - Daily Mirror , 30 Aug 1955
  23. Australasian Post (cover only) - 1 September 1955
  24. NEWS: Sabrina - a Dumb Blonde But Wise - Argus , 13 October 1955
  25. NEWS: Sabrina isn't so 'dumb' when it comes to money. Evening Times, 20 October 1955
  26. Sabrina in 3D with Terry-Thomas - Picture Post 29 October 1955
  27. Beautiful Britons , November 1955 - thanks to David J
  28. Male , November 1955
  29. Don't Make a Mug Out of Me says Sabrina - Picturegoer Nov 12, 1955
  30. Sabrina and Marilyn - Picturegoer 3 Dec 1955
  31. Diary of a Dream girl - TV Mirror 17 Dec 1955
  32. NEWS: ONE in the EYE for STEVE - When Sabrina said it with flowers - Daily Mirror 17 Dec 1955
  33. NEWS: Sabrina weeps as Steve flies away - Daily Mirror , 28 December 1955
  34. Zest #1, Jam 1956 (US)
  35. A Very Cute Cookie - Photoplay , Jan 1956
  36. Nudes Return to Harass Star - Associated Press (found in Meriden Record ) 8 Jan 1956
  37. Samba Sabrina - Nelson Leader, 20 Jan 1956
  38. Night and Day - Jan 1956 (U.S.)
  39. England's Jayne Mansfield - People January 1956*
  40. NEWS: Bosomy Sabrina Gets the Sack - [AP] 16 January 1956
  41. NEWS: Sabrina knocks fans over... and vice versa! - Nelson Leader - Friday 27 January 1956. Page 7
  42. They gave Sabrina three days to learn three lines! Australasian Post - 9 February 1956. Pages 10-12
  43. The Natural Look Is Back - The Argus , 24 February 1956
  44. Sabrina's Pet Ambition - Bulletin and Scots Pictorial - 17 March 1956
  45. PhotoPlay March 1956*
  46. Carnival April 1956
  47. At Home with Sabrina - Spick & Span Extra, Spring 1956 - a David J presentation
  48. Double Feature , Beautiful Britons #8, June 1956 - a David J presentation.
  49. Most Popular TV Star , Modern Man , June 1956, thanks to Sir Tim.
  50. Radio Review , 6 July 1956
  51. Sabrina and Corinne - Span #23, July 1956 - thanks to David J
  52. When Sabrina was shot in the nude! Lowdown , July 1956
  53. What now for Sabrina? - Picturegoer 28 July 1956
  54. Elementary My Dear Watson , Point , July 1956 - another Reg surprise!
  55. 'Blighty' 11 August 1956 *
  56. The World's Dumbest Blonde , Modern Man, August 1956
  57. Why Sabrina Won't Talk- Picture Week 15 Sept 1956*
  58. SABRINA GIVES PHOTOS TO POLICE SERGEANTS - The Bulletin and Scots Pictorial, 25 September, 1956, page 1
  59. NEWS: Sabrina Says Her Piece - Daily Mirror , 28 Sept 1956
  60. Sabrina's Secret Shocker - Picture Digest Oct 1956
  61. What I Think About Men - TV Mirror - 13 Oct 1956
  62. NEWS: Sabrina Has a Secret - Argus 26 October 1956
  63. Sabrina's a Vulture for Culture - People (Aust) , 31 Oct 1956
  64. Eye Stopper from Britain - Adventure magazine, Nov 1956 (17 nice pix!)
  65. NEWS: Sabrina goes back to her pork pie - Daily Express , 6 Nov 1956
  66. TV Star is seen but not heard - Pix (Aust) 10 Nov 1956
  67. NEWS: A not-so-dumb blonde with a ... TREASURE CHEST - Daily Mirror , 12 Nov 1956
  68. What do they see in Sabrina? Adam , Vol 2, Num 1, 1957 (month unknown)
  69. 'Blighty' 5 January 1957 *
  70. Hark! Sabrina has broken her silence! Australasian Post 17 Jan 1957
  71. NEWS: The dress that shocked Val Parnell - Daily Mirror , 2 Feb 1957
  72. NEWS: Sabrina and Steve Make It Up - Daily Mirror , 6 Feb 1957
  73. Sabrina Girds - the story of the original 19" belt
  74. NEWS: Sabrina proves her waist is 19in . Daily Mirror , 11 Mar 1957
  75. For completeness only, there was a single "Camera News" pic of Sabrina with her breast insurance man. PIX (Australia), April 1957.
