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Musicals Collection

Background imageMusicals Collection: Busby Berkeley montage

Busby Berkeley montage
A Busby Berkeley stage show montage featured in London Life magazine to coincide with a season of films at the National Film Theatre in 1965. Date: 1965

Background imageMusicals Collection: Scene from Show Boat at Drury Lane, 1928

Scene from Show Boat at Drury Lane, 1928
The auditorium and stage of the Cotton Blossom, as Captain Andys show boat is called in the musical, Show Boat. Howett Worster

Background imageMusicals Collection: Paul Whiteman and his orchestra in the Rhapsody

Paul Whiteman and his orchestra in the Rhapsody in Blue sequence in The King of Jazz, Universal Pictures, 1930 Date: 1930

Background imageMusicals Collection: Merry Merry by Harlan Thompson

Merry Merry by Harlan Thompson
Promotional postcard for Merry Merry by Harlan Thompson; music Harry Archer (Vanderbilt Theatre, New York, 24th September 1925). First produced in England at the Carleton Theatre, 28th February 1929

Background imageMusicals Collection: Lilac Time by Adrian Ross

Lilac Time by Adrian Ross from Das Dreimaederlhaus by A. M. Willner and H. Reichert; music from the melo-dies of Franz Schubert (Raimundttheater, Vienna 15/1/1916)

Background imageMusicals Collection: Oscar Hammerstein II

Oscar Hammerstein II
OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN Oscar Hammerstein II, lyricist and librettist, famous for his professional partnership with Richard Rogers. Wrote lyrics for " South Pacific" etc

Background imageMusicals Collection: Nancy Carroll, American film, stage and TV actress

Nancy Carroll, American film, stage and TV actress Date: 1931

Background imageMusicals Collection: Ruth Vincent with her son

Ruth Vincent with her son
Ruth Vincent (1877-1955), an English opera singer and actress. She began her career with the D'Oyly Carte opera company at the age of 17, and went on to appear in musical comedies

Background imageMusicals Collection: Stars of the West - a group of young ladies who

Stars of the West - a group of young ladies who scintillate Hollywood, 1930 - Bernice Claire seen in First National talkies including Spring is Here (top left), the Sisters G

Background imageMusicals Collection: New York to Hollywood - a trio of dancers who

New York to Hollywood - a trio of dancers who transferred to Hollywood from Broadway, 1930 - Inez Courtney to appear in First Nationals version of Spring (top left)

Background imageMusicals Collection: Two film photographs: top right an ensemble of

Two film photographs: top right an ensemble of 150 in the film revue titled The March of Time (MGM), 1930 and bottom left an ensemble from Hold Everything, a Warner Brothers talkie, 1930. Date: 1930

Background imageMusicals Collection: Two film photographs: top left an ensemble shot

Two film photographs: top left an ensemble shot
Two film photographs: top left ensemble shot from Gold Diggers of Broadway featuring Ann Pennigton and top right William Powell and Evelyn Brent in Interference, a Paramount talkie (1930). Date: 1930

Background imageMusicals Collection: Advert for The G Sisters, 1930

Advert for The G Sisters, 1930, German dancers, stars of the Paris music hall who made their film debut in the King of Jazz Date: 1930

Background imageMusicals Collection: Advert for Johm Murray Anderson who devised

Advert for Johm Murray Anderson who devised and directed King of Jazz, a Universal Picture, 1930 Date: 1930

Background imageMusicals Collection: Advert for Albertina Rasch Studios and her dancers

Advert for Albertina Rasch Studios and her dancers featured in Hollywood film, 1930 for MGM and Paramount Date: 1930

Background imageMusicals Collection: Advert for Paul Whiteman in King of Jazz, a Universal

Advert for Paul Whiteman in King of Jazz, a Universal Picture, 1930 Date: 1930

Background imageMusicals Collection: Advert for Larry Ceballos, dance director at Warner

Advert for Larry Ceballos, dance director at Warner Brothers and First National, 1930 Date: 1930

Background imageMusicals Collection: Reproduction of a poster for The Country Girl at Dalys Theatre in December 1902

