Chambers’ Corner Revisited

The Tribune’s T.N. Morrison, left, interviewing star of radio, stage, screen and television, Jack Benny at the Skylon. (Tribune photos Bob Chambers)

This is Chambers’ Corner ….. the occasional occupant of a corner of this blog, where Bob Chambers, an Evening Tribune photographer from 1957 to 1970, will present some of his photographs from that era …… 

By Bob Chambers

Found the print. Ran in the paper August 13, 1969. Taken in the lounge of the Skylon, you can see the view of fields (yes, farmland then) outside. Tommy has pen in hand. He’s typically dark-suited and bow-tied. I wish I knew what Benny was saying ….. gee, I guess I could make up almost anything now, nearly 50 years later.

For another view from the Skylon, I’ve included a picture of one of my favourite models of that era (1967 – 70ish). The contrast shows how the clothing worn by older men, like Mr. Benny (75 at the time) and Mr. Morrison (he was 61), would not identify the year, or even the decade (but possibly the century) that the picture was taken in, whereas Lesley Walker’s attire puts her image in the late 1960’s for sure. 

Lesley, from Fonthill, was an amazing model because of her dancing and acting ability, along with her extensive wardrobe.

 – Bob Chambers, Tribune photographer 1957-1970

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Editor’s note: Chambers’ Corner appeared on the blog a few years ago as a recurring feature, this submission in March, 2016. It is presented here unchanged. The series has been rebranded Chambers’ Corner Revisited and is appearing at the request of readers. It appears on the blog Wednesdays. (Apologies, yesterday’s scheduled publication was delayed.)

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