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Sylvia was asked to write a short story for The Sunday People newspaper incorporating a THUNDERBIRDS sequence. This was in the ’90’s and was obviously not for her usual audience. Sylvia said she accepted the offer without a clue how to bring the THUNDERBIRDS characters into a real life story. She finally found a way of doing this and wrote a short story about an estranged married couple who meet to discuss their impending divorce. In the background the television is showing a repeat of a THUNDERBIRDS episode and it brings back memories to the couple of happier times. As the THUNDERBIRDS theme tune fills their uneasy silence they start to realise that they perhaps can re-capture some of the magic of that era together.
If you are puzzled by the inclusion on the cover of real life celebrities standing alongside the legendary “mini” stars
My FAB Years will reveal the full story!
Several years ago, I wrote YES M’LADY as my tribute to the team of multi-talented young artists and technicians who contributed so greatly to our success in the new SUPERMARIONATION field. Often, in the re-telling of the story, many of the key members of our team have not been given the prominence they deserve. By writing about them in YES M’LADY, I’m pleased to say I was able to redress the balance.
Over a period of years, we made hundreds of hours of entertainment that became cult viewing. THUNDERBIRDS, in particular, captured the public’s imagination with the adventures of International Rescue, headed by JEFF TRACY at their secret South Pacific Island HQ, and by the glamorous LADY PENELOPE, her side-kick PARKER and her PINK ROLLS ROYCE at the Stately Home London base, her home Creighton-Ward Manor.
I hope you enjoy sharing with me my personal journey from the early SUPERMARIONATION days to the present in My FAB Years. I’ve also included many new pictures from my private collection that will illustrate the various stages (behind the scenes) of my career.
This coffee table book, measuring 32cm x 32cm (12” x 12”) makes a treasured addition to the collectors of THUNDERBIRDS memorabilia.
But you don’t have to be a fan to enjoy this glimpse of life in front and behind the camera.
Although real life celebs are included in my story, I still have a deep affection for the ‘mini stars’ who featured so prominently in the beginning of My FAB Years!