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PLAY PICTORIALS 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s

THE PLAY PICTORIAL Magazines

As well as lavish photographic coverage of a single production, these magazines usually include an editorial, a cast list, the story of the play, general theatrical comment and stylish period advertisements. Most spines are slightly rubbed and staples beginning to rust, but except where noted, the content of these magazines is in excellent condition.

The Play Pictorial: 1910s

PlayPict/1910 No.93 - THE RIVALS - Sheridan (Lyric/4.4.10)
Lewis Waller, Lottie Venne, Kate Cutler [44pp; excellent photos; VG] (£8) SOLD

PlayPict/1910 No.99 - NOBODY'S DAUGHTER - George Paston (Wyndham's/3.9.1910)
Gerald du Maurier, Mary Rorke, Sydney Valentine, Lilian Braithwaite, Ronald Squire, H Marsh Allen, Leon Quartermaine, Rosalie Toller, Henrietta Watson [44pp; excellent photos; VG] (£8) SOLD

PlayPict/1910 No.100 - GRACE - Somerset Maugham (Duke of York's/15.10.10)
Irene Vanbrugh, Lillah McCarthy, Dennis Eadie, Arthur Wontner, Lady Tree, Gertrude Lang, Mary Barton, Leslie Faber [44pp; 35+ excellent photos; minor marks to cover, else VG] (£8) SOLD

PlayPict/1910 No101 - ECCENTRIC LORD COMBERDENE - R C Carton (St.James's/19.11.10)
George Alexander, Miss Compton, Rita Jolivet, Lyston Lyle, Athol Stewart, E Vivian Reynolds, Ruth Maitland, J H Barnes, Fred Lewis, Marjorie Waterlow [44pp; 35+ excellent photos; spine slightly rubbed, staples rusty, else VG] £8

PlayPict/1910 No.102 - JACK AND THE BEANSTALK (Drury Lane/26.12.10)
Dolly Castles, George Graves (as Mrs.Halleybutt), Julia James, Hilda Playfair (as Titania), Anita Edis, George Barratt, Maudie Thornton, Ernest Langford, Bennett and Martell, Barry Lupino, Johnny Danvers, William Downes, Arthur Conquest (as The Cow), Harry Randall [44pp; 50+ excellent photos; VG] (£9) SOLD

PlayPict/1911 No.103 - A WALTZ DREAM - Oscar Straus (Daly's/17.1.11)
Lily Elsie, May Marton, Amy Evans, Robert Michaelis, May Hobson, Alec Fraser, W H Berry, J F McArdle, Willie Warde [44pp; 35+ excellent photos; slightly rumpled, minor edge-tears, spine slightly rubbed, else VG] (£7) SOLD

PlayPict/1911 No.104 - THE QUAKER GIRL - Lionel Monckton (Adelphi/5.11.10)
Gertie Millar, Phyllis Le Grand, C Hayden Coffin, Elsie Spain, James Blakeley, Gracie Leigh, Joseph Coyne, D J Williams, Kitty Melrose, Herbert Ross [52pp; 45+ excellent photos; minor spine damage, else VG] (£8) SOLD

PlayPict/1911 No.105 - PASSERS-BY - C Haddon Chambers (Wyndham's/29.3.11)
Gerald Du Maurier, Irene Vanbrugh, Helen Ferrers, Gayer Mackay, O P Heggie, Renee Mayer, Nina Sevening, George Shelton [44pp; 45+ excellent photos; VG] (£8) SOLD

PlayPict/1911 No.106 - KISMET - Edward Knoblauch (Garrick/19.4.11)
Oscar Asche, Lily Brayton, Dorothy Moulton, Ernest Leeman, R Ian Penny, Herbert Grimwood, Ben Webster, H Winspeare, George Relph, Bessie Major, Saba Raleigh, Nancy Denvers [44pp; 50+ excellent photos of this spectacular production; a splendid issue; VG] (£10) SOLD

