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Thursday, October 25, 2012

VERA DAY Hammer Glamour Tribute: QUARTERMASS 2 and 1950s UK Glamour Nude Pin Up Model: Once Hailed as the "British Marilyn Monroe"

The stunning Vera Day
More great Hammer photos here
presents:

  VERA DAY

           A Spectacular Pictorial Tribute!


Our staff  dug very deep in our vast photo archives 
and even called in a few favors from collectors 
around the world! We created this lavish pictorial 
tribute to honor a Hammer Glamour Queen and
 gorgeous 1950s British Pin-Up Model Vera Day

We are 100% confident this web page is by far,
 the most concise, informative and detail 
oriented anywhere online... 
not to mention the spectacular images!
Enjoy, 

Vera Day
"Why don't you come up and see some time"
In 1998, she starred in Guy Ritchie’s gangster
Vera give a grand standing speech on the rules of poker 
which is definitely one of the most memorable moments 
in that movie. Best of all... she did it in just one take!
More great Hammer photos here
The gorgeous lady in charge...
In 2012 at age 71, Vera is still more beautiful than 
ever before! She still attends different Hammer 
Glamour events and shows through out Britain.
Vera autographs 8x10 photos and takes pictures with her
 loyal fans that come to meet her from around the world!
A gorgeous nude photo of Vera Day lying on her bed!

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    1- Submit a jpeg(s) image of Vera that you don't see here
 (300 dpi or higher resolution) to: greg@horrorunlimited.com 
    2- If you photo(s) is accepted, it will then be uploaded on this web page.You will be given full credit and link back to your site or facebook page. (Note: If you choose to remain anonymous that's fine too!)
    3- Your free subscription to Diabolique Magazine will 
then start immediately with the next available issue!
     4- This offer expires on June 21, 2013
     5- The jpeg image you submit can't just be a screen capture from one of her movies! You have to scan it from an actual publicity or press photo, slide, negative, transparency, 8x10 still, lobby card or from the various 1950s Harrison Marks "Kamera" and "Solo" Glamour magazines she was featured in at that time. However, it could be also be from any other publications as well.
Vera Day... Simply stunning!

Stunning shot of  Vera Day showing off her figure!
   
     Just in case you did not know...
    Vera was once hailed as the "British Marilyn Monroe." 
She was cast in the 1957 film The Prince and the Showgirl. 
She played Marilyn's friend "Betty." However, as far as we 
are concerned, Vera was even more gorgeous, charming, 
photogenic, sultry and charismatic that Marilyn ever was!
The sultry Vera Day
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Captivating Publicity shot of Vera Day

Photographer: Hulton Archive/Stringer (January 1st, 1955)


Actress Vera Day poses in a bikini at Shepperton Studios, UK...
 where she is starring in the film It's a Great Day, 1955. 
She was at one time married to photographer Terry O'Neill.
Vera Day publicity pose on top of a giant
 35mm prop camera for the movie:

IT'S A GREAT DAY (1955)
More great Hammer photos here
Vera Day
Born Friday, August 4, 1939 in London, England, Vera Day knows 
horror when she sees it! In more than sixty years of movie acting
 she has been strangled by Boris Karloff, infected by the alien 
contagion of Quatermass II and involved in the writhing pseudopodia 
of The Woman-Eater (1958) tagline: “SEE THE WOMAN EATER 
ENSNARE THE BEAUTIES OF TWO CONTINENTS!” 
More great Hammer photos here

Actress Vera Day (Sally Norton) on set at Twickenham Studio, UK. 