  76. NEWS: Stop Being Catty About Sabrina, Girls! Daily Mirror , 3 July 1957
  77. NEWS: Sabrina Special! Weekly Sporting Review. 18 April 1957
  78. NEWS: A review of 'Plaisirs de Paris' , The Stage , 25 April 1957
  79. Glamor: It's Better in a Sweater - Tempo magazine (Australia), 30 April 1957
  80. A girl who is a legend in her own lifetime - Foto #44, 1957?
  81. Span #33 - May 1957
  82. Sabrina tells her secret - Pictorial (Australia), 13 May 1957
  83. Art and Photography , May 1957
  84. Sabrina , Beautiful Britons #20, June 1957 - thanks David J!
  85. A single pic and paragraph in Australasian Post, 4 July 1957
  86. Sabrina Shocked Royal Ascot! - Australasian Post , 18 July 1957
  87. Sabrina Leads the way. Spick & Span Extra No. 6 , Spring 1957 - thanks David J
  88. Sabrina - Lend-lease nude. Sir! (USA) Sept 1957
  89. NEWS: Out-of-fashion figures are streamlined in hospital - Daily Express , 2 Sept 1957
  90. NEWS: Swotter in a Sweater (The Method) - Daily Mirror , 9 Sept 1957
  91. Sabrina Surprised - Male Point of View , October 1957
  92. I haven't a real friend in the world - TV Mirror 5 Oct 1957
  93. It's the prudes who make me see red! - Lancashire Evening Post - Monday 28 October 1957
  94. A Day In the Life of Sabrina - Photoplay Oct 1957
  95. When Sabrina lost her Dress in the Street - Exposed, Oct 1957* (Thanks to Sir H)
  96. '66' Star Feature on Sabrina , October 1957 - thanks to David Jackson
  97. NEWS: A BIT OF A SQUEEZE when June bought a dress from Sabrina - Daily Mirror, 16 Nov 1957
  98. When Sabrina Crowned Steve Cochran With a Vase Confidential , Nov 1957 thanks to Reg!
  99. Sabrina Today - Span , November 1957*
  100. NEWS: Big Bosomed Newcomer (and other titles) - Associated Press. 1 Dec 1957
  101. Sabrina Recites Gripes - Canadian Press 4 Dec 1957 - her complaints about critics.
  102. So that's Sabrina (How women view Sabrina) - Australasian Post 26 Dec 1957
  103. The Amazing Sabrina Survival - Picturegoer , 28 December 1957
  104. Why Sabrina Stopped Playing with the Playboys - Uncensored , January 1958
  105. NEWS: Sabrina books a sound-proof room - Daily Mirror , 27 January 1958
  106. You'll be fitter if you're fatter - Australasian Post , 27 Feb 1958
  107. Sabrina: made to measure - Crowd , 19 Mar 1958 [Australian]
  108. British S-Bomb , Foto-Rama , March 1958
  109. NEWS: Sabrina, Lady Violet and car S-41 - Daily Express , 29 Apr 1958
  110. NEWS: Something in the City! - Daily Express , 30 April 1958
  111. NEWS: The Police - and Parking - Daily Express , 30 April 1958
  112. NEWS: The Cool Blonde - Daily Express , 13 May 1958
  113. NEWS: Sabrina visits Eastbourne - Eastbourne Herald, 17 May 1958
  114. NEWS: Does your Speech stamp you? - Daily Express , 20 May 1958
  115. NEWS: Champagne breakfast for whispering Sabrina - Herald Chronicle (Eastbourne) , 24 May 1958.
  116. Sabrina Slays the Yanks. '66' May 1958
  117. People (Australia), 11 June 1958
  118. SABRINA - Pose! July 1958
  119. Where are we bound? The Gent , August 1958
  120. Featuring Sabrina . '66' #34, August 1958
  121. My Night Out with Sabrina - Photoplay , Sept 1958
  122. NEWS: Mr. Muscles and Sabrina take to the horses - Daily Express , 15 Sept 1958
  123. NEWS: A Debut For Sabrina - Daily Express , 25 Sept 1958
  124. Scope , September 1958
  125. Escapade Interviews Sabrina - Escapade , Oct 1958 - thanks to Reg.
  126. Sabrina the Great - Pose , October 1958.
  127. England's Answer to Jayne Mansfield , HI-LIFE Nov 1958 - thanks to 'Argyletitz'
  128. NEWS: £2,500 an inch - the worth of one woman's bust - Sunday Gleaner , 23 November 1958
  129. Has Sabrina done the wrong thing? - Weekend, 12 December 1958
  130. Sabrina's Back! - Top Spot - 27 Dec 1958 - Thanks to David Jackson.
  131. NEWS: Steve Cochran is a real Cool Cat - Oakland Tribune , 27 Dec 1958
  132. 10 Top Glamour Photographers - Gigli discusses fashion photography - 3 of his shots of Sabrina (Added 20jan2016)
  133. Sabrina - an INCREDIBLE MISTAKE , Australasian Post 1 Jan 1959
  134. Supper With Sabrina - Truth (Victoria) 17 Jan 1959 - THIS PAGE URGENTLY NEEDS YOUR HELP!
  135. The Day Liberace Kissed Sabrina - Weekend magazine (Australia), 7 February 1959
  136. "Get over, Mug!" Sun-Herald , 22 Feb 1959
  137. Sabrina Gave Him The Eye - Australian Women's Weekly 25 Feb 1959
  138. NEWS: No Dumb Blonde! Sun-Herald , 1 March 1959
  139. NEWS: Sabrina Bungled It at Bondi Beach - Beverley Times (Western Australia) 5 March 1959
  140. My Baby - She's As Good as Gold - By Mrs. Ann Sykes - SABRINA'S MOTHER - Weekend (Australia), 7 March 1959.
  141. Big Girl - Australian Women's Weekly , 11 March 1959. Sabrina's appeal to little girls.
  142. "Sabby" by flashlight - PIX (Australia) 14 March 1959. Sadly, I only have photos of the pages.
