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Background imageActresses Collection: Denham Studios restaurant by Tony Wysard, 1937

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

Background imageActresses Collection: Hogarth Actresses Barn

Hogarth Actresses Barn
Strolling Actresses Dressing in a Barn Using a loophole in the law that defied actors to act outside London without a licence

Background imageActresses Collection: Joan and Jackie Collins 1950s

Joan and Jackie Collins 1950s
Joan Collins, actress (born 1933), together with her sister Jackie Collins, novelist (1937-2015), c.1955 Date: 1950s

Background imageActresses Collection: Annette Kellerman diving in silhouette

Annette Kellerman diving in silhouette
Annette Marie Sarah Kellerman (18861975) - Australian swimmer, film star, and writer. One of the first women to wear a one-piece bathing costume, causing a minor scandal at the time

Background imageActresses Collection: Lily Langtry (Lady de Bathe), WW1

Lily Langtry (Lady de Bathe), WW1
Lily Langtry (1863-1929), English actress pictured during the First World War when she was working for the Red Cross in America. Date: 1917

Background imageActresses Collection: A poster advertising Daisy Yates

A poster advertising Daisy Yates, Always Blooming. Date: C. 1913

Background imageActresses Collection: Ethel Levey by Kate Carew

Ethel Levey by Kate Carew
Ethel Levey (1880-1955), American actress and singer, caricatured for The Tatler by Kate Carew. Date: 1915

Background imageActresses Collection: Max Factor make up booklet with Hollywood stars

Max Factor make up booklet with Hollywood stars
Rochelle Hudson and Bette Davis demonstrate how to apply powder and rouge respectively in a Max Factor promotional booklet. Date: 1937

Background imageActresses Collection: Lady St. Oswald, previously Evie Carew

Lady St. Oswald, previously Evie Carew
Evie Carew Greene, an actress at Dalys Theatre, who married She married Rowland George Winn, 3rd Baron Saint Oswald of Nostell in October 1915 and became Lady St. Oswald

Background imageActresses Collection: Gaby Deslys and her gowns by Drian 1913

Gaby Deslys and her gowns by Drian 1913
Gaby Deslys (1881-1920), French actress, dancer and singer, pictured in a variety of lavish outfits designed by Drian and realised by Landolff for her latest revue at the Palace Theatre, London

Background imageActresses Collection: Anna May Wong, 1928

Anna May Wong, 1928
Chinese-American actress Anna May Wong (1905-1961) reads a menu in Londons Chinatown in Limehouse. 1928

Background imageActresses Collection: Joyce Grenfell

Joyce Grenfell
Joyce Irene Grenfell, OBE (n饠 Phipps; 10 February 1910 30 November 1979), British comedienne, actress and, in her time, one of the countrys best loved entertainers

Background imageActresses Collection: Bystander front-cover: Dorothy Hyson and Dorothy Dickinson

Bystander front-cover: Dorothy Hyson and Dorothy Dickinson
Dorothy Hyson and her mother Dorothy Dickinson, both American actresses

Background imageActresses Collection: The Dolly Sisters performing their Persian Dance 1921

The Dolly Sisters performing their Persian Dance 1921
The Dolly Sisters as they perform their Persian dance in the " League of Notions", a popular revue at the New Oxford

Background imageActresses Collection: Lilyan Tashman by Olive Snell

Lilyan Tashman by Olive Snell
Lilyan Tashman (October 23, 1896 March 21, 1934) American vaudeville, Broadway, and film actress. Tashman was best known for her supporting roles as tongue-in-cheek villainesses

Background imageActresses Collection: Olive Borden applies lipstick in the mirror

Olive Borden applies lipstick in the mirror
Actress Olive Borden putting the finishing touches to her face in a scene from The Monkey Talks, a film adaptation of the stage play produced in London and New York. Date: 1927

Background imageActresses Collection: The Queen of Diamonds - Shirley Kellogg in Elspeth Phelps

