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Background imagePersonality Collection: Advert / Lawrence / Squire

Advert / Lawrence / Squire
Personality endorsement of Whitbreads India Pale Ale: Gertrude Lawrence and Ronald Squire

Background imagePersonality Collection: La Poupee by Arthur Sturgess

La Poupee by Arthur Sturgess
Promotional postcard for La Poupee, a comic operetta by Arthur Sturgess from the French of Maurice Ordonneau (Theatre de la Gaiete, Paris, 21st October 1896); music Edmond Audran

Background imagePersonality Collection: Lady Houston D. B. E

Lady Houston D. B. E
DAME FANNY LUCY HOUSTON Adventuress and among the first five women to be made a Dame Commander of the British Empire. Pictured on board her steam yacht, Liberty

Background imagePersonality Collection: George Gissing

George Gissing
GEORGE GISSING George Robert Gissing, English novelist

Background imagePersonality Collection: D. B. Wyndham-Lewis

D. B. Wyndham-Lewis
Dominic Bevan Wyndham-Lewis (1891 - 1969), British writer, editor and biographer. Contributor to the Daily Express, The Bystander and the News Chronicle

Background imagePersonality Collection: Larry Gains

Larry Gains
Larry Gaines (1901 - 1983), Canadian heavyweight boxing champion pictured with wife and two children. Date: 1931

Background imagePersonality Collection: Ira Aldridge as Aaron the Moor in Titus Andronicus

Ira Aldridge as Aaron the Moor in Titus Andronicus
Ira Aldridge (1807-1867) celebrated American Shakesperean actor who found fame on the stage in Victorian England. Date: circa 1852

Background imagePersonality Collection: Elisabeth Welch

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: 1935

Background imagePersonality Collection: Oswald Mosley as a giraffe by George Whitelaw

Oswald Mosley as a giraffe by George Whitelaw
Sir Oswald Ernald Mosley, 6th Baronet (1896-1980), British right-wing politician, founder and leader of the British Union of Fascists (BUF) caricatured as a giraffe

Background imagePersonality Collection: FAIRFAX (1612 - 1671)

FAIRFAX (1612 - 1671)
THOMAS FAIRFAX, 3rd Baron Fairfax - English statesman and military personality

Background imagePersonality Collection: Florence Mills (magazine cover)

Florence Mills (magazine cover)
Florence Mills signed photograph. Florence Mills (1896-1927) singer and dancer who became a major star of vaudeville and revue in the 1920s in both America and Britain. Date: 1926

Background imagePersonality Collection: Winston Churchill by Tom Hutt

Winston Churchill by Tom Hutt
Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965), British statesman, pictured at the time he held the post of First Lord of the Admiralty. Date: 1914

Background imagePersonality Collection: Adelaide Hall (flyer for Hammersmith Palais)

Adelaide Hall (flyer for Hammersmith Palais)
Adelaide Hall (1901-1993) was a jazz innovator & Broaway star of the 1920s Harlem Renaissance who made her home in London in 1939

Background imagePersonality Collection: Arthur Askey - English comedian

Arthur Askey - English comedian
Arthur Askey (1900-1982) English comedian with the catchphrase - hello playmates Date: circa 1940

Background imagePersonality Collection: Gilbert Harding, English journalist - radio & tv personality

Gilbert Harding, English journalist - radio & tv personality
Gilbert Charles Harding (19071960) - English journalist and radio and television personality. His many careers included schoolmaster, journalist, policeman, disc-jockey, actor

Background imagePersonality Collection: Hughie Green - British Actor and Television Presenter

Hughie Green - British Actor and Television Presenter
Hughie Green (1920-1997) - British Actor and Television Presenter. By the age of 14 Hughie Green had his own BBC radio show and created

Background imagePersonality Collection: Robert Adams

Robert Adams (1906-1965) was a Guyanese actor who found success in Britain in the 1930s and 1940s. A pioneer, his career as a leading actor on stage, film, Tv and radio was short-lived

