"In 1962 I was working for the London Evening Standard taking a portrait each week for the newspaper's Show Page and working with the reporter Gerard Garret. My diary for 22 August 1962 records our 10.15 morning appointment at Barbara Windsor's home at 42A, Grand Parade, Harringay. My expenses were one shilling for parking and six shillings and sixpence for entertaining. I usually took three rolls of film on my trusty Leica working with natural light whenever possible but taking some lights and reflectors for back up. "
Diary entry by Michael Ward, who was for over 30 years a top celebrity and news photographer with the British newspaper 'The Sunday Times'.
I think this portrait was the outcome of that session taken in her flat in Grand Parade.
A memory shared on Facebook by Joyce Boston:
It brought back memories of when she lived at the end of my road Roseberry Gardens in a flat over Grand Parade. I used to walk her dog a white poodle, on taking it back she would say come in while she found a few coins to give me and i used to look at her script on the table. I cant remember what they were for probably one of the carry on films. It must have been late 50s early 60s.
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