Madam Cyn R.I.P.

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The much beloved Cynthia Payne known by all simply as ‘Madame Cyn’ when she gained notoriety as Britain’s most famous Brothel Madam and who singly-handed exposed the hypocrisy of the country’s prudish and ridiculous morality laws back in the 1970s, has now died aged 82.   When the Police raided her very ordinary looking home in the London suburbs they found a … Continue reading




Jackie Collins : the creator of Lucky Santangelo has died

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Tributes have been pouring in for the novelist Jackie Collins after her death was announced earlier today.  Jackie, aged 77,  wrote 32 novels about Hollywood glamour full of steamy sex and drugs , and all her books have appeared on The New York Times bestsellers list and  sold over 500 million copies in total . … Continue reading



Why I Will So Miss Cilla Black

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The news of some celebrity’s deaths hit you hard personally, especially when they are somewhat unexpected. Cilla Black’s was one such case. I mean, it’s tough when you lose someone you grew up with like I did with her.  Not literally of course as I was brought up in a nice squeamishly clean middle-class Methodist Orphanage in the England’s leafy green … Continue reading



ELIO FIORUCCI an iconic fashion giant : June 10, 1935 – July 20, 2015

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Elio Fiorucci, one of the most iconic fashion designers and innovative retailers of the Swinging 1960’s, died on Monday in Milan.  Fiorucci had a passionate obsession with everything trendy and British in the disco era and when  he opened his very first store in Milan, it served as his vision of an outpost of the … Continue reading



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