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Yes, we’ve featured calendars with pretty women before. No, we’re not selling this particular calendar. What we’d like to know is: have any of you seen this calendar, which was printed for G.E.C.? If so, do you recognise the famous face gracing the month of July?

  1. Ngai C O says:

    Hi

    My instinct tells me without a further search that she was Marlene Dietrich.

    No, I have not seen the calendar. I was more familiar with the local calendars with horses or Chinese actresses. Being 1956, I was too young to take any notice or remember.

  2. felicia says:

    Hello Ngai. Thank you for the name!
    Perhaps once we’ve uploaded this calendar on our database, you could help us identify the other pretty ladies too?

    • Ngai C O says:

      Hi felicia,

      Why some might be familiar was as a kid, my neighbour had loads of magazines of Hollywood stars of the era, i.e. 50s. I used to flick through them all the time to admire their beauty and male handsomeness like Kirk Douglas.

      I shall definitely give it a shot at naming them.

  3. Ipoh Remembered says:

    I’m not sure it’s Dietrich. I don’t mean to be ungallant but in 1956 she would already have been in her mid-50s. If we knew when the photograph was taken, it might help, but I guess this information is not available. Perhaps one might be able to figure out a range of plausible dates by looking at the other photographs included in the calendar.

    Incidentally, I have a print of a famous photograph taken of her in 1952 and in it she already looks a bit older than the lady shown above.

    • Shen Ooi says:

      Here’ my 2 pence worth…

      Jan – Audrey Hepburn
      Apr – Claire Bloom
      Jun – Virginia McKenna
      Nov – Siobhan McKenna
      Dec – Jean Peters

      • Ipoh Remembered says:

        Dear Shen Ooi … Thanks for the list. I am sure you’re right about Audrey Hepburn and Claire Bloom. You may be right about the others as well, but have you considered Merle Oberon and Deborah Kerr?

        • felicia says:

          Ipoh Remembered,
          Now that you’ve mentioned Deborah Kerr, I find myself going through the calendar again 🙂
          However, in my mind the only visual I have of Deborah Kerr (for comparison) is of her in an elaborate gown while she danced with Yul Brynner (in King & I).

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