Wednesday, 23 August 2017
Better To Be Sixty & Racy...
... Than sexist and racist! HAPPY 60TH BIRTHDAY, STEPHEN JOHN FRY!
We're a day early for Soupy Twists Friday, but what a momentous day to mark – wherever you are, on whatever continent takes your fancy, we send all our deepest love and gratitude for all your help making Soupy Twists a (nadmittedly delayed) reality!
Talking of the book's development, we're teetering on a certain disaster, in that we have a very small design budget, and a whole plate image section to fill, and neither Stephen nor Hugh are able to help very much. So it occurred to us that maybe some fans out there may be in a position to help? It's unlikely, and we're already indebted to fine supporters who have sent scans of original recording tickets and the like, which we're hoping to use, but let's see if the Fry & Laurie community – and it is a community, we have dustbin rounds and everything – can get together and help in some way. Did you ever see them live, and take the chance to grab an old-fashioned PHOTOGRAPH? Have you chanced upon them strolling in LA and snatched a camphone pic?
We realise such contingencies are tiny, but thought it worth asking. All we want to do is make the lasting celebration of Fry & Laurie's comedy and friendship the colleagues deserve, but getting the visuals right is a very tough challenge at the moment, so any help with rights-friendly images, just let us know.
We're sure Stephen is too busy celebrating to read this, but for his many non-biblical lovers out there, we'll leave you with a cheeky little scrap from the archives, which opens with a statement from Fry that surely nobody can deny.
HAVE A SOUPY SOUPY TWISTY-TURNY 60TH APERTURE-ESCAPING ANNIVERSARY, STEPHEN!