She is rehearsing a scene for the Horror Film "Womaneater" (1958)

She survived all these terrifying experiences to give a grandstanding speech on
 the rules of poker in Guy Ritchie’s gangster film Lock, Stock and Two 
Smoking Barrels (1998). It’s one of the most memorable moments in the picture,
 and she did it in one take. "Every girl was a glamour girl in those days, 
whether she was blonde, brunette or redhead,” she reflects. It was 
obligatory to have the 37-22-24.” 
She traces the hour-glass shape in the air. I suspect the same 
calculations were made by Jack Hylton, the band-leader and impresario 
who plucked her from a hairdressing salon and put her into a show at
 the London Hippodrome, and by the movie director Val Guest, who first 
put her on the big screen in Dance Little Lady (1954)
She soon became one of British cinema’s most prolific showbiz blondes!
At the 1955 Royal Variety Show she shared the bill with Morecambe and Wise, 
Gracie Fields and Alma Cogan. She spent a season crooning for the diners at the 
Edmundo Ros supper club on Regent Street,  and much longer performing live 
TV dramas and comedies. (“By raising an eyebrow,” said The Times of Vera’s
 turn in the title role of The Red-Headed Blonde, “she can put down an 
opponent as if with a feather dipped in acid.”) The film work also came briskly. 
More great Hammer photos here
Photo submitted by: Sam Sherwin
(England, 1955) British actresses Vera Day (left) in her bikini
 and Nancy Roberts are pictured during the shooting of the film.

IT'S A GREAT DAY, NOT FOR LOVE


 THE HAUNTED STRANGLER (UK,1958) 78 min
GRIP OF THE STRANGLER (Original Title)
Very Rare Production Photo!
Vera Day (Pearl) having a few laughs on the set of the movie.
Synopsis: A writer (Boris Karloff) investigating the execution of a serial killer known as
 "The Haymarket Strangler" 20 years after his actual death since he begins to 
suspect that the wrong man might have been hanged. However, after he digs up his
 grave and picks up a scalpel used by the murderer, he finds himself possessed by 
the killer's spirit and begins committing similar murders!
CAST: Boris Karloff, Jean Kent, Elizabeth Allan, Anthony Dawson, 
Vera Day, Tim Turner, Diane Aubrey, Max Brimmell, Leslie Perrins, 
Jessica Cairns, Dorothy Gordon, Desmond Roberts, Derek Birch,
 Peggy Ann Clifford, John Fabian, Joan Elvin.
 Original Title: Grip Of The Strangler 
Director: Robert Day
Country Of Origin: England
 Year Of Release: 1958
 Genre: Horror / Thriller 
Running Time: 1hour 18minutes 
Language: English 
    Did you know that... Critics were not kind to this horror movie when it was first released! "Rare are the moments that do not feel the pose and fireworks. This judgment also applies to Karloff," wrote a respected columnist in New York Times. However, over time of course, all that has changed and "The Haunted Strangler" is now considered a horror classic. Boris Karloff is incredible and very energetic at 71 years old! The staging is both stylish and vigorous scenario offers a creative revision on the Jekyll and Hyde theme.

More great Hammer photos here
THE HAUNTED STRANGLER (UK,1958) 78 min 
GRIP OF THE STRANGLER (Original Title)
Very Rare "Front Of House" theatrical photo! 
The gorgeous Vera Day (Pearl) screams for her life 
as the strangler tightens his grip around her lovely neck!

Grip of the Strangler (Strangle Hold) 

The Haunted Strangler

Boris Karloff Robert Day

[ NON-USA FORMAT, PAL, Reg.2.4 Import - United Kingdom ]

