Pretty pennies at Beaford

Film star's first public engagement at Beaford

It was indeed a ‘pretty penny’ occasion at the Globe Hotel, Beaford, on Monday evening when Miss Penny Baker of Exeter, carried out her first solo public engagement as a film starlet by pushing over a pile of 2,600 pennies collected there on behalf of cancer research funds.

17 June 1966 Pretty pennies at Beaford

Later this week Penny reported for work in the new Norman Wisdom film ‘Press for time’. She was spotted at Devon County Show, where she was modelling fashions, by the producer of the film, and offered a screen test, the film part following.

Gazette article 17 June 1966


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