(Non-DSB) Ladette To Lady


(Non-DSB) Liz Brewer, DSB’s expert party organiser, is also an expert in an entertaining reality TV series starting Tuesday.

Ladette To Lady

The idea is to transform eight of Britain’s most extreme Ladettes into respectable Ladies at a boarding school.

The term Ladette refers to a female incarnation of the uncultured male ‘lad’ stereotype. 


Liz Brewer wrote
“Make no mistake those St Trinians girls  are nothing compared to these 8 which were a complete horror story and I have to admit filming this latest series knocked me for six!
First time I encountered a mutiny and thought I would be the one to suffer expulsion.
For those game enough to watch this series…….. I  forewarn you with a major Red Alert.
I understand I am apparently totally acidic,  however by the fifth week this process seems to produce miracles!!

For those who dare… 





Tuesday 22nd January on ITV 1 from 9:00pm to 10:00pm then every Tuesday for five weeks….
New series. Eggleston Hall reopens its doors to more loudmouthed young women with a taste for beer, boys and binge drinking, as the staff attempt to transform them into confident, charming ladies. The inelegant eight’s efforts to get to grips with the basics of becoming a lady result in skinny-dipping, food fights and stripping, while one chirpy ladette is sent packing before the first official expulsion.

Young profile


A beautiful black and white posed profile image of a very young Shirley.


She really does photograph well!


Unfortunately, I have no information on it.”


Thanks to Gary for this remarkable image.

This Is My Life (Disco)


A good find from Gary…

“You may have seen this before (disco version of “This Is My Life”).
Great contrast from the usual!
In watching Shirley you can see that she really enjoys entertaining and she is very genuine.”

Thanks Gary, it’s from the BBC TV series broadcast in 1979.
On location in Ochos Rios, Jamaica.
All credit to Scot for adding the video.
And to Rien for the BBC publicity shot.

1956 Cafe De Paris


Rare 1956 photo from Gary.

Who is chatting up Shirley?


Ian Grant, the songwriter, in conversation with an emerging new star…

In the Cafe De Paris Night Club in London’s West End


Ian Grant wrote “My Body’s More Important Than My Mind” and “Sex”

I can’t find any more information about him.

Both songs are on the new album release by Stage Door Records


The club is still there on the corner of Leicester Square and still thriving. It specialises in upmarket discos and private hire these days, less on cabaret. The picture is a typical Saturday night dance floor.


The 2007 Barnardos auction of items donated by DSB was held there; with Biggins, Surely Bassey and the singing group Four Poofs And A Piano (the house ‘band’ on the Jonathan Ross TV chat show).

The club, the atmosphere, and all the staff couldn’t have been better.