IT IS no wonder teenage boy Iain Henderson thought he was dreaming back in Glasgow in 1977.

Glamorous actor Diana Dors, screen siren and described by some as Britain’s answer to Marilyn Monroe, was in the city promoting her autobiography.

She had just finished an interview at STV’s studios in Cowcaddens, and autograph-hunter Iain, who was 15 at the time, was waiting outside the building in the hope of catching the star on the way to her hotel.

“It was a cold November night and I was waiting for the Scotland Today news programme to finish so I could see her afterwards,” he recalls.

“I even thought it might have been recorded earlier in the afternoon and I had missed the chance of meeting our answer to Marilyn Monroe.

Diana in The Weak and The Wicked

Diana in The Weak and The Wicked

“At around 6.30pm, a lovely big maroon limousine pulled up outside the studios and five minute laters, Diana came out, dressed in a long fur coat with long blonde hair flying.”

Iain, from Ibrox, adds: “I asked for her autograph and she smiled and said, ‘yes, but let’s go inside the car to chat, it’s much too cold on the street.

“So there I was, a 15-year-old boy, chatting away to Diana Dors inside her fancy car, as her chauffeur read the Financial Times and kept glancing at us in the mirror as he wanted to drive her home.

“I’ll never forget that memorable night and how kind and charming she was to me. It was so sad she passed away in 1984, at the age of 52, from breast cancer.”

Diana was born in 1931 and made her name starring in risque comedies and British movies, before turning her hand to cabaret and writing. In later years, she appeared on TV in an assortment of roles, including agony aunt and health and fitness guru.

Eddie Crawford, from Govan, also got in touch to share a treasured celebrity memory.

Shakin Stevens

Shakin' Stevens

“It was October 1982 and I had managed to get a front row seat at the Shakin’ Stevens concert in the Apollo,” he says.

“But when the show started, I was so close to the front, I couldn’t see anything. All I could see was Shaky’s head and shoulders, none of the band. So I ended up making my way to the back of the hall and watched the whole show standing.”

At the end of the concert, Eddie ‘drove speedily’ to the Holiday Inn on Argyle Street, where Shaky was staying during his visit to Glasgow.

“We were standing waiting outside, when the big American car drove up,” says Eddie.

“The driver got out and came over, telling us to scram.”

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Eddie says Shaky then intervened.

“He got between us and separated us, and I asked him to autograph my programme,” he smiles.

“He did, and I shook hands with him. It was a great concert and a strange night – another fantastic Apollo night.”

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