Region 2 encoding: This DVD will not play on most DVD players sold in the
 US or Canada [Region 1]. This item requires a region specific or 
multi-region DVD player and compatible TV. More about DVD formats
Director: Robert Day 
  • Format: Import, PAL
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Run Time: 75 minutes
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • ASIN: B000HEZ7PM
  •      REVIEW/SYNOPSIS: LANGUAGES: English (Dolby Digital 2.0), 
    English (Subtitles), SPECIAL FEATURES: Black & White, Interactive Menu, 
    Scene Access. There's a bit of Oedipus Rex in The Haunted Strangler, though it's 
    not readily apparent at first. Boris Karloff plays 19th-century novelist James Rankin, who becomes obsessed with the long-closed case of the "Haymarket Strangler." 
    Twenty years earlier, a man named Styles (Michael Atkinson) was executed for the Strangler's crimes, but was he guilty? 
        It turns out that the actual culprit was the surgeon who performed Styles' autopsy. Coming into possession of the surgeon's scalpel, Rankin is overwhelmed by mixed feelings of blood-lust and guilt. It is at this point that Rankin realizes that he is truly his own, and London's, worst enemy. Originally released in England as Grip of the Strangler, The Haunted Strangler was distributed by MGM in 1961... Grip of the Strangler (Strangle Hold) (The Haunted Strangler). Buy here
 THE HAUNTED STRANGLER (UK,1958) 78 min 
GRIP OF THE STRANGLER (Original Title)
In this scene, a drunken party goer is holding a bottle of champagne in the 
club "JUDAS HOLE."  Vera Day is seated on the right looking at him with disgust. 
THE HAUNTED STRANGLER (UK,1958) 78 min 
GRIP OF THE STRANGLER (Original Title)
A few seconds later, that drunken fool spills some of that champagne on Vera Day's dress! What a really nice close-up as that the champagne trickles down her breast!
More great Hammer photos here
US THEATRICAL ONE-SHEET POSTER

THE HAUNTED STRANGLER (UK,1958) 78 min
GRIP OF THE STRANGLER (Original Title)
Starring Boris Karloff and Vera Day
More great Hammer photos here
Main Title Lobby Card #1
THE HAUNTED STRANGLER (UK,1958) 78 min
GRIP OF THE STRANGLER (Original Title)

Starring Boris Karloff and Vera Day
More great Hammer photos here
US 11X14 Theatrical Lobby Card #6
Note: There are 8 different scenes in the actual set
THE HAUNTED STRANGLER (UK,1958) 78 min
GRIP OF THE STRANGLER (Original Title)
"Her youth and beauty had a fatal fascination for the Haunted Strangler"
Vera Day (Pearl) is talking to Mr. Karloff's assistant Tim Turner in the 
night club "Judas Hole," after he rescued her from that drunken gentleman.
More great Hammer photos here
US Theatrical Door Panel
THE HAUNTED STRANGLER (UK,1958) 78 min
GRIP OF THE STRANGLER (Original Title)
Starring Boris Karloff and Vera Day

Too Many Crooks (Mario Zampi, 1959)

(l to r) Bernard Bresslaw as Snowdrop, Joe Melia as Whisper, 

Sid James as Sid, George Cole as Fingers and Vera Day as Charmaine

(l to r) Bernard Bresslaw as Snowdrop, Joe Melia as Whisper, 

Vera Day as Charmaine and Sid James as Sid
TOO MANY CROOKS (1959)
Even at night, Vera Day still looks ever so radiant!

Too Many Crooks (Mario Zampi, 1959)

Great profile shot at night which shows off Vera Day's great figure!
TOO MANY CROOKS (1959)

Fantastic atmospheric shot of Vera Day observing somebody at night!
TOO MANY CROOKS (1959)
Another stunning atmospheric shot of Vera Day showing off her great 
figure in that tight dress while walking the streets at night!
TOO MANY CROOKS (1959)

Joe Melia as Whisper observes the gorgeous Vera Day (Charmaine) from the shadows as he hides in the doorway.

TOO MANY CROOKS (1959)
Vera Day (right) looks so incredibly sexy in that 
silk lounge dress as she stares into the coffin!
TOO MANY CROOKS (1959)
Great British newspaper ad for:
TOO MANY CROOKS
(1959)
In Too Many Crooks (1959) she’s the moll in a gang of thieves 
led by George Cole and Sid James,  in one brilliant scene, she stuffs 
fistfuls of stolen banknotes down the front of her dress, as a distracted 
Terry-Thomas attempts to yank them out again. 

