November 15, 2013


Desert Island Discs: TWIGGY: Desert Island Discs began in 1942 and continues as a beloved institution in the UK. In each segment, listeners are treated to in-depth discussions with interesting personalities (much like NPR'sFresh Air), which include special music and book selections chosen by the guests. Many Spy Vibe heroes have appeared on the program, offering rare glimpses into their lives and careers. Hosts have been Roy Plomley, Sue Lawley, and the fabulous interviewer Kirsty Young, who has hosted since 2006. An archive of the show is now available on the BBC site. Some episodes are available on iTunes. 

Today on Spy Vibe we listen in on Sue Lawley's chat with Twiggy, recorded on January 8th, 1989. Twiggy talks about her career, modeling during the Swinging London era, and how she coped with her media success. Twiggy's discs include The Beatles, The Fureys, Stan Greening, and Ruth Etting. 40minutes. Listen here. Spy Vibe's Desert Island Discs series: Ian FlemingRoger Moore,Michael Caine. Photo by Richard Avedon for Vogue. Clipping below from The Daily Express Feb 23rd, 1966.

Recent Spy Vibe posts: Steranko S.H.I.E.L.D. Artist Editions, David Tennant's Ian Fleming audio books, The Prisoner & Captain ScarletHMV returns to Oxford st w Beatles promo, Diego Fortunato & Verner Panton,  Saturday Morning CartoonsAssassination Bureau on DVD, new Young Bond series,  Peter AsherGerry Marsden tour, Elio Petri on Blu-ray, Sophia Loren, new Beatles BBC album, new Hercule Poirot novel, Beatles fall 2013 releasesA Hard Days Night cinematographer diesMagic Christian on Blu-ray, Early Beatles image archive, Julie NewmarErno GoldfingerHitchcock tribute.

Recent Ian Fleming posts on Spy Vibe: Erno Goldfinger, Ian Fleming Music Series links: Noel CowardWhispering Jack SmithHawaiian GuitarJoe Fingers Carr, new Ian Fleming CatalogJon Gilbert interview, Double 007 Designs, Bond audio book reissues, discovery of one of Ian Fleming's WWII Commandos, James Bond book covers, Ian Fleming's Playboy interview for Kindle, Spy Vibe's discovery of a rare Ian Fleming serialization, rare View to a Kill, Fleming's Royal gold typewriter, Ian Fleming's memorial address.

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