PlayPict/1911 No.107 - PEGGY - Stuart (Gaiety/4.3.11)
Phyllis Dare, George Grossmith, Junr., Edmund Payne, Herbert Jarman, Olive May, Robert Hale, Babs Taylor, Elsie Collier, Madge Melbourne, Gladys Guy, Connie Stuart, Nancy More [48pp; 45+ excellent production photos; illustrated feature on the Command Performance of Money at Drury Lane on 17th May 1911 (w.remarkable Cast List, including Fred Terry, Sir John Hare, Cyril Maude, Charles Wyndham, Herbert Tree, Arthur Bourchier, George Alexander, Laurence Irving, Lewis Waller, Charles Hawtrey, Weedon Grossmith, Dion Boucicault, Edward Terry, Irene Vanbrugh, Henry Ainley, Allan Aynesworth, Gerald du Maurier, George Graves, Lyn Harding, Robert Loraine, C Aubrey Smith, E Lyall Swete); VG] £8

PlayPict/1911 No.110 - BABY MINE - Margaret Mayo (Vaudeville/22.2.11)
Weedon Grossmith, Iris Hoey, Constance Hyem, Donald Calthrop, Constance Bachner, Drelincourt Odlum, Miss E Innes-Kerr, Arthur Leigh [36pp; staples rusty, cover slightly split and top left corner rubbed, , else VG] £7

PlayPict/1911 No.111 - ROMEO AND JULIET - Shakespeare (New/2.9.11)
Phyllis Neilson Terry, Vernon Steel, Fred Terry, Julia Neilson, Louis Calvert, James Berry, Mr W Devereux, Mr H C Hewitt, Miss Filippi, Mr F Sargent, Mr Beamish, Miss Halliday, Mr Brydone, Mr Worlock, Mr J Fisher-White [48pp; c.50 magnificent photographs of Romeo and Juliet; photograph of Herbert Beerbohm-Tree as Macbeth and article, photograph of Ellen Terry as Juliet and Mrs Stirling as The Nurse etc.; a superb issue; staples rusty, cover slightly split and top left corner rubbed, one staple detached, else VG] (£9) SOLD

PlayPict/1911 No.112 - THE HOPE - Cecil Raleigh and Henry Hamilton (Drury Lane/14.9.11)
Evelyn D'Alroy, Kate Rorke, Madge Fabian, Lyston Lyle, Cyril Keightley, Charles Rock, Fanny Brough, Gwendolen Wren [48pp; over 30 magnificent photographs of The Hope; photos of Mlle.Gina Palerme in The Quaker Girl, Fraulein Leopoldine Konstantin in Sumurun, Marie Lohr in The Marionettes; staples slightly rusty, cover split and detached at spine, else VG] (£6) SOLD

PlayPict/1911 No.113 - THE MOUSME - Alex M Thompson and Robert Courtneidge (Shaftesbury/9.9.11)
Florence Smithson, George Elton, A H Majilton, Dan Rolyat, Eric Maturin, Cicely Courtneidge, Harry Welchman, Nelson Keys, Ada Blanche, George Hestor [52pp; over 40 magnificent photographs of The Mousme; colour photo of Evelyn Scotney, photos of Mlle.Napierkowska, Mr and Mrs Ian Bulloch; slightly rumpled, centre pages detached, staples rusty, else VG] (£8) SOLD

PlayPict/1911 No.114 - FANNY'S FIRST PLAY - Shaw (Kingsway/19.4.11)
Lillah McCarthy, Cicely Hamilton, Claude King, Christine Silver, Lyonel Watts, H K Ayliff [40pp; 25+ excellent photos; staples slightly rusty, else VG] (£8) SOLD

PlayPict/1911 No.115 - NIGHTBIRDS (Die Fledermaus) - Johann Strauss (Lyric/30.12.11)
Constance Drever, Muriel George, Maurice Farkoa, W H Workman, John Deverell, Claude Flemming, Mabel Burnege, Tom A Shale, Stanley Brett, A W Bascombe; photo and review of Martin Harvey and Lillah McCarthy in Max Reinhardt's OEDIPUS TYRANNUS at Covent Garden etc. [44pp; excellent photos; rusty staples, else VG] (£8) SOLD

PlayPict/1911 No.116 - THE GLAD EYE - Levy/Armont/Nancey (Globe/4.11.11)
Ethel Dane, Lawrence Grossmith, Auriol Lee, Daisy Markham, H Marsh Allen, Philip Kay, J P Robertson, E Dagnall, Arthur Hatherton; photo of Mlle.Maria La Bella in CARMEN [40pp; excellent photos; spine partially split, else VG] £7

