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Entertainers Collection

Background imageEntertainers Collection: Female contortionist Diana Gaye playing records

Female contortionist Diana Gaye playing records
The female contortionist Diana Gaye in the sitting room, putting a record on the record player, with an array of the latest LP covers on display. Date: 1971

Background imageEntertainers Collection: George Formby

George Formby
Entertainer George Formby (1904-1961) and his wife Beryl Formby, nee Ingham (1901-1960), also a variety artist. Date: 1940

Background imageEntertainers Collection: Portraits of Victorian royalty, politicians and entertainers

Portraits of Victorian royalty, politicians and entertainers
In Vanity Fair -- portraits of Victorian royalty, politicians, entertainers and others, on a stage and below. Top row, left to right: Lord Salisbury and William Gladstone (on canvas)

Background imageEntertainers Collection: The Leslie Girls dance troupe

The Leslie Girls dance troupe - Ella, Dris, Ann, Joyce, Gladys, Georgina, Dulcie, Tlly, Winnie and Kitty. Date: circa 1910

Background imageEntertainers Collection: Victorian Scrap showing Circus Performers

Victorian Scrap showing Circus Performers in a Big Top Circus Ring, including a lady balancing on a performing horse and a clown holding a hoop. Date: circa 1880s

Background imageEntertainers Collection: The Pain-Proof Man & Captain Ringman Jack - Ripley s

The Pain-Proof Man & Captain Ringman Jack - Ripley s
Arthur Plumhoff The Human Pincushion - The Pain-Proof Man (left) and Captain Ringman Jack, who lifted weights through holes through his breasts

Background imageEntertainers Collection: A Concert behind the Lines by Fortunino Matania

A Concert behind the Lines by Fortunino Matania
Somewhere in France - a concert behind the lines. A concert troupe or divisional entertainment company often made up of a mix of professional and amateur actors

Background imageEntertainers Collection: Festival Stilt Dance and Dancers - Dalian, Manchukuo, China

Festival Stilt Dance and Dancers - Dalian, Manchukuo, China
Manchukuo - a puppet state of the Empire of Japan in Northeast China and Inner Mongolia from 1932 until 1945. It was founded as a republic, but in 1934 it became a constitutional monarchy

Background imageEntertainers 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 imageEntertainers Collection: Otora San - Lukushima Troupe - Japanese Entertainers

Otora San - Lukushima Troupe - Japanese Entertainers on tour in Great Britain. Date: 1904

Background imageEntertainers Collection: French Street Conjuror

French Street Conjuror
A French street magician with his trestle table set up ready to perform the cup and ball trick and con some punters out of their money Date: circa 1805

Background imageEntertainers Collection: Caricature of Leslie Henson by George Whitelaw

Caricature of Leslie Henson by George Whitelaw
Fourth in a series by artist George Whitelaw caricaturing well-known individuals and likening them to animals. This one features Leslie Henson (1891 - 1957)

Background imageEntertainers Collection: Ella Shields, WW1 entertainment

Ella Shields, WW1 entertainment
Ella Shields (1879-1952) music hall entertainer and male impersonator, most famous as Burlington Bertie from Bow dressed up as both a soldier and a sailor during the First World War. Date: 1917

Background imageEntertainers Collection: Norah Blaney and Gwen Farrar

Norah Blaney and Gwen Farrar
The revue artists and frequent double-act, Norah Blaney (at the piano) and her droll friend Gwen Farrar, performing in Punch-bowl at the Duke of Yorks Theatre in 1925. Date: 1925

Background imageEntertainers Collection: Tyrolean Austrian Musicians and Singers

Tyrolean Austrian Musicians and Singers. The band features a Harpist, an accordion player and a Guitarist. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageEntertainers Collection: Acrobates - acrobats

Acrobates - acrobats
A delightful illustration from Larousse Encyclopedia detailing a variety of acrobatic entertainers performing impressive physical feats. Date: 1930

Background imageEntertainers Collection: Cast of Hiawatha at the open-air Theatre, Scarborough

Cast of Hiawatha at the open-air Theatre, Scarborough
The touring cast of The Song of Hiawatha by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor at the open-air Theatre, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England

Background imageEntertainers Collection: Dr White Eyes Littlehampton Royal Court Minstrels

Dr White Eyes Littlehampton Royal Court Minstrels
Dr White Eyes Littlehampton Royal Court Black Diamond Minstrels - Minstrel Troupe comprising Dr White Eyes himself in academic robes and holding a banjo (one eye white, one black), two jovial ladies

Background imageEntertainers Collection: The Ovaltineys - promotional act for Ovaltine - Russian show

The Ovaltineys - promotional act for Ovaltine - Russian show
The Ovaltineys or League of Ovaltineys was a childrens club developed in the 1930s to promote the sale of Ovaltine brand drink in the United Kingdom - A Russian show Date: circa 1930s

Background imageEntertainers Collection: France - Circus - Auguste and the White Clown

France - Circus - Auguste and the White Clown
France - Circus - Interactions between Auguste (the happy clown) and the White Clown (the sad clown): " Session interrupted". Date: 1905

Background imageEntertainers Collection: The Aqua Theatre - Pier Approach Baths, Bournemouth

The Aqua Theatre - Pier Approach Baths, Bournemouth
Performers of the The BIG SPLASH of 1963 - The Aqua Theatre - Pier Approach Baths, Bournemouth - Synchronised Swimming Entertainment Show, starring Teddy Northcott and Johnny Carney. Date: 1963

Background imageEntertainers Collection: Beach entertainers, Hastings, Victorian period

