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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: 1930s

PlayPict/1930 (Jan) No.334 - SORRY YOU'VE BEEN TROUBLED - Walter Hackett (St.Martin's/24 Sep 1929)
Hugh Wakefield, Marion Lorne, Cicely Jonas, Leonard Upton, Beryl de Querton, Dorothy Lane, Antony Holles, Robert Holmes, Joan Marion, Diana Wynyard, Neville Brook, G A Woodbridge; and 5 large photos of THE FIRST MRS FRASER by St.John Irvine, with Robert Andrews, Henry Ainley, W Graham Browne, and Marie Tempest; large photo of Gracie Fields in THE SHOW'S THE THING; also reviews of Madame Plays Nap, The Highwayman, Typhoon, The Amorists, The School For Scandal, Tunnel Trench, The Last Enemy, and The Man Who Missed It [32pp; excellent photos; VG] (£8) SOLD

PlayPict/1930 (Feb) No.335 - THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL - Robert Brinsley Sheridan (Kingsway/28 Nov 1929)
Frank Cellier, Angela Baddeley, Mary Mayfren, Stanley Lathbury, Griselda Hervey, Margaret Hood, Ian Fleming, Henry Hewitt, Edgar K Bruce, Hayden Coffin (18 excellent photos and charming line drawings); also 5 photos of JEW SUSS by Ashley Dukes (with Matheson Lang, Peggy Ashcroft, Lewin Mannering, and Joan Maude), photo of PUSS IN BOOTS at the Lyceum (with Gwladys Stanley and Kitty Reidy), and 2 photos of THE SLEEPING BEAUTY at Drury Lane (with Eve Gray, Lilian Davies, Jay Laurier, Mark Turner, G S Melvin and J Craig); also reviews of The White Assegai, The Man In Possession, In The Zone, Darling, I Love You, and The Way Out [32pp; excellent photos; VG] (£8) SOLD

PlayPict/1930 (Mch) No.336 - DARLING! I LOVE YOU - H B Hedley, Harry Acres, Stanley Brightman and Arthur Rigby (Gaiety/22 Jan 1930)
Vera Lennox, George Clarke, Ella Logan, George Neil, Neil McKay, Frank Freeman, Wyn Richmond, Harold French, Charles Paton, Florence Vie, Leonard Russell, Tom Shale, Leslie Francis (25 excellent photos and charming line drawings); 3 full-page photos of "the famous tenor" Tom Burke, Annie Croft and Diana Wynyard; also reviews of Through The Veil, Nine Till Six, Michael and Mary, This Way To Paradise, Honours Easy, Milestones, Devonshire Cream, Frankenstein, Almost A Honeymoon, Dandy Dick (with Nigel Playfair), Charles and Mary, A Night Like This, Silver Wings (with Ralph Richardson) and Here Comes The Bride; full page review by B W Findon of Reminiscences of Jessie Bond (Bodley Head, 7/6) [36pp; excellent photos throughout; centre pages loose, else VG] £8

PlayPict/1930 (Apr) No.337 - MICHAEL AND MARY - A A Milne (St.James's/1 Feb 1930)
Herbert Marshall, Edna Best, Olwen Brooks, Margaret Scudamore, I Fisher White, D A Clarke-Smith, Torin Thatcher, Elizabeth Allan, Frank Lawton, Violet Campbell, Reginald Bach (22 excellent photos); also reviews of The Lady of the Camellias (with Tallulah Bankhead and Glen Byam Shaw), A Song Of Sixpence, Appearances, Misalliance (with George E Bancroft, Eric Portman, Irene Vanbrugh, and Esme Percy), Enchantment, Odd Numbers, The Artist and The Shadow; full page photo of Phyllis Shand in DEVONSHIRE CREAM; review and 3 photos of SILVER WINGS (with Lupino Lane, John Kirby, Emma Haig, Desiree Ellinger, and Harry Welchman) [32pp; excellent photos throughout; VG] £8

PlayPict/1930 (May) No.338 - THE THREE MUSKETEERS - Rudolf Friml (Drury Lane/28 Mch 1930)
Dennis King, Jack Livesey, Robert Woollard, Raymond Newell, Adrienne Brune, Webster Booth, Lilian Davies, Arthur Wontner, Marie Ney, Louis Hector, George Bishop, Jerry Verno (30+ photos of this spectacular production); also reviews of The Three Musketeers, Cochran's 1930 Revue, Suspense, On The Spot (with Charles Laughton), The Damask Rose, Rio Rita, Out of the Blue (with Nigel Playfair, Eric Portman), Insult, Cape Forlorn, Down Our Street [32pp; excellent photos throughout; centre pages loose, else VG] £8

PlayPict/1930 (Jun) No.339 - COCHRAN'S 1930 REVUE - Beverley Nichols and Vivian Ellis (London Pavilion/27 Mch 1930)
Miss Ada-May, Eric Marshall, Gunda Mordhorst, Roy Royston, Serge Lifar, Alice Nikitina, Richard Domonsky, Constantin Tcherka, Joan Clarkson, Maisie Gay, Douglas Byng, Molly Molloy, Ruth Weeks, Hastings Lynn, Jane Welsh, William Cavanagh (33 photos); also reviews of Othello (with Paul Robeson, Ralph Richardson, Peggy Ashcroft and Sybil Thorndike), The Silent Witness, Our Ostriches, Dishonoured Lady, Mulberry Bush, and Debonair [28pp; excellent photos throughout; VG] £8

PlayPict/1930 (Jul) No.340 - ON THE SPOT - Edgar Wallace (Wyndham's/2 Apr 1930)
Charles Laughton (as Tony Perelli), Gillian Lind, Ben Smith, Ben Welden, W Cronin-Wilson, Gladys Frazin, Emlyn Williams (18 photos of this dramatic production); also reviews of The Last Chapter, The Command to Love, Petticoat Influence, The Way to Treat a Woman, Badger's Green, The Beaux' Stratagem (with Eric Portman, Godfrey Tearle, Edith Evans), charmingly illustrated with line drawings [28pp; excellent photos throughout; VG] £9

PlayPict/1930 (Aug) No.341 - PETTICOAT INFLUENCE - Neil Grant (St.Martin's/3 Jun 1930)
Diana Wynyard, Jane Millican, Frank Allenby, Robert Holmes, Morton Selten, Nigel Playfair (20+ photos); also reviews of The Swan (w.large photo), Cynara (with Gladys Cooper, Gerald du Maurier), The Love Race, Traffic, and Desire; charmingly illustrated with line drawings; large photo of Isobel Elsom as Marie Anne in The Command To Love [28pp; excellent photos throughout; VG] £8

PlayPict/1930 (Sep) No.342 - THE SWAN - Ferenc Molnar (St.James's/June 1930)
Edna Best, Herbert Marshall, Henrietta Watson, Colin Clive, Margaret Watson, Basil Loder, Irene Vanbrugh, C V France, F Kinsey Peile (22 excellent photos); review of Let Us Be Gay (with Tallulah Bankhead); portrait of Diana Wynyard in Petticoat Influence; small photos of Kathleen Gibson and Jane Millican; large photo of Irene Vanbrugh [28pp; excellent photos throughout; spine slightly rubbed, else VG] £8

PlayPict/1930 (Oct) No.343 - CHARLOT'S MASQUERADE (Cambridge/4 Sep 1930)
Beatrice Lillie, Donald Masters, Betty Frankiss, Mollie Egbert, Ronald Alpe, Henry Kendall, Quentin Tod, Constance Carpenter, Patrick Waddington, Reginald Smith, Helen Souter, Betty Oliver, Florence Desmond, J H Roberts (20+ excellent photos and review); also reviews of Street Scene, Richard III (with Baliol Holloway, John Laurie), The House of Pretence, The Devil's Disciple (with Martin Harvey), Her First Affaire, and Sexton Blake [28pp; excellent photos throughout; VG] £8

PlayPict/1930 (Nov) No.344 - PRIVATE LIVES - Noel Coward (Phoenix/24 Sep 1930)
Noel Coward, Gertrude Lawrence, Laurence Olivier, Adrianne Allen (27 splendid photos and review); also reviews of The Barretts of Wimpole Street (with Cedric Hardwicke, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies), The Breadwinner (with Jack Hawkins, Peggy Ashcroft), Topaze, The Outsider, Leave it to Psmith, It's A Boy, Delilah (with Edith Evans), and Lucky Dip [28pp; excellent photos throughout; VG] £10

PlayPict/1930 (Dec) No.345 - THE BARRETTS OF WIMPOLE STREET - Rudolph Besier (Queen's/23.9.30)
Cedric Hardwicke, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Wilfrid Caithness, Aubrey Mallalieu, Scott Sunderland, Marjorie Mars, Eileen Beldon, Barry K Barnes, Joan Barry, Oliver Johnston, Susan Richmond (24 photos and review); also reviews of An Object Of Virtue, The Mouthpiece, The House of Danger, The Man who Kissed his Wife, Wooden Shoes, Nippy, Marry the Girl [28pp; excellent photos throughout; VG] £8

PlayPict/1931 (Jan) No.346 - EVER GREEN - Rodgers and Hart (Adelphi/3.12.30)
Jessie Matthews, Sonnie Hale, Leon Morton, W E C Jenkins, Kay Hammond, Albert Burdon, Joyce Barbour, Jean Cadell, Florence Wood, Aubrey Dexter, Jean Barry, Dave Fitzgibbon, Mr Cochran's Young Ladies (26 excellent photos and review); also reviews of Smoky Cell, Jane's Legacy, To See Ourselves, Oh, Daddy!, Toad of Toad Hall (with Wendy Toye), Twelve Hours, Marry the Girl, A Murder has been Arranged, Caviare, Wonder Bar, and A Marriage Has Been Dis-Arranged [28pp; excellent photos throughout; spine slightly split and partially detached, else VG] £7

PlayPict/1931 (Feb) No.347 - THE SONG OF THE DRUM - Fred Thompson, Guy Bolton, Vivian Ellis and Herman Finck (Drury Lane/9 Jan 1931)
Helen Gilliland, Bobby Howes, Clarice Hardwicke, Derek Oldham, Arthur Macrae, Leslie Coles, Marie Burke, Brian Gilmour, George Bishop, Alan Stevenson, Peter Haddon, Ivan Berlyn, Raymond Newell, Allan Jeayes, Cecil Musk (23 excellent production photos and review); also reviews of Folly To Be Wise, A Pair of Trousers, The Toymaker of Nuremberg, Betrayal (with Alastair Sim, Flora Robson), Colonel Satan, Hawk Island, The Limping Man, To Account Rendered, Blue Roses and The Improper Duchess [28pp; excellent photos throughout; VG] £8

PlayPict/1931 (Mch) No.348 - THE IMPROPER DUCHESS - James B Fagan (Globe/22 Jan 1931)
Yvonne Arnaud, George F Ide, Granville Ferrier, Frank Cellier, Eugene Leahy, Frank Cochrane, Annie Esmond, Julie Suedo, John Laurie, Hartley Power, Andrea Melandrino, Winifred Oughton, Ruth Peterson (21 excellent photos and review); also reviews of The Pelican, Frailties, Bed Rock, After All, Strange Interlude, The Rocklitz, Etienne, Kong (with Oscar Asche), The Man Who Pays the Piper, Supply and Demand, The Ninth Man (with Rex Harrison), Good Losers, Who Goes Next? and The Gay Princess [28pp; excellent photos throughout; VG] £8

PlayPict/1931 (Apr) No.349 - THE CIRCLE - W Somerset Maugham (Vaudeville/2 Mch 1931)
Celia Johnson, Athene Seyler, Allan Aynesworth, Frank Vosper, Nigel Playfair, Peter Hannen, Violet Campbell (20 excellent production photos and review); also reviews of Strictly Dishonorable, Naughty Cinderella, Les Cloches de Corneville, Stand Up and Sing, My Wife's Family, Hamlet (with Godfrey Tearle), O.H.M.S. (with Edith Evans), A Seat in the Park, The Venetian (with Alastair Sim), Money! Money!, My Sister and I (with Leo Sheffield, George Grossmith), Cochran's 1931 Revue [28pp; excellent photos throughout; VG] £8

