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Powder Compacts and Classic Film – The Very Glamorous Lady Penelope

Lady Penelope with her powder compact

In this month’s Face Facts, the excellent newsletter by the British Compact Collectors Society, I asked for members to share their favourite “powder puff moments”. These are those classic cinema scenes when a glamorous leading lady uses her powder compact.

I’ve been delighted by the response by BCCS members who all share my love of vintage film, and of course, compacts! Sincere thanks go especially to Annette Dale and Jennifer Duncan, whose many wonderful “moments” I’ll share shortly. Before then, here’s arguably the most glamorous of them all, Thunderbirds’ Lady Penelope, spotted by Jane Burgneay.


3 comments on “Powder Compacts and Classic Film – The Very Glamorous Lady Penelope

  1. grannysmiff
    June 4, 2012

    I watched the Thunderbirds whenever I could and Lady Penelope and Parker her Butler were 2 favs. ‘FAB’.

  2. Deborah Clark
    June 6, 2012

    When I was a little girls (watching re-runs) I always wanted to be like her when I grew up – perhaps that’s one of the reasons I love compacts!

  3. Vic Allen
    November 13, 2012

    It should be stressed that Lady Penelope’s powder compact was actually her hidden communicator with Tracy Island. The pearl in the centre used to flash when it ‘rang’…

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