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Background imageCoward Collection: Hay Fever, by Noel Coward, Gaiety Theatre, Hastings

Hay Fever, by Noel Coward, Gaiety Theatre, Hastings
Hay Fever, a comedy by Noel Coward, at the Gaiety Theatre, Hastings, starring Kate Cutler

Background imageCoward Collection: Chelsea Arts Ball - Noel Coward and Ivor Novello

Chelsea Arts Ball - Noel Coward and Ivor Novello
A group at the Annual Chelsea Arts Club Ball, held at the Royal Albert Hall every New Years Eve. Back row from left, Mr Frank Verner Leveson, Mrs Calthrop, Ivor Novello, Miss Gladys Cooper

Background imageCoward Collection: Noel Coward (1899-1973)

Noel Coward (1899-1973)
Caricature of Noel Coward (1899-1973), the English playwright, actor and composer, in 1938

Background imageCoward Collection: Soho, London - Shaftesbury Avenue

Soho, London - Shaftesbury Avenue - Queens Theatre with neon sign for Private Lives by Noel Coward, directed by John Gielgud. 1973

Background imageCoward 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 imageCoward Collection: Gertrude Lawrence by Autori

Gertrude Lawrence by Autori
Stylised caricature of Gertrude Lawrence (1898 - 1952), British actress and musical comedy performer at the time she was appearing in Private Lives by Noel Coward at the Phoenix Theatre in London

Background imageCoward Collection: Noel Coward

Noel Coward at Eden Roc, Cap d Antibes, French Riviera

Background imageCoward Collection: Noel Coward by Sirra

Noel Coward by Sirra
Noel Coward (Sir Noel Peirce Coward, 1899-1973), English actor, singer, playwright, director and composer. Caricatured by Sirra in The Bystander, part of a series called Celebrities in Cameo

Background imageCoward Collection: Queen Victoria at Sheffield

Queen Victoria at Sheffield
The Queen in Sheffield during Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Here, Dr. Coward, conductor of the childrens choir in Norfolk Park is presented to the Queen. Date: 1897

Background imageCoward Collection: Noel Coward / Play Pictori

Noel Coward / Play Pictori
NOEL COWARD At the time of his play Cavalcade in 1931

Background imageCoward Collection: Noel Coward

Noel Coward (1899-1973) English playwright, composer, director, actor, and singer. Date: 1931

Background imageCoward Collection: The actress and dancer Vera Freeman, December 1923

The actress and dancer Vera Freeman, December 1923. Was in Phi Phi and now London Calling where she dances the Blues with Noel Coward Date: 1923

Background imageCoward Collection: Simple Coward's Tale

Simple Coward's Tale
A comic strip style of illustrations which tell the story of a coward who before getting into bed at night, he meticulously checks under the bed, in the wardrobe

Background imageCoward Collection: Mrs Calthrop

Mrs Calthrop
A portrait painting of Gladys Calthrop, sat with folded arms, wearing a distinctive orange dress. After befriending Noel Coward

Background imageCoward Collection: Margaret Leighton and Noel Coward, The Astonished Heart

Margaret Leighton and Noel Coward, The Astonished Heart
Margaret Leighton and Noel Coward in the film The Astonished Heart

Background imageCoward Collection: Photograph of Claudette Colbert (1903-1996), actress and Fredric March (1897-1975)

Photograph of Claudette Colbert (1903-1996), actress and Fredric March (1897-1975), actor in "To-night is Ours"

Background imageCoward Collection: Noel Coward and Alfred Lunt, on balcony, Design for Living, theatrical portrait

Noel Coward and Alfred Lunt, on balcony, Design for Living, theatrical portrait. With description, Meet Noel Coward and Alfred Lunt on a balcony

Background imageCoward Collection: Photographic portrait of Noel Coward (1899-1973), the English playwright, actor and composer

Photographic portrait of Noel Coward (1899-1973), the English playwright, actor and composer, in 1942, shortly after the release of In Which We Serve'. Date: c.1942