Background imagePersonality Collection: Aveling and Porter Road Roller DM 3079

Aveling and Porter Road Roller DM 3079
Aveling & Porter BHO class Road Roller, regn. DM 3079, number: 7632. Built in 1912 by Aveling & Porter at Rochester, powered by a 5 Nhp single-cylinder steam engine

Background imagePersonality Collection: Stage Actress Miss Dora Langham

Stage Actress Miss Dora Langham. Date: circa 1908

Background imagePersonality Collection: Charlie Chaplin in London - Arrival at Victoria Station

Charlie Chaplin in London - Arrival at Victoria Station
Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977) English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer - arriving in London - A wild arrival at Victoria Station with the star resorting to sitting on the roof of his cab as

Background imagePersonality Collection: Cartoon of Samuel Ryder

Cartoon of Samuel Ryder, entrepreneur, golf enthusiast and founder of the Ryder Cup. Date: 1931

Background imagePersonality Collection: Standard Swallow car, advertorial by the Earl of Cardigan. Captioned, Cars with a Personality

Standard Swallow car, advertorial by the Earl of Cardigan. Captioned, Cars with a Personality: The New Standard Swallow'. Showing interior and exterior of the car, the engine, and storage

Background imagePersonality Collection: Advertisement for Six-Twelve Riley car. Advertorial by the Earl of Cardigan

Advertisement for Six-Twelve Riley car. Advertorial by the Earl of Cardigan. Captioned, Cars with a Personality: the new Six-Twelve Riley'

Background imagePersonality Collection: Cars with a personality, the Humber by Lord Cardigan. Advertorial with photographs of the new

Cars with a personality, the Humber by Lord Cardigan. Advertorial with photographs of the new Humber 16/60 HP. With descriptions, Although carrying large and comfortable coachwork, the new 16/60-h.p

Background imagePersonality Collection: Ballets Negres (programme for The Playhouse theatre)

Ballets Negres (programme for The Playhouse theatre)
Britain's first black ballet company Ballet Negres co-founded by Berto Pasuka. In the 1940s it brought traditional and contemporary black dance to to Britain and Europe with sell-out tours

Background imagePersonality Collection: Turner Layton

Turner Layton (1894-1978) began a solo career in Britain in 1935 as a popular cabaret artiste and music hall peformer. He also had a successful career as a recording star. Date: 1937

Background imagePersonality Collection: Elisabeth Welch

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: 1936

Background imagePersonality Collection: Elisabeth Welch studio portrait by Sasha, London

Elisabeth Welch studio portrait by Sasha, London. Elisabeth Welch (1904-2003) African American singer & actress who settled in London in 1933

Background imagePersonality Collection: Malcolm Muggeridge, English journalist and broadcaster

Malcolm Muggeridge, English journalist and broadcaster
(Thomas) Malcolm Muggeridge (1903-1990), English journalist, author, media personality and satirist. From agnosticism he became a Christian, and converted to Roman Catholicism in his later years

Background imagePersonality Collection: Frank Muir, English comedy writer and media personality

Frank Muir, English comedy writer and media personality
Frank Muir (1920-1998), English comedy writer, and radio and television personality. Date: circa 1970s

Background imagePersonality Collection: Selina Scott, newsreader, journalist and presenter

Selina Scott, newsreader, journalist and presenter
Selina Scott (b 1951), British newsreader, journalist, television producer and presenter. Date: circa 1980s

Background imagePersonality Collection: Steve Ovett, English Olympic athlete

Steve Ovett, English Olympic athlete
Stephen (Steve) Michael James Ovett (b 1955), English Olympic athlete, middle distance runner, winner of a Gold and a Bronze medal at the 1980 Moscow Olympics

Background imagePersonality Collection: Kim Il Sung, communist leader of North Korea

Kim Il Sung, communist leader of North Korea
Kim Il Sung (1912-1994), Korean communist leader of North Korea, Prime Minister 1948-1972 and President 1972-1994. Date: circa 1940s

Background imagePersonality Collection: Dame Edna Everage and Larry Hagman on a chat show

Dame Edna Everage and Larry Hagman on a chat show
Comic personality, Melbourne housewife and superstar (or gigastar) Dame Edna Everage (played by the Australian comedian Barry Humphries, b 1934) with the American actor Larry Hagman (b 1931)

Background imagePersonality Collection: LURANCY VENNUM

LURANCY VENNUM known as The Watseka Wonder American girl who was ostensibly possessed by the spirit of the dead Mary Roff Date: circa 1864 - ?

Background imagePersonality Collection: Comic postcard, Large woman falling off a cliff onto a man paddling in the sea Date

Comic postcard, Large woman falling off a cliff onto a man paddling in the sea Date: 20th century

Background imagePersonality Collection: Feature about The Fashion of These Days, Paris, 1926

Feature about The Fashion of These Days, Paris, 1926 - exploring the question of materials, colour, line and detail, their relation to each other

Background imagePersonality Collection: Ch. Evancoyd Personality Girl. Welsh Corgi Pembroke. Date: 1974

Ch. Evancoyd Personality Girl. Welsh Corgi Pembroke. Date: 1974

Background imagePersonality Collection: Ch. Evancoyd Personality Girl

Ch. Evancoyd Personality Girl. Welsh Corgi Pembroke

Background imagePersonality Collection: Hilda Simms (cover of Checkers)

Hilda Simms (cover of Checkers)
Hilda Simms (1918-1994) African American actress who came to Britain in 1947 in her Broadway success Anna Lucasta. Checkers was a short-lived black British magazine. Date: 1948

Background imagePersonality Collection: A Caribbean Rhapsody (programme cover)

A Caribbean Rhapsody (programme cover)
Katherine Dunhams dance company arrived in Britain in 1948 from America and their production A Caribbean Rhapsody opened to critical acclaim at the Prince of Waless Theatre in London. Date: 1948

Background imagePersonality Collection: Anna Lucasta (programme cover)

Anna Lucasta (programme cover)
Anna Lucasta was a popular 1940s Broadway play with an African American cast which transferred to Londons His Majestys Theatre in 1947. Date: 1947

Background imagePersonality Collection: Ballets Negres (flyer for Embassy Theatre)

Ballets Negres (flyer for Embassy Theatre)
Britains first black ballet company Ballet Negres co-founded by Berto Pasuka. In the 1940s it brought traditional and contemporary black dance to to Britain and Europe with sell-out tours

Background imagePersonality Collection: Hilda Simms (The Sketch)

Hilda Simms (The Sketch)
Hilda Simms (1918-1994) African American actress who came to Britain in 1947 in her Broadway success Anna Lucasta. Date: 1947

Background imagePersonality Collection: Hilda Simms (cover of Theatre World)

Hilda Simms (cover of Theatre World)
Hilda Simms (1918-1994) African American actress who came to Britain in 1947 in her Broadway success Anna Lucasta. Date: 1948

Background imagePersonality Collection: Adelaide Hall (music sheet The Happiest Year of All )

Adelaide Hall (music sheet The Happiest Year of All )
Adelaide Hall (1901-1993) was a jazz innovator & Broaway star of the 1920s Harlem Renaissance who made her home in London in 1939

Background imagePersonality Collection: Orlando Martins

Orlando Martins (1899-1985) was a Nigerian actor who had a long and successful career in British cinema. Date: 1946

Background imagePersonality Collection: Adelaide Hall (music sheet Thats the Beginning of the End

Adelaide Hall (music sheet Thats the Beginning of the End
Adelaide Hall (1901-1993) was a jazz innovator & Broaway star of the 1920s Harlem Renaissance who made her home in London in 1939



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