I just love Diana. I loved her when she was a glamour-puss in the 1950s:
and I loved her later in life, when she got a little chubby:
Then in the 1980s, Diana set herself a dieting goal of losing 52 lbs. (25.5 kg) by her 52nd birthday, appearing regularly on the TV-am breakfast show here in the UK, getting on the scales for all to see her progress. There is a diet book to accompany the television slots, which I have, it is GOOD!
As part of my day job, I am lucky enough to work with the TV-am archive. Diana appeared as an agony aunt on the show, and those segments really show how compassionate and sensible she was. But the diet spots are the best. Especially the one that shows Diana in her own kitchen. She’s got a little mini TV set in there, I love it.
I wanted to write a longer piece about Diana than I could here on the blog, my column for the fabulous Eat Drink Films website this month is all about her. Here’s the link – you’ll find two recipes there, one for Apricot Chiffon and one for Breakfast Bean Omelette.
Eat Drink Films have also put together a brilliant collection of Diana Dors clips in a feature they call: Eat My Shorts – well worth a look whether you are a fan, or whether you are new to the charms of the divine Ms Dors. She’s so fab.