OTLEY AND DISTRICT MEN’S FORUM
Meeting the Hollywood Stars of Yesteryear
Roberts is unique: he is the only Otley resident and Men’s Forum
member to have met and been photographed with Doris Day, Debbie
Reynolds, Frankie Laine, Jane Russell, Clint
Eastwood, Gregory Peck, and Bob Hope. He visited
twenty three years he worked for Starline
and led tours that enabled British people to meet and see the stars of
He told us about these meetings. We heard that the eight times married Stan Laurel was paid more than his partner Oliver Hardy, that Betty Grable had a long standing love affair with George Raft and that Clint Eastwood’s favourite film is “Dirty Harry”. Clive and his wife Shirley, after they visited Sinatra’s private office, received a personally written and signed letter from him. This they retain as a prized possession.
And in conclusion we saw a professionally made film of his travels that included a Bob Hope interview and a Frankie Laine concert.
Our next meeting takes on a seasonal theme when Dr B Boffey will tell us about “Christmas Customs” at 10-00am in the Main Hall at Otley Civic Centre on Thursday 4th December.