David Wright woman in short black underslip
Elegant woman with red hair, wearing a short black, semi-transparent underslip. She is sitting on the edge of her dressing table, loosening her hair. David Wright (1912 - 1967), was a popular British artist specialising in glamour. His series of pin-ups for The Sketch during the World War II period were immensely popular and morale-boosting to troops.
© Mary Evans Picture Library
The Crimson Alibi by George Broadhurst
The Crimson Alibi by George Broadhurst (June 3, 1866 January 31, 1952). First produced in England Strand Theatre on 29th November 1919. The text below the image names the star as Kyrle Bellew (1855 1911) who was a man, so the image is misleading. The reverse has Arthur Bourchiers Strand Theatre Company. Including Kyrle Bellew and A. E. George, All in their Original Parts. Touring to the Lyeceum Theatre in Sheffield on 15th March 1920. Date: 1920 1919
© The Michael Diamond Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library
Isabel Jeans - the subtle art of 'vamping'
Isabel Jeans (1891 1985), British actress of stage and screen pictured at the time she was appearing in a play, Cobra, at the Garrick Theatre in London in which she played a wife intent on seducing her husband's best friend. The photograph shows her in full vamp mode. Date: 1925
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
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