More great Hammer photos here
Vera Day and Terry-Thomas in TOO MANY CROOKS (1959)
Six (6) British"Front Of House" photos from:
TOO MANY CROOKS
(1956)Starring Terry-Thomas and Vera Day
In Fun at St Fanny’s (1956), she is a conniving actress who
infiltrates a private school attended by a very little Ronnie Corbett 
and the agreeably horse-faced comic Cardew Robinson.
Vera  Day 
Fun at St. Fanny's (1956)
British "Quad" Poster
Carol Reed's Production
A KID FOR TWO FARTHINGS (1955)
 In A Kid for Two Farthings (1955), Carol Reed’s strange symbolist 
drama set among the stalls and shops of Fashion Street, she fights Diana Dors
 for the attentions of an East End bodybuilder. Reed, Vera recalls, "would 
instruct actors by performing the lines himself. It was strange, watching 
him being me, and then Primo Carnera, this huge Italian wrestler.” 
Read entire article here

(l to r) Vera Day, Prunella Scales and Dora Bryant
                      THE CROWDED DAY
Directed by: John Guillermin
Produced: 1952
Countries & Regions:  British Film

DVD+Blu-ray B&W Details

Certificate: PG
Publisher: BFI
Length: 163 mins
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1
Region: 0
Cat No: BFIB1084

   Film DescriptionThe Crowded Day (1954) is a bittersweet comedy-drama that sees five young women's lives intertwine in a tale of shop-floor intrigue. Set against the busy backdrop of a department store in postwar London, and with interiors shot at Bourne & Hollingsworth on Oxford Street adding authenticity, this engaging, tightly-written ensemble piece is bustling with familiar faces from the golden era of British cinema, including John Gregson, Joan Rice, Thora Hird, Vera Day, Edward Chapman, Rachel Roberts, Dora Bryan, Dandy Nicholls, Prunella Scales, Sid James and Richard Wattis. 
   high-quality comedy-drama aimed squarely at the women's market, and billed as 'a story of shop girls and their men.' More great Hammer photos here

Extremely rare 8x10 theatrical publicity photo
THE CROWDED DAY
(l to r) Rachel Roberts, Vera Day, Thora Hird and Joan Rice
Vera Day and Rachel Roberts
The Crowded Day (1952)
Read complete review here
DUAL FORMAT EDITION
Contains both DVD and Blu-ray versions
THE ADELPHI COLLECTION

The Crowded Day
Song of Paris
Digitally restored and with new High Definition transfers taken from the original 
elements preserved at the BFI National Archive, the films are packaged with an
 illustrated booklet that includes film notes, original promotional materials and new
 essays by John Guillermin, actresses Prunella Scales and Vera Day, author Mary Cadogan on The Crowded Day and the 1950s' and BFI National Archive Curator Vic Pratt.
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The sexy British actress Vera Day
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The sultry pin up model  Vera Day wearing her fishnet stockings, 
long black gloves, high heels and tight black corset.
 Here, she is sitting on top a black barrel.
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The sexy Vera Day in her see thru negligee 
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April 18,1958

British Film, Glamour Pin UP Model and Television Actress: 

