Carole Lesley Pop Art
Born Maureen Rippingale, Carole Lesley’s career began as a child actress in the films “The Silver Darlings (with Clifford Evans & Hugh Griffith) and “Trottie True” (which also had early film appearances of Roger Moore, Christopher Lee, Hattie Jacques, & Ian Carmichael).
Working as a glamour model under the name of Leslie Carroll, parts in films followed including “The Embezzler” with Zena Marshall, and “The Good Companions” with John Fraser, Janette Scott, & Joyce Grenfell.
A breakthrough role for Lesley was the award-winning film “Woman in a Dressing Gown”, with Sylvia Syms & Yvonne Mitchell, which was directed by J. Lee Thompson who also directed Diana Dors in “Yield to the Night“.
Produced by actress Anna Neagle, the attention garnered by the film may have led to Carol’s star casting in “These Dangerous Years” as the female lead alongside Frankie Vaughn & George Baker (the film also features an early glimpse of David McCallum).
Released as “Dangerous Youth” in America, the film’s world premiere was on the 24th June 1957 at Liverpool’s Forum cinema ahead of a Gala Premiere at London’s Rialto cinema on the 3rd of July 1957.
Other film credits include “Operation Bullshine” with Barbara Murray, Naunton Wayne, Amanda Barrie, & Dora Bryan; “No Trees in the Street” with Herbert Lom & Stanley Holloway; and “Doctor in Love” with James Robertson Justice, Joan Sims, Liz Fraser, Irene Handl, Fenella Fielding, & Meredith Edwards.
Whilst her career in film may have been relatively brief, Lesley’s charming comedy performances endure, as do her dramatic roles, and her films continue to be enjoyed thanks to regular airings on TV and on DVD releases.
This stylish pop art print of Carole Lesley is available in three sizes & 21 colour options, and is also available as part of a group of 12.
Carole Lesley also features on this stylish greeting card:
British Blonde Bombshells
Art & Hue presents British Blonde Bombshells, stylish pop art featuring iconic women of Mid-century British cinema.
Joining Carole Lesley in the British Blonde Bombshells collection are Diana Dors, Margaret Nolan, Liz Fraser, Barbara Windsor, and glamour model Sabrina.
An official collaboration with Studiocanal, this print is part of the British Blonde Bombshells pop art collection, featuring Art & Hue’s signature halftone style (halftone is an age-old technique that uses dots to make up the printed image, similar to newspapers or comic books).
Exclusively by Art & Hue, the British Blonde Bombshells pop art collection is available in three sizes and many colours, all printed on museum-quality archival matte card of 310gsm, made from 100% cotton, with fine-art pigment inks for longevity.
Available in A4, A3, and A2 sizes to fit standard-size picture frames. Please note that black frame is not included – for a guide on choosing a frame size take a look here.
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