PlayPict/1912 No.117 - MILESTONES - Arnold Bennet and Edward Knoblauch (Royalty/5.3.12)
Dennis Eadie, Mary Jerrold, Lionel Atwill, Mary Relph, Stanley Logan, Evelyn Weeden, Gladys Cooper, Haidee Wright [36pp; 30+ excellent photos; VG] (£8) SOLD

PlayPict/1912 No.118 - THE SUNSHINE GIRL - Rubens/Wimperis (Gaiety/24.2.12)
Phyllis Dare, Basil S Foster, George Grossmith, Edmund Payne, Olive May, Tom Walls, Connie Ediss, George Barrett, Mabel Sealby [48pp; 35+ excellent photos; slightly rusty staples, else VG] (£8) SOLD

PlayPict/1912 No.119 - BELLA DONNA - Robert Hichens and James Bernard Fagan (St.James's/9.12.11)
Mrs Patrick Campbell, George Alexander, Charles Maude, Charles Bryant, Trevor Roller, Athol Stewart, Shiel Barry [44pp; excellent photos; spine slightly rubbed, VG] (£8) SOLD

PlayPict/1912 No.120 - AUTUMN MANOEUVRES - Kenney (Adelphi/25.5.12)
Robert Evett, Phyllys le Grand, Huntley Wright, Gracie Leigh, Hilda Antony, Leonard Mackay [40pp; excellent photos; spine slighty rubbed, staples rusty, else VG] (£8) SOLD

PlayPict/1912 No.121 - GIPSY LOVE - Lehar (Daly's/1.7.12)
Gertie Millar, Sari Petrass, Robert Michaelis, Webster Millar, Harry Dearth, W H Berry [44pp; excellent photos; spine slighty rubbed, staples rusty, else VG] (£8) SOLD

PlayPict/1912 No.122 - BUNTY PULLS THE STRINGS - Graham Moffat (Haymarket/18.7.11)
Kate Moffat, Watson Hume, Graham Moffat, George Tawde, Jean Turnbull, Eva McRoberts [36pp; excellent photos; cover slightly scuffed, else VG] (£8) SOLD

PlayPict/1912 No.123 - READY MONEY - Montgomery (New/12.8.12)
Allan Aynesworth, Hilda Antony, Kenneth Douglas, Miss May Whitty [40pp; excellent photos; covers detached, else VG] £7

PlayPict/1912 No.124 - THE GIRL IN THE TAXI - Gilbert (Lyric/5.9.12)
Yvonne Arnaud, C H Workman, Robert Averell, Alec Fraser, Arthur Playfair, Amy Augarde [48pp; excellent photos; cover slightly scuffed, else VG] (£8) SOLD

PlayPict/1912 No.125 - THE DANCING MISTRESS - Monckton (Adelphi/19.12.12)
Gertie Millar, Joseph Coyne, Elsie Spain, Maud Cressall, Gracie Leigh, Nicholas Hannen [52pp; excellent photos; spine slightly scuffed, else VG] (£8) SOLD

PlayPict/1912 No.126 - TWELFTH NIGHT (Savoy/15.11.12)
Arthur Wontner, Lillah McCarthy, Henry Ainley, Evelyn Millard, Dennis Neilson-Terry, Leon Quartermaine, C Hayden-Coffin, Arthur Whitby, Leah Hunter, Herbert Hewetson [40pp; 30+ excellent photos and review of Twelfth Night; superb issue; spine slightly scuffed, else VG] (£10) SOLD

PlayPict/1912? No.127 - REVIEW OF REVUES
Robert Hale, Ida Crispi, Farren Soutar, Ivy St.Helier, Vernon Watson, Scott Russell, Unity More, Muriel Hudson, Christy Solari, George Grossmith, Shirley Kellogg [36pp; excellent photos; VG] £8