Background imageCoward Collection: Noel Coward and Gertrude Lawrence in the play Has Anybody Seen our Ship

Noel Coward and Gertrude Lawrence in the play Has Anybody Seen our Ship?, part of the programme To-night at 8.30, at the Phoenix Theatre, 1936. Date: 19/02/1936

Background imageCoward Collection: Yvonne Printemps, as Melanie de Tramond, and Noel Coward, as Duc de Chaussigny-Varennes

Yvonne Printemps, as Melanie de Tramond, and Noel Coward, as Duc de Chaussigny-Varennes, in the musical Conversation Piece, at His Majesty's Theatre, Brighton. Date: 1934

Background imageCoward Collection: Noel Coward (1899 - 1973) (right), English playwright, actor and composer

Noel Coward (1899 - 1973) (right), English playwright, actor and composer, talking to Lieut-General Sir H. Pownall during a tour of North Africa in 1943

Background imageCoward Collection: Noel Coward and Gladys Calthrop, 1937

Noel Coward and Gladys Calthrop, 1937
Noel Coward (1899 - 1973), the English playwright, actor and composer, and Gladys Calthrop, artist and stage designer. Date: 1937

Background imageCoward Collection: Photograph showing Noel Coward (1899-1973) and Gertrude Lawrence (1898-1952)

Photograph showing Noel Coward (1899-1973) and Gertrude Lawrence (1898-1952) starring in Coward's repertory Tonight at Seven Thirty, which included the piece Shadow Play, Manchester, 1935

Background imageCoward Collection: Noel Coward acts in his own play with Ann Trevor. Dressed for dinner

Noel Coward acts in his own play with Ann Trevor. Dressed for dinner, they peer anxiously out of a window. Date: 1923

Background imageCoward Collection: PLAY/COWARD/CAVALCADE

PLAY/COWARD/CAVALCADE
A scene from Noel Coward's play. This scene is set at an English seaside town and the sophisticated set includes a beach. Date: 1931

Background imageCoward Collection: Noel Coward and Yvonne Printemps

Noel Coward and Yvonne Printemps
NOEL COWARD (1899 - 1973), actor, playwright and songwriter with the actress Yvonne Printemps. Date: 1934

Background imageCoward Collection: NOEL COWARD Acting in his own play, The Young Idea, with Ann Trevor in 1923 Date: 1899 - 1973

NOEL COWARD Acting in his own play, The Young Idea, with Ann Trevor in 1923 Date: 1899 - 1973

Background imageCoward Collection: Noel Coward, playwright, composer, director, performer

Noel Coward, playwright, composer, director, performer
Noel Coward, English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer, in a bowtie. Date: 1950

Background imageCoward Collection: The Young Idea by Noel Coward, Savoy Theatre, London, a Robert Courtneidge production

The Young Idea by Noel Coward, Savoy Theatre, London, a Robert Courtneidge production. Date: circa 1923

Background imageCoward Collection: Private Lives, fashion on stage, Gertrude Lawrence

Private Lives, fashion on stage, Gertrude Lawrence
Article by Florence Roberts in The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News reporting on the fashions on stage (and in the stalls) during Noel Cowards play, Private Lives at the Phoenix Theatre

Background imageCoward Collection: Caricature by Macmichael of Noel Coward, at that time causing a sensation with his play

Caricature by Macmichael of Noel Coward, at that time causing a sensation with his play, The Vortex. The cartoon suggests Coward is so busy he has no time for any leisure

Background imageCoward Collection: Miss Sketch keeps a Diary - First Night of Le Bonheur

Miss Sketch keeps a Diary - First Night of Le Bonheur
Page from The Sketch reporting on the first night of the Charles Boyer film, Le Bonheur at the Curzon cinema. Guests include Mr and Mrs Anthony Acton, Sir Michael and Lady Pamela Berry (nee Smith)

