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Debbie Harry’s Decapitated Head Rests In A Box Of Chocolates On The Cover Of Josephine Tey’s The Franchise Affair

IN 1971, Debbie Harry appeared on the cover of a 1971 reissue of Josephine Tey’s 1948 crime novel The Franchise Affair.
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Tey was the pen name of Scots writer Elizabeth Mackintosh.

For those of you not keen to read the book, you can watch the 1980s TV dramatisation below.

* Robert Blair was about to knock off from a slow day at his law firm when the phone rang. It was Marion Sharpe on the line, a local woman of quiet disposition who lived with her mother at their decrepit country house, The Franchise. It appeared that she was in some serious trouble: Miss Sharpe and her mother were accused of brutally kidnapping a demure young woman named Betty Kane. Miss Kane’s claims seemed highly unlikely, even to Inspector Alan Grant of Scotland Yard, until she described her prison — the attic room with its cracked window, the kitchen, and the old trunks — which sounded remarkably like The Franchise. Yet Marion Sharpe claimed the Kane girl had never been there, let alone been held captive for an entire month! Not believing Betty Kane’s story, Solicitor Blair takes up the case and, in a dazzling feat of amateur detective work, solves the unbelievable mystery that stumped even Inspector Grant




Spotter: Kenneth in the 212

Posted: 13th, March 2014 | In: Books, Celebrities, Flashback | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

1978: Debbie Harry teaches Americans how to Pogo dance

1978: Debbie Harry teaches American how to Pogo dance.

Spotter: Dangerous Minds

Posted: 17th, October 2012 | In: Celebrities, Flashback | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Watchmen actress to play Debbie Harry on the silver screen?

PUNK is a sly old slag. It pretended to be anti-establishment (ie, anti-corporate and therefore, anti-money) when all along, it was just waiting to cash-in and start shouting its mouth off saying that all attempts at grabbing money are little more than ‘art-school pranks’ and that, as ever, punk is as real as real can be.

So now, firmly part of the establishment, punk is going to the silver screen with a biopic of legendary NYC punk club, CBGBs.

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Posted: 28th, May 2012 | In: Film | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Sinead O’Connor And Debbie Harry Make Adolescent Dreams Come True: AmFAR Gala Photos

TO AmFAR’s Inspiration Gala in Los Angeles, where Anorak spotted the walking moist dream of Sinead O’Connor and Deborah Harry in a clinch. If looking at Sinead as not enough reason to love her, her writing is. Read it here:

Suicidal Sinead O’Connor Gives It Up The Arse

Sinead O’Connor Is Looking For Filthy Anal Yam Sex With A Hairy Man


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Musicians Sinead O'Connor, left, and Deborah Harry pose together at amfAR's Inspiration Gala in Los Angeles, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011. The Gala benefits AIDs research worldwide. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)




Posted: 28th, October 2011 | In: Celebrities | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

In Pictures: Hop Farm Festival 2010

DEBBIE Harry of Blondie and Dr John were the big acts at the Hop Farm Festival, Paddock Wood, Kent. Before Madonna and Lady GaGa, there was Debbie Harry, siren of teenaged bedroom walls. Also on the bill of what looks like a real ale festival: Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, Ray Davies, Mumford & Sons, Peter Doherty, Laura Marling and The Magic Numbers, and Seasick Steve…


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Bob Dylan performs on stage at the Hop Farm Festival, Paddock Wood Kent.

Posted: 3rd, July 2010 | In: Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Isle Of White Festival In Pictures: The Strokes And Debbie Harry Thrash England

THE Isle of White Festival Day 2 in Pictures, presented by Julian Casablancas of The Strokes. At Seaclose Park, the football on the big screen as watched by a few men in lots of others who’d have preferred to have watched Neighbours. We also spotted test tube sex symbols The Saturdays, Biffy Clyro and Debbie Harry. Blondie And The Strokes against The Saturdays. USA 2 – England 0:

In Pictures: Paloma Faith Colours The Isle Of White Festival


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Julian Casablancas of The Strokes performing on the Main Stage, at the the Isle of Wight Festival, at Seaclose Park in Newport.

Posted: 13th, June 2010 | In: Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0