My 99th Birthday Party at the Bali Brasserie

Bali Brasserie menu for Millys 99 birthday party 2016

Milly celebrating at her 99th birthday party

Nornia & Milly celebrating at her 99th birthday party

Celebrating with friends and family

Next to me is Dorothy, Nigel & Gail to the left and Damian, cousin Genevieve’s husband to my right. Wendy is far right at the back. Tania with the camera phone on my right. Thank you Sarahjane for this photo. Norina & Milly together in the lower photo.

Argus newspaper reports Milly on BBC4

Milly Rich, Argus Newspaper 2012 and Passions on Film BBC4, 1956 Pathé Film

Milly Rich, Argus Newspaper 2012 and Passions on Film BBC4, 1956 Pathé Film

British Passions on Film, BBC4, 2012

When the phone rang it was the BBC. They couldn’t believe they found me. They looked up the Milly Rich from the Pathé pictorial made in 1956. They collected me and drove me to London and this is the result on film.

The producer Leslie Smith wrote to us:

Millie’s interview was absolutely wonderful and I know the entire nation will fall in love with her all over again when they see her.  Her passion and warmth and immaculate taste come shining through and I can’t tell you how grateful I am to you both for coming to London for us! The programme would not be half as good without Millie and I am very much in your debt.

Milly & Moss’s 70th Wedding Anniversary

Platinum Wedding Anniversary

It was Milly & Moss’s 70th Platinum Wedding Anniversary on 9th October 2009. They received a card of congratulation from the Queen and were featured in the Evening Argus. They later celebrated on the 23rd October with a party at the Bali Brasserie, Kingsway Court, Hove.
Thanks to Sandra Barnet for this picture, Patrick Stoney for the video.

The oldest old girl at the Old Girls reunion

Old Girls reunion, Central Foundation Girls School, Spitalfields photo by Patricia Niven, 2014

Old Girls reunion, Central Foundation Girls School, Spitalfields photo by Patricia Niven, 2014

Central Foundation Girls School Reunion 2014

Great thanks to the Gentle Author Spitalfields Life Blog for organising all the girls. We had such a great time and made lots of noise. The reunion was in The Galvin restaurant michelin starred and very gourmet. This is the site of our old school hall. It’s ironic to think the girls were from the poorest families and now we are sitting in a restaurant for ‘high-net-worth’ individuals.

Galvin La Chapelle history

‘Europe’s only woman (seashell) importer’ British Pathé film

Millicent Rich, Sea Shells, 1956 film, British Pathé

Millicent Rich, Sea Shells, 1956 British Pathé film

Filmed in the Conran showroom 1956

Pathé Pictorials were shown during the interval between the A and B movie when you went to the ‘pictures’ in the 50s and 60s. They were also shown at News Theatres where you could see shorts while waiting for a train. I was asked to star in this for the reason it says in the movie: ‘Europe’s only woman (seashell) importer’! The film says it was shot in our ‘Balham flat’ Actually it was the Conran Showroom. I was 39.

Maybe the oldest beauty blogger in the world

Portrait of Milly Rich by Patricia Niven, 2014

Portrait of Milly Rich by Patricia Niven, 2014

BY MILLY RICH AGED 99

I maybe the oldest beauty blogger in the world. When I say…

“I’m 99 years old”

people say

“you don’t look it”

but I say

“what do you think 99 should look like?”

Photo by Patricia Niven, 2014 when Milly was 96 years old