Elisabeth Welch in concert at the Almeida Theatre, London du
Elisabeth Welch in concert at the Almeida Theatre, London during the filming of the documentary Keeping Love Alive described as a self portrait in words and songs'. Elisabeth Welch (1904-2003) African American singer & actress who settled in London in 1933. Popular star of British musical theatre, films, television & radio from the 1930s to the 1990s. Date: 1987
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Kicking the bucket to keep alive and well! 1914
Interestingly this artical was published on April fools day in The Sketch, 1914, you can come to your own conclusions! Latest primitive life-saving device invented by a German engineer, Herr Heinrich. Water-tight canvas with gloves suit, air entering through a tube at the top of the head with porthole to see out. Man or woman using the device stands in a bucket which is filled with water and keeps the occupant upright. Sufficient food and drink can be taken aboard to last for a very considerable while; and signals and a revolver can be carried to attract help. Attached to the body are ropes to which two or three people can hold to keep them afloat.
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Tsesarevich Alexei Nikolaievich (1905-1918), youngest child and only son of Tsar Nicholas II and Tsaritsa Alexandra Feodorovna, formerly Princess Alix of Hesse. Alexei was a bright and perceptive boy but suffered from haemophilia, leading his mother to rely on the holy man Rasputin to keep him alive. Alexei was murdered along with the rest of his family by Bolsheviks at Ekaterinburg on 17th July 1918. Date: 22nd July 1918
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