Passport to Fame: The Diana Dors Story Hardback
by Huw Prall
"Britain's answer to Marilyn Monroe". This tag was to hang around Diana Dors' neck during the 1950s.
As she would often point out that she had been working professionally a lot longer than Monroe.
Her first appearance was in 1946 in "The Shop at Sly Corner", while still a student at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
Diana, like Marilyn, was blonde, curvy and sexy, but that's where the comparison ended.
Her range as an actress was from comedy blondes to evil old hags, and even Greek tragedy in theatre.
She was a real person - with Diana what you saw was what you got.
But above all, she was a survivor. Diana was a also a talented writer compiling two autobiographies of herself, as well as her three A - Z books.
Diana had a prolific career encompassing theatre, cabaret, film and TV. "Passport to Fame" is a comprehensive study of Diana's work across her 40 years of filmmaking.
The book is also an invaluable source of reference to the film-buff interested in the changing face of the film industry.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 276 pages
- Publisher: Book Guild Publishing Ltd
- Publication Date: 15/02/2018
- Category: Individual actors & performers
- ISBN: 9781912083381