Nostalgia: Sparkling stars come out to play

Sean Connery with his bevvy of beauties at the Diamonds Are Forever premiere
Sean Connery with his bevvy of beauties at the Diamonds Are Forever premiere
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FOR One glittering night an ancient palace in Linlithgow became the centre of the fashion universe as Karl Lagerfeld brought his world-famous Metier d’Art show to town.

For all the glamour however there was some disappointment after rumours that Bradd Pitt and Angelina Jolie would be in town turned out to be just that.

Honor Blackman takes up bowling

Honor Blackman takes up bowling

While the Hollywood A-listers chose to miss out this time however, the Capital has never been short of a famous visitor, and Edinburgh was delighted to play host to its most famous son, Sir Sean Connery, when he was joined by a bevvy of beauties to promote the premiere of Diamonds Are Forever in 1972 at the old Odeon cinema on Clerk Street.

He was joined by celebrity guests including Sir Jackie Stewart, and the film gained a standing ovation from a sell-out crowd.

Edinburgh also played host to Bond girl Honor Blackman, who was happy to demonstrate her skill son the green when she tried out lawn bowls at the Edinburgh Bowling club in 1975

Actress Joanna Lumley brought her camera to the Capital in 1972 when she stepped behind the camera to make a film for Scottish Cashmere, and cut a glamorous figure when she agreed to pose for pictures at White Horse Close.

Joanna Lumley behind the camera

Joanna Lumley behind the camera

Child star Hayley Mills was pictured on Princes Street, with the Scott Monument in the background, when she visited the Capital in 1965, when the 19-year-old undertook a tour of hospitals and old folks homes at Christmas to bring a bit of cheer.

And while the royal family are no strangers to the Capital, all eyes were not on them in 1948 when Prince Philip met the actor David Niven at a reception.

gareth.edwards@edinburghnews.com

Hayley Mills takes in the sights

Hayley Mills takes in the sights

Prince Philip meets David Niven at a reception

Prince Philip meets David Niven at a reception