PlayPict/1931 (May) No.350 - WHITE HORSE INN - Ralph Benatzky, Robert Stolz (London Coliseum/8 Apr 1931)
Clifford Mollison, Lea Seidl, Dinah Grace, Mary Lawson, George Gee, Rita Page, Bruce Carfax, Frederick Leister, Any Augarde, Jack Barty, Betty French, J B Ward, Friedl Lusser, Jimmy Hanley (as Piccolo) (24 excellent photos and review); also reviews of The Church Mouse, Five Farthings, Black Coffee, Autumn Crocus, Mr Faint-Heart, Jack O'Lantern, The Belle of New York, The King's Messenger (with Martin Harvey), Saint Joan (with Sybil Thorndike, Ernest Thesiger, Robert Donat), The New Gossoon and Charles the Third [28pp; excellent photos throughout; VG] £8

PlayPict/1931 (Jun) No.351 - STAND UP AND SING - Douglas Furber, Jack Buchanan, Philip Charig, Vivian Ellis (London Hippodrome/5 Mch 1931)
Elsie Randolph, Jack Buchanan, Anna Neagle, Vera Pearce, Morris Harvey, Charles Lefeaux, Sylvia Leslie, Richard Dolman, Evan Thomas, Lance Lister, Harold Anstruther (23 excellent production photos); also reviews of The Crime at Blossoms, The Millionaire Kid, The Old Man, The Land of Smiles (with Richard Tauber), The Good Companions (with John Gielgud, Adele Dixon), London Wall (with John Mills), Payment Deferred (with Charles Laughton), Lean Harvest, The Unforeseen, The Hairy Ape (with Paul Robeson), Pygmalion, Turkey Time (with Ralph Lynn, Tom Walls, J Robertson Hare, Mary Brough) [28pp; excellent photos throughout; centre pages loose, else VG] (£8) SOLD

PlayPict/1931 (Jul) No.352 - THE OLD MAN - Edgar Wallace (Wyndham's/15 May 1931)
Frances Doble, Jack Melford, Maisie Gay, Cecil Humphreys, Alfred Drayton, Harold Warrender, Arthur Stratton, Finlay Currie (21 excellent production photos); also reviews of Marry at Leisure, Death Takes a Holiday (with Ernest Milton, Celia Johnson), The Bandits, Inquest, Judas, The Sign of the Seven Dials, Late Night Final (with Raymond Massey), Lovers' Meeting and A Knight Passed By (with Peggy Ashcroft and Nicholas Hannen) [28pp; excellent photos throughout; VG] £8

PlayPict/1931 (Aug) No.353 - NINA ROSA - Sigmund Romberg and Otto Harbach (Lyceum/7 Jul 1931)
Geoffrey Gwyther, Ethelind Terry, Kitty Attfield, Robert Chisholm, Jimmy Blakeley, Maria Minetti, Natalie Lynn, Harold Thorley, Cecil Humphreys (25 excellent production photos and review); also reviews of The Love Game, Mrs Fischer's War, Apron Strings, What Woman Wants, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (with Arthur Phillips) and Sea Fever (with Maurice Evans, Mary Clare, Peggy Ashcroft) [28pp; slightly rumpled, else VG] £7

PlayPict/1931 (Sep) No.354 - THE MIDSHIPMAID - Ian Hay and Stephen King-Hall (Shaftesbury/10 Aug 1931)
Jane Baxter, Basil Foster, A W Baskomb, S V Stanley, Marjorie Playfair, Mary Clare, Clive Currie, Kathleen Kelly, Humphrey Morton, Charlton Morton, Roger Maxwell, Peter Mather, Ivy Des Voeux, Terence Downing, Nancy Russell (30 excellent production photos and review); also reviews of Waltzes From Vienna, The Case of the Frightened Lady, Take a Chance, Queer Fish and Black Magic [28pp; spine slightly split, else VG] £7

PlayPict/1931 (Oct) No.355 - WALTZES FROM VIENNA - Desmond Carter, Caswell Garth, Johann Strauss (Alhambra/17 Aug 1931)
Evelyn Herbert, Robert Halliday, Dennis Noble, Esmond Knight, Adrienne Brune, Robert Nainby, Davy Burnaby, Molly H Clifford, Eva Sternroyd, Margaret Fordue, Marie Burke, Lucy Peters, Rosa Pinkerton, C V France, Ambrose Manning, Eve Lynett, E Kelland-Espinosa, Edgar Owen, Clifton Boyne, Helene Blackburn, Phyllis Blackburn, Terry Rendle, Tarvar Penna (25 excellent production photos, including two colour-tinted photos of Alexandra Danilova and the Corps de Ballet, and review); also reviews of Take Two From One (with Gertrude Lawrence, Peggy Ashcroft), Grand Hotel, Viktoria and Her Hussar, Counsel's Opinion, Those Naughty Nineties, The Painted Veil (with Gladys Cooper) and Off the Map [32pp; VG] £8

PlayPict/1931 (Nov) No.356 - THE CASE OF THE FRIGHTENED LADY - Edgar Wallace (Wyndham's/18 Aug 1931)
Joyce Kennedy, W Cronin-Wilson, Gordon Harker, Cathleen Nesbitt, Vincent Sternroyd, Douglas Payne, Harold Warrender, Emlyn Williams, Finlay Currie, Julian Royce, Percy Parsons (23 excellent production photos); also reviews of Cavalcade, Elizabeth of England (with Phyllis Neilson-Terry, Matheson Lang), The Anatomist, There's Always Juliet, The Queen's Husband, For the Love of Mike, Hollywood Holiday, The Immortal Lady and Henry the Ninth [28pp; spine slightly rubbed and partially split, else VG] £7

PlayPict/1931 (Dec) No.357 - CAVALCADE - Noel Coward (Drury Lane/13 Oct 1931)
Mary Clare, Una O'Connor, Fred Groves, Edward Sinclair, Phyllis Harding, Betty Hare, Moya Nugent, Binnie Barnes, Irene Browne; dir:Noel Coward (27 magnifient production photos and review); also reviews of Little Catherine and The Red Light [36pp; centre double-page spread colour-tinted; a very impressive memento of this spectacular production; cover slightly grubby, else VG] £9

PlayPict/1932 (Jan) No.358 - THE QUEEN'S HUSBAND - Robert E Sherwood (Ambassador's/6 Oct 1931)
Barry Jones, Claude Haviland-Burke, Reginald Bach, Barbara Wilcox, Grace Lane, Lambert Larking, Robert Mawdesley, Guy Summers, Maurice Colbourne, Paul Gill, Stafford Hilliard (20 excellent production photos and review); also reviews of Can The Leopard ...?, The Nelson Touch, The Crimes of Burke and Hare, Walk This Way, Flat to Let and Max and Mr Max [28pp; centre double-page spread colour-tinted; VG] £8

PlayPict/1932 (Feb) No.359 - WALK THIS WAY - Archie Pitt, Gordon Courtney (Winter Garden/17 Dec 1931)
Gracie Fields, Morris Harvey, Douglas Wakefield, Billy Nelson, Irene Pitt, Renee Foster, Tommy Fields, Harry Daniels, Pat Wilson, Fred Lovin, Chuck O'Neil (24 excellent production photos and review); also reviews of While Parents Sleep, Hold my Hand, Bow-Bells and It's a Girl [28pp; centre double-page spread colour-tinted; VG] £8

PlayPict/1932 (Mch) No.360 - HOLD MY HAND - Noel Gay (Gaiety/23 Dec 1931)
Sonnie Hale, Jessie Matthews, Stanley Lupino, Albert Le Fre, Harry Milton, Edna Thompson, Dora Lupino, Cyril Wells, Frank Hector, Pearl Rivers, Roma Darrell, Gladys Godby, Peggy De Reske, Connie Emerald, Marjery Wyn, Michael Roe, Ronald Chuter, Ronald Massey, Ronald Brantford (28 excellent photos, including 2 colour-tinted); also reviews of Julius Caesar (with Basil Gill, Baliol Holloway, Lyn Harding, Godfrey Tearle, Oscar Asche), The Green Pack, Helen (with Evelyn Laye, George Robey), Sentenced, The Immortal Hour (with Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies), The Last Coupon, King, Queen, Knave, So Far and No Father [28pp; centre pages loose, spine partially split, else VG] £7

PlayPict/1932 (Apr) No.361 - WHILE PARENTS SLEEP - Anthony Kimmins (Royalty/19 Jan 1932)
Frances Doble, Hugh Williams, Jack Hawkins, Diana Beaumont, Mary Hinton, Nigel Playfair (18 excellent photos and review); also reviews of The Cat and The Fiddle, Important People, Derby Day, Dirty Work, Tobias and the Angel (with Hermione Baddeley, Tyrone Guthrie, Robert Eddison, Henry Ainley), The Iron Woman, Punchinello, The Enemy, Paulette, Lovely Lady, The Man I Killed and Fire [28pp; excellent photos throughout; VG] £8

PlayPict/1932 (May) No.362 - I LIVED WITH YOU - Ivor Novello (Prince of Wales/23 Mch 1932)
Ivor Novello, Ursula Jeans, Minnie Rayner, Robert Newton, Eliot Makeham, Cicely Oates, Douglas Beaumont, Thea Holme, Beryl Harrison, Jean Webster Brough, Gwen Floyd, Hannah Jones, Maud Buchanan, Isabel Ohmead (24 excellent photos and review); also reviews of The Dubarry (with Anny Ahlers, Heddle Nash), The Miracle (with Tilly Losch, Glen Byam Shaw, Lyn Harding, Lady Diana Cooper, Leonide Massine), Musical Chairs (with John Gielgud), Dr Pygmalion, Precious Bane (with Robert Donat, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies), Othello (with Ernest Milton), Caravan, The Heart Line (with Maurice Evans), Vile Bodies, Napoleon: The Hundred Days (by Benito Mussolini and Giovacchino Forzano; with Robert Atkins, John Laurie), Marriage by Purchase and Old Man Murphy [28pp; VG] £8

PlayPict/1932 (Jun) No.363 - PLEASURE CRUISE - Austen Allen (Apollo/26 Apr 1932)
Madeleine Carroll, Owen Nares, Marda Vanne, Frank Pettingell, Jean Cadell, Reginald Gardiner, Kathleen Stuart, Joan Frost, Eric Spear, Natalie Moya, Percival Clark, Rex De Vigne (24 excellent photos and review); also reviews of Dangerous Corner, Somebody Knows, The Love Pirate, Man Overboard, Heartbreak House (with Cedric Harwicke, Edith Evans), The Merchant of Venice (with Ernest Milton, Mary Newcomb, Nicholas Hannen; with photo), Wings Over Europe, Queer Cattle, A Cold June and Party [28pp; VG] £8

PlayPict/1932 (Jul) No.364 - CASANOVA - Johann Strauss, Harry Graham (London Coliseum/24 May 1932)
Marie Lohr, Arthur Fear, Jack Barty, Dorothy Dickson, Soffi Schonning, Grete Natzler, Oriel Ross, John Deverell, Charles Mayhew, Robert Cheesman, Marianne Winkelstern, Mary Lawson, Douglas Wakefield (30 excellent photos of this spectacular production, and review); also reviews of The Vinegar Tree, The Price of Wisdom, Hocus Pocus!, Tell Her The Truth, The Secret Woman (with Peggy Ashcroft), Out of the Bottle, Ourselves Alone and Fanfare [32pp; VG] £8

PlayPict/1932 (Aug) No.365 - TELL HER THE TRUTH - Jack Waller, Joseph Tunbridge, R P Weston, Bert Lee and Frederick S Isham (Saville/14 Jun 1932)
Bobby Howe, Jean Adrienne, Alfred Drayton, Wylie Watson, Polly Luce, Helen Gray, Peter Haddon, Jack Lambert, Henrietta Watson, Winifred Izard, Diana Maxwell (26 excellent photos); also reviews of Evensong (with Edith Evans), Savoy Follies, The Pride of the Regiment, Intimate Relations and Love's Labours Lost [28pp; VG] £8

PlayPict/1932 (Sep) No.366 - ORDERS ARE ORDERS - Ian Hay and Anthony Armstrong (Shaftesbury/9 Aug 1932)
Adele Dixon, Basil Foster, Clive Currie, Reginald Purdell, Olive Blakeney, Ernest Jay, Reginald Bach, Ivy Des Voeux, Henry Thompson, Kathleen Kelly, Edward Harben, Marjorie Corbett, Michael Shepley (30 excellent photos and review); also reviews of Behold We Live, Loyalties, To-Morrow Will be Friday and Firebird [28pp; VG] £8