  143. Why Sabrina and Jack Davey are such good neighbors - WEEKEND, 21 March 1959
  144. NEWS: An Unusual Picture of Sabrina - ABC -1959-03-25
  145. Sabby becomes a mermaid - Australian Women's Weekly , 1 April 1959
  146. The Glamorous Headline Hunters , Modern Man, April 1959 - thanks, Reg!
  147. Present from the Past - Play , 9 April 1959
  148. SABRINA WAS JUST ANOTHER 'GOOD SORT' SHOPPING AT THE CROSS . - Weekend , 18 April 1959
  149. News: "Don't Dress Like Sabrina" - Advice for Women by Dr Billy Graham - Sydney Morning Herald, 22 April 1959
  150. The Making of the Caltex ad and the Ardath Hit Parade - Pix 9 May 1959*
  151. She's Their Lucky Star - Australian Women's Weekly , 20 May 1959 - Ray Mann & Roy Bolwell
  152. A Sabrina Exclusive for Photo Digest , June 1959*
  153. Sabrina's Got What it Takes - Sir! Sept 1959
  154. Queen Sabrina - Modern Man Yearbook 1959
  155. THESE STATISTICS RUN TO PRETTY FIGURES , Blighty Parade , 31 Oct 1959
  156. A bust for Sabrina - Sir Knight , Vol 1 Num 9, 1959 - well worth a look!
  157. NEWS: Sabrina Not Normal - Minky not Tweedy - Winnipeg Free Press , 14 Dec 1959
  158. Sabrina takes a swim - '66' magazine January 1960*
  159. Sabrina Knows Her Ichthyology - Miami Herald , 7 Jan 1960
  160. Come and Make Love to Me - Foto-Rama February 1960
  161. Sabrinia [sic] Quick , April 1960
  162. NEWS: Sabrina Cha-Cha's Instead Of DeGaulle - Sarasota 27 April 1960
  163. I Duped a Royal Prince - Australasian Post 9 June 1960 [part 1 of a series]
  164. My Life Story , by Sabrina. Australasian Post 23 June 1960* [part 3 of a series]
  165. Sabrina is antibikini! Ace , Aug 1960
  166. 'Pose' August 1960*
  167. NEWS: A transatlantic phone call to A LUCKY NUMBER - Daily Mirror , 8 Aug 1960
  168. Exclusive ... Sabrina! Mr Cool 1960
  169. Argosy, October 1960 (USA)
  170. The Blonde who Bombed Castro (USA) Picture Scope , Oct 1960
  171. When Sabrina's Birthday Cake was a Bust! (USA) Top Secret , Dec 1960
  172. Sabrina hits America - People , 1 March 1961*
  173. Sabrina's screen test for Satan in High Heels - Scene For Men , April 1961
  174. What's With Sabrina and Castro? - QT Magazine , May 1961*
  175. Sabrina's Got Problems - The Evening Standard (USA) 27 June 1961
  176. Sabrina's Secret Diet - Pix (Australia) 27 January 1962*
  177. In Praise of Bosoms - Spree 1962*
  178. Let's Have a Ball! Mosaic , 1962
  179. From a 1963 newspaper: Sabrina presents a prize to charity runners .
  180. Sabrina - Modern Man Yearbook 1963
  181. NEWS: Sabrina is back with US accent and 7 bits of mink - Daily Express 18 Mar 1963
  182. NEWS: Mink is my Security - Daily Express , 19 March 1963
  183. Sabrina's Secret Diet - On the QT May 1963 (reworked from Pix 1962 )
  184. The Day Sabrina Blew Her Top - Confidential, September 1963
  185. It's Too Hot for England! - Everybody's 4 Sep 1963
  186. Sabrina - England's Treasure Chest! Inside Story July 1964 (U.S.)
  187. Spick #131 , Oct 1964. Thanks again to Sir David J
  188. NEWS: BIG, BIG SEARCH TO FIND A DOUBLE FOR JUNE - Daily Mirror, 30 Dec 1964
  189. Happy Landings , Spick Nov 1964. Thanks to David J.
  190. Sabrina - Spick 'n' Span , Spring 1965 courtesy of David J
  191. Remember this name - Pix (Aust) July 1966. And the name was Barry O'Dowd.
  192. NEWS: The Department of What Are They Like Now? - Daily Mirror , 1 Oct 1968
  193. Russian Dressing Man's Epic , June 1971
  194. Big But Beautiful - Daily Express , 24 November 1976 - a rare find!
  195. NEWS: Sabrina, legend that can't be deflated - Daily Express, 20 May 1981
  196. The Erotic Review , September 2003 - a momentous moment!

Bullet Also see the Sabrina - Covergirl page.

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