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Past event held on Friday 16 February

The Tap Into Live Podcast Presents: The Carry On Girls
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The Carry On Girls by Gemma Ross and Robert Ross
The Carry On Girls is published by The History Press in hardback at £25.

Gemma Ross and Robert Ross

The Carry On Girls

Whether it is the seaside postcard bubbly blondes of Barbara Windsor, the hysterically historical leading ladies of Joan Sims, the coquettish authoritarians of Hattie Jacques, or the statuesque confidence of Valerie Leon, the Carry On Girls are stoic, sexy and fiercely independent. In this lavish celebration of a pioneering generation of comedy actresses who continue to radiate charm and contemporary relevance, a few home truths are revealed and some myths are debunked; but, above all, some of the best-loved icons of British entertainment are given fitting affection and respect.