PlayPict/1932 (Oct) No.367 - BEHOLD, WE LIVE - John Van Druten (St.James's/16 Aug 1932)
Gerald Du Maurier, Gertrude Lawrence, Ronald Ward, Eileen Peel, Alexander Archdale, Everley Gregg, May Whitty (23 excellent photos and review); also reviews of Too True To Be Good (with Ernest Thesiger, Donald Wolfit, Cedric Hardwicke, Ralph Richardson), Words and Music, Night of the Garter, The Way of the Stars, Fifty-Fifty, Rhyme and Rhythm and Will you Love me Always [28pp; slightly rumpled with very minor damp marks, else VG] £7

PlayPict/1932 (Nov) No.368 - WORDS AND MUSIC - Noel Coward (Adelphi/16 Sept 1932)
John Mills, Ivy St.Helier, Steffi Duna, Doris Hare, Joyce Barbour, Gerald Nodin, Romney Brent, Edward Underdown, Rita Lyle, Nora Howard, Ivy Spring, Ann Codrington, Elizabeth Jenns, Cyril Butcher, Kenneth Ware, Millie Sim, Elizabeth Cochran, Moya Nugent, Phyllis Harding, Betty Hare, Graham Payne, Naomi Waters; dir:Noel Coward (29 excellent photos and review); also reviews of Road House, Service, Children in Uniform and Strange Orchestra [36pp; an excellent record of this highly successful revue; VG] £10

PlayPict/1932 (Dec) No.369 - WILD VIOLETS - Robert Stolz, Hassard Short, Desmond Carter, Reginald Purdell (Drury Lane/31 Oct 1932)
Jerry Verno, Charlotte Greenwood, Louis Haywood, Irene Potter, Adele Dixon, Valerie Hay, Morton Selten, Harriet Bennett, Therese Vincent, John Garrick, Esmond Knight, Fred Conyngham, Jean Cadell, Rita Cooper (23 excellent photos and review); also reviews of Playground, Springtime for Henry, For Services Rendered (with Cedric Hardwicke, Ralph Richardson, Flora Robson), Never Come Back and Potash and Perlmutter [28pp; VG] £8

PlayPict/1933 (Jan) No.370 - WHERE THE RAINBOW ENDS - Clifford Mills and John Ramsey (Holborn Empire/22 Dec 1932)
Cyril Horrocks (as Saint George), Marjorie Day (as Rosamund), Brian Glennie (as Crispian), Ernest Hare (as Genie of the Carpet), Betty Castle (as The Witch), Douglas Phair (as The Dragon King), Hazel Gay (as Will O' The Wisp), Bertram Murray (as Uncle Joseph), Jean Anderson (as Aunt Matilda), Billy Scott (as Cubby), Kathleen Weston (as Betty), Italia Conti (as Vera Carey), Hedley Mattingly (as The Slacker), Leonard Smoothey (as Blunders) and Grace Sepping (as The Spirit of the Lake) (20+ excellent photos); music especially composed by Roger Quilter; plus 5 photos of past players: Mavis Yorke (the original Will O' the Wisp, 1911), Leslie Woodgate (A Dragon, 1919), Jack Hawkins (as the Frenchman, 1927), Adele Dixon (as Rosamund, 1920), Noel Coward (as the original bad boy William, 1911); cast lists of the original 1911 production and the current production; also reviews of The Cathedral, The School for Husbands, Business with America, Another Language and Jonah and the Whale [28pp; very minor edge tear to one page, spine very slightly split, else VG; an uncommon issue] £8

PlayPict/1933 (Feb) No.371 - FRESH FIELDS - Ivor Novello (Criterion/5 Jan 1933)
Ellis Jeffreys, Lilian Braithwaite, Gwen Floyd, Robert Andrews, Eileen Peel, Minnie Rayner, Martin Sands, Fred Groves, Martita Hunt (21 excellent photos and review); also reviews of Double Harness, Recipe for Murder, The Streets of London, Flies in the Sun (with Ivor Novello) and Dinner at Eight; also two illustrations from Lyceum Theatre productions: Becket (1893) and King Henry VIII (1892) [28pp; VG] £8

PlayPict/1933 (Mch) No.372 - MOTHER OF PEARL - Alfred Grunwald, A P Herbert, Oscar Straus (Gaiety/27 Jan 1933)
Alice Delysia, Sepha Treble, David Hutcheson, Frederick Ranalow, A Scott-Gatty, Roy Byford, Hubert Harben, Aubrey Mather, William Stephens, Paul Basque, Clarence Blakiston, Richard Dolman, Austin Trevor, Reginald Gardiner (23 excellent photos and review); also reviews of Richard of Bordeaux (with John Gielgud, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies), The Holmeses of Baker Street, Between Friends, Doctor's Orders, Half a Million, A Bit of a Test, It's You I Want and The One Girl [32pp; VG] £8

PlayPict/1933 (Apr) No.373 - JOLLY ROGER - Walter Leigh, V C Clinton-Baddeley, and Scobie Mackenzie (Savoy/1 Mch 1933)
Victor Orsini, Muriel Angelus, Joan Collier, George Robey, Percy Heming, Gavin Gordon, Sara Allgood, Scott Russell, Charlotte Leigh (18 excellent photos and review); also reviews of Once in a Lifetime, Gay Love and Oliver Twist [28pp; VG] £8

PlayPict/1933 (May) No.374 - TEN MINUTE ALIBI - Anthony Armstrong (Haymarket/8 Feb 1933)
Robert Douglas, Celia Johnson, Anthony Ireland, Roland Caswell, John Garside, George Merritt, T G Saville (21 excellent photos and review); full page on The Passing of Fred Terry (with photo); also reviews of He Wanted Adventure, The Rats of Norway (with Laurence Olivier), The Soldier and the Gentlewoman, The Brontes, This Inconstancy (with Gertrude Lawrence), Beggars in Hell and Crime on the Hill [28pp; VG] (£8) SOLD

PlayPict/1933 (Jun) No.375 - HE WANTED ADVENTURE - Jack Waller, Joseph Tunbridge, Walter Hackett, R P Weston, Bert Lee and Clifford Grey (Saville/28 Mch 1933)
Marie Burke, Bobby Howes, Judy Gunn, Wylie Watson, Ernest Graham, Abraham Sofaer, Winifred Izard, Raymond Newell, Kitty Glen, Glen Pointing, Dorothy Cooper, Diana Walkington, Mary Mauldon, Doris Clemence, Naomi Waters, Elizabeth Jenns (25 excellent photos and review); also reviews of When Ladies Meet, High Temperature, Wild Justice (with Margaret Rutherford), How D'You Do?, Caesar's Friend, The Late Christopher Bean (with Cedric Hardwicke, Edith Evans) and Music in the Air [28pp; VG] £8

PlayPict/1933 (Jul) No.376 - MUSIC IN THE AIR - Oscar Hammerstein and Jerome Kern (His Majesty's/19 May 1933)
Arthur Margetson, Mary Ellis, Eve Lister, Bruce Carfax, Horace Hodges, Lance Fairfax, Jean Gillie, C V France, Arthur Payne, Muriel George, Herbert Ross, Phyllis Morris (29 excellent photos and review); also reviews of Proscenium (with Ivor Novello), Sally Who?, Eight Bells, Give Me a Ring, Wild Decembers (with Diana Wynyard, Ralph Richardson), Martine and The Poet's Secret, Diplomacy (with Basil Rathbone, Eric Portman and Gerald Du Maurier) and The Mocking Bird [28pp; centre pages detached from one staple, else VG] £8

PlayPict/1933 (Aug) No.377 - PROSCENIUM - Ivor Novello (Globe/14 Jun 1933)
Ivor Novello, Fay Compton, Lena Maitland, Zena Dare, Margot Sieveking, Margaret Watson, Joan Barry, Harold Cheshire, Kenneth Kent, Henry Crocker (31 excellent photos and review); 2 photos of DIPLOMACY (with Basil Rathbone, Oliver Gordon, Gerald Du Maurier, Maria Karina, Esme Beringer); also reviews of After Dark and Other People's Lives [32pp; VG] £8

PlayPict/1933 (Sep) No.378 - THE LATE CHRISTOPHER BEAN - Emlyn Williams, Rene Fauchois (St.James's/16 May 1933)
Edith Evans, Cedric Hardwicke, Louise Hampton, Lucille Lisle, Barry K Barnes, Nadine March, Robert Holmes, Frederick Leister, Clarence Derwent (28 excellent photos); also reviews of Is Life Worth Living? and The Ace [24pp; VG] £8

PlayPict/1933 (Oct) No.379 - BALL AT THE SAVOY - Paul Abraham (Drury Lane/8 Sep 1933)
Natalie Hall, Rosy Barsony, Oskar Denes, Maurice Evans, Basil Neale, Rita Nugent, Barry Mackay, Joan Marion (26 excellent photos and review); also reviews of Nice Goings On, The Distaff Side (with Sybil Thorndike), Sheppey (with Ralph Richardson), Before Sunset (with Peggy Ashcroft), Women Kind and Night's Candles and A Sleeping Clergyman (with Robert Donat, Ernest Thesiger) [28pp; slightly rumpled, else VG] £7

PlayPict/1933 (Nov) No.380 - "NICE GOINGS ON" - Douglas Furber, Arthur Schwartz (Strand/13 Sep 1933)
Leslie Henson, Zelma O'Neal, Fred Conyngham, Madeline Gibson, Sydney Fairbrother, David Hutcheson, Robertson Hare, Marjorie Brooks, Charles Stone, Richard Hearne (29 excellent photos) [24pp; VG] £8

PlayPict/1934 (Jan) No.381 - ESCAPE ME NEVER - Margaret Kennedy (Apollo/8 Dec 1933)
Elisabeth Bergner, Hugh Sinclair, Katie Johnson, W Cronin Wilson, Eve Turner, Muriel Johnston, Griffith Jones; directed by Komisarjevsky (31 excellent production photos and The Story of the Play); also Personalities of the Play (biographies) and 5 photos of the leading players "as themselves"; Plays of the Month by H M Walbrook; Gate-Crashing the Stage by Hugh Sinclair; How the Entertainment Industry is Penalised by Unjust Taxation [32pp; tiny edge tear to cover, else VG] £7

PlayPict/1934 (Feb) No.382 - REUNION IN VIENNA - Robert E Sherwood (Lyric/8 Dec 1933)
Lynn Fontanne, Alfred Lunt (29 excellent photos and The Story of the Play); biographies (with photos) of Gilbert Miller, Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne; Plays of the Month by H M Walbrook; Music of the Month by Sterling Mackinley; A Note upon the Historical Drama by Ernest Shipp [36pp; VG] (£8) SOLD

PlayPict/1934 (Mch) No.383 - MR. WHITTINGTON - Jack Waller, Joseph Tunbridge, Clifford Grey, Greatrex Newman, Douglas Furber, Edward Heyman, John W Green (London Hippodrome/1 Feb 1934)
Jack Buchanan, Elsie Randolph, William Kendall, Kathleen Gibson, Cameron Hall, Alfred Drayton, Fred Emney, Lawrence Naismith (38 excellent photos); Plays of the Month by H M Walbrook; Theatre Gossip [40pp; VG] £8

PlayPict/1934 (Apr) No.384 - THE GOLDEN TOY - Carl Zuckmayer (Coliseum/28 Feb 1934)
Ernest Thesiger, Nellie Wallace, Peggy Ashcroft, Ion Swinley, Wilfrid Lawson, George Hayes, Joan White, Lupino Lane, Henry Hallatt, Thea Phillips, Walter Glynne, Jack Clayton, Miles Byrne (40 excellent photos of "The most spectacular play of the day at the London Coliseum", The Story of the Play and a page of cartoon sketches); Report on the death of Sir Gerald Du Maurier; Stage Gossip; Plays of the Month by H M Walbrook [36pp; VG] £8

PlayPict/1934 (May) No.385 - SPORTING LOVE - Stanley Lupino, Billy Mayerl (Gaiety/31 Mch 1934)
Stanley Lupino, Jenny Dean, Arty Ash, Laddie Cliff, Vera Bryer, Harry Milton, Marjorie Browne, Basil Howes, Wyn Weaver, William Lorrimer, Eileen Munro, Gilly Flower, Arthur Rigby, jr. (35 excellent photos and The Story of the Play); Plays of the Month by H M Walbrook; Stage Gossip [36pp; VG] £8

