Happy 59th Anniversary to the Carry Ons

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  1. Mel O'Kalikimaka

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    They were looked down on in their day, but I think time has been very good to them.

    The Carry Ons were thought of fondly by the public and that's only deepened with time and nostalgia. I think critics and others in the film industry have come to appreciate this and value them on that level as having made a significant contribution to British film history. At the very least they can view them with tongue-in-cheek affection.
     
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    With the benefit of hindsight, the series should have ended with Carry On Dick or at the very latest Behind. Carry On England - the newcomers simply didn't have the same presence as the old hands, and the less said about the Columbus the better.

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    Fenella had a severe stroke at the weekend and it's looking likely that she's made her last stage appearance. It's incredibly impressive that she's been working up to this point with regular readings from her memoirs. I'm rather sorry I never got to attend one of them.

    It seems she's currently in good spirits, so that's something.
     
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    Sorry to hear that about Fenella, I hope she makes a full recovery.

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    http://www.soapchat.net/threads/liz-fraser-carry-on-actress-dies-at-88.5668/

    Actress Liz Fraser, best known for her roles in the Carry On films, has died at the age of 88.

    Fraser died on Thursday at London's Brompton hospital as a result of complications following an operation, her agent told BBC News.

    Fraser often played one of the Carry On franchise's stereotypical "busty blonde" characters.

    Director Michael Armstrong paid tribute, describing her as "one of the greatest comedic actresses of her era".
     
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    I just looked at her filmography on IMDB and she appeared in an episode of Midsummer Murders this year so she appears to have been working right up to the end.
     
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    Yes, one by one the surviving members of Carry Ons are getting fewer and fewer.

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    I met Fenella Fielding several times. Most recently in 2016. I last met Liz Fraser less than three months ago.

    I was watching Fenella in ITC’s The Four Just Men recently with Vittorio De Sica, George Pastell, Sir Alan Bates, Dame Judi Dench, Steven Berkoff and Richard Conte. I’ve seen several of Liz Fraser’s films recently on Talking Pictures.
     
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    Nice feature in today's Sunday Express - in the context of the recent passing of both Liz Fraser and Fenella Fielding - briefly highlighting what remaining Carry On members are doing at present.

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    I was shopping today and in WH Smiths and passed some magazines and on the cover was Anita Harris
    She looks fab for her age and still neat and trim and not botoxed to the hilt like many of her contemporaries
     
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    Absolutely, Jim Dale and Anita Harris were a great pairing in Carry On Doctor.

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