Reproduction of a poster for The Country Girl at Dalys Theatre in December 1902. Date: 1902

Background imageMusicals Collection: Striking costumes designed by Victor Stiebel for the musical, Music in the Air

Striking costumes designed by Victor Stiebel for the musical, Music in the Air, starring Mary Ellis. Date: 1933

Background imageMusicals Collection: Out of the Bottle at the London Hippodrome

Out of the Bottle at the London Hippodrome
Colour photograph showing scene from Out of the Bottle at the London Hippodrome. The djinn (genie)transforms the studio into an embarrassingly rich oriental palace: Tom

Background imageMusicals Collection: Elsie Randolph in Stand Up and Sing

Elsie Randolph in Stand Up and Sing
Elsie Randolph (1904 - 1982), film and stage actress and entertainer, pictured wearing a rather dashing naval outfit in the hit musical Stand Up and Sing at the London Hippodrome

Background imageMusicals Collection: Jack Buchanan & Vera Pearce in Stand Up and Sing by Hynes

Jack Buchanan & Vera Pearce in Stand Up and Sing by Hynes
Caricature by Hynes of Jack Buchanan and Vera Pearce performing a comedy dance in the hit musical Stand Up and Sing at the London Hippodrome. Date: 1931

Background imageMusicals Collection: Elsie Randolph in Stand Up and Sing by Hynes

Elsie Randolph in Stand Up and Sing by Hynes
Elsie Randolph in the role of Ena in the comedy musical Stand Up and Sing at the London Hippodrome in which she starred with long-time stage partner, Jack Buchanan. Caricatured by Hynes. Date: 1931

Background imageMusicals Collection: Jack Buchanan & Elsie Randolph Mr. Whittington, Hippodrome

Jack Buchanan & Elsie Randolph Mr. Whittington, Hippodrome
Jack Buchanan and Elsie Randolph in a scene from Mr. Whittington, a comedy musical starring Buchanan as a modern-day Dick Whittington

Background imageMusicals Collection: Binnie Hale, playing Jill in Mr Cinders

Binnie Hale, playing Jill in Mr Cinders
Binnie Hale (Bernice Hale Munro) (1899 - 1984), British revue artiste and actress, photographed by Sasha at the time she was playing Jill opposite Bobby Howes in the hit musical comedy Mr Cinders

Background imageMusicals Collection: Music Sheet - Call Me Madam

Music Sheet - Call Me Madam
Music sheet for the song, (I Wonder Why?) You re Just in Love from the 1953 film Call Me Madam by Irving Berlin starring Ethel Merman. Date: 1953

Background imageMusicals Collection: Gertrude Lawrence

Gertrude Lawrence (1898 - 1952), (Alexandre Dagmar Lawrence-Klasen) British actress in films and musicals

Background imageMusicals Collection: The Merveilleuses by Basil Hood

The Merveilleuses by Basil Hood
Promotional postcard for The Merveilleuses by Basil Hood, based on a play by Victorien Sardou (Theatre des Varietes, Paris, 16th December 1873); music Hugo Felix

Background imageMusicals Collection: The King of Cadonia

The King of Cadonia
promotional postcard for The King of Cadonia by Frederick Lonsdale; music Sidney Jones. First produced at the Prince of Wales Theatre, 3rd September 1908. Date: circa 1908

Background imageMusicals Collection: Maurice Farkoa - Musical comedy actor and singer

Maurice Farkoa - Musical comedy actor and singer
Maurice Farkoa (1864-1916) - Musical comedy actor and singer born in Izmir, Turkey. Date: 1904

Background imageMusicals Collection: After the Girl by Paul M Rubens

After the Girl by Paul M Rubens, for the Gaiety Theatre. The show was not a success and so proved to be the last of the girl musicals at the Gaiety Theatre. 1914

Background imageMusicals Collection: Nelson Eddy - American Actor and Entertainer

Nelson Eddy - American Actor and Entertainer
Nelson Eddy (1901-1967) - American Singer, Actor and Entertainer who appeared in a number of musical films. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageMusicals Collection: Scene from the musical comedy, Zuleika