The Queen of Diamonds - Shirley Kellogg in Elspeth Phelps
Actress Shirley Kellogg pictured wearing an exquisite fringed dress of peau de soie embellished with silver and diamonds, the starring costume in the theatrical show

Background imageActresses Collection: The Importance of Being Ernest by Oscar Wilde

The Importance of Being Ernest by Oscar Wilde
Promotional postcard for The Importance of Being Ernest by Oscar Wilde. First produced at the St. Jamess Theatre, on 14th February 1895. For the St. James revival, 25th November 1909

Background imageActresses Collection: Laurette Taylor and Michael

Laurette Taylor and Michael
Miss Laurette Taylor (1883-1946) American actress born Loretta Helen Clooney. She appeared in one of the most popular shows of the First World War in London, Peg O My Heart

Background imageActresses Collection: Zena Dare as a nurse, WW1

Zena Dare as a nurse, WW1
Mrs Maurice Brett, formerly the theatre and music hall star, Zena Dare pictured in her uniform as a nurse working in France during the First World War. She married the Hon

Background imageActresses Collection: Gaby Deslys in 5064 Gerrard

Gaby Deslys in 5064 Gerrard
Gaby Deslys (1884 - 1920), French actress, music hall artiste and sometime lover of King Manuel II of Portugal, pictured in 1915 when she was appearing in " 5064 Gerrard." Known for her

Background imageActresses Collection: Gertie Millar in a trouser suit, 1916

Gertie Millar in a trouser suit, 1916
Gertie Millar (1879-1952), popular music hall and stage actress, pictured, " suited at all points like a man, " in other words

Background imageActresses Collection: Gwili Andre

Gwili Andre
Danish model and actress Gwili Andre (1907-1959), born Gurli Andresen, starring in Roar Of The Dragon at the beginning of her brief Hollywood career. Date: 1932

Background imageActresses Collection: The cast of Hay Fever, described as Noel Cowards Clean Play 'by The Sketch

The cast of Hay Fever, described as Noel Cowards Clean Play "by The Sketch
The cast of Hay Fever, described as Noel Cowards Clean Play " by The Sketch. Marie Tempest played the role of Judith Bliss, a bohemian ex-actress, while Graham Browne her husband, David Bliss

Background imageActresses Collection: Elsie Kay, Maie Ash & Katleen Dawn, The Catch of the Season

Elsie Kay, Maie Ash & Katleen Dawn, The Catch of the Season
Elsie Kay, Maie Ash and Kathleen Dawn in a wonderful publicity photograph for the popular comedy musical, The Catch of the Season at the Vaudeville Theatre

Background imageActresses Collection: In front and behind the scenes at the Coliseum, London

In front and behind the scenes at the Coliseum, London
A great stage and a great curtain: in front and behind the scenes at the Coliseum, London. Top centre: a diagrammatic view of the revolving stage

Background imageActresses Collection: Lily and Hilda Hanbury

Lily and Hilda Hanbury
Misses Lily Hanbury (1874-1908) and Hilda Hanbury, sisters and actresses

Background imageActresses Collection: Miss Edith Day in Irene by Kate Carew

Miss Edith Day in Irene by Kate Carew
Irene Day, caricatured by Kate Carew in the play Irene playing at the Empire Theatre, London in 1920. Date: 1920

Background imageActresses Collection: Some Sunny personalities at the London Hippodrome

Some Sunny personalities at the London Hippodrome
Caricature by Nerman of the various performers appearing in the popular comedy musical, Sunny at the London Hippodrome in 1926. Top left Nancy Lovat, top right, Elsie Randolph

Background imageActresses Collection: Two women preparing for show at Windmill Theatre 1939

Two women preparing for show at Windmill Theatre 1939
Two women in tin helmets photographed as they prepare for a show at the Windmill Theatre. The Windmill Theatre, which today uses the motto " we never closed"

