I never knew that!
Keith Belcher has a series of items from the past which capture
the times and the interest people have had in an MGB.
Keith Belcher is our Pricewatch volunteer monitoring cars seen
for sale and listed for auction and from that gathering the essential
data we need to maintain our 6 monthly MGV8 market reviews and price
guides. Price guides
Field, the Hollywood actress, is seen in pictures in or
by "her 1965 MGB". The cars appear both to
be a dark colour. But if you read her memoir "In Pieces"
she says: "From the barely dawn morning, when I'd drive
onto the Columbia lot, until long after the sun had set, I lived
in Gidget's world. Then I'd climb back into my newly purchased
yellow MGB, carefully work the frighteningly unfamiliar stick
shift, and drive back through the looking glass into Sally's
world- where my feet hurt so bad I thought of putting them in
a pan of hot water and Epsom salts, the way Aunt Gladys always
Keith says "So
her car was yellow? Did she have more than one? Oh well, we
will never know".
Margaret Field was
born in 1946 in Pasadena, California. Her acting career began
in 1965 in the role of Frances Elizabeth 'Gidget' Lawrence in
Gidget (1965). She went on to star in The Flying Nun (1967),
which ran for three seasons. She also appeared in her first
film in 1967, The Way West (1967) opposite Kirk Douglas. She
appeared in many films in the 70s and In the years that followed
she starred in films such as Absence of Malice (1981), Kiss
Me Goodbye (1982), Places in the Heart (1984) (she received
her second Oscar for her role), Murphy's Romance (1985), Punchline
(1988) and Steel Magnolias (1989). In 1993 she starred alongside
Robin Williams and Pierce Brosnan in the comedy Mrs Doubtfire
(1993). A year after, she played the role of Tom Hanks character's
mother in the film Forrest Gump (1994). The film won six Academy
Since then she has appeared in TV movies and mini-series such
as A Woman of Independent Means (1995), Merry Christmas, George
Bailey (1997), From the Earth to the Moon (1998) and David Copperfield
(2000). In 2000 she appeared in the film Where the Heart Is
(2000) with Natalie Portman and Ashley Judd, and in 2003 she
starred alongside Reese Witherspoon in Legally Blonde 2 (2003).
She also appeared in 12 episodes of ER (1994) from 2000 to 2006.
In recent years she has played the role of matriarch Nora Walker
in the hit television show Brothers & Sisters (2006), which
earned her an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama
Series in 2007.