Vera Day
RANK ORGANIZATION STARLET
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Vera Day... the gorgeous Show Girl
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The breathtaking Vera Day showing off her great 
legs in that tight outfit! She is simply stunning!
British beauty Vera Day proudly shows 
off her great figure and long legs!
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Vera Day in a tense moment!
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Saturday, April 28th, 2012 at 19:30
Spend an enchanted evening with...
British star Vera Day looks back at her career with Professor 
Steve Chibnall, from first major role in Carol Reed’s 
A Kid for Two Farthings (1955), alongside Celia Johnson and Diana Dors,
 to a memorable speech on the rules of poker in Guy Ritchie’s 
The gorgeous Vera Day and George Coulouris in a scene from
THE WOMAN EATER (1959)
Extremely rare US HALF-SHEET POSTER 
THE WOMAN EATER (1959) starring Vera Day
More great Hammer photos here
More great Hammer photos here
2 (two) extremely rare 8x10 Theatrical movie stills from:
 "THE WOMAN EATER" (1959)
Starring George Coulouris and Vera Day
THE WOMAN EATER (1959)
Starring George Coulouris and Vera Day
 In between she starred in cult horror Hammer classics 
including Quartermass 2 and The Woman-Eater (1959), 
while in the 1959 comedy Too Many Crooks,
she’s the sexy moll in a gang of thieves led by George Cole 
and Sid James. Once hailed as the "British Monroe," 
she acted alongside Marilyn Monroe as her friend 
Betty in The Prince and the Showgirl (1957). 
Read entire article here
Studio publicity portrait
 Vera Day
TOO MANY CROOKS
(1959) 
Photo by: Albert Clarke, Rank Films, 334-P35
In 1956, at the height of her popularity, Monroe went to England 
to make a film, The Prince and the Showgirl, with Sir Laurence Olivier. 
He was thrilled to work with such a fox, but when she arrived, 
she drove him mad. “She was late and we used to sit and moan 
about her,” says Vera Day, who played one of Monroe’s onscreen 
pals. “She was very difficult.” My Week With Marilyn chronicles the
 tumultuous shoot, made all the more disruptive by her affair with an assistant.
Read entire article here

UK Glamour Burlesque Photography
VERA by Harrison Marks
Hardcover Book 
 VERA: A STUDY OF A BEAUTIFUL GIRL
 By pioneering British glamour photographer HARRISON MARKS 
Highly collectible book published in 1962 by
 Kamera Publications, UK. Contains 64 pages of nude photos,
some in colour... featuring busty actress and pin up model VERA DAY
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A stunning nude photo of Vera Day
VERA: A STUDY OF A BEAUTIFUL GIRL
 By British glamour photographer HARRISON MARKS 
Four erotic photos of Vera Day
VERA: A STUDY OF A BEAUTIFUL GIRL
 By British glamour photographer HARRISON MARKS 


PARADE
Saturday, Nov 23, 1963
(32 Page Issue)
VERA DAY 
PIN-UP VINTAGE GLAMOUR MAGAZINE
Features: CARON GARDNER, BOBBY SISSON, 
PERIN LEWIS, MICHELLE MARTIN, 
JANE FRENCH (Centerfold), 
DAWN CARROL, ANNY NELSEN, 
FIAMETTA DIROCCO, PAULA KING,
JULIE MARTIN, DIANE McNEIL, 
HELGA, GINA MILLAR 



66 Magazine (September 1957)
Photographs of Vera Day 
and Pin-Up Starlets
(September 1957) 
66 MAGAZINE
Inside cover with Vera Day 
The bubbly blonde star with the Monroe measurements. There 
is a sparking series of photographs of the curvaceous Vera,
 plus more exclusive shots in our Pin-Up Parade of Stars and Starlets.

Gorgeous Studio Publicity Photo (circa 1958)
Personally signed by: VERA DAY

Vera Day is assisted by colleagues to get up off the floor in a scene from:
QUARTERMASS 2 (1957) Hammer Films
More great Hammer photos here
The radiant Vera Day rehearsing a scene from:
QUARTERMASS II (1957)

QUARTERMASS 2 (1957)

