Famous People in Flight Jackets

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Treetopflyer, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. niv

    niv Familiar Face

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    "Hanover Street," with Leslie Anne Down and Christopher Plummer.
     
  2. Doctor Damage

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    Luciano Barbera is the king of it.
     
  3. Doctor Damage

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    In your opinion is that film good/bad?
     
  4. Deacon211

    Deacon211 One Too Many

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    Don't forget "Force 10 From Navarone" as far as Harrison Ford war movies go.


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  5. Brettafett

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    Its not too bad actually. He also had a cameo in Apocalypse Now.
     
  6. Doctor Damage

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    Thanks, I'll take a look around for the movie. My favouirite of his cameos is in The Conversation.
     
  7. niv

    niv Familiar Face

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    It was entertaining. Hardly one of Ford's or Plummer's best efforts, but I'll admit - I never mind seeing Leslie Anne Down naked, so there was that!
     
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  9. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    Wested made this inaccurate A2 they still make this pattern.
     
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  10. rocketeer

    rocketeer Call Me a Cab

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    Not a film if historical accuracy of the props is your thing but worth watching just for Leslie Anne Down.
    She came to us via Upstairs Downstairs I believe. In one of the last episodes set in the 1930s she made a porn film(for the time), and appears in some nice rather racy underwear, though again not quite historically accurate underwear I may say:p
    Got my teenage heart a beating she did :D
     
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  11. Deacon211

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    She really puts the Quince paste in my Jammy Dodger.

    I don't know what that means. But I saw it on a cooking show and have decided to use it whenever I find the need for a particularly British aphorism.


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  12. rocketeer

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    Does not sound like an English phrase?
    She was a bit of a Joan Collins lookalike with a gorgeous smile.
     
  13. Deacon211

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    It was a cooking show and I think they were speaking literally. They were making some kind of layer cake.

    In the US however, we haven't much in the way of quince; and jammy dodgers are clearly some kind of English sponge cake Twinkie-like things that we don't have here either.

    The whole phrase was just so, "Bollocks, I've left my bumbershoot in the boot!" that I just had to adopt it for my nefarious purposes. :)

    Now Joan Collins in her day. There's a girl who REALLY puts some...well, you get the idea.


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  14. rocketeer

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    A Jammy Dodger is a sandwich biscuit , usually made with a bit of fondant cream and strawberry jam. But this is the crucial bit. The base is biscuit about 50mm round, next is the white fondant and on top of that strawberry jam. To finalise this work of art the top biscuit layer has a hole in the centre much like a half hunter pocket watch, traditionally round though more popular heart shaped. Children like them especially, though maybe adults like them just that bit more as they are just as tasty as said Lesley Anne Down or Joan Collins.
    Best eaten wearing your favourite A2, looking at a photo Lesley Anne Do......
    https://www.burtonsbiscuits.com/our-brands/jammie-dodgers/
    Pssssst. We had better desist with this oh so slightly off topic theme as we may get told off, you never know
     
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  15. Stearmen

    Stearmen I'll Lock Up

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    W.L. "Lou" Everett. Test pilot for Ryan airplanes, with the X-13 in the background. Sadly, he was killed in 1964 while testing another vertical takeoff aircraft, the XV-5 Vertifan! [​IMG]
     
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  16. Deacon211

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    Those vertical things are dangerous...trust me. ;)

    Thanks Rocketeer! I recognize the concept but didn't know what they were called.

    Being scolded for being off topic?

    Now that really puts the quince paste in my Jammy Dodger! :D


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  17. rocketeer

    rocketeer Call Me a Cab

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    Oh yes it can happen, I have been a victim myself. But I shall keep where and which topic to myself:p
     
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  19. pauleway

    pauleway Practically Family

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  20. Doctor Damage

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    Last night I watched the film "Capricorn One" about a faked manned mission to Mars. Near the end is a spectacular aerial chase between a biplane and two helicopters. The movie is excellent, but kind of obscure, so for those who just want the chase here it is. Someone can presumably i.d. the aircraft involved. Yes, that's Telly Savalas in an A-2 pretending to be a crop duster pilot!

     
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