Corinne Griffith impersonates speed -The Lilies of the Field
Corinne Griffith (1894-1979), dancer and actress known as the 'orchid lady of the screen' pictured in a scene from the Alexander Korda film, 'The Lilies of the Field.' She plays a show-girl who takes part in a modernistic ballet mechanique and, dressed in silver tights, represented the figure of Speed on a radiator cap of a gigantic automobile. The men were dressed to represent robots.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Who Said Robots? by George Studdy
A humorous illustration of Bonzo faced with robot versions of himself. The illustration mocked the craze for Bonzo merchandise that was popular at the time. George Ernest Studdy (1878-1948), was the creator of 'Bonzo', a small dog with saucer-like eyes and indiscriminate breeding who first appeared in the Sketch in 1922. The 'Bonzo' craze swept the world resulting in postcards, annuals, toys and other merchandise. Studdy also produced a large body of work for the Sketch before and after Bonzo including his later creation, Ooloo the cat. His early cartoon dogs were simply known as the 'Studdy Dog' until readers demanded a name and Bruce Ingram, the ILN editor, suggested his immortal moniker. Credit should read: Estate of George Studdy/Gresham Marketing Ltd./ILN/Mary Evans Date: 1923
© Estate of George Studdy/Gresham Marketing Ltd./ILN/Mary Evans
Futuristic device to help a gentleman get dressed
A futuristic device to help a gentleman get dressed in the automatic home of the future. At the press of a button, a mechanical arm holds out his suit, top hat and walking stick, while a platform on wheels delivers his shoes.
© Mary Evans Picture Library
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