Background imageActresses Collection: Norma Shearer, Canadian actress

Norma Shearer, Canadian actress. Date: 1934

Background imageActresses Collection: Palace Theatre Company - London - Theatrical Garden Party

Palace Theatre Company - London - Theatrical Garden Party Date: 1912

Background imageActresses Collection: Stephanie Stephens with Bonzo

Stephanie Stephens with Bonzo
Actress Stephanie Stephens posed in one of her costumes from the musical comedy, Queen High at the Queens Theatre in 1926

Background imageActresses Collection: Gwen Farrar by Olive Snell

Gwen Farrar by Olive Snell
Miss Gwendoline Farrar, entertainer and musician pictured by society portraitist Olive Snell in 1918. Date: 1918

Background imageActresses Collection: Maxine Elliott in her garden at Bushey

Maxine Elliott in her garden at Bushey
Maxine Elliott (1868 - 1940), American actress, reputed lover of J. P. Morgan and later, the New Zealand tennis player, Anthony Wilding who was killed in 1915

Background imageActresses Collection: Gaby Deslys, 1915

Gaby Deslys, 1915
Celebrated French actress and music hall artiste Gaby Deslys (1881-1920), pictured in stage costume for her role of Lady Lil in the new burlesque at the Duke of Yorks Theatre in London, Rosy Rapture

Background imageActresses Collection: Gaby Deslys, 1914

Gaby Deslys, 1914
French actress and music hall artiste, Gaby Deslys pictured in rather glamorous caricature. At the time, she was appearing in the revue, The Passing Show, at the Palace Theatre, London. 1914

Background imageActresses Collection: The Lady With A Lamp by Reginald Berkeley

The Lady With A Lamp by Reginald Berkeley
Promotional postcard for The Lady With A Lamp by Reginald Berkeley. First produced at the Arts Theatre, 5th May and the Garrick Theatre, 24th January 1929. Originally called Florence Nightingale

Background imageActresses Collection: Jessie Matthews with daughter Catherine

Jessie Matthews with daughter Catherine
British actress Jessie Matthews (1907-1981) enjoying a seaside donkey ride with her adopted daughter Catherine Hale-Monro. Catherine went on to become Countess Grixoni. Date: 1939

Background imageActresses Collection: June Howard-Tripp, English actress

June Howard-Tripp, English actress
June Howard-Tripp, sometimes referred to simply by her stage name, June, English actress. Date: 1934

Background imageActresses Collection: Ulysses at Her Majestys Theatre, London

Ulysses at Her Majestys Theatre, London - Constance Collier as Pallas Athene. The play was written by Stephen Phillips. 1902

Background imageActresses Collection: The Vic-Wells Season & Dance, Waterloo, London

The Vic-Wells Season & Dance, Waterloo, London, with portraits and signatures of creative staff, actors and actresses, including Tyrone Guthrie, Athene Seyler, Charles Laughton, Flora Robson

Background imageActresses Collection: French actresses in swimsuits at Great Fosters, Egham

French actresses in swimsuits at Great Fosters, Egham
Betty Spell and Reine Paulet, actresses playing in Paris in London at the Comedy Theatre in 1932, pictured visiting Great Fosters in Egham

Background imageActresses Collection: Performers in a production at Compiegne Palace

Performers in a production at Compiegne Palace, 27 November 1865, Les Commentaires de Cesar by Philippe de Massa. Date: 1865

Background imageActresses Collection: Actors and Actresses

Actors and Actresses
Edwardian actors and actresses. Mr. Bernard Shaw and Miss Lillah McCarthy. Mr. Fred Terry's Daughter. Mr. Arthur Bourchier. Miss Iris Hoey. Miss Ellen Terry. Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree

Background imageActresses Collection: Students of Berkely College, Acting Oedipus Rex

Students of Berkely College, Acting Oedipus Rex
Students of Berkeley College, Acting ?dipus Rex in their Greek Theatre of the College. Teiresias, the seer, is seen approaching King ?dipus on the permanent stage possessed by the college



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