Vera Day is the 
"topless bartender"
    As was commonplace in the 1950s, Hammer Studios also filmed a racier “Continental" version of Quartermass II. Nigel Kneale objected that it was entirely out of place, not to mention far too colorful to have a topless waitress in a local village pub. Hammer Studios executive James Carreras treated Mr. Kneale's objection seriously, sending the writer an explanatory telegram: “Rest assured there will be no trace of colour what-so-ever in the nude scenes, which will be handled with the utmost taste.” Mr. Carreras then told Val Guest to carry on exactly as planned. The main focal point in the publicity campaign was the stunning 22 year old big breasted blond pin-up model Vera Day.
   Her sensational topless scene was reportedly the high point in the sole public screening in Berlin, Germany on April 1st, 1957“One might not think twice about a topless barmaid today,” mused Mr. Guest. “Maybe we started a trend. I never understood his problems with that. It's not as if we painted her blue and green. Her color was quite natural. Rather like Forrest Tucker, really." 
   In America, United Artists president Arthur Krim killed the Vera Day campaign, dooming her nude scene to film-vault obscurity. Though she would go on to classics such as Them Nice Americans (1958) and Watch It, Sailor (1961), she never played another busty topless barmaid in a color science fiction film again!
   Read the complete story here
United Artists
Poster and Theatrical Door Panel 
for
QUARTERMASS II
"A horrible enemy from the unknown strikes terror against the earth"
    Quatermass 2 (UK Release date: June 17, 1957) (US title: Enemy From Space(also known as "Vampiri dello spazio, I", "Feinde aus dem Nichts" 
  A 1957 British science fiction horror film, released in the USA in September 1957. Made by Hammer Film Productions, it is a sequel to an earlier Hammer film The Quatermass Xperiment. Like its predecessor, it is based on a BBC Television serial: Quatermass II... written by Mr. Nigel Kneale.   
   It was directed by Val Guest and stars Brian Donlevy reprising his role as the eponymous Professor Bernard Quatermass. John Longden, Sid James, Bryan Forbes, William Franklyn and the captivating Vera Day appear in supporting roles. 
    It was produced by Anthony Hinds and the Executive Producer was Michael Carreras.
   The movie was filmed on Canvey Island, Essex, England. Hammer review on their website here


Vera Day is shown topless on the "Continental" version on 
the Theatrical Door Panel as she looks up at the sky! (right)
More great Hammer photos here
    The plot concerns Professor Quatermass' investigation of reports of strange meteorite showers in England in an area known as Winnerden Flats. His inquires lead him to a huge industrial plant, strikingly similar to his own plans for a Moon colony. This top-secret plant is in fact the centre of a conspiracy involving alien infiltration of the highest echelons of the British Government. Professor Quatermass struggles to convince a skeptical public of the threat before it is too late! Hammer review on their website here
QUARTERMASS II
 American Door Panel Poster Version from:
UNITED ARTISTS 
Vera Day is wearing a blouse!
Vera Day dances in QUARTERMASS 2
     The first Quatermass film had been a major success for Hammer and, eager for a sequel, they purchased the rights to Nigel Kneale's follow up before the BBC had even begun transmission of the new serial. For this adaptation, Nigel Kneale himself was allowed to write the first draft of the screenplay, although subsequent drafts were worked on by director Val Guest. The plot is a condensed but largely faithful retelling of the original television serial. Additionally, the gorgeous blonde Vera Day would also be cast in the film as "Sheila."          
   The main difference between the two versions is at the climax: in the television version Quatermass blasts off in a rocket to confront the aliens in outer space whereas in the film the rocket is fired, unmanned, to destroy the aliens' asteroid base. Returning director Val Guest once again employed many cinema vérité techniques in order to present the fantastic elements of the plot with the greatest degree of realism.  More great Hammer photos here
QUARTERMASS II (1957)
US THEATRICAL HALF-SHEET
Vera Day is wearing a yellow blouse as she stares up at the sky!
More great Hammer photos here
British "QUAD" Poster for:
QUARTERMASS II (1957)
Vera Day is on the bottom left hand corner starring up at the sky!
The gorgeous Vera Day
     Nigel Kneale was critical of the final film, mainly on account of the return of Brian Donlevy in the lead role and Vera Day. Mr. Kneale was unhappy with Donlevy's interpretation of the character and also claimed the actor's performance was marred by his alcoholism, a claim refuted by Val Guest. Although Quatermass 2 was financially successful, its box office performance was eclipsed by the massive success of another Hammer film, The Curse of Frankenstein, which was to be the first of their many Gothic horror films.
    As a result, it would be ten years before Hammer adapted the next Quatermass serial for the cinema with Quatermass and the Pit in 1967Quatermass 2 was, however, the first film Hammer pre-sold the distribution rights in the United States, a financial model that would quickly become the norm for subsequent Hammer productions. Hammer review on their website here
COMPLETE DETAILS ON 
QUARTERMASS II (UK,1957)
Great publicity shot with the gorgeous Vera Day sitting on a 
diving board by a pool as she splashes her sexy legs in the water.
More great Hammer photos here
The gorgeous Vera Day drying off her hair with 
a white towel while standing on the diving board in the pool.
More great Hammer photos here

