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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 9:54 am    Post subject: Raquel Welsh as Emma Peel Reply with quote

‘Steed, Steed… you won’t believe it that Raquel women she’s stolen one of my John Bates outfits!’

I know absolutely nothing about this. I just came upon it on the net. It’s the American actress Raquel Welsh and she is wearing one of John Bates fashions created for Diana Rigg in The Avengers, but exactly how or why this came about I don’t know. It could be she simply liked Bates’ designs or she did a photoshoot. Can anyone discover more about this?



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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"The Varon company turned to Raquel Welch to provide a far more three-dimensional look. The firm did use Ray Austin in some ads"

Don't know if that sheds any light on it.
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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian

Can you tell us where that information came from?

There is a difference between Raquel and Diana, which I'm sure is apparent.
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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 6:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MikeR wrote:
Ian

Can you tell us where that information came from?

There is a difference between Raquel and Diana, which I'm sure is apparent.


Yes, Diana is 5'8" and Ms Welch is 5'6" Wink
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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 6:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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IMDB gives Diana's height as 5ft 8 1/2 ins, although I have seen various sources that give it as 5ft 10 ins.
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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MikeR wrote:
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IMDB gives Diana's height as 5ft 8 1/2 ins, although I have seen various sources that give it as 5ft 10 ins.


You are probably right Mike, I need to keep abreast of these things.

However, people tend to shrink as they get older, and when I saw Diana around 3 years ago she didn't look 5' 10" to me. The IMDB height seems more likely.
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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MikeR wrote:
Ian

Can you tell us where that information came from?


I believe it was originally on Pinterest along with the image.
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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian

I'll take a look and see if I can discover more.
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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 4:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian, Mike,
I’m pretty sure Diana is 5ft 8½ ins tall. I heard her say this on the Channel Four - Face to Face interview with Jeremy Isaacs 18th February 1997.
The series ran from 1989-1998 and was the revival of the classic BBC series 1959-1962 with John Freeman.
Isaacs said, (paraphrased), ‘you’re tall, 5 feet 8 inches.’ Diana corrected him and said, ‘and half an inch.’
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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 4:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mrs_emma_peel wrote:
Ian, Mike,
I’m pretty sure Diana is 5ft 8½ ins tall. I heard her say this on the Channel Four - Face to Face interview with Jeremy Isaacs 18th February 1997.
The series ran from 1989-1998 and was the revival of the classic BBC series 1959-1962 with John Freeman.
Isaacs said, (paraphrased), ‘you’re tall, 5 feet 8 inches.’ Diana corrected him and said, ‘and half an inch.’
James


I remember that interview James. I wasn't a big fan of Diana at the time, but I recall very clearly how completely mesmerised I was by her in that programme.

I can't find anything else on the RW photoshoot Mike, I'm certain however that you'll fair much better.
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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MikeR wrote:
Ian

Can you tell us where that information came from?

There is a difference between Raquel and Diana, which I'm sure is apparent.


oh yeaaahhhhh
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