PlayPict/1913 No.128 - GENERAL JOHN REGAN - Birmingham (Apollo/9.1.13)
Charles Hawtrey, Cathleen Nesbitt, Leonard Boyne, Franc Stoney, W G Fay, Gladys Ffolliot, Harry Wenman, A Vane-Tempest, Dorothy O'Neill [36pp; excellent photos; top left corner of cover rubbed and loose from one staple, contents unaffected; VG] £7

PlayPict/1913 No.129 - FORBES-ROBERTSON SOUVENIR
Excellent souvenir issue on the Farewell to the Stage of Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson [36pp; 28+ excellent photos of Forbes-Robertson in Hamlet, The Passing of the Third Floor Back, Shylock, The Light That Failed and other plays; 2-page article by George Bernard Shaw about Forbes-Robertson and Gertrude Elliott in Caesar and Cleopatra (w.3 photos); spine slightly scuffed, cover slightly grubby, else VG] (£8) SOLD

PlayPict/1913 No.130 - OH! OH!! DELPHINE!!! - Caryll (Shaftesbury/18.2.13)
Iris Hoey, Courtice Pounds, Walter Passmore, Dorothy Jardon, Harry Welchman, Reginald Owen [36pp; excellent photos; spine slightly scuffed, else VG] (£8) SOLD

PlayPict/1913 No.131 - THE GIRL ON THE FILM - Tanner (Gaiety/5.4.13)
George Grossmith, George Barrett, Charles Maude, Robert Nainby, Emmy Wehlen, Madeleine Seymour, Gwendoline Brogden, Connie Ediss [40pp; excellent photos; spine slightly scuffed, else VG] £8

PlayPict/1913 No.132 - THE MARRIAGE MARKET - Jacobi (Daly's/17.5.13)
Gertie Millar, Sari Petrass, Robert Michaelis, Tom Walls, W H Berry, Harry Dearth [40pp; excellent photos; spine slightly scuffed, else VG] (£8) SOLD

PlayPict/1913 No.133 - OH! I SAY!! Blow/Hoare (Criterion/28.5.13)
James Welch, Marguerite Scialtiel, Sybil de Bray [32pp; excellent photos; VG] (£8) SOLD

PlayPict/1913 No.134 - THE BARRIER - Philip E Hubbard, Rex Beach (Strand/17.7.13)
Matheson Lang, May Blayney, Malcolm Cherry, Charles Rock, Luna Lyndon, Hubert Willis, Harcourt Beatty, Lewis Willoughby [32pp; excellent photos; spine slightly scuffed, else VG] £8

PlayPict/1913 No.135 - JOSEPH AND HIS BRETHREN - Parker (His Majesty's/2.9.13)
Herbert Beerbohm Tree, George Relph, Maxine Elliott, Philip Merivale, Cynthia Brooke, Jessie Winter, Henry Vibart, Owen Roughwood, Roy Byford [40pp; excellent photos; spine slightly scuffed, else VG] £8

PlayPict/1913 No.136 - SEALED ORDERS Raleigh/Hamilton (Drury Lane/11.9.13)
Madge Fabian, Myrtle Tannehill, John le Page, Arthur Poole, Edward Sass, [36pp; excellent photos of this spectacular sensation drama!; spine slightly scuffed, else VG] (£8) SOLD

PlayPict/1913 No.137 - THE PEARL GIRL - Felix/Talbot (Shaftesbury/25.9.13)
Harry Welchman, Jack Hulbert, Alfred Lester, Dorothea Temple, Cicely Courtneidge, Iris Hoey [40pp; excellent photos; back cover missing, else VG] (£7) SOLD

PlayPict/1913 No.138 - THE GIRL FROM UTAH - Rubens/Jones (Adelphi/18.10.13)
Phyllis Dare, Joseph Coyne, Edmund Payne, Gracie Leigh, Ina Claire [40pp; excellent photos; spine slightly scuffed, else VG] (£8) SOLD

PlayPict/1913 No.139 - WHO'S THE LADY? - Levy (Garrick/22.11.13)
Jean Alwyn, Farren Soutar, E Dagnall, Fay Compton, Violet Gould, Minnie Terry [36pp; excellent photos; spine slightly scuffed, else VG] £8

