Denham Studios restaurant by Tony Wysard, 1937
Intensively populated illustration by Tony Wysard, showing imagined diners at the restaurant at Denham Studios. Illustration includes a key to all caricatures portrayed but include David Niven and Gracie Fields (table 7), Rex Harrison, Lawrence Olivier and Vivien Leigh (table 5), and Charles Laughton (table 12). The artist shows himself peeping into the picture top left. Denham Studios covered over 28 acres in a 165 acre estate. There were seven sound stages, two of which were air-conditioned and the largest in Europe. Date: 1937
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Le Ciel - Paris Cabaret Nightclub - The Confession
Two performers acting out 'The Confession' at Le Ciel - Montmartre, Paris Cabaret Nightclub. The Cabaret du Ciel (Cabaret of Heaven) was an early version of modern theme restaurants, with a theme centered around celestial concepts connected to the afterlife in Paradise. Inside the restaurant, beer was served, and the customers were greeted by acts such as angels playing music, St. Peter sprinkling holy water from the heavens, as well as reenactments of scenes related to Dante's Inferno. Date: circa 1905
Miss Lily Elsie and Mr Robert Evett in 'The Merry Widow'
Miss Lily Elsie (1886-1962) popular Edwardian Actress in the role of 'Sonia' and Mr Robert Evett (1874-1949) English singer, actor, theatre manager and producer in the role of 'Vicomte Camille de Jolidon' in 'The Merry Widow', an operetta by Franz Lehar. See: 10108969 for an illustration from the original production programme, clearly produced at the same time as this photograph. Date: 1907
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection