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Revues Collection

Background imageRevues Collection: Photo of The Dolly Sisters

Photo of The Dolly Sisters
Black and white photograph of popular revue stars the Dolly Sisters in the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News of 19th December 1925

Background imageRevues Collection: Gaby Deslys and her gowns by Drian 1913

Gaby Deslys and her gowns by Drian 1913
Gaby Deslys (1881-1920), French actress, dancer and singer, pictured in a variety of lavish outfits designed by Drian and realised by Landolff for her latest revue at the Palace Theatre, London

Background imageRevues Collection: Funny Face by Fred Thomson & Paul Gerard Smith

Funny Face by Fred Thomson & Paul Gerard Smith
Promotional postcard for Funny Face by Fred Thomson and Paul Gerard Smith; lyrics Ira Gershwin; music George Gershwin which was first produced in the Princes Theatre on 8th November 1928

Background imageRevues Collection: The Folly Theatre, Peter Street, Manchester

The Folly Theatre, Peter Street, Manchester
Promotional postcard showing a playbill of the acts playing at the Folly Theatre of Varieties, (known as the Folly) Peter Street, Manchester for the week commencing Monday, 24th March 1889

Background imageRevues Collection: Life by Maurice Cowan and Fred Rome

Life by Maurice Cowan and Fred Rome
Life revue by Maurice Cowan & Fred Rome; music Frederick Chappelle. First produced Hippodrome, Portsmouth, 3th May and London Palladium 30th August 1926

Background imageRevues Collection: The Bing Boys are Here, 1916

The Bing Boys are Here, 1916
Scenes from the popular revue, The Bing Boys are Here starring Alfred Lester, George Robey, Lillian Davies and Blanche Stocker. The show was one of the most popular of the Great War period. Date: 1916

Background imageRevues Collection: Keep To The Right by H Chance Newton

Keep To The Right by H Chance Newton
Promotional postcard for Keep To The Right revue by H. Chance Newton; music Herman Darewski. First produced at the Hippodrome, Boscombe, 23rd August and Holborn Empire, 22nd November 1915

Background imageRevues Collection: S Whats The Matter With You?

S Whats The Matter With You?
Promotional postcard fors Whats The Matter With You? Lena Stantons London Revue Co. touring to Royal Hippodrome, Eastbourne, 15th November 1920. Date: 1920

Background imageRevues Collection: Half Past Eight by P Rubens and C H Bovill

Half Past Eight by P Rubens and C H Bovill
Promotional postcard for Half Past Eight, One of those Musical Things by Paul Rubens & C. H. Bovill; music Paul Rubens. First produced at the Comedy Theatre on 10th August 1916

Background imageRevues Collection: Marquis Philippe de Massa in uniform

Marquis Philippe de Massa in uniform
Marquis Philippe de Massa (1831-1910) in sub-lieutenant's uniform, French cavalry officer and author of theatrical entertainments. Date: 1856

Background imageRevues Collection: June Tripp and Violet Loraine

June Tripp and Violet Loraine
June Tripp (1901-1985), sometimes known just by her stage name June, and Violet Loraine (1886-1956) appearing in the revue show Fanfare at the Prince Edward Theatre. Date: 1932

Background imageRevues Collection: Laura Cowie in Yoicks!

Laura Cowie in Yoicks!
Laura Cowie (1892-1969) was a Scottish stage and silent film actress. Here she is portraying Lucrezia Borgia in the revue show Yoicks! at the Kingsway Theatre. Date: circa 1925

Background imageRevues Collection: Lew Lakes Colossal Comedy Company of Comedians

Lew Lakes Colossal Comedy Company of Comedians
Promotional postcard for Lew Lakes Colossal Comedy Company of Comedians. Popular music hall sketch company set up by Lew Lake (1874-1939)

Background imageRevues Collection: Gipsy Love by Basil Hood and Adrian Ross. First produced by George Edwardes at Daly

Gipsy Love by Basil Hood and Adrian Ross. First produced by George Edwardes at Dalys Theatre, London on 1 June 1912. Showing Harry Dearth, Sari Petrass and Robert Michaelis. Date: circa 1912

Background imageRevues Collection: Living drop-curtain in Better Days, London Hippodrome

Living drop-curtain in Better Days, London Hippodrome
A living drop-curtain at the London Hippodrome revue, Better Days, with various young ladies draped through peep holes. Date: 1925