PlayPict/1913 No.140 - MR. WU - Vernon/Owen (Strand/27.11.13)
Matheson Lang, Lilian Braithwaite, Hilda Bailey, Evan Thomas, Harcourt Beatty, Chas.Wemyss, Martyn Roland, Frank Thorndike, Sydney Vautier, Marian Lind [36pp; excellent photos; spine slightly scuffed, else VG] (£8) SOLD

PlayPict/1913 No.141 - WITHIN THE LAW - Veiller/Fenn/Wimperis (Haymarket/24.5.13)
Edyth Goodall, Mabel Burnege, J V Bryant, Constance Bachner, Francis Chamier, E Lyall Sweete, Frederick Ross, Leon M Lion, Mabel Russell, Eille Norwood, Charles Garry, Stuart Musgrave [36pp; excellent photos; cover slightly grubby, else VG] £7

PlayPict/1914 No.142 - AFTER THE GIRL - Paul A Rubens (Gaiety/7.2.14)
Clifton Crawford, Isobel Elsom, Ethel Lawson, Mabel Sealby, Lew Hearn, William Stephens, Muriel Hudson, Maggie Jarvis, Mlle. Caumont, Frederick Volpe [40pp; 40+ excellent photos; VG] (£8) SOLD

PlayPict/1914 No.143 - KISMET - Knoblock (Globe/10.3.14)
Oscar Asche, Lily Brayton, Frederic Worlock [36pp; excellent photos; portrait insert torn, else VG] (£8) SOLD

PlayPict/1914 No.144 - THE LAND OF PROMISE - Somerset Maugham (Duke of York's/26.2.14)
Irene Vanbrugh, Godfrey Tearle, Lena Halliday, Basil S Foster, George Goodwin, Marion Ashworth, C V France [36pp; excellent photos; spine slightly rubbed, else VG] £8

PlayPict/1914 No.146 - THE CINEMA STAR- Gilbert (Shaftesbury/4.6.14)
Dorothy Ward, Harry Welchman, Lauri de Frece, Cicely Courtneidge, H V Tollemache, Fay Compton [36pp; excellent photos; VG] (£8) SOLD

PlayPict/1914 No.147 - POTASH AND PERLMUTTER- Glass/Klein (Queen's/14.4.14)
Madeline Seymour, Robert Leonard, Augustus Yorke, Ezra Matthews, Ernest Milton (London debut, aged 24) [28pp; excellent photos; VG] £8

PlayPict/1914 No.149 - MILESTONES - Arnold Bennett and Edward Knoblauch (Royalty/31.10.14)
Dennis Eadie, Mary Jerrold, Lynn Fontanne, Edith Evans [20pp; 20+ excellent photos; VG] £7

PlayPict/1914 No.150 - A COUNTRY GIRL - Lionel Monckton and Paul Rubens (Daly's/28.10.14)
Winifred Barnes, R Michaelis, Pop Cory, Leedham Bantock, W H Berry, Tom Walls, Willie Warde, Phyllis Le Grand, Mabel Sealby, Clara Butterworth, Elise Craven, Gertie Millar, Vernon Davis, Arthur Wellesley [20pp; excellent photos; VG] (£7) SOLD

PlayPict/1914 No.151 - THE MAN WHO STAYED AT HOME - J E Harold Terry and Lechmere Worrall (Royalty/10.12.14)
Dennis Eadie, Isobel Elsom, Malcolm Cherry, Mary Jerrold, Ruth Mackay, Elizabeth Rizdon, E H Edwards, Robert Brough [20pp; excellent photos of this Spy Drama; slightly grubby and rumpled, else VG] (£6) SOLD

PlayPict/1914 No.152 - MISTRESS WILFUL - Ernest Hendrie and Frank Barrett (Strand/2.1.15)
Julia Neilson, Fred Terry, J Carter Edwards, Winifred Rae, F P Stevens, Alfred Kendrick [20pp; excellent photos; charming issue; VG] £7

PlayPict/1914 No.153 - RAFFLES - E W Hornung and Eugene Presbrey (Wyndham's/23.12.14)
Gerald du Maurier, Hilda Moore, Violet Eardley, Lyston Lyle, Jules Shaw, Frances Wetherall, Kyrle Bellew, Murray Carrington [20pp; excellent photos; VG] (£8) SOLD