PlayPict/1934 (Jun) No.386 - LIBEL ! - Ward Dorane (Playhouse/2 Apr 1934)
Aubrey Mather, Frances Doble, Malcolm Keen, Leon M Lion, Gwendoline Hill, Beckett Bould, Antony Holles, Nigel Playfair (15 excellent photos, The Story of the Play, Who's Who in the Cast and a page of cartoon sketches); further feature on THE WIND AND THE RAIN - Merton Hodge (St.Martin's/18 Oct 1933), with Ivan Brandt, Margaret Moffat, Celia Johnson, Robert Harris, Kenneth Villiers (5 excellent photos and synopsis); feature on the Teatro dei Piccoli - Theatre of Little People (with 3 photos); Behind the Scenes at London's Folies Bergere (with 7 photos); Plays of the Month by H M Walbrook; Stage Gossip [36pp; VG] £8

PlayPict/1934 (Jul) No.387 - cover: LOUISE BROWNE in Happy Week-End
Features on QUEEN OF SCOTS - Gordon Daviot (New/8 Jun 1934) Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Morland Graham, Laurence Olivier, Glen Byam Shaw (6 excellent photos), VINTAGE WINE - Seymour Hicks, Ashley Dukes (Daly's/28 May 1934) Seymour Hicks, Nancy O'Neil, Bromley Davenport, Claire Luce, Julia Neilson (8 excellent photos and page of cartoon sketches), HAPPY WEEK-END (Duke of York's) Louise Browne, Magda Kun, Steve Geray, Paul Blake, Stella Maris, Claude Allister, Mildred Cottell, David Hutcheson (9 excellent photos), LIVING DANGEROUSLY - Reginald Simpson, Frank Gregory (Strand/7 Jun 1934) Godfrey Tearle, Edward Fielding, Edward H Robins, Helen Goss, Allan Aynesworth, Madge Saunders, Martin Walker (5 excellent photos), TOUCH WOOD - C L Anthony (Haymarket/16 May 1934) Eric Cowley, Flora Robson, Dorothy Hyson, Dennis Arundell, Elliot Mason, Oriel Ross, Stafford Hilliard, Ian Hunter, Pamela Standish, Desmond Tester, Frank Pettingell (7 excellent photos and synopsis), A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Regent's Park) (7 excellent photos); large caricature of Noel Coward; Plays of the Month by H M Walbrook; Stage Gossip [36pp; VG] £8

PlayPict/1934 (Aug) No.388 - cover: EDMUND GWENN in Laburnham Grove
Features on CLIVE OF INDIA - W P Lipscomb, R J Minney (Wyndham's) Leslie Banks, Gillian Lind (8 excellent photos and commentary), WHY NOT TONIGHT? - Herbert Farjeon, Ord Hamilton (Palace) Greta Nissen, Walter Crisham, Florence Desmond, Nelson Keys (3 excellent photos), THE COUNTRY WIFE - William Wycherley (Ambassadors) George Grossmith, Edmund Willard, Peggy Livesey, Lesley Wareing, Diana Churchill (6 excellent photos and commentary), BALLET RUSSES (Covent Garden) Leonide Massine, Riabonchuiska, Danilova, Kirsova, Andrew Eglevsky (7 photos), PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS (Vaudeville) Tonio Selwart, Peggy Conklin, Hunter Gardner, Dennie Moore, Oscar Polk (6 excellent photos), A MAN'S HOUSE - John Drinkwater (Malvern Festival) Basil Radford, Patricia Burke, Reginald Tate, Laidman Browne, Joyce Bland (4 excellent photos and commentary), THE PRIVATE ROAD - John Carlton (Comedy) Dorothy Dickson, John Tilley, Edwin Styles (6 excellent photos), LABURNHAM GROVE - J B Priestley (Duchess) Francis James, Margery Pickard, Melville Cooper, Ethel Coleridge, Edmund Gwenn, James Harcourt, Mary Jerrold, David Hawthorne (6 excellent photos and commentary), SIXTEEN - Aimee and Philip Stuart (Embassy, then Criterion) Owen Nares, Alexis Frame, Antoinette Cellier, Fabia Drake (5 excellent photos); full page double caricature of Arthur Wontner and G B Shaw; Plays of the Month by H M Walbrook, Stage Gossip [36pp; VG] (£8) SOLD

PlayPict/1934 (Sep) No.389 - cover: GLADYS COOPER in The Shining Hour
Features on ADMIRALS ALL - Ian Hay, Stephen King-Hall (Shaftesbury/6 Aug 1934) Laura La Plante, Jack Hobbs, Clive Currie, Ursula Hirst, Diana Beaumont, Aubrey Mather, Mary Anstey (9 excellent photos and commentary), ROMEO AND JULIET (Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park) Griffith Jones, Margaretta Scott, Leslie French, Laura Smithson, Ben Greet (5 excellent photos), PSYCHE (Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park) (3 photos), SOUR GRAPES - Vincent Lawrence (Apollo) Constance Cummings, Nicholas Hannen, Roger Livesey, Judy Gunn, Robert Gilbert (5 excellent photos), LA REVUE D'AMOUR (Prince of Wales') Renne Roberts, Wilma Vanne, Ronald Frankau, Margot Davidson, Jill Riccard, Trixie Andre, Jack Curtis, Priscilla Blythe, Betty Hartnell, Doris Quickenden (7 photos), BLACKBIRDS OF 1934 (Coliseum) Valaida, Edith Wilson, Blue McAllister (4 photos), QUEER CARGO - Noel Langley (Piccadilly) Barrie Livesey, Hilary Pritchard, Mary Brackley, Robert Hale, Drusilla Wills, Franklin Dyall, Barry Sinclair, Robert Hale, Ballard Berkeley (7 photos), MEN IN WHITE - Sidney Kingsley (Lyric) Robert Douglas, Joan Marion, Walter Piers, Jack Minster, Alexander Archdale, Rodney Millington, Lewis Casson, Carleton Hobbs, Peter Mather, Evan Thomas, H R Hignett, Nancy Pawley, Vera Hansen, Joan Matheson, Charles Maunsell, E Bellendon Clarke, Hedley Fenner, Stella Rho, Jill Esmond (11 excellent photos and commentary), THE MAITLANDS - Ronald McKenzie (Wyndham's, Criterion) John Gielgud, Sophie Stewart, Catherine Lacey, Jack Hawkins, Frederick Lloyd, May Whitty, Isobel Ohmead, Stephen Haggard, Joan Marion (6 excellent photos); article on The Birmingham Repertory Theatre (with photo of Sir Barry Jackson); article on Sir Nigel Playfair (with photo); article by Marie Ney on Love At First Sight; large caricature of C B Cochran; Stage Gossip; Plays of the Month by H M Walbrook [36pp; cover grubby, and slightly split with minor tear, else VG] (£7) SOLD

PlayPict/1934 (Oct) No.390 - cover: SIR CEDRIC HARDWICKE
Features on THE SHINING HOUR - Keith Winter (St.James's) Gladys Cooper, Raymond Massey, Marjorie Fielding, Adrianne Allen, Cyril Raymond, Derek Williams (7 photos), MERRIE ENGLAND - Edward German (Princes) Frank Watts, Philip Merritt, Norman Astridge, Wensley Russell, Bertram Dench, W S Percy, Andrew Emm junior, Muriel Page, Rosalinde Fuller, Dennis Hoey, Norman Greene, Enid Cruickshank, Felicity O'Dell, Nancy Fraser, Joseph Hislop, Edgar Owen (13 photos), MURDER IN MAYFAIR - Ivor Novello (Globe) Ivor Novello, Shiela Courtney, Zena Dare, Gwen Floyd, Linden Travers, Robert Andrews, Fay Compton, Edna Best (10 photos), FAMILY AFFAIRS (Ambassadors) Archibald Batty, Lilian Braithwaite, Jack Livesey, Margaret Lockwood, Robert Eddison, Clare Harris, Lesley Wareing, Athene Seyler, Mary Glynne, Mary Hinton (8 photos); Those Glorious Girls of the "Halls" by Archibald Haddon (5 photos of Edna Wood, Betty Hartnell, Dodo and Joan, and Sunny Templeman), Ivor Novello's (almost!) Perfect Home (2 photos), feature on Mary Brough (with photo), large caricature of Ivor Novello; Plays of the Month by H M Walbrook [36pp; VG] (£8) SOLD

PlayPict/1934 (Nov) No.391 - cover: LA JANA in Streamline
Features on YES, MADAM? (London Hippodrome) Binnie Hale, Ernest Graham, Bobby Howes, Winifred Izard, Harcourt Brooke, Billy Leonard, Bertha Belmore, Wylie Watson, Vera Pearce, Robert Greig (13 photos), STREAMLINE (Palace) Florence Desmond, La Jana, Meg Lemonnier, Naunton Wayne, Esmond Knight, Jean Davaut, Kenneth Ware, Nora Howard, Charles Heslop, Tilly Losch, Iris March, Sepha Treble, Bunty Pain, Emma Trechman, Eileen Moore, William Stephens, Kyra Nijinsky (18 photos) and photos of the six Designers for the revue (Doris Zinkeisen, Cathleen Mann, Cecil Beaton, Rex Whistler, Edward Wolfe and Charles James), MOONLIGHT IS SILVER (Queen's) Helen Haye, Douglas Fairbaks, Jr., Gertrude Lawrence, Martita Hunt, Cecil Parker, Barry Jones (5 photos), EDEN END (Duchess) John Teed, Alison Leggatt, Beatrix Lehmann, Edward Irwin, Nellie Bowman, Ralph Richardson, Franklyn Bellamy (7 photos); feature on Maurice Evans and Mary Newcombe at the Old Vic (2 photos); large caricature of Binnie Hale in Yes, Madam?; brief interviews with Philip Leaver, Ralph Richardson, and Ursula Jeans; More Glorious Girls from the Halls (photos of Rona Riccardo, Moina Gillespie and Janet Holmes); Stage Gossip; Plays of the Month by H M Walbrook [36pp; VG] (£8) SOLD

PlayPict/1934 (Dec) No.392 - cover: OWEN NARES
Features on SWEET ALOES - Jay Mallory (Wyndham's) Diana Wynyard, Frank Allenby, Margaret Withers, Frances Waring, Alan Napier, Hartley Power, Vivienne Bennett, Katherine Wilson, Joyce Carey, Jack Allen (7 photos), HAMLET (New Theatre) John Gielgud, Jessica Tandy, Laura Cowie, Frank Vosper, Glen Byam Shaw, George Howe, Jack Hawkins (6 photos), VIC-WELLS BALLET (Sadler's Wells) Alicia Markova, Robert Helpmann (2 photos), HI-DIDDLE-DIDDLE (Comedy) Walter Crisham, Bertie Hare, William Cavanagh, John Buckmaster, Dolores Dalgarno, Douglas Byng, Doris Hare, June, Edward Cooper, Iris Travers (12 photos), LUCKY BREAK - Douglas Furber (Strand) Leslie Henson, Adele Dixon, Sydney Fairbrother, David Hutcheson, Phyllis Stanley, Richard Hearne, Heather Thatcher, Lionel Braham (11 photos), THEATRE ROYAL - Edna Ferber and George Kaufman (Lyric) Marie Tempest, Laurence Olivier, Margaret Vines, Wallace Douglas, Madge Titheradge, Mary Merall, George Zucco, George Chamberlain, Valentine Dyall, Tommy Hayes, Mona Harrison, Patrick Susands, Tristan Rawson, W Graham-Browne, Lumena Edwardes, dir:Noel Coward (10 photos); The Inner Drama of the First Nights; Theatre Gossip; How Pantomime is Dying Out (8 photos); large caricature of Marie Tempest in Theatre Royal; Obituary and photo of Sir Arthur Pinero; Plays of the Month by H M Walbrook [40pp, 8.9x11.1; excellent photos; tiny edge tear to cover, slightly grubby, else VG] (£7) SOLD

