Samantha's 1 November 08, 1966
Adrian Very hard to find anything about Samantha's at all - yet it got a lot of press when it opened I'm sure - for the décor and particularly the E-type dj booth.
Charles fantastic adrian, where did you find this foto... allways wanted to see it ... ah.. memories... allways went to samatha's after le kilt or la poubelle bevor i went to eat a cheesburger with double portion of french pommes frittes and salad with f french salatdressing and of course a huge banana spilt with a lot of chocolate at "mike's dinner restaurant next door to samantha's.. .. thank you adrian... fantastic site ...
Charles sorry pommes frites only one "t"...
Adrian A friend sent it to me - and he got it from the Getty site - but I can't find it there.
Jon F Ahh Samanthas . If anything evokes the time line , James Bond et al it is that club. Slightly more pricy than the others, Burlington St was the "good " Mayfair not Soho side of Regent St, 100 yards from West End Central Cop shop! No fights there! Down we would go through the railings to the lobby where the picture spun to just a red/white/blue circle. Jean-Pierre was the manager , I think it may be he behind the bar in the picture. The first time I went was with Adrian, cigarette hanging from his lips, trench coat over shoulders a real "gunzer mucher". I doubt if we even paid as we were together. My first impression was it was full, smokey with a golden E-Type is the middle of the floor and seeing some Kilt people dancing up a storm . I can even remember the tune " I spy for the FBI" playing.
In about 1967 or 8 if I went there I would end the evening/ear;y morning by walking over to Bond St to the "Sands". A real popular cafe/restaurant for the NW Londoners with their MGB s and TR6 s parked outside. . If we were really hungry well there was "The Golden Egg" at Marble Arch. How we drove the waitress crazy with our orders at 2 am .Hmmm sweet memories
Didier Dembri Yes.I remember the E-Type just on the right hand side in front of the bar.Wonderful memories from that era.I copied the idea and installed a complete white Rolls Royce Silver Shadow (minus the engine) when i was running Le Scandale night Club in Berwick Street.I will try to dig up some pictures.Great fun
Tony Engleman I was one of the guys who pushed that e type into Samanthas, Lenny Bloom, was in charge.
The guy in the photo sitting opposite the girl, I think was a fellow called Ian who had an interest in the club
Vibeke / Vibi He was also a friend of Louis Brown. I met him a few times, once on board Louis's yacht in the South of France.
lynda I worked there 1967/8 until I married kevin caffrey who was a friend of tony engleman
Alain Les cartes de visite avainet la forme d'un pistolet !
Jon F 50 years already, can it be? "Hier encore quand j'etais jeune" as Aznavour used to sing.
Jeff Dexter I was invited to be Disc Jockey there, I had other gigs at the time it opened and didn't fancy sitting in that Jag for hours, so I passed on the position to Peter Sanders, after he'd finished the Summer 66 Season at Sloopy's Nightclub Mallorca, he held that seat for a good while before becoming a successful Rock photographer, then World renown in the Islamic World.
John Hoffmans I went there in 1978 which I remember the E jag near the dance floor and there were swings at the bar. Then I went back there in 2001 and I couldn't believed it that the club was there.
Does anyone know does it still run today as I'm from Australia.
Jon Sorry John, Samanthas has finally gone. But Mike from the famous Diner next door,
is still alive and well and living in Marouba NSW !!
Jon Send me your email address and I'll send you a foto !
jon f Just look at those clubs, they were the best of the best at that time.Without s specific date I seem to remember those names were in full swing would be circa 1970 + or - a year