Beach entertainers, Hastings, Victorian period

Background imageEntertainers Collection: Entertainers, Portsmouth

Entertainers, Portsmouth

Background imageEntertainers Collection: Beach entertainers, Portsmouth, early 1900s

Beach entertainers, Portsmouth, early 1900s

Background imageEntertainers Collection: German Band street entertainers

German Band street entertainers

Background imageEntertainers Collection: Pierrot show on a Pier Victorian period

Pierrot show on a Pier Victorian period Date: 19th century

Background imageEntertainers Collection: The Beach, Margate early 1900's

The Beach, Margate early 1900's

Background imageEntertainers Collection: The interior of the Montmarte nightclub, Chez Florence

The interior of the Montmarte nightclub, Chez Florence, Paris, 1920 named after the black entertainer Florence Embry Jones Date: 1920s

Background imageEntertainers Collection: The British variety sister team of Beatie and Babs, 1920s

The British variety sister team of Beatie and Babs, 1920s Date: 1920s

Background imageEntertainers Collection: Adelaide Hall in rehearsal

Adelaide Hall in rehearsal. Adelaide Hall (1901-1993) was a jazz innovator and Broadway star of the 1920s Harlem Renaissance who made her home in London in 1939

Background imageEntertainers Collection: Adelaide Hall in Copenhagen

Adelaide Hall in Copenhagen. Adelaide Hall (1901 - 1993) was a jazz innovator and Broadway star of the 1920s Harlem Renaissance who made her home in London in 1939

Background imageEntertainers Collection: The Fritzsche brothers - German Bicycle Acrobats

The Fritzsche brothers - German Bicycle Acrobats from Leuben, Dresden, Germany. Date: circa 1907

Background imageEntertainers Collection: Stanley Lupino

Stanley Lupino (1893-1942) came from a celebrated theatrical family. His career embraced acting, dancing, writing and directing. Date: circa 1932

Background imageEntertainers Collection: Binnie Hale

Binnie Hale
Beatrice Binnie Hale-Monro was an English actress, singer and dancer. Here she is publicising a revue show at the London Hippodrome. Date: circa 1932

Background imageEntertainers Collection: Dancer Chita

Dancer Chita
The dancer Chita, real name Gladys Hawking, active on the West End cabaret scene. Date: circa 1931

Background imageEntertainers Collection: Mimi Jordan

Mimi Jordan had appeared as Miss 1924 at the Palace of Beauty feature, part of the British Empire Exhibition held at Wembley Park. She was now part of the cabaret chorus at the Piccadilly Hotel

Background imageEntertainers Collection: Playtime at the Piccadilly

Playtime at the Piccadilly
Performers in Playtime at the Piccadilly, a cabaret show at the Piccadilly Hotel. The artists pictured are Mimi Jordan, Rene Lorrimore, Evelyn Wrentmor, Amelia Allen

Background imageEntertainers Collection: The Revue Show Yoicks!

The Revue Show Yoicks!
The revue show Yoicks! at the Kingsway Theatre, with images of performer Marjorie Gordon (1893-1983). Date: 1924

Background imageEntertainers Collection: Beach entertainers lined up on stage at Eastbourne beach

Beach entertainers lined up on stage at Eastbourne beach
This superb image shows six dress-suited performers with their straw hats, on stage in front of a deck-chaired audience. Behined the stage are five wheeled beach huts in striped livery

Background imageEntertainers Collection: A uniformed group of soldier entertainers - The Glee Party

A uniformed group of soldier entertainers - The Glee Party
Many entertainment groups were formed in the British Forces and they played an important role in maintaining morale. These chaps are Royal Engineers. WW1 Date: circa 1915

Background imageEntertainers Collection: Famous conjoined sisters Daisy and Violet Hilton

Famous conjoined sisters Daisy and Violet Hilton
The Brighton United Twins - famous conjoined sisters Daisy and Violet Hilton (1908-1969). The twins were exhibited in Europe as children, and toured the United States sideshow

Background imageEntertainers Collection: The audience of the Old Time Music Hall TV show, entitled The Good Old Days

The audience of the Old Time Music Hall TV show, entitled The Good Old Days, filmed at the City Varieties in Leeds. Dressed in Victorian and Edwardian costume, they were an integral part of the show

Background imageEntertainers Collection: Two of the cast of the Old Time Music Hall TV show, known as The Good Old Days

Two of the cast of the Old Time Music Hall TV show, known as The Good Old Days, filmed at the City Varieties in Leeds. The man on the left lights a candle, while the compere

Background imageEntertainers Collection: MERRY WIDOW CHORUS/1905

MERRY WIDOW CHORUS/1905
The chorus from a Viennese production of The Merry Widow ('Die Lustige Witwe') by Lehar. Date: 1905

Background imageEntertainers Collection: In Warsaw, a man tightrope walks along a tramway cable, is arrested

In Warsaw, a man tightrope walks along a tramway cable, is arrested and taken to a psychiatric hospital Date: 1937

Background imageEntertainers Collection: TIGHTROPE ACCIDENT

TIGHTROPE ACCIDENT
Acrobat Giacomo Gullotti dies when his tightrope wobbles violently while performing the stunt over the Piazza Nicastro. Date: 1930

Background imageEntertainers Collection: Showgirls Die Dame Entertainment Entertainers

Showgirls Die Dame Entertainment Entertainers
showgirls, die, dame, entertainment, entertainers, 1930s, parisian, stools, feathers, history, historical, 10055238

Background imageEntertainers Collection: Cyclist Vanderwoort loops the loop at the Olympia Music Hall, Paris. Date: 1903

Cyclist Vanderwoort loops the loop at the Olympia Music Hall, Paris. Date: 1903



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