Cheeky boys – kisses all round for bikini’d Bassey!

Last week two classic images were published on Flickr. Taken in 1970 by Terry Daum, the photos show Shirley Bassey in sunny Mallorca.

Bassey sits on a sun lounger wearing a straw hat and two young boys kiss her cheeks while carefully avoiding getting their glasses of cola down her revealing dogtooth bikini top.

Shirley Bassey

Shirley Bassey

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Dame Shirley has donated a signed pair of high heels to Cornwall Pride

As reported by Cornwall Live, Dame Shirley Bassey has donated a pair of her high heel shoes to raise funds for this year’s Cornwall Pride parade.

A host of celebrities have donated items for an auction. DSB’s is the most sought-after lot, signed by the Goldfinger diva herself, with provenance of her ownership.

Sir Elton John also sent a package of merchandise and Dame Helen Mirren has promised too. A pair of tickets to see Take That star Sir Gary Barlow at the Eden Sessions is also up for grabs when the lots are auctioned at a gala dinner.

The Cornwall Pride parade takes place in Newquay. The community interest company, whose patron is Queen drummer Roger Taylor, works with LGBT groups throughout the county to highlight acceptance and tolerance, and celebrate equality and diversity.