Hello, yes that is a very lovely picture of Louise. And I would also like to know when it is from and on what occasion.
Welcome to One For The Dads, firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope you stick around for a long time. As a relative newbie myself, I can assure you that this is a wonderful place to inhabit whenever you can. There are a lot of nice people here, and so knowledgeable about the Dancing Queens.
Sorry that I’ve not responsed sooner. Things have been a bit busy since returning from holiday.
A few of you asked if I had any background information on the above photo of Louise. The answer is, I’m afraid not. It’s simply an image I stumbled upon while browsing eBay. There is a Universal Pictorial Press stamp on the rear of the picture, with a small amount of text that reads: “Louise Clarke. Member, dancing group, Pan’s People. Universal Pictorial Press photo (318312) Sep 1976. There’s also a second Daily Telegraph stamp which is dated Jan 1977. Other than that, nothing, but the dates (and the outfit) suggest the image is post Pan’s.
Sorry I can’t enlighten you any further. Maybe someone else, here on OFTDs, might have an answer.
We can all see your reply, Michael. Hope you will stick around for a long time. The more people on this Forum the better.
I am still fairly new, only joining in February, but the other members knowledge on Pans, Ruby and Legs are phenomenal. If you like the Dancing Queens, you will be at home here.
Glad you replied about Louise’s picture. She looks great there.
Louise did appear in a photoshoot in late 1976 for a Tesco fashion feature with Babs, Dee Dee and Mary. It doesnt look like this is related though. I guess the reason for multiple dates is these photos could be moved around different agencies.
Thank you for the information, and for the picture. I will share it (along with a nod to OFTDs) on my Louise tribute page over on Facebook.
I reckon you’re on to something with regards to the Tesco fashion shoot, especially seeing as the outfit Louise is wearing in the photo I shared is more akin to Ladie’s fashion of the mid to late Seventies. Maybe it was intended for the article but not used? Who knows. It is interesting, though, that Louise was involved in the shoot despite having left Pan’s more than two years prior. Do you know the reasons behind this?
Thank you for your kind messages - it’s good to meet another Newbie :-)
I will certainly stick around, and will be promoting OFTDs via my Louise tribute page on Facebook, though I’m not sure quite how much time I’ll be able to spend here on the forum. However, when I do have time, where’s the best place to pick up new conversations to comment on?
Hi Michael. Just something if i may, but it might be a better idea if you make a change to your user name. Currently your user name is your email address. This is not really ideal. Firstly because the thing is to long and secondly its difficult for folk to engage with such an unusual mouthful as noodleconchiggly etc. Might i suggest changing it to something shorter like Michael. But the choice is obviously yours.
Here is another Tesco related picture that also has the date listed as Sept 1976. Another thing i noticed is that they are both wearing a long sleeve T-shirt with a high neck underneath in the same style as your original Louise pic, so it does look like they are related.
Same outfit as Dee Dee above also with the long t-shirt