Ian Hendry + Janet Munro Interview [Showtime Magazine – September 1964] Plus Jack Lemmon, Susannah York, Cilla Black, Richard Chamberlain, James Bond’s Girlfriends – Honor Blackman + Jacqueline Jones And More!

Showtime Magazine – September 1964

Showtime – the film magazine – was first published in 1964 as Rank’s competitor to the ABC film Review. Showtime only gave publicity and praise to those films showing in rank cinemas and similar to the ABC film review it contained articles on fashion, pop music and interviews with stars of the day as well as film reviews and advance publicity of films due to be released. The magazine could only be purchased in Rank Cinemas or by subscription. The magazine was not as successful as the ABC Film Review and ceased publication by the late 1960’s. In this Septemeber 1964 edition we highlight the interviews published on Ian Hendry and Janet Munro, Jack Lemmon, Susannah York, Richard Chamberlain as well as a classic portrait of Cilla Black, who was celebrating her first anniversary in show business!

Ian Hendry + Janet Munro Interview

Ian Hendry and Janet Munro met when they were both cast in ABC TV’s Armchair Theatre production of ‘Afternoon of A Nymph [1962]. A year later they were married and by September 1964 Ian had completed his third feature film playing the lead part in Val Guest’s ‘The Beauty Jungle’.

Original Film Trailer – The Beauty Jungle [1964]


Ian Hendry + Janet Munro Interview + Portrait

Showtime Magazine Advert – The Beauty Jungle [1964]

Product placements and film/ movie tie-ins are of course not a new phenomenon. Here Maidenform have ensured that their products are featured prominently!

Showtime Magazine September 1964 – Also Featuring…

James Bond’s Girlfriends – Honor Blackman + Jacqeline Jones

Another former Avenger featured in this edition of the magazine – Honor Blackman who replaced Ian Hendry [Dr. David Keel] as Patrick Macnee’s [John Steed] new assistant, Kathy Gale. Blackman then left The Avengers TV show when she was offered the part of Pussy Galore in the James Bond film, Goldfinger. She was in turn replaced by Diana Rigg, who went on to play the part of Emma Peel.

Susannah York

Richard Chamberlain – Dr. Kildare

Roy Orbison + Brian Poole and the Tremeloes

Cilla Black

Celebrating her first anniversary in show business!

Jack Lemmon

Also On General Release…

First Man In The Moon And East Of Sudan

Edward Judd, Martha Hyer and Lionel Jeffries in First Man In The Moon and Anthony Quayle and Sylvia Simms in East Of Sudan…

Marnie [Dir. Alfred Hitchcock]

Sean Connery + Tippi Hedren in…

633 Squadron

Cliff Robertson and George Chakiris in…

Irma La Douce

Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine in Billy Wilder’s…


A selection of classic adverts, typical of the time. Charles Atlas (born Angelo Siciliano; October 30, 1892 – December 24, 1972)[1] was an Italian-American bodybuilder best remembered as the developer of a bodybuilding method and its associated exercise program which spawned a landmark advertising campaign featuring his name and likeness; it has been described as one of the longest-lasting and most memorable ad campaigns of all time.

Until next time,

Neil Hendry
Editor, Official Tribute To Ian Hendry

Further Reading

A detailed account of the life and work of Ian Hendry in the new biography:

Read: ‘Send in the Clowns – The Yo Yo Life Of Ian Hendry’ by Gabriel Hershman

Send In The Clowns - The Yo Yo Life of Ian Hendry

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