Cynthia Payne (24 December 1932 – 15 November 2015) was an English brothel keeper and party hostess who made headlines in the 1970s and 1980s, when she was acquitted of running a brothel at 32 Ambleside Avenue, Streatham, London. She became famous for her creative use of Luncheon Vouchers.
The 1987 film 'Personal Services' told the story of her life with Julie Walters cast as Cynthia.
This portrait of Cynthia Payne was taken at the Two Brewers in the late 80's. The Two Brewers is South London’s most famous cabaret venue and has been proudly serving the gay community for over 30 years.
'Vicars, MPS and lawyers were amongst those who considered me to be the best hostess in London.' - Cynthia Payne
A2 Poster - Digital Print on 200 gsm paper.
Packed rolled in a cardboard tube. Room settings are not to scale and are for general purpose.