The stunning blond beauty
 Vera Day 
(Nurse Betty in changing room) 
Below, she does her famous erotic 
and breathtaking strip routine! WOW!  
A STITCH IN TIME (1963)

So, wasn't that sequence of photos featuring Vera Day simply incredible?

More great Hammer photos here

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Rare 8x10 re-issue movie photo for SCREEN GEMS television (1968)
In this scene, Phil Carey is talking to Vera Day
Columbia Pictures presents
THE TRUNK 
(1963)  
More great Hammer photos here
US THEATRICAL ONE-SHEET POSTER
Columbia Pictures 
presents
THE TRUNK 
(1963)
starring Vera Day
"The woman holds the secret!..." 
"The trunk holds the shock!" 
US THEATRICAL HALF-SHEET POSTER
Columbia Pictures 
presents
THE TRUNK 
(1963)  
starring Vera Day 


More great Hammer photos here
RARE PRESS PHOTO!
Boston, March 28, 1962
 Actress Vera Day feels Boxer Terry Downes' arm muscle!
Photo originated from the archives of the Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Daily News
1962 Boston Actress Vera Day with VP and
 Manager of Hotel Madison Wire Photo

Photo Caption: Wire Photo of Boston Actress Vera Day with VP and
 Manager of Hotel Madison.
 Taken: February 9, 1962. Photo by:Reed Seely
TV Episode (60 min) 

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama
December 13,1962, UK
The Saint (TV series) 
Vera Day (Jane) with Roger Moore (Simon Templar)
Season 1 Episode 11The Man Who Was Lucky 

Production Company: 

Incorporated Television Company (ITC)

Director: 

John Gilling

   SynopsisMarty O'Connell, a small-time book-maker, and his girl-friend Cora are in trouble. Marty is a witness to a murder committed by the gangster 'Lucky' Joe Luckner, so-called because nobody has ever successfully testified against him. 

Marty is in hiding and asks for the Saint's help. The Saint visits Luckner and, in exchange for money, offers to deliver Marty to him but this is of course a plan to make Luckner pay for his past misdeeds.