PlayPict/1935 (Jan) No.393 - cover: MARIE TEMPEST
Features on HYDE PARK CORNER (Apollo) Rossel Gorton, Godfrey Tearle, Elvira Henderson, J H Roberts, Gordon Harker, Marion Lorne, J Whitmore Humphries, Ronda Keane, George Dillon, Christine Barry, Jeanne Stuart, Mervyn Johns (12 photos), LOVERS' LEAP - Philip Johnson (Vaudeville) Nora Swinburne, Ursula Jeans, Walter Hudd, Owen Nares (6 photos), MARY READ (His Majesty's) Robert Donat, Flora Robson, Beatrice Wilson, Claude Alliser, Iris Hoey, Ben Soutten, Craighall Sherry, Marie Dainton, Millie Sim, Arthur Seaton, Charles Farrell, Wilfred Walter, Betty Hardy (14 photos), THE BING BOYS ARE HERE (Alhambra) George Robey, Violet Loraine, Rebla, Iris Henty, Charles Fletcher (9 photos), THE GREEKS HAD A WORD FOR IT (Duke of York's) Eric Phillips, Paul Blake, Hermione Baddeley, Angela Baddeley, Margaret Rawlings, Clive Morton, Robert Newton, Joan Matheson (5 photos), THE WINDMILL REVUDEVILLE (Windmill) Gus Chevalier, Meggie Eaton (5 photos), CINDERELLA (Drury Lane) Faith Bennett, June (as Cinderella), Billy Danvers, Phyllis Neilson-Terry (2 photos), DICK WHITTINGTON (Lyceum) George Jackley, Audrey Acland, Mark Walley, Eric Brock (2 photos), ALADDIN (Prince of Wales, Birmingham) Diana du Cane, Sir Henry Lytton, Cora Goffin, Stanley Holloway, David Burnaby (2 photos), ROBIN HOOD (Victoria Palace) Gladys Stanley (1 photo), large portrait of Lea Seidl [36pp; VG] £8

PlayPict/1935 (Feb) No.394 - cover: GORDON HARKER
Features on LADY PRECIOUS STREAM - S I Hsiung (Little Theatre) Roger Livesey, Maisie Darrell, Esme Percy, Louise Hampton, Fabia Drake, Mary Casson, Geoffrey Wilkinson, Alastair Sim, Andrew Leigh, Vera Lennox (6 photos), FOLIES EN PARADE (Prince of Wales') Ronald Frankau, Renee Roberts, Noreen, Joan Trix, Betty Hartnell, Eileen Hatton (8 photos and page of caricatures), THE DOMINANT SEX - Michael Egan (Shaftesbury) Richard Bird, George Cross, Diana Churchill, Townsend Whitling, Rita Daniel, Henry Hewitt, Ellen Pollock (8 photos), JILL DARLING! (Saville) Frances Day, Louise Browne, Teddie St.Denis, John Mills, Frederick Lloyd, Arthur Riscoe, Francis M Collinson, Edward Molloy, Gus Sharland (12 photos), YOUNG MR DISRAELI - Elswyth Thane (Piccadilly) Derek de Marney, Stanley Lathbury, Selma Vaz Dias, Sophie Stewart, Oliver Johnston, Douglas Burbidge, Iris Ashley (7 photos), STREAMLINE (Palace) Sherkot, Jack Holland and June Hart (2 photos); photo of Valaida and the Blackbird Beauty Chorus in Magnolia's Wedding Day from BLACKBIRDS OF 1935, Interview with Jack Burchett, Stage Door Keeper at the Lyceum (with photo), A Layman wanders back-stage by J H Quinn (12 backstage photos), Interview with Alma Murray (with 4 photos), review of Othello at the Old Vic, Spring at the Birmingham "Rep" (with 3 photos), Theatre News [40pp; VG] (£8) SOLD

PlayPict/1935 (Mch) No.395 - cover: WENDY HILLER
Features on LOVE ON THE DOLE - Ronald Gow and Walter Greenwood (Garrick) Ballard Berkeley, Wendy Hiller, Alex Grandison, Cathleen Nesbitt, Julien Mitchell, Marie Ault, Beatrice Varley, Drusilla Wills, Edmond W Waddy, Dorothy Dewhurst, Harry Mann, Arthur Chesney, Vera Sherburn (13 photos), VICEROY SARAH (Whitehall) Irene Vanbrugh, George Bancroft, Barbara Everest, Harcourt Williams, Ian Fleming, George S Wray, Olga Lindo, Philip Cunningham, Robert Rendel (10 photos and page of caricatures tipped in), STOP PRESS (Adelphi) Edward Styles, Lawrence Anderson, Dorothy Dickson, Florence Chumbecos, Robert Helpmann, Charles Collins, Margaret Sande, Gordon Little (9 photos), BALLET OF LITHUANIA (Alhambra) Vera Nemtchinova (4 photos), JACK O' DIAMONDS (Gaiety) Greta Fayne, Richard Dolman, Joan Panter, Bobbie Comber, Viola Compton, Zelma O'Neal, Hindle Edgar, Dino Galvani, Reginald Purdell, Alan Lawrence (8 photos), MAN OF YESTERDAY (St.Martin's) Leslie Banks, Ann Todd, H G Stoker, Allan Jeayes, C V France, Gillian Lind (7 photos), THE BARRETTS OF WIMPOLE STREET (Piccadilly) Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Wilfred Lawson, Marjorie Mars, Susan Richmond (4 photos), HIPPOLYTUS (Old Vic) Maurice Evans, Mary Newcombe, Vivienne Bannett, Caroline Bayly, Irene Palmer, Molly Backus, Rosemary Read (3 photos); feature on the The Embassy Theatre, Swiss Cottage (with photo of Ronald Adam), interview with George Robey (with photo), Theatre Notes etc. [38pp; VG] (£8) SOLD

PlayPict/1935 (Apr) No.396 - cover: JAN STEWER, author of Barnet's Folly
Features on BARNET'S FOLLY - Jan Stewer (Theatre Royal, Haymarket) Muriel Aked, Jan Stewer, Judy Hallatt, Jane Harwood, Herbert Lomas, Mary Jerrold, Reginald Tate, Wilson Coleman, May Agate, Ralph Michael (11 photos), YOUTH AT THE HELM (Globe) Cecil G Calvert, Walter Hudd, Kay Hammond, Adele Dixon, Owen Nares, Alastair Sim, O B Clarence, Charles Hodges (7 photos), HENRY IV Part II (Old Vic) Vivienne Bennett, George Merritt, Buena Bent, Alec Clunes, Cecil Trouncer, Phyllis Hatch, Irene Palmer, Morland Graham, Frank Napier, Alan Webb (4 photos), RICHARD II (Old Vic) Alan Webb, Maurice Evans, Cecil Trouncer, Abraham Sofaer (6 photos), THE ROSE OF PERSIA - Arthur Sullivan (Princes) Marita Tate, Joseph Spree, Lilian Keyes, Nancy Evans, Desiree Ellinger, Robert Naylor, Franklyn Kelsey, Amy Augarde, John Thorpe, Daphne de Wit, Eddie Garr, Helene Raye (7 photos), EVERYMAN and THE PLAY OF THE SHEPHERDS (Ambassadors) Marie Ney, Tilly Losch, Iris Baker, Richard Ainley, Mark Dignam, Dorothy Black, Pamela Stanley, Russell Thorndike, Harding Steerman, Andrew Leigh, John Garside, Bertram Marsh Dunn, John Laurie (5 photos); large portrait of Lady Tree as Mistress Quickly, and a page of caricatures of KING HENRY IV Part I (His Majesty's); large portrait of Eugenie Leontovich; articles on The National Theatre will be National by Robert Jorgensen, Galsworthy - a personal memory by Horace Shipp, The Miracle Play in England by Ernest Shipp, and Celebrities, Clothes and Confidences by Florence Roberts; photo of Sir Cedric and Lady Hardwicke and Derek Oldham, photo of Edna Best and Ivor Novello on the Aquitania, two photos of Inga Andersen in Jack O' Diamonds, photo of Jack Buchanan, photo of June Clyde, photo of Jean Cadell, Mary Jerrold and Edith Evans in The Old Ladies, Theatre Notes etc. [36pp; VG] (£9) SOLD

PlayPict/1935 (May) No.397 - cover: MARIE TEMPEST JUBILEE NUMBER
Features on TOVARICH - Jacques Deval, Robert Sherwood (Lyric) Eugenie Leontovich, Cedric Hardwicke, Eric Messiter, Allan Aynesworth, Ina de la Haye, Leo Von Pokorny, John Buckmaster, Leueen MacGrath, Evelyn Roberts, Laura Smithson, Dorothy Hammond, Francis L Sullivan (12 photos), CORNELIUS (Duchess) Ralph Richardson, James Harcourt, Ann Wilton, Muriel George, Tom Gill, Victoria Hopper, Harcourt Williams, William Rodwell (10 photos), CHARLOT'S CHAR-A-BANG (Vaudeville) Elsie Randolph, Reginald Gardiner, John Tilley, Dolores Dalgarno, Jack Clewes, Iris March, Hedley Briggs (4 photos), THE OLD LADIES (New Theatre) Jean Cadell, Edith Evans, Mary Jerrold (3 photos), DANCING CITY (Coliseum) John Deverell, Jay Laurier, Lea Seidl, Doris Hare, Betty Norton, Leslie Laurier, Franco Foresta (6 photos), SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL, Stratford-upon-Avon (Shakespeare Memorial Theatre) Character portraits of Catherine Lacey, Gwynne Whitby, Jean Shepherd, Randle Ayrton, Norman Wooland, Neil Porter, Katherine Lacey, Kathleen Lacey, Rosamund Merivale, Roy Byford and Barbara Gott (13 photos), HAMLET (Old Vic) Maurice Evans, Morland Graham, Alec Clunes, Vivienne Bennett (2 photos), THE SKIN GAME (Playhouse) Arthur Wontner, Grace Lane, Malcolm Keen, Olga Lindo (2 photos); Jubilee Souvenir of MARIE TEMPEST, 1885-1935 (7 photos of Miss Tempest in various roles and as herself, biographical essay and full-page caricature of Marie Tempest); features on The Northampton Rep (with 3 photos), and Nancy Price (with photo); essay on The Theatre 1910-1935 by Robert Jorgensen; Theatre Notes etc. [40pp; VG] (£8) SOLD

PlayPict/1935 (Jun) No.398 - cover: EUGENIE LEONTOVICH
Features on GLAMOROUS NIGHT - Ivor Novello (Drury Lane) Ivor Novello, Gwen Floyd, Harvey Braban, Trefor Jones, Mary Ellis, Olive Gilbert, Lyn Harding, Barry Jones (11 photos), A FAMILY MAN (Playhouse) Wilfrid Lawson, Patricia Hilliard, Ann Codrington, Yvonne Rorie, Ivy Tresmond, Judy Hallatt (4 photos), 1066 AND ALL THAT (Strand) Naunton Wayne, Peter Butterfield, Clarice Hardwicke, Hugh E Wright, Bertram Heyhoe, Phillip Holles, Vernon Harris, Charles Heslop, Scott Sunderland (6 photos), HERVEY HOUSE (His Majesty's) Gertrude Lawrence, Nicholas Hannen, Fay Compton (3 photos), SHALL WE REVERSE? (Comedy) June, Edward Cooper, Queenie Leonard, Sydney Fairbrother, Robert Hale, Clare Lindsay (6 photos), THE FLYING TRAPEZE (Alhambra) Jack Buchanan, Pearl Argyle, June Clyde, Ivy St.Helier, Richard Hearne, Fred Emney, Fred Conyngham (9 photos), THE MASK OF VIRTUE (Ambassadors) Frank Cellier, Jean de Casalis, Vivien Leigh, Lady Tree (6 photos); page of caricatures of Tovarich tipped in; interviews with Wilfrid Lawson and Ivy Tresmond (with photos), Discovering Stars by Robert Jorgensen, article on The "Rep" That Can Roll - A Visit to Coventry (with 2 photos), charming full page portrait of Vivien Leigh, article on Jack Waller (with photo), Theatre Notes etc. [38pp; VG] (£9) SOLD

PlayPict/1935 (Jul) No.399 - cover: SIR SEYMOUR HICKS
Features on THE TWO MRS.CARROLLS - Martin Vale (St.Martin's) Elena Miramova, Netta Westcott, Leslie Banks, Edward Harben, Evelyn Moore, Joan Maude, Lamont Dickson (12 photos), THE GAY DECEIVERS (Gaiety) David Hutcheson, Clifford Mollison, Claire Luce, Walter Williams, Gina Malo, Charlotte Greenwood, Ivor Barnard (7 photos), GRIEF GOES OVER (Globe, then Phoenix) Sybil Thorndike, Helen Vayne, Elliot Mason, Mary Jones, Sylvia Coleridge, Clive Morton, Geoffrey Nares, Winifred Oughton (5 photos), LOVE LAUGHS - ! (London Hippodrome) Laddie Cliff, Renee Houston, Barbara Newberry, Allen Kearns, James Carew, Paul Blake, Kelvin Bernard (13 photos and a page of caricatures); The "Rep" With An Alibi - A Visit to Malvern, feature on The Open-Air Theatre, Regent's Park (with photo), A Pen Picture of Merton Hodge (with photo), interview with Sydney Carroll, feature on Laddie Cliff (with photo), Obituary of George Grossmith (with photo as Mr Horner in The Country Wife), Theatre Notes etc. [36pp; VG] £8

