Robin steppin’ out in London, January 1981

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Black and white 8x6 photo of Robin Johnson during her "Times Square" promotional tour of England.  Inscription [on back]:  Robin JOHNSON, actress Ref: 91931 Jan '81  MONITOR Monitor Press Features Limited 17-27 Old Street, London EC1 Telephone 01-253 7071/6281 Telex 24718  A MONITOR GROUP COMPANY

 

Robin doesn’t remember exactly where this photo was taken, but it was during her publicity tour of the UK for Times Square, and probably in London. She also doesn’t think much of it as a photograph, but I think there’s something enchanting and 1940s-glamorous about it.

 

It was taken by an unknown staff photographer, or perhaps an enterprising paparazzo, for (or, and sold to) Monitor Press Features Ltd., for publication in whatever film magazine they could sell it to. But, I don’t believe it ever ran anywhere. This may be the first time it’s ever been seen publicly (except for in the auction I found it on).

Inscription:  Robin JOHNSON, actress Ref: 91931 Jan '81  MONITOR Monitor Press Features Limited 17-27 Old Street, London EC1 Telephone 01-253 7071/6281 Telex 24718  A MONITOR GROUP COMPANY

 

 

Typed on the back is

Robin JOHNSON,
actress
Ref: 91931
Jan ’81

and a stamp bearing the then-current address, and phone and telex numbers for Monitor Press Features.

(P.S. – Happy birthday, Robin!)

 

 

“Robin JOHNSON, actress”
black-and-white photograph : AAT ID: 300128347 : 6 x 8 in. : London, Monitor Press Features Limited, January 1981 (work);
RJ_Monitor_Press_Ref_91931_Jan_1981_grayscale_manual_crop_1080px-300×225.jpg (front)
810 x 1080 px, 96 dpi, 437 kb
RJ_Monitor_Press_Ref_91931_Jan_1981_rear_dark_crop_1080px.jpg (back)
809 x 1080 px, 96 dpi, 142 kb (images)

 

Times Square ©1980 StudioCanal/Canal+

 

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