April 12, 2005
FORBIDDEN PLANET MEGASTORE, UK
HAMMER GLAMOUR!  Halloween event to celebrate the release of author Marcus Hearn's new Hammer Glamour book. Joining him were (l to r) Madeline Smith,
Vera Day and the 
gorgeous Caroline Munro, who all signed at the London mega-store.
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Portrait of Vera Day copyright © Definitive Images
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August 13, 2006  
Vera Day poses at the 
Memorabilia event, NEC, Birmingham, UK
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October 28, 2009  
THE IDEA GENERATION GALLERY, London, England
Vera Day, Valerie Leon and the new Hammer Chief 
Executive Mr. Simon Oakes attend THE HAMMER FESTIVAL
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October 27, 2009
Vera Day attends The Hammer Festival private view.
 The Idea Generation Gallery London, England
Behind Vera are framed images of herself from the 1950s
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HAMMER GLAMOUR REUNION PARTY!
Phoenix Square Cinema: Leicester, UK  July  13th - 14th, 2012
(back row) Carol Cleveland, Caroline Munro, 
(front) Martine Beswick, Madeline Smith, 
Caron GardnerVera Day and Renee Glynn
By Adrian Smith: An impressive array of stars and an eclectic lineup of Hammer
 films at the Phoenix Square cinema in Leicester marked the launch of a brand 
new innovative collaboration between Hammer and the De Montfort University. 
The  Cinema and Television History (CATH) Research Centre have become 
custodians of the Hammer script archive, meaning they will curate and catalogue
 the collection and make them available for research purposes. They have also
 received a collection of Jimmy Sangster items donated by his widow Mary Peach, 
including written materials and photographs covering not only his time with 
Hammer but as a successful independent writer and director.
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NEW HAMMER FESTIVAL!
IDEA GENERATION GALLERY, Shoreditch, UK
October 27, 2009 - Mr. Adrian Smith with Vera Day at the fabulous new 
festival and exhibition based on Hammer’s legendary horror films. The 
event was launched on the at the Idea Generation gallery in Shoreditch. 
It was a private view of this exhibition of previously unseen photos and 
artwork, along with more well known stills and publicity photos. 
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A spectacular colorized photo featuring
the busty British temptress Vera Day wearing her 
tight black corset, garter belt and black silk stockings!
More great Hammer photos here


Vera Day 
by photographer Paul Stewart
London, Chiswick, United Kingdom
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IMPORTANT LINKS:
Official Vera Day website
Vera Day on Internet Movie Database IMDb
Vera Day on facebook
Vera Day on Wikipedia
Article by Robert Ross on Vera Day
Follow Vera Day on twitter
Vera Day on Who Dated Who
Article by Mathew Sweet on Vera Day
More great Hammer photos here

Anne Diamond and Vera Day


Anne Diamond | 16:07 UK time, Thursday, December  1, 2011
Vera Day was Britain's biggest 
Pin-Up girl in the 1950s
     
   She's Vera Day - and she acted in The Prince And The Showgirl, the movie starring Marilyn Monroe and Laurence Olivier, shot at Pinewood in 1957. Of course the making of that movie is now a movie in itself... My Week With Marilyn.
     Vera, a Twitter virgin, has had a fantastic career herself. As a showgirl in her first ever musical, she was talent-spotted by movie director Val Guest, and suddenly found herself in the world of movies. She's been strangled by Boris Karloff in Grip Of The Strangler,  joked alongside Tommy Cooper and William Hartnell (the 1st Dr Who) in And The Same To You and was a tight sweatered secretary in I Was Monty's Double.    
    Later she did lots of acting in what was probably the golden age of television - with Roger Moore in The Saint and making a couple of Armchair Theatres which were done live. She has a hundred stories to tell and even a fantastic photo album!
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Anne Diamond | 16:17 UK time, Thursday, 16 June 2011

Here I am at Royal Ascot!

Having a smashing afternoon at the races here at Ladies Day at Royal Ascot. It's been raining, and it's been gloriously sunny - very changeable but the excitement is catching, and now I've already placed my first bet - any minute now I'll know how I've done!
The Queen was looking fantastic but so was Carol Middleton, perfectly and yet subtly turned out in a beautifully tailored suit and smashing hat. A triumph yet again, and a real inspiration to middle class mums everywhere.



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    20,000 lives, Anne was recently awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health, the only non-medic to ever receive such an award.
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    Why is this important? WB’s Hammer titles represent the British company’s very best output, and for many reasons, including cultural and historical, we believe these films should be restored and released in the new digital medium without delay.

    Major studios are reluctant to release most of their catalog titles on BD due to the expense of scanning and restoration, as well as limited shelf space in stores. Instead, they focus on a limited group of films that they consider big moneymakers. Our goal is to show them that there is a robust market out there that goes beyond blockbusters. Supporting this campaign is a vote for classic films in general, and for greater diversity of titles in the home video marketplace.

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