PlayPict/1935 (Aug) No.400 - cover: JOHN GIELGUD
Features on NOAH - Andrew Obey (New Theatre) John Gielgud, George Devine, Harry Andrews, Eric Wynn-Owen, Susan Salaman, Alec Guinness, Barbara Seymour, Richard Sheridan, Merula Salaman, Ena Burrill, Marjorie Fielding, Jessica Tandy, Harold Young, Colin Keith-Johnston, Marius Goring, Cecily Howland (7 photos and page of caricatures), CLOSE QUARTERS - W O Somin (Theatre Royal, Haymarket) Flora Robson, Oscar Homolka (5 photos), AS YOU LIKE IT and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Open-Air Theatre, Regent's Park - Third Season 1935) Phyllis Neilson-Terry, Fay Compton, Leslie French, Hubert Gregg, Geoffrey Edwards, Lesley Wareing, Rosalyn Boulter, Nini Theilade (8 photos), THE SIMPLETON OF THE UNEXPECTED ISLES and VOLPONE (Seventh Malvern Festival) Eileen Beldon, Godfrey Kenton, Arthur Ridley, Derek Prentice, Cecil Trouncer, Vivienne Bennett, Curigwen Lewis, Norris Stayton, Donald Eccles, Elspeth March, Stephen Murray, Wilfrid Lawson (8 photos); The "Rep." That Rescued - A Visit to Southampton (3 photos), John Gielgud, Actor-Producer by Elspeth Grant, Theatre Notes etc. [32pp; VG] £8

PlayPict/1935 (Sep) No.401 - cover: LILIAN BRAITHWAITE
Features on TULIP TIME (Alhambra) Sydney Fairbrother, Betty Baskomb, Bernard Clifton, Ena Grossmith, George Gee, Jean Colin, Joan Fred Emney, George Hayes, Steve Geray (9 photos), THE UNGUARDED HOUR (Dalys, then Phoenix) George Elton, Rachel Berendt, Margaret Damer, Godfrey Tearle, E Vivian Reynolds, Malcolm Keen (4 photos), SOMEONE AT THE DOOR (Comedy) Nancy O'Neil, Henry Kendall, William Fox, Walter Fitzgerald, Eric Lugg, Frank Petley (4 photos), FULL HOUSE (Theatre Royal, Haymarket) Isabel Jeans, Heather Thatcher, John Williams, Lilian Braithwaite, Robert Andrews, Frank Cochrane, Hubert Harben (11 photos and page of caricatures), ACCENT ON YOUTH (Globe) Nicholas Hannen, Greer Garson, Ernest Lawford, Robert Flemyng, Mary Grey, Mary Glynne, James Hoyle, Kenneth Buckley, Archibald Batty (6 photos); portraits of J Fisher White, Arthur Phillips, Maureen Shaw, Jerry Verno, Cherry Cottrell (in the THE MERCHANT OF VENICE at the Lyric, Hammersmith); portraits of Margaret Rawlings and Barbara Everest (both in PYGMALION at the Cambridge Theatre); photo of Wylie Watson, Bobby Howes, Sepha Treble, Vera Pearce and Bertha Belmore in PLEASE, TEACHER!; feature on Ralph Reader (with photo); The "Rep." With "Pep" - A Visit to Hull (2 photos), "Pioneer of the Amateur Drama" - The Stockport Garrick's Thirty-Five Seasons (with photo), Good News for the Provinces by Robert Jorgensen, Old Vic Season 1935-36 with photos of William Devlin, and Vivienne Bennett (as Doll Tearsheet); photo of LADY PRECIOUS STREAM (Carol Coombe, Leon M Lion, Mabel Constanduros); Theatre Notes etc. [36pp; VG] (£8) SOLD

PlayPict/1935 (Oct) No.402 - cover: BOBBY HOWES in Please, Teacher!
Features on PLEASE, TEACHER! (London Hippodrome) Bertha Belmore, Winifred Izard, Bobby Howes, Sepha Treble, Vera Pearce, Wylie Watson, Virginia Martin, Bob Robinson, Arthur Bentley (12 photos and page of caricatures), TWO SHARE A DWELLING (St.James's) Helen Haye, Grete Mosheim, Dorothy Black, Wyndham Goldie (5 photos), THE SOLDIER'S FORTUNE (Ambassador's) Baliol Holloway, Huntley Wright, Athene Seyler, Roy Byford, Lesley Wareing, Anthony Quayle, Valentine Rooke (5 photos), NINA (Criterion) Lucie Mannheim, Hugh Miller, Joyce Bland, William Dewhurst, Cecil Parker (9 photos), REVUDEVILLE (Windmill) Laura Henderson, Edna Thompson, Meggie Eaton, Eddie Kelland, Bert Escott, Harry Angers, Ivor Bedoes, Bobbie Stuart, Pearl Hackney (11 photos); The Old Vic Season Opens (with portraits of Vivienne Bennett in Julius Caesar, and Ion Swinley as The German Traveller and the Button Moulder in Peer Gynt); A Theatrical Revolution by Ian Hay, and responses from Godfrey Tearle (President of Equity), Sir Seymour Hicks, Jack Waller, Sydney Carroll, Ann Croft, Nancy Price and Flora Robson; A 'Rep' that was Born on Beer! - A Visit to Croydon (3 photos); Theatre Notes etc. [36pp; cover partially split, else VG] (£7) SOLD

PlayPict/1935 (Nov) No.403 - cover: PEGGY ASHCROFT as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet
Features on ESPIONAGE (Apollo) Marion Lorne, Jeanne Stuart, Frank Cellier, Eric Maturin, Leonard Upton, Erich Neuburger, Friedrich Mellinger, Edwin Styles, Edgar Flatau, Hilary Charles, Cyril Smith, Russel Gorton, John Hunter, J Whitmore Humphries, Kitty Attfield (12 photos and page of caricatures), SEEING STARS (Gaiety) Roy Royston, Louise Browne, Leslie Henson, Fred Emney, Richard Hearne, Jessie Hitter, Florence Desmond, Miki Hood, Iris Lockwood, Naomi Waters (15 photos), THE BLACK EYE (Shaftesbury) Joan White, Denys Blakelock, Jean Cadell, Catherine Lacey, Stephen Haggard, Jill Esmond, Walter Roy, Morland Graham, Ralph Roberts (11 photos), ROMEO AND JULIET (New Theatre) Laurence Olivier (as Romeo), Peggy Ashcroft, Alan Napier, Frederick Lloyd, H R Hignett, Glen Byam Shaw, John Gielgud (as Mercutio), Edith Evans, Marjorie Fielding, George Howe, Barbara Dillon, Geoffrey Toone, Sam Beazley (17 photos); photos of LADY PRECIOUS STREAM, and of Vivienne Bennett, Marie Ney and Nancy Hornsby in THE THREE SISTERS (Old Vic); The Talk of Theatreland etc. [36pp; VG] (£8) SOLD

PlayPict/1935 (Dec) No.404 - cover: FAY COMPTON in Call It A Day
Features on CALL IT A DAY - Dodie Smith (Globe) Fay Compton, Owen Nares, Mavis Clair, Alexis France, Phyllis Morris, Muriel George, Valerie Taylor, Geoffrey Nares, Moira Reed, Austin Trevor, Patricia Hilliard, Ann Wilton, Marie Lohr (13 photos), OUR OWN LIVES - Gertrude Jennings (Ambassadors) Irene Vanbrugh, Tristan Rawson, Rosalyn Boulter, Lady Tree, Lewis Stringer, Stanley Lathbury, Kenneth Villiers, Laura Cowie, Agnes Lauchlan, Lesley Waring, Baliol Holloway (11 photos), BRITISH BALLET (Duke of York's) Alicia Markova, Anton Dolin, Natasha Gregorova, Frederic Franklin (7 photos), SHORT STORY - Robert Morley (Queen's) Marie Tempest, Rex Harrison, Margaret Rutherford, Sybil Thorndike, A E Matthews, Ursula Jeans (7 photos), TREAD SOFTLY (Daly's) Yvonne Arnaud, Robert Flemyng, Jessie Winter, Ronald Squire (3 photos), TWENTY TO ONE (Coliseum) Lupino Lane, Joyce Barbour, Clifford Mollison, Claude Bailey, Victor Dill, Arthur Rigby, junr., Betty Norton (10 photos); Pantomime Personalities: Barbara Wood, Archie Glen, Connie Graham, Nita Croft, Phyllis Godden, Renee Stocker, Bessie Pratt, Roy Barbour, Gwladys Stanley, Myrtle Stewart (10 photos); If Straight Stars Went Into Panto! (8 caricatures); photos of Ursula Hanray aged 12 as Alice in Alice Through The Looking Glass, and John Gielgud as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet; The Talk of Theatreland etc. [36pp; 8.9x11.25; spine slightly rubbed, else VG] (£8) SOLD

PlayPict/1936 (Jan) No.405 - cover: FLORA ROBSON in Mary Tudor
Features on MARY TUDOR (Playhouse) Flora Robson, May Agate, Annie Esmond, Marius Goring, Mary Hinton, Torin Thatcher, Joyce Bland, Lawrence Anderson (11 photos), JACK AND THE BEANSTALK (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane) Binnie Hale, Marjorie Browne, Douglas Wakefield, Billy Nelson, Baby Terry, Gavin Gordon (6 photos), SLEEPING BEAUTY, or What a Witch! (Vaudeville) Nellie Wallace, Patrick Waddington, Nancy Burne (5 photos), THE FORTY THIEVES (Lyceum) Florrie Forde, Antony Eustrel, Naughton and Gold, "Monsewer" Eddie Gray, Kitty Reidy, George Jackley, Claude Zola, Billie Purvis, Norman McGlen, Marie Sandra, Polly Ward (5 photos), ANTHONY AND ANNA - St.John Ervine (Whitehall) Clive Morton, Morris Harvey, Harold Warrender, Jessica Tandy, Jack Raine, Fabia Drake, James Harcourt (6 photos), THE INSIDE STAND - P G Wodehouse (Saville) Ralph Lynn, Olive Blakeney, Kathleen Kelly, Ben Welden, Clare Harris, Althea Orr, Bennett O'Lochlen, James Carew, Cameron Hall (11 photos), DISTINGUISHED GATHERING (St.Martin's) Frank Vosper, Roland Culver, Sanchia Robertson, Barbara Couper, Joan Hickson, Noel Hood, Ivan Samson, Ronald Ward, Mabel Terry-Lewis (7 photos), THIS WORLD OF OURS (Gate Theatre Studio) Charlotte Leigh, Hermione Gingold, Hedley Briggs, Peter Borrett, Michael Anthony, Rosalind Iden, Bettine Tomlin, Mari Scott, Googie Withers (8 photos); Some New Year Resolutions (8 caricatures), photos of The Houston Sisters and Horace Kenney in Babes in the Wood and of Margery Binner "posing for her portrait in stone"; The Talk of Theatreland etc. [36pp; VG] (£8) SOLD

PlayPict/1936 (Feb) No.406 - cover: GERTRUDE LAWRENCE in Tonight At 8.30
Features on TO-NIGHT AT 8.30 (Phoenix) Noel Coward, Gertrude Lawrence, Anthony Pelissier, Alison Leggatt, Alan Webb, Moya Nugent, Everley Gregg (12 photos and page of caricatures), STORM IN A TEACUP - James Bridie (Haymarket) Edgar K Bruce, Ian McLean, Roger Livesey, Ivy Des Voeux, Sara Allgood, Ethel Glendinning, Norman MacOwan (7 photos and reviews), THE DOG BENEATH THE SKIN (Westminster) John Moody, Julia Crawley, Rollo Gamble, Patrick Ross, Barbara Seymour, Ormerod Greenwood, Geoffrey Wincott, Hedli Anderson, Carmen Wincelma, Julia Crawley, Isobel Scaife, Christine Sheldon-Williams (7 photos), Festival Of Greek Dancing (Royal Albert Hall) Nancy Sherwood, Ruby Ginner, Irene Mawer (3 photos), MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL - T S Eliot (Mercury Theatre) Robert Speaight, Charles Petry, Frank Napier, Alfred Clark, Michael Lane, Guy Spaull, G R Schjelderup, Norman Chidgey (5 photos); reviews of St. Helena at the Old Vic (Ion Swinley, Leo Genn, Keneth Kent, Cecil Trouncer, Vivienne Bennett), Follow The Sun (with photo of Jeni Logon), Sauce For The Goose, Bitter Harvest, and The Man in Dress Clothes (with Seymour Hicks, Margaretta Scott); excellent full-page portrait of Noel Coward (with cigarette-holder); photos of Mrs Laura Henderson (proprietor of The Windmill Theatre), Geoffrey Wincott as the dog in The Dog Beneath The Skin, and Patsy (the real dog) in Storm in a Teacup (Haymarket); Theatre Guide, The Talk of Theatreland etc. [36pp; VG] £8