Background imageRevues Collection: Shirley Kellogg at the London Hippodrome

Shirley Kellogg at the London Hippodrome
A caricature of the revue star, Shirley Kellogg walking among the audience on the gang-plank (or joy-plank ) during WW1-era revues. Famously she would throw flowers to the gentlemen in the stalls

Background imageRevues Collection: Norah Blaney and Gwen Farrar in Pot Luck, 1922

Norah Blaney and Gwen Farrar in Pot Luck, 1922
Miss Norah Blaney and Miss Gwen Farrar in Pot Luck at the Vaudeville Theatre, 1922. Date: 1922

Background imageRevues Collection: The Girl from Kays by Owen Hall

The Girl from Kays by Owen Hall
Date: 1904

Background imageRevues Collection: Good & Gay, revue of revues, Alexandra Theatre, Hull

Good & Gay, revue of revues, Alexandra Theatre, Hull
Good & Gay, the revue of revues by Frank Ashworth, at the Alexandra Theatre, Hull. 1915

Background imageRevues Collection: The Forty Theives by Ian Query

The Forty Theives by Ian Query
Promotional postcard by popular artist E P Kinsella for the Forty Thieves by Ian Query for the Lyceum Theatre in London, Christmas 1912

Background imageRevues Collection: In Dahomey by Jesse A Shipp

In Dahomey by Jesse A Shipp
In Dahomey by Jesse A. Shipp; music Will Marion Cook et. al. First produced in England at the Shaftesbury Theatre, 16th May 1903

Background imageRevues Collection: Hobsons Choice by Harold Brighouse

Hobsons Choice by Harold Brighouse
Promotional postcard for Hobsons Choice by Harold Brighouse. First produced in England at the Apollo Theatre, 22nd June 1916. The story is set in Salford in 1880

Background imageRevues Collection: Here Comes the Bride by Robert P Weston and Bert Lee

Here Comes the Bride by Robert P Weston and Bert Lee
Here Comes The Bride by Robert P. Weston & Bert Lee, adapted from the play by Otto Harbach and Edgar McGregor; music Arthur Schwartz

Background imageRevues Collection: Gipsy Love by Basil Hood & Adrian Ross

Gipsy Love by Basil Hood & Adrian Ross
Promotional postcard of Gipsy Love adapted by Basil Hood and Adrian Ross. First produced Dalys Theatre, London on 1st June 1912. Artist Richard Pannett

Background imageRevues Collection: Regine Flory in The Passing Show by George Barbier

Regine Flory in The Passing Show by George Barbier
La Marchande de Masques. Regine Flory in The Passing Show, the popular revue at the Palace Theatre in 1914. Date: 1914

Background imageRevues Collection: Kahloah from Martinique from the 1935 Blackbird revue

Kahloah from Martinique from the 1935 Blackbird revue
A leading member of the cast of Lew Leslies Blackbirds of 1935, Kahloah, a nineteen year old girl from Martinique whose dancing says The Sketch, is absolutely sensational

Background imageRevues Collection: Harry Fragson Parisiana Concert

Harry Fragson Parisiana Concert
Promotional postcard of Harry Fragson, by E Tabouret postmarked Paris, 7th December 1900". Harry Fragson (2 July 1869 31 December 1913), born L鯮 Philippe Pot

Background imageRevues Collection: H G Pelissier by Hon. John Collier

H G Pelissier by Hon. John Collier
Promotional postcard of a painting of Harry Gabriel (H G ) Pelissier by Hon. John Collier, (27 January 1850 11 April 1934)

Background imageRevues Collection: Photo of Carry on, Sergeant by Captain Bruce Bairnsfather

Photo of Carry on, Sergeant by Captain Bruce Bairnsfather
Black and white photographs in the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News of 21st November 1925 showing cast members from Carry on, Sergeant

Background imageRevues Collection: Miss Lauri Devine as Lorelei of This Year of Grace

Miss Lauri Devine as Lorelei of This Year of Grace
Colour photograph in the Sketch of 26th December 1926 of dancer Miss Lauri Devine as Lorelei in This Year of Grace, the successful revue by Noel Coward

Background imageRevues Collection: While You Wait revue by R Carr

While You Wait revue by R Carr
Promotional postcard for While You Wait revue by R. Carr. First produced at the Wood Green Empire, 27st October 1913. A Sparkling Wild West Revue

Background imageRevues Collection: Watch Your Step by Harry Grattan

Watch Your Step by Harry Grattan
Promotional postcard for Watch Your Step by Harry Grattan; a revue with music Irving Berlin. First produced at the Empire Theatre, 4th May 1915

