TOMB RAIDER MEMORIES
ARE MADE OF THIS
Copyright 2001 www.tombraiderchronicles.com
[ November 6th 2001 ]
came out in Birmingham as collectors descended
in their thousands for the annual memorabilia
show. They included actor Tom Baker, who was one
of the most popular incarnations of Dr Who in
he was glad to be back in Birmingham as he said
he had always had a great time in the city. "Some
describe Birmingham as being rather dull but I
don't think so. I can't tell you about my great
times in a family newspaper! I do remember being
chased by a marvellously lecherous old age pensioner
with a wooden leg whilst I was in Educating Rita
at the Alexandra Theatre."
Leon, who was a Bond girl to the likes of Roger
Moore and Sean Connery, looked as glamorous as
on the filmset of Never Say Never Again as she
sat signing autographs.
" find this show remarkable in that so many people
spend their hard-earned money on memorabilia from
old films, it's wonderful. It's very flattering.
eople look at you differently when they realise
you are a Bond girl. The whole thing was really
glamorous. Sean Connery was very professional,
Roger Moore was more jokey. It's wonderful to
still have a following after nearly 20 years."
Maul and Queen Amidala could be seen walking around
the fair as ten-year-olds Patricia Lay and Liam
Callanan got into the spirit of the event.
had travelled from London especially for the fair.
Mum Eibhlis Lay said: "My partner has always been
into collecting Star Wars so now my daughter is
Star Wars mad too. We have been coming to the
show for the last four years."
also attracts visitors from overseas. Thomas Seufferle
travelled from Hamburg with his huge models from
Tomb Raider to exhibit at the show as he says
the market for collectables is so much better
in the UK.
University students Miranda O'Brien and Kirsty
Hillyer save up their grants to spend on memorabilia.
They have come for the past three years to buy
toys from their childhood and can blow up pounds
300 each a time.