PlayPict/1936 No.407 - cover: RANDLE AYRTON as King Lear at the STRATFORD-UPON-AVON FESTIVAL 1936
Features on JULIUS CAESAR (Shakespeare Memorial Theatre) James Dale, Barbara Couper, Donald Wolfit, Peter Glenville, Donald Eccles (7 photos), TWELFTH NIGHT (Shakespeare Memorial Theatre) Roy Byford, Donald Wolfit, Valerie Tudor, Peter Glenville, Geoffrey Wilkinson, James Dale, Barbara Couper, Buena Bent (4 photos), KING LEAR (Shakespeare Memorial Theatre) Randle Ayrton, James Dale, Buena Bent, Eric Maxon, James Dale, Barbara Couper, C Rivers Gadsby (6 photos), MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Shakespeare Memorial Theatre) Peter Glenville, Donald Wolfit, Gerald Kay Souper, Barbara Couper, James Dale, Rosalind Iden, Valerie Tudor (3 photos), ROMEO AND JULIET (Shakespeare Memorial Theatre) Peter Glenville, Pamela Brown, Buena Bent, Gerald Kay Souper, Donald Eccles, Barbara Couper, Eric Maxon, Trevor Howard (as Benvolio), James Dale (6 photos), THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (Shakespeare Memorial Theatre) Randle Ayrton, Valerie Tudor, Raymond Raikes, Donald Wolfit, Gerald K Souper, Trevor Howard (as Solanio), Basil Langton, James Dale, Donald Layne-Smith (5 photos), TROILUS AND CRESSIDA (Shakespeare Memorial Theatre) Donald Eccles, Pamela Brown, Randle Ayrton, James Dale, Rosalind Iden, Peter Glenville, Eric Maxon, Trevor Howard (as Paris), Stanley Howlett, Donald Wolfit, Gerald Kay Souper, Raymond Raikes, Geoffrey Wilkinson (6 photos), THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (Shakespeare Memorial Theatre) Peter Glenville, Barbara Couper, Roy Byford, Norman Wooland, Rosamund John, Raymond Raikes (4 photos); The Elizabeth Theatre by B Iden Payne, Director of the Stratford-upon-Avon Festival, "Russian" Productions by Theodore Komisarjevsky, producer of this Year's 'King Lear' etc. [20pp; VG] (£8) SOLD

PlayPict/1936 No.408 - PRIDE AND PREJUDICE - Jane Austen, adapted by Helen Jerome (St.James's/27 Feb 1936)
Celia Johnson, Hugh Williams, Leueen MacGrath, Barbara Everest, Dorothy Hyson, Gertrude Sterroll, Joan Harben, Athole Stewart, John Teed, Anthony Quayle, Viola Lyel, Lyonel Watts, Margaret Emden, Eva Moore (24 photos) [20pp; VG] £8

PlayPict/1936 No.409 - THE SEAGULL - Anton Chekhov (New Theatre/20 May 1936)
John Gielgud, Peggy Ashcroft, Edith Evans, Leon Quartermaine, Ivor Barnard, Stephen Haggard, George Devine, Clare Harris, Frederick Lloyd, Martita Hunt, produced by Komisarjevsky (28 photos) [20pp; VG] (£8) SOLD

PlayPict/1936 No.410 - AREN'T MEN BEASTS! - Vernon Sylvaine (Strand/13 May 1936)
John Mills, Robertson Hare, Alfred Drayton, Sylvia Coleridge, Iris Darbyshire, Frank Royde, Beryl Harrison, Jean Ormonde, Ruth Maitland, Fred Groves, Ernest Jay, Anne Boyd, Sheila Courtenay (38 photos), The Story of The Play etc. [20pp; VG] (£8) SOLD

PlayPict/1936 No.411 - BLACKBIRDS OF 1936 (Lyceum/9 Jul 1936)
Harold Nicholas, Fayard Nicholas, Lavaida Carter, Maude Russell, Gus Simons, Danny and Edith, Lucille Wilson, Freddie Gordon and Timmie Rogers, Gallie de Gaston, Eunice Wilson, John Garth, Tim Moore, Sadie McGill, The Four Bobs, Emmett Wallace, Anise and Aland (26 photos); Lew Leslie - The Man Behind the Blackbirds (w.photo) etc. [20pp; VG] (£8) SOLD

PlayPict/1936 No.412 - THIS'LL MAKE YOU WHISTLE (Palace/15 Sep 1936)
Jack Buchanan, Elsie Randolph, William Kendall, Sylvia Leslie, David Hutcheson, Jean Gillie, Charles Stone, Walter Herald, Diana Lonsdale, Maidie Hope, Jill Ricarde (31 photos), The Story of The Play etc. [20pp; VG] £8

PlayPict/1936 No.413 - JANE EYRE - Charlotte Bronte, Helen Jerome (Queen's/13 Oct 1936)
Curigwen Lewis, Reginald Tate, Susan Richmond, F Marriott-Watson, Frank Tickle, Betty Percheron, Dorothy Hamilton (as The Maniac), Yvette Pienne, Marie Ault, Mollie Shannon, Molly Looe, Charles Maunsell, Marjorie Chard, Myrtle Richardson, Hugh Thurston, Arthur Ridley, Ronald Kerr, Cyril Vernon, Whitmore Humphreys (34 photos), The Story of The Play etc. [20pp; scuff to cover portrait, else VG] £5

PlayPict/1937 (Jan) No.414 - SWING ALONG - Guy Bolton, Fred Thompson, Douglas Furber (Gaiety/2 Sep 1936)
Leslie Henson, Zelma O'Neal, Louise Browne, Roy Royston, Fred Emney, Richard Caldicot, Gavin Gordon, John Pygram, Maylor Lindsay, John E Coyle (35 photos), The Story of The Play etc. [20pp; VG] (£8) SOLD

PlayPict/1937 (Feb) No.415 - OLD VIC 1936-37 SEASON: Laurence Olivier as Hamlet (Old Vic)
HAMLET (Laurence Olivier, Cherry Cottrell, George Howe, Francis L Sullivan, Dorothy Dix, Robert Newton, Marius Goring, Stuart Burge, Michael Redgrave, Frederick Bennett - 7 photos), THE COUNTRY WIFE (Edith Evans, Michael Redgrave, Ruth Gordon, Ursula Jeans, Ernest Thesiger, Freda Jackson, James Dale, Iris Hoey, Eileen Peel - 8 photos), LOVE'S LABOURS LOST (Rosamund Greenwood, Margaretta Scott, Kathleen Page, Rachael Kempson, Alec Guinness, Michael Redgrave, James Hoyle, Owen Jones, Alec Clunes, Frederick Bennett, George Chamberlain, Gordon Miller, Isabel Scaife, Ernest Milton, Katharine Page - 6 photos), AS YOU LIKE IT (Edith Evans, Michael Redgrave, Eileen Peel - 3 photos), THE WITCH OF EDMONTON (Edith Evans, Hedley Briggs, Marius Goring, Beatrix Lehmann, Anna Konstam - 6 photos); portraits and brief biographies of Laurence Olivier, Edith Evans, Tyrone Guthrie, Michael Redgrave [20pp; very slightly rumpled, else VG] £8

PlayPict/1937 (Mch) No.416 - BALALAIKA (Adelphi/22 Dec 1936)
Roger Treville, Muriel Angelus, Clifford Mollison, Betty Warren, Anthony Eustrel, Charles Fletcher, Leila M'Lada, Anna Brunton, Leo von Pokorny, Arthur Hardy, Margaret Withers, Hermione Darnborough, Dorothy Seacombe, Bennett O'Loghlen (33 photos), The Story of The Play etc. [20pp; spine slightly split, else VG] £7

PlayPict/1937 (Apr) No.417 - SADLER'S WELLS 1936/37 SEASON: Ninette de Valois
Ninette de Valois, Robert Helpmann, Margot Fonteyn, Ursula Moreton, Mary Honer, Harold Turner, William Chappell, Pamela May, Ailne Phillips, June Brae, Elizabeth Miller, Claude Newman in scenes from GISELLE, CASSE-NOISETTE, PROMETHEUS, FACADE, BARABAU, DOUANES, THE GODS GO A-BEGGING, LES PATINEURS, LAC DES CYGNES, BAISER DE LA FEE, APPARITIONS, THE RAKE'S PROGRESS, JOB, RENDEZVOUS, NOCTURNE and CARNAVAL (25 photos); Ronald Stear, D Morgan Jones, Molly de Gunst, Tudor Davies, John Wright, Harry Brindle, Edith Coates, Roderick Lloyd, Redvers Llewellyn, Francis Russell, Ruth Naylor, Arnold Matters, William Booth, Dorothy Kingston, Sybil Hambleton, Constance Willis, Rose Morris, Joan Cross and Janet Hamilton-Smith in scenes from BORIS GODUNOV, THE MASTERSINGERS, AIDA, RIGOLETTO, DIE FLEDERMAUS, HANSEL AND GRETEL, THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO and LA BOHEME (14 photos); and portraits of Lawrance Collingwood, Constant Lambert and Warwick Braithwaite [24pp; centre pages loose, else VG] (£7) SOLD

PlayPict/1937 (May) No.418 - ON YOUR TOES - Rodgers and Hart (London Coliseum/May 1937)
Vera Zorina, Jack Whiting, Olive Blakeney, Barrie Manning, Irene North, Philip Morgan, Eddie Pola, Vernon Kelso, Jack Donahue, Blake Dorne, Herbert Douglas, Sergieff (27 photos), The Story of The Play etc. [20pp; VG] (£8) SOLD

PlayPict/1937 (Jun) No.419 - HOUSEMASTER - Ian Hay (Apollo/12 Nov 1936, then Shaftesbury/1937)
Frederick Leister, Tony Wickham, Elizabeth Nolan, Rosalyn Boulter, Joan White, Hilda Trevelyan, Tony Wickham, Lesley Burton, John Ford, Humphrey Morton, P Kynaston-Reeves, J H Roberts, Robert Craven, Laurence T Kitchin, H G Stoker, Henry Rayner, Derek Blomfield (36 photos), The Story of The Play etc. [20pp; VG] (£8) SOLD

PlayPict/1937 (Jul) No.420 - PAGANINI - Lehar (Lyceum/1937)
Evelyn Laye, Richard Tauber, Joan Panter, Charles Heslop, Esme Percy, George Hayes, Bertram Wallis, Kathleen Boutall (27 excellent photos), The Story of the Play etc. [24pp; VG] (£8) SOLD

PlayPict/1937 (Aug) No.421 - FRENCH WITHOUT TEARS - Terence Rattigan (Criterion/6 Nov 1936)
Kay Hammond, Rex Harrison, Roland Culver, Robert Flemyng, Yvonne Andre, Guy Middleton, Trevor Howard, Leueen MacGrath, Percy Walsh, Jessica Tandy (23 excellent photos), The Story of the Play etc. [20pp; VG] £8

PlayPict/1937 (Sep) No.422 - A SPOT OF BOTHER - Vernon Sylvaine (Strand/6 Jul 1937)
Robertson Hare, Alfred Drayton, Jeanne Stuart, Phyllis Konstam, Ruth Maitland, Edie Martin, Frank Royde, Douglas Phillips, Stuart Latham, Janet Green (30 excellent photos), The Story of the Play etc. [20pp; VG] £8

PlayPict/1937 (Oct) No.423 - THE GUSHER - Ian Hay (Princes/31 Jul 1937)
Christine Barry, Alastair Sim, Coral Browne, Jack Livesey, Cyril Smith, Bernard Lee, Henry Thompson, Ernest Mainwaring, Percy Parsons, Frank Barclay, David Keir, Ivan Samson, Beatrice Boarer, Harold Franklin, Alfred Atkins, David Marsh, Joan Hickson, Dorma Leigh, Russell Durran (39 excellent photos), The Story of the Play etc. [20pp; VG] £8