Background imageRevues Collection: S Nice

S Nice
Promotional postcard for SNice Espinosas 1000 Revue (above the image). First produced at the Gaiety Theatre, Hastings, 29th March and Coronet Theatre, 5th April 1915

Background imageRevues Collection: The Red Heads by William Le Baron

The Red Heads by William Le Baron
Promotional postcard for The Red Heads vividly coloured musical revue in one scene by William Le Baron; music Robert Hood Bowers

Background imageRevues Collection: Razzle Dazzle revue by Albert de Courville

Razzle Dazzle revue by Albert de Courville, Wal Pink and Basil Macdonald Hastings; music Herman Darewski and Manuel Klein. First produced at Drury Lane, 19th June 1916

Background imageRevues Collection: Pot-Pourri by James Tanner

Pot-Pourri by James Tanner
Promotional postcard for Pot-Pourri by James Tanner; music Napoleon Lambelet. First produced Coronet, 3rd April and Avenue Theatre, 9th June 1899

Background imageRevues Collection: Passing Events revue by R H Douglas

Passing Events revue by R H Douglas
Passing Events revue by R. H. Douglass. First produced Palladium Theatre, 8th March 1915. Sketches satirising events of the day were the essence of revue

Background imageRevues Collection: The Passing Show revue by Arthur Wimperis

The Passing Show revue by Arthur Wimperis
Promotional flyer for The Passing Show revue by Arthur Wimperis; music Herman Finck. First produced at the Palace Theatre, 20th April 1914. Front page of a single page flyer for the Palace. Date: 1914

Background imageRevues Collection: One Dam Thing After Another revue by Ronald Jeans

One Dam Thing After Another revue by Ronald Jeans
Reverse of a promotional flyer for One Dam Thing After Another revue by Ronald Jeans; lyrics Lorenz Hart; music Richard Rodgers. First produced London Pavilion, 19th May 1927

Background imageRevues Collection: Odds On by Harry Dent

Odds On by Harry Dent
Promotional postcard for Odds On revue by Harry Dent. First produced at the Empire, Sheffield, 18th April and Finsbury Park Empire, 10th May 1915

Background imageRevues Collection: Now We Know revue by George Campbell

Now We Know revue by George Campbell
Promotional postcard for Now We Know revue by George Campbell, first produced at the Edmonton Empire, 6th July 1914. Touring to Hippodrome, Rotherham, 5th July 1915. Date: 1915

Background imageRevues Collection: Made in England by Albert de Courville

Made in England by Albert de Courville
Promotional postcard for Made in England revue by Albert de Courville; music Herman Darewski. First produced at the Grand Theatre, Clapham, 29th April 1915. Date: circa 1915

Background imageRevues Collection: Look Out by Worton David

Look Out by Worton David
Promotional postcard for Look Out revue, book and lyrics by Worton David; music Herman Darewski. First produced Empire Newport, 4th October and Finsbury Park Empire, 1st November 1915

Background imageRevues Collection: London, Paris and New York by Arthur Wimperis

London, Paris and New York by Arthur Wimperis
Promotional postcard for London, Paris and New York revue by Arthur Wimperis; music Herman Darewski. First produced London Pavilion, 4th September 1920. Artist: W. K. Haselden

Background imageRevues Collection: Dr Knock by Jules Romains

Dr Knock by Jules Romains
Reverse of promotional postcard for Dr Knock, by Jules Romains with a review of the play in French, English, German and Italian. Date: circa 1925

Background imageRevues Collection: The Knock by Jules Romains

The Knock by Jules Romains
Promotional postcard for Dr Knock by Jules Romains, translated into English by Harley Granville-Barker. Date: circa 1925

Background imageRevues Collection: Its A Girl by Austin Melford

Its A Girl by Austin Melford
Promotional flyer for Its A Girl by Austin Melford First produced at the Strand Theatre, 22nd December 1931. Touring to Opera House, Cork, 25/4/1932. The image of the squalling baby is repeated

Background imageRevues Collection: It Pays to Advertise by Roi Cooper Megru & Walter Hackett

It Pays to Advertise by Roi Cooper Megru & Walter Hackett
Promotional postcard for It Pays To Advertise by Roi Cooper Megru & Walter Hackett. First produced in England, at the Gaiety Theatre, Hastings, 21st January and Aldwych Theatre, 1st February 1924



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