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Golden Girl by Goldfinger girl Shirley Eaton

By: Anders Frejdh
Golden girl shirley eaton autobiography
Publication of Golden Girl, the autobiography of Shirley Eaton. The book is released by B.T. Batsford. Foreword by Mickey Spillane. "A sheer delight, a fiery emotional experience..."

Shirley Eaton - star of Goldfinger (1964), three Carry On films and many other international comedies and thrillers - takes a sideways look at her remarkable career and the way in which film glamour was created and marketed in the 1950s and 1960s. Signing up with Alexander Korda, the Bond and Carry On films, Hollywood, Pinewood and African crocodiles all come under Shirley's humorous microscope. There are candid memories of the Doctor in the House series with Dirk Bogarde and work with Hammer, Peter Sellers, Bob Hope, Lloyd Bridges and others in the late 1960s.

The book is rounded off by a look at how images of glamour have changed from the studio years of the 1930s and 1940s to the present day - and at how enduring movie icons such as Monroe, Garbo, Taylor, and Bardot transcend the eras that created them.

Shirley Eaton's film roles have included Goldfinger, Ten Little Indians, Doctor in the House, Three Men in a Boat, Carry On Sergeant, Carry On Nurse, Around the World Under the Sea, Eight on the Larm, The Girl Hunters, Sumuru and many others.

She starred opposite Roger Moore in three episodes of The Saint. On stage from the age of 12 and in films from the age of 16, Shirley made 29 films in 14 years - and became the darling of the British public. Goldfinger brought her to the attention of the international audience.
Shirley also gives a sincere insight into her lifetime marriage to Colin Lenton-Rowe. Her strong family ties as daughter, wife and mother, and her earthy but infectious sense of humour, have kept her smiling through the peaks and troughs of her life - both professional and personal.

Book details:
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Batsford Film Books
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0713484586
ISBN-13: 978-0713484588
Dimensions: 9.5 x 7.2 x 0.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds

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