Rams Game VIPS Id’ed

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In your “Back­stage Past” ar­ti­cle about 1956 (July 2018), the gen­tle­man at the Rams game is Rams’ mas­ter of cer­e­monies ac­tor Paul Picerni. He’s known mostly for his role as Lee Hob­son in the Un­touch­ables, and he was also part of a large fam­ily of Hol­ly­wood stunt­men and women. Aaron Cox

Your ar­chiv­ist Thomas Voehringer was cor­rect, the lady in ques­tion was Diana Dors (born Diana Fluck), known as the Bri­tish Bomb­shell. Af­ter a ris­ing ca­reer in Eng­land, she was put un­der con­tract by RKO Stu­dios in Hol­ly­wood. She made two films for RKO, I Mar­ried a Woman, with Ge­orge Go­bel, and The Un­holy Wife, with Rod Steiger. This was in 1956 and 1957. I would guess that the photo at the L.A. Memo­rial Sta­dium was taken at this time.

Af­ter her RKO con­tract ex­pired, she bounced be­tween Hol­ly­wood and Europe. On one of these bounces she worked for me in a Western I pro­duced in Spain, Han­nie Caul­der, with Raquel Welch, Robert Culp, Ernest Borg­nine, and Christo­pher Lee. Dors played a brothel owner. She was with us for six weeks and en­chanted all of us with her great sto­ries of Hol­ly­wood and be­yond. She never took her­self se­ri­ously, and quipped, “The fig­ure was fab­u­lous, but my face was never much, lit­tle eyes and lips like rub­ber tires. I did well be­cause I was the first and only Bri­tish blonde bomb­shell.”

Pa­trick Curtis

The head­shot of Dors Pa­trick sent us is dated 1957; the photo we ran in “Back­stage Past” was taken in Aug. 1956.

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