View Full Version : Time waits for no man

7th Nov 2014, 14:22
I have a habit, perhaps bad, of thinking that TV/film stars and even of people that I haven't seen in ages, that they somehow stay exactly as they did, as they once were. Totally illogical and naive, but it gets me again and again. So here fellow ppruners I present some AVIATION CONTENT that soberly dumps reality onto the memories and recollections of yesteryear….:{

Jan-Michael Vincent, recovering alcoholic admits he's lucky to be alive | Daily Mail Online (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2824218/The-tragic-downfall-80-s-heartthrob-Jan-Michael-Vincent-Recovering-alcoholic-admits-s-lucky-alive-right-leg-amputated.html)


7th Nov 2014, 16:46
There's a story like that, sitting at the end of the bar in every pub in the land. :(


tony draper
7th Nov 2014, 17:33
With them repeating TV series from thirty and forty years ago all the time now must be a shock for actors to see themselves as they were way back then, they must be tempted to avoid mirrors.
Thinking of that bloke from the Likely lads who's name escapes me for the mo, he is now in that New Tricks series,he has not aged well.

7th Nov 2014, 17:38
"Oh what happened to you ? Whatever happened to me ? And what became of the people we used to be ? One used to enjoy watching 'The Likely Lads' on TV way back when.


Um... lifting...
7th Nov 2014, 17:50
Probably a fair bit of structural assistance going on here, but even so...


As Craig Ferguson said (words to the effect) in an interview... "Because I'm male and you're Raquel Welch!"

7th Nov 2014, 18:52
Time waits for no man

In the absence of my wife I was given the job of watering the herb garden; sadly I forgot and one of the plants has died.

As our lovely cleaning lady Rachael said when she saw it, "Thyme waits for no man..."

Ascend Charlie
7th Nov 2014, 19:49
Saw a prog recently about the cop shows of 60s and 70s, with some of the most memorable clips. Then they showed all the lads as they were 2 years ago - Peter Graves, Martin Landau, Barbara Bain, Bill Cosby, Robert Culp - all looked like a new walking-undead zombie movie.

7th Nov 2014, 20:03

I see you Raquel Welsh and raise you a Claudia Schiffer. This photo of Claudia, next to Lisa Kudrow, was taken in Feb of this year. Claudia is now 44 years old. Time has obviously been very good to her.


7th Nov 2014, 20:18
then again, there's always Courtney Cox who defies her age. (50)


7th Nov 2014, 20:27
Ah, the marvels of modern surgery. :p

7th Nov 2014, 20:58
Many of the famous people have succumbed to chemical excesses which have destroyed them.
Maybe the majority of people don't understand the effect of fame and riches.

Um... lifting...
7th Nov 2014, 21:12
When Claudia's 73, give me a ring back.

cockney steve
7th Nov 2014, 22:45
^^^^^^ you mean she's got one of your rings? :p

Um... lifting...
8th Nov 2014, 00:24
That would be a no.

8th Nov 2014, 00:30
Thinking of that bloke from the Likely lads who's name escapes me for the mo, he is now in that New Tricks series,he has not aged well.

That would be James Bolam, Drapes. His mate Rodney Bewes hasn't done any better!

As the saying goes

Time flies like an arrow - fruit flies like a banana :)

8th Nov 2014, 02:00
Six,maybe seven years ago, I carried Sophia Loren on a long haul flight. Most of the cabin crew (most of whom were Asian) were too young to even know who she was, but after I let them know, they were all very keen to line up for a pic. with her at the end of the flight.

She was a LADY in every meaning of the word. Looked a treat - and very classy - at the end of the six hour flight, (I know - doubtless there's been more than a little 'work' done there over the years, but she sported a a waistline most 45 year old women would be very glad to have), and she was graceful in the extreme in the way she agreed to have her photograph taken.

The FC crew said she was an absolutely no problemo passenger as well. Sad as it is to see JMV in his current state, it's nice to see the other extreme in celebrities like Sophia Loren.

tony draper
8th Nov 2014, 07:51
Always reckoned Sofia was the most beautiful woman of the last century, a century when most women were woman shaped and didn't look like skinny boys young chaps seem to prefer now.
That all started with that skeletal horror Twiggy

8th Nov 2014, 08:40
My only regret over that flight where I carried Ms Loren is that I didn't line up with the cabin crew for the pic with Ms Loren.