PlayPict/1915 No.154 - PEG O' MY HEART - J Hartley Manners (Comedy/10.10.14, Globe/11.1.15)
Laurette Taylor, A E Matthews, Percy Ames, Helen Ferrers, J H Barnes [20pp; excellent photos; slightly grubby and rumpled, else VG] £6

PlayPict/1915 No.155 - THE PASSING SHOW OF 1915- Wimperis/Carrick/Finck (Palace/9.3.15)
Elsie Janis, Basil Hallam, Nelson Keys, Arthur Playfair, Gwendoline Brogden, [24pp; excellent photos; VG] (£7) SOLD

PlayPict/1915 No.156 - BETTY - Rubens (Daly's/24.4.15)
Winifred Barnes, Donald Calthrop, W H Berry, Mabel Sealby, G P Huntley [20pp; excellent photos; VG] (£7) SOLD

PlayPict/1915 No.157 - 5064 GERRARD! - Redstone (Alhambra/19.3.15)
Gaby Deslys, Robert Hale, Beatrice Lillie, Phyllis Monkman, Lee White, Jack Morrison, Harry Pilcer [20pp; excellent photos; scrabble on cover, slightly rumpled, else VG] (£7) SOLD

PlayPict/1915 No.158 - QUINNEY'S - Vachell (Haymarket/20.4.15)
Henry Ainley, Marie Hemingway, Sydney Fairbrother, Godfrey Tearle [20pp; excellent photos; VG] (£7) SOLD

PlayPict/1915 No.159 - GAMBLERS ALL - May Martindale (Wyndham's/8.6.15)
Lewis Waller, Gerald du Maurier, Frances Wetherall, Madge Titheradge, Hilda Moore, Lyston Lyle [20pp; 20+ excellent photos; VG] (£8) SOLD

PlayPict/1915 No.160 - TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT - Paul A Rubens (Gaiety/28.4.15)
George Grossmith, Madge Saunders, Julia James, Leslie Henson, Moya Mannering, Gladys Homfrey, Robert Nainby, Peggy Kurton; the show featured "They didn't believe me!" [24pp; excellent photos; VG] (£8) SOLD

PlayPict/1915 No.162 - ROMANCE - Edward Sheldon (Duke of York's/6.10.15)
Owen Nares, Doris Keane, Jack Hobbs, Muriel Harvey, A E Anson, Dorothy Rundell, Annie Hill, Agnes Thomas, Gilda Varesi [24pp; 25+ excellent photos; VG] (£8) SOLD

PlayPict/1915 No.164 - TINA - Paul A Rubens, Haydn Wood and Harry Graham (Adelphi/2.11.15)
Phyllis Dare, Godfrey Tearle, Leon M Lion, W H Berry, Mabel Sealby, George Gregory, Yvonne Reynolds, Luna Love, Ben Osborne, Rohan Clensy, Dorma Leigh, Jan Oyra [24pp; excellent photos; cover partly detached, slightly rumpled, back cover edge damage, else VG] (£5) SOLD

PlayPict/1915 No.163 - A LITTLE BIT OF FLUFF - Ellis (Criterion/27.10.15)
Ernest Thesiger, Marjorie Maxwell, George Desmond, Ruby Miller, Stanley Lethbury, Alfred Drayton, Violet Gould, Lilian Talbot [20pp; excellent photos, VG] (£7) SOLD

PlayPict/1915 No.165 - MORE - Edward Jones and Harry Grattan (Ambassadors'/18.6.15)
Alice Delysia, J M Campbell, Morris Harvey, Leon Morton, Peggy Primrose, Tiny Gratton, Andre Randall, Mona Fraser, Betty Balfour, Joan Carroll [24pp; excellent photos; very slightly rumpled, else VG] (£7) SOLD

PlayPict/1917 No.183 - DAMAGED GOODS (Les Avaries) - Eugene Brieux, translated by John Pollock (St.Martin's/17.3.17)
J Fisher White, Reginald Bach, Nora Wynne, Mary Grey, Joan Vivian-Rees, Edith Lester Jones, Bassett Roe, Margaret Omar, Corney Grain [20pp; excellent photos, VG] (£6) SOLD

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