Scene from the musical comedy, Zuleika showing the scene in which Zuleika (played by Mildred Mayne), makes her first impact on the undergraduates of Cambridge. Date: 1957

Background imageMusicals Collection: Evelyn Laye

Evelyn Laye
EVELYN LAYE (1900 1996), British actress in musicals and films

Background imageMusicals Collection: Sir Alan Patrick Herbert

Sir Alan Patrick Herbert
SIR ALAN PATRICK HERBERT English journalist and writer. Author of theatrical reviews, musicals and operettas. Date: 1890 - 1971

Background imageMusicals Collection: Pamela by Arthur Wimperis and Frederick Norton

Pamela by Arthur Wimperis and Frederick Norton
Promotional flyer for Pamela by Arthur Wimperis and Frederick Norton. First produced Palace Theatre, 10th December 1917.Centre pages of four-page flyer for the Palace, showing the star, Lily Elsie

Background imageMusicals Collection: Lucky Girl by Douglas Furber, R P Weston and Bert Lee

Lucky Girl by Douglas Furber, R P Weston and Bert Lee
Promotional postcard for Lucky Girl by Douglas Furber, R. P. Weston and Bert Lee, adapted from Mr Abdullah by Reginald Berkeley; music Philip Charig

Background imageMusicals Collection: The Golden Girl by Basil Hood

The Golden Girl by Basil Hood.; music Hamish McCunn. First produced Prince of Wales Theatre, Birmingham, 5th August 1905. Below the image

Background imageMusicals Collection: VALUE

VALUE
Musical comedy Oklahoma. Poster. 1943

Background imageMusicals Collection: Violet Loraine

Violet Loraine (1886-1956), actress and singer, star of numerous West End musicals and revues during the First World War including Push and Go and The Bing Boys are Here. Date: 1915

Background imageMusicals Collection: Paul A. Rubens, composer

Paul A. Rubens, composer
Paul Alfred Rubens (1875 - 1917), English composer who wrote some of the most popular musicals of the Edwardian era. During the First World War, he wrote the patriotic song

Background imageMusicals Collection: Mlle. Edmee Dormeuil in the Better Ole

Mlle. Edmee Dormeuil in the Better Ole
Edmee Dormeuil, French actress and star of The Better Ole, the musical play based on the cartoons of Bruce Bairnsfather in The Bystander

Background imageMusicals Collection: The Better Ole at the Oxford Theatre Arthur Bourchier

The Better Ole at the Oxford Theatre Arthur Bourchier
Arthur Bourchier (1863-1927), English actor, pictured in the role of Old Bill in The Better Ole, at the Oxford Theatre London in 1917

Background imageMusicals Collection: The Better Ole at the Oxford Theatre in 1917

The Better Ole at the Oxford Theatre in 1917
Sketches taken from the musical The Better Ole by Bystander cartoonist Captain Bruce Bairnsfather, staged at the Oxford Theatre (formerly the Oxford Musical Hall)

Background imageMusicals Collection: Bebe Daniels, American performer, writer and producer

Bebe Daniels, American performer, writer and producer
Bebe Daniels (1901-1971), American film actress, singer, dancer, writer and producer. She began as a child performer in the Hollywood silent era, appeared in musicals

Background imageMusicals Collection: Binnie Hale in Nippy by Tom Tit

Binnie Hale in Nippy by Tom Tit
Caricature of the popular stage actress, Binnie Hale playing the title role in Nippy (nippy was a particular kind of waitress associated with the famous J)

Background imageMusicals Collection: Harry Secombe

Harry Secombe
Sir Harry Donald Secombe (1921-2001), Welsh entertainer and comedian with a fine tenor singing voice. Seen here singing in Newlyn Harbour, Cornwall, possibly for a TV programme

Background imageMusicals Collection: Jerome Kern / Composer

Jerome Kern / Composer
JEROME KERN American composer and founding father of the modern musical. Best known for " Ol Man River" and " Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"



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