Background imageCoward Collection: Noel Coward in cabaret at the Cafe de Paris

Noel Coward in cabaret at the Cafe de Paris
Noel Coward seen during final rehearsals for his performance in cabaret at the Cafe de Paris, London, in 1951. 28th October 1951

Background imageCoward Collection: Page from a 1931 issue of Play Pictorial with an advertisement showing Noel Coward

Page from a 1931 issue of Play Pictorial with an advertisement showing Noel Coward, an alumni of the Italia Conti School, when he appeared in the production of When the Rainbow Ends 21 years earlier

Background imageCoward Collection: Front cover of The Tatler featuring theatrical impresario Charles B

Front cover of The Tatler featuring theatrical impresario Charles B. Cochran with actresses Peggy Wood and Evelyn Laye. Wood

Background imageCoward Collection: Actors revising script before show opening, September 1939

Actors revising script before show opening, September 1939
Actors revising the script of " Design for Living" by Noel Coward before the shows opening at the Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Background imageCoward Collection: Audience of stars at midnight performance of Charlots Revue

Audience of stars at midnight performance of Charlots Revue
A galaxy of stars in the audience for the midnight performance of the first night of Charlots Revue at the Prince of Wales Theatre in April 1925

Background imageCoward Collection: Romah Waltz, by James Coward

Romah Waltz, by James Coward
Promotional music sheet for the Romah Waltz of 1874 by James Coward. We can only assume that Romah was the stage name of an acrobat as he is seen here flying over the Crystal Palace where he

Background imageCoward Collection: Catalogue cover, His Masters Voice records, December 1934

Catalogue cover, His Masters Voice records, December 1934
Catalogue cover, His Masters Voice records for December 1934, Gifts of Lasting Pleasure, with portraits of singers and performers. Date: 1934

Background imageCoward Collection: Conscientious objector cartoon, WWI

Conscientious objector cartoon, WWI
Out of the frying pan - pathetic plight of unconscientious conscientious objector who learns in the Press that he may be put on to minesweeping

Background imageCoward Collection: Noel Coward at Cannes

Noel Coward at Cannes
Noel Coward (1899-1973) at Cannes. His play This Happy Breed was due to premier in October. The outbreak of World War II caused this to be delayed until 1942. The play was turned into a film in 1944

Background imageCoward Collection: Noel Coward in drag - playing lead in Cambridge Footlights

Noel Coward in drag - playing lead in Cambridge Footlights
Some of the dresses worn by the leading lady of the Cambridge University Footlights Dramatic Club which was staging Folly at the Strand Theatre in June 1923. The actress is none other than Mr N. B

Background imageCoward Collection: Nabataean mans head. From Khirbet-el Tannur, Jordan

Nabataean mans head. From Khirbet-el Tannur, Jordan. Nabatean art. Sculpture on rock. JORDAN. Amman. Archaeological Museum

Background imageCoward Collection: War mask pongdudu, made by Boa people (Congo). Used

War mask pongdudu, made by Boa people (Congo). Used to engender fear in the enemy and served during war and dances. African art. Decorative Arts. BELGIUM. FLANDERS. BRABANT. Tervuren

Background imageCoward Collection: Noel Coward / Postcard

Noel Coward / Postcard
NOEL COWARD Actor, playwright and songwriter

Background imageCoward Collection: Mr Noel Coward at Cap d Antibes

Mr Noel Coward at Cap d Antibes
Photograph of Sir No묠 Coward (16 December 1899 26 March 1973) sitting on a rock in Antibes on the fashionable French Riviera in 1928

Background imageCoward Collection: Joyce Barbour with Noel Coward in London Calling

Joyce Barbour with Noel Coward in London Calling at the Duke of Yorks Theatre, London, 1924 Date: 1924

Background imageCoward Collection: Celebrities at Monte Carlo

Celebrities at Monte Carlo
A group of well-known personalities holidaying at Monte Carlo on the fashionable French Riviera in August 1930. At the back on the left in the white hat is Mr Robert Garden



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