8th Nov 2014, 16:54
When I see images of Sophia Loren or hear her voice....
Oh gawd, I think I'm going to have to go have a lie down!

8th Nov 2014, 17:04


Time can be very cruel

8th Nov 2014, 20:27
.,....I give in. Who is she? Should I have known?

I definitely am not as good looking as I was 50 years ago but then who amongst us is?

The Ancient Mariner

Ascend Charlie
8th Nov 2014, 20:38
Julie Christie?

And the changes in Kathleen Turner since her golden days in Jewel of the Nile are a bit scary.

8th Nov 2014, 20:49

8th Nov 2014, 20:58
Every dog/bitch has his/her day. :sad:

Nervous SLF
8th Nov 2014, 20:59
I thought Capes smaller photo was Bridget Bardot ? and the larger one Jane Asher ?

8th Nov 2014, 21:07
I thought the large one was Miss Faithfull, hence the picture.............

Nervous SLF
8th Nov 2014, 21:10
I thought the large one was Miss Faithfull, hence the picture.............

After taking another look you could very well be totally correct, glad I put a question mark now :O

8th Nov 2014, 21:15
Genes also have a lot to do with it. My MIL's carer is 56 and looks 40. Her own mum is in her eighties and looks 60.

I'm afraid though that the pictures in this thread do show the devastating affects of drugs including tobacco, and alcohol. Oh and if you live in a sunny part of the world, excessive tanning.

Actually if we are onto the subject of self-inflicted ageing, I see some of the young guys at the gym every morning lifting very heavy weights and I think "wouldn't like to be you when you are 40 'cos your hips and spine are going to be very painful...all the time."

8th Nov 2014, 22:54
Ray Ban Gold Aerobatic Team:


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2014 (Abbotsford International Airshow)


Not too bad for guys who pulled a lot of Gs :p

tony draper
8th Nov 2014, 23:12
I have good news for you chaps, when you reach seventy you dont give a shit what you look like. :rolleyes:

8th Nov 2014, 23:59
That all started with that skeletal horror Twiggy

Yes Drapes back then it was a terrible time
for us boob fans - but fortunately it didn't
last long and women decided to look like
women again and not some underfed half
starved titless waif.

9th Nov 2014, 04:45
......when you reach seventy you dont give a shit what you look like

and when you reach 80 you actually take pride in your un-PC appearance, ANY appearance is better than the alternative, and one takes pleasure in still being able to achieve this.

I hope I can announce what a 90 yr. old thinks, too.

9th Nov 2014, 04:52
There oughta be a 'like' button for the last three posts. :ok::ok::ok:

9th Nov 2014, 06:34
Ray Ban Gold Aerobatic Team: 1987

isn't it cute how almost-identical their pose is? :)

Fingers crossed, ExSp! :ok:

B Fraser
9th Nov 2014, 08:39
Crikey, if miss Faithful offers you a mars bar, tell her to keep it.

Lon More
9th Nov 2014, 10:31
.. or if sha asks, "Where's the soap?"

9th Nov 2014, 10:34
She seriously overdosed on the Mars Bars and more.
As many of you worked out, Brigitte Bardog and Marianne Faithfull in my posting.

9th Nov 2014, 10:49

Born in 1941 Miss Christie still looks very elegant, I think that she must have wisely enjoyed a more sensible lifestyle than her raddled contemporaries pictured earlier in the thread.

9th Nov 2014, 10:54
Ditto Dame Shirley Bassey. I saw her close up, on a flight, a couple of years ago, and she looks pretty good for her age, very elegant and dignified, and apparently was charming to those around her on the aircraft.

9th Nov 2014, 11:40
Mind you, some seem to thrive on the late nights


Keith is still with us, unbelievably,

barry lloyd
9th Nov 2014, 23:16
OK - get the eye bleach ready...

Christine Keeler 1963:


Christine Keeler 2013:


See - it all depends on the life you lead...:)