Margaret Nolan Pop Art
An icon of classic cinema, Margaret Nolan brought glamour & humour to her performances across the years.
Before moving into film & television with her own name, Margaret was a glamour model using the pseudonym of Vicki Kennedy.
One of her film appearances was in “The Great St. Trinian’s Train Robbery” as Susie Naphill, the stripper turned art mistress. Starring Frankie Howerd, Dora Bryan, Reg Varney, & Meredith Edwards, the film premiered at London’s Studio One cinema on the 11th of March 1966.
Nolan is particularly associated with two major British film franchises, namely Bond and Carry On. As well as appearing in the iconic opening titles, Margaret featured as Dink in “Goldfinger” with Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, & Shirley Eaton.
Her Carry On appearances started with “Carry On Cowboy” starring Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Edina Ronay, & Joan Sims; followed by “Carry On Henry” with Barbara Windsor; “Carry on at Your Convenience” with Anouska Hempel; “Carry On Matron” with Valerie Leon & Madeline Smith; and “Carry On Girls” with June Whitfield, Jimmy Logan, & Wendy Richard.
Nolan’s other film credits include “The Beauty Jungle” with Janette Scott & Ian Hendry; “Promise her Anything” with Leslie Caron; “Don’t Raise the Bridge, Lower the River” with Jerry Lewis, Terry-Thomas, Bernard Cribbins, & Patricia Routledge; “Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?” with Joan Collins & Patricia Hayes; “Crooks & Coronets” with Harry H. Corbett, Hattie Jacques, & Frank Thornton; Alfred Hitchcock’s “Frenzy” with Jon Finch & Jean Marsh; and “No Sex Please – We’re British” with Ronnie Corbett, Beryl Reid, & Michael Robbins.
Her first TV appearance was in a 1963 episode of “The Saint” with Roger Moore & Barbara Murray; and include “The World of Wooster” with Dennis Price & Ian Carmichael; “Danger Man” with Patrick McGoohan & Earl Cameron; “Hugh and I” with John Inman; “Armchair Theatre” with Susan George; TV film “Run a Crooked Mile” with Stanley Holloway; “The Adventures of Don Quick” with Ian Hendry; an episode of “Steptoe & Son” with Trevor Bannister; “Budgie” with Adam Faith; “Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?” “The Sweeney“; “Fox”; and “Brideshead Revisited with Jenny Runacre.
Glamourous blonde bombshells seemed to be a staple of TV comedy in the 1950s & 1960s. Like Sabrina‘s partnership with Arthur Askey, and Liz Fraser‘s collaboration with Tony Hancock, Nolan had a long association with a comedian, Spike Milligan, in the Q show across five series.
British Blonde Bombshells
Art & Hue presents British Blonde Bombshells, stylish pop art featuring iconic women of Mid-century British cinema.
Joining Margaret Nolan in the British Blonde Bombshells collection are Diana Dors, Carole Lesley, 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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