PlayPict/1937 (Nov) No.424 - ST.MORITZ (Coliseum/16 Jul 1937)
Pamela Prior, The St.Moritz Kiddies (the wonder Child Yodellers) accompanied by Hans Scharlig, Hans Witte, Sydney Charlton, Hermann Steinschaden, Edi Scholdan, Erich Erdos, Hazel Franklin (the Child-Wonder Skater), The Acrobatic Trio (Joy Chapman, Elsie Martindale and Doris Kinnaird), Madge Austin, George Morley, Larry Richards; this Real Ice Musical Spectacle presented by Sir Oswald Stoll; 30+ magnificent photos including the exterior of The Streatham Ice Rink (famous throughout the world), and The Famous Streatham Quartette from the Ice-Ball of 1937 [20pp; VG] (£8) SOLD

PlayPict/1937 (Dec) No.425 - GOING GREEK - Guy Bolton, Fred Thompson, Douglas Furber (Gaiety/16 Sep 1937)
Leslie Henson, Louise Browne, Roy Royston, Mary Lawson, Gavin Gordon, Richard Caldicot, Rosalind Atkinson, Fred Emney, Richard Hearne, John E Coyle, Muriel White (32 excellent photos), The Story of the Play etc. [20pp; VG] £8

PlayPict/1938 (Jan) No.426 - OLD VIC 1937-38 SEASON (Old Vic)
RICHARD III (Emlyn Williams, Angela Baddeley, Jean Cadell, Alec Judson, Ailsa Grahame - 6 photos), PYGMALION (Diana Wynyard, Mark Dignam, Robert Morley, Dora Gregory, Jay Laurier, Jean Cadell - 9 photos), MEASURE FOR MEASURE (Emlyn Williams, Marie Ney, Jay Laurier, Jean Cadell, Stephen Murray, Mark Dignam - 7 photos), MACBETH (Laurence Olivier, Judith Anderson, John Rae, Ellis Irving, Basil C Langton, Gordon Miller, Vera Poliakoff - 6 photos); article about the late Lilian Baylis (w.photo); portraits of Diana Wynyard, Emlyn Williams, Laurence Olivier, Judith Anderson, Marie Ney, Tyrone Guthrie (35 photos in all) [20pp; VG] (£8) SOLD

PlayPict/1938 (Feb) No.427 - The People's National Theatre: WHITEOAKS - Mazo de la Roche (Playhouse)
Nancy Price, Edward Wheatleigh, Pauline Vilda, Charles Cameron, John Hepworth, Patrick Boxill, Margery Bryce, Fred O'Donovan, A Bromley Davenport, Elizabeth Maude, J Lister Williams, The Story of the Play; Scenes from previous People's National Theatre productions: THE MAN FROM BLANKLEY'S, THE SECRET WOMAN (Robert Newton, Leslie French, Peggy Ashcroft), THE ROSE WITHOUT A THORN (Angela Baddeley, Frank Vosper), THE SILVER BOX (Nancy Price, Edmund Willard), MEASURE FOR MEASURE (Baliol Holloway, Jean Forbes-Robertson), ALICE IN WONDERLAND (Beryl Laverick, Frank Birch, George Hayes), STRIFE, NURSE CAVELL (Lewis Casson, Nancy Price, William Devlin, Guy Le Feuvre), EMIL AND THE DETECTIVES (Desmond Tester, Cecil Trouncer), VILLAGE WOOING (Arthur Wontner, Sybil Thorndike), THE LIFE THAT I GAVE HIM (Peggy Ashcroft, Nancy Price), LADY PRECIOUS STREAM (Louise Hampton, Carol Coombe, Fabia Drake, Roger Livesey), GHOSTS (George Zucco, Nancy Price, Glen Byam Shaw, Elizabeth Maude), ROYAL BAGGAGE (Dorothy Black, Evelyn Roberts, Romilly Lunge, Harold Warrender), THE HANGMAN (Frank Vosper) and THE INSECT PLAY (Jack Livesey) (33 excellent photos); Message from Nancy Price (with photo) etc. [20pp; VG] (£8) SOLD

PlayPict/1938 (Mch) No.428 - SADLER'S WELLS OPERA SEASON 1937/38
Scenes from THE VALKYRIE (Arnold Matters, Cecilia Wessels, John Wright), MADAME BUTTERFLY (Joan Cross), FAUST (Joan Cross, Roderick Lloyd, John Hargreaves, Rose Morris), IL TABARRO, THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO (Sumner Austin, Joan Cross), LA BOHEME (Ronald Stear, Winifred Kennard, John Hargreaves, Arnold Matters, Tudor Davies, Janet Hamilton-Smith), THE MAGIC FLUTE (Harry Brindle, Joan Cross), THE MASTERSINGERS (Arthur Fear, Jeanne Dusseau, William Booth, Valetta Iacopi, Tudor Davies), HUGH THE DROVER (Tudor Davies, Joan Cross, Roderick Lloyd, Ronald Stear, Edith Coates, Powell Lloyd), PAGLIACCI (Tudor Davies, Janet Hamilton-Smith, Redvers Llewellyn), RIGOLETTO (Redvers Llewellyn, Roderick Lloyd), CARMEN (Janet Hamilton-Smith, Rose Morris, Edith Coates, Francis Russell), HANSEL AND GRETEL (Valetta Iacopi, Rose Morris, Sybil Hambleton), AIDA (Molly de Gunst, Edith Coates), FALSTAFF (Roderick Lloyd, Powell Lloyd, Redvers Llewellyn, William Booth, Arnold Matters), FIDELIO (Arnold Matters, Redvers Llewellyn, Ronald Stear, Molly de Gunst, Tudor Davies), DON GIOVANNI (Winifred Kennard, Ronald Stear, Arnold Matters, Ruth Naylor, Eric Starling); portraits of John Wright, Joan Cross, Roderick Lloyd, Rose Morris, Winifred Kennard, Arnold Matters, Edith Coates, Tudor Davies, Molly de Gunst, Ronald Stear, Powell Lloyd, Redvers Llewellyn, Arthur Fear, Olive Dyer, Constance Willis, Noel Eadie, Janet Hamilton-Smith, Ruth Naylor, Clive Carey, Sumner Austin, Lawrance Collingwood, Geoffrey Corbett, Warwick Braithwaite, Henry Robinson, John B Gordon (54 excellent photos) [24pp; centre pages loose from one staple, else VG] £8

PlayPict/1938 (Apr) No.429 - ME AND MY GIRL - Noel Gay, L Arthur Rose, Douglas Furber (Victoria Palace/16 Dec 1937)
Lupino Lane, Teddie St.Denis, George Graves, Martin Gray, Doris Rogers, Jean Capra, Nina Lyn, Micky McConnell, Wallace Lupino, Betty Frankiss, Reginald Matthews, Violet Blythe (28 excellent photos), The Story of the Play etc. [20pp; VG] (£8) SOLD

PlayPict/1938 (May) No.430 - OPERETTE - Noel Coward (His Majesty's/16 Mch 1938)
Noel Coward, Peggy Wood, Griffith Jones, Jean Barnes, Hedli Anderson, Lisa D'Esterre, Pamela Randell, Linda Gray, Phyllis Monkman, Edward Cooper, Fritzi Massary, Duncan Rider, Gladys Henson, Max Oldaker, Muriel Barron, Winifred Davis, Peter Vokes, David Messiter, Kenneth Carten, Ross Landon, John Gatrell, Hugh French, Irene Vanbrugh, J Grant Anderson, George Butler (31 excellent photos), The Story of the Play, large portrait of the designer Gladys Calthrop etc. [20pp; VG] (£8) SOLD

PlayPict/1938 (Jun) No.431 - SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL, Stratford-upon-Avon
Scenes from HENRY VIII (Gyles Isham, Phyllis Neilson-Terry, Ethel Griffies, Andrew Leigh, Valerie Tudor, Anne Dalston, Kenneth Wicksteed, James Dale - 4 photos), MACBETH (James Dale, Phyllis Neilson-Terry, Vera Coburn, Andrew Leigh, Michael Goodliffe, Gyles Isham, Jay Laurier - 3 photos), THE COMEDY OF ERRORS (Maurice Jones, C Rivers Gadsby, Pauline Letts, Valerie Tudor, James Dale, Sheldon Bishop, Andrew Leigh, Dennis Roberts, directed and designed by Komisarjevsky - 4 photos), TWELFTH NIGHT (Gyles Isham, Valerie Tudor, Donald L Smith, Andrew Leigh, Jay Laurier, James Dale, Peggy Livesey, Pauline Letts - 3 photos), A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Anne Dalston, James Dale, Jay Laurier, Kenneth Wicksteed, Valerie Tudor - 3 photos), TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA (Gyles Isham, Andrew Leigh, Jay Laurier, Pauline Letts, Valerie Tudor, Francis James, Peggy Livesey, Richard Blatchley - 4 photos), ROMEO AND JULIET (Francis James, Valerie Tudor, Dennis Roberts, Ethel Griffies, Gyles Isham, Gerald Kay Souper, George Hagan - 3 photos), THE TEMPEST (Gyles Isham, James Dale, Jay Laurier, George Hagan, Francis James, Pauline Letts, Dennis Hutchinson - 3 photos); character portraits of Phyllis Neilson-Terry (as Queen Katharine), Valerie Tudor (as Adriana), James Dale (as Antipholus of Syracuse), Jay Laurier (as Launce), Gyles Isham (as Valentine), Ethel Griffies (as The Old Lady in Henry VIII), Francis James (as Malcolm), Peggy Livesey (as Silvia), Andrew Leigh (as Sir Andrew Aguecheek), Pauline Letts (as Hermia); 37 excellent photos in all [24pp; cover detached, else VG] £7

PlayPict/1938 (Jul) No.432 - OPEN AIR THEATRE, Regent's Park, London
Scenes from past productions: THE TEMPEST (with John Drinkwater, Leslie French), LOVE'S LABOURS LOST (with Phyllis Neilson-Terry, Dorothy Black, Rosalyn Boulter, Lindisfarne Hamilton), THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR (with Irene Vanbrugh, Violet Vanbrugh, Roy Byford), THE WINTER'S TALE, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (with Pamela Stanley, Baliol Holloway, Margaretta Scott, Clifford Evans), KING HENRY THE EIGHTH (with Baliol Holloway, Vivien Leigh, Lyn Harding, Phyllis Neilson-Terry, Baliol Holloway), JULIUS CAESAR, THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO (with Dingle Newton, Adelaide Stanley, Dennis Noble, Winifred Lawson, W Johnstone-Douglas), and COSI FAN TUTTE (with Allan Bourne Webb, Violet Lynch, Edmund Donlevy, John Myrrdin, Nellie Palliser, Nan Maryska); rehearsal photos (with A P Herbert, Irene Vanbrugh, Violet Vanbrugh, Jack Hawkins, Phyllis Neilson-Terry, George Benson, Robert Atkins), Personalities of the 1938 Season (quarter-page portraits of Gladys Cooper, Philip Merivale, Jack Hawkins, Jean Forbes-Robertson, Pamela Stanley, Oriel Ross, Richard Goolden), portraits of Jock McKay, Margaret Dulac, Stanford Holme, Sepha Treble, Lesley Wareing, Nini Thielade (premiere danseuse), article on The Open Air Theatre and its Problems by Eric Johns, photo of the audience etc. (38 excellent photos) [20pp; VG] £8

PlayPict/1938 (Aug) No.433 - ROBERT'S WIFE - St.John Ervine (Globe/23 Nov 1937)
Owen Nares, Edith Evans, David Horne, Jacqueline Clarke, Margaret Moffat, Ann Farrer, Edith Sharpe, Arthur Lucas, David Markham, E J Kennedy, Robert Holmes (24 excellent photos), The Story of the Play etc. [20pp; VG] £8

PlayPict/1938 (Sep) No.434 - GEORGE AND MARGARET - Gerald Savory (Piccadilly/30 Aug 1938)
Ronald Ward, Jane Baxter, John Boxer, Nigel Patrick, Noel Howlett, Joyce Barbour, Ann Casson, Irene Handl (31 excellent photos), The Story of the Play etc. [20pp; cover split and detached, staples rusty, contents VG] £5

PlayPict/1938 (Oct) No.435 - SHE TOO WAS YOUNG - Hilda Vaughan, Laurier Lister (Wyndham's/16 Aug 1938)
Barry Sinclair, Dorothy Hyson, Marie Ney, Edmund Gwenn, Katie Johnson, Diana Morgan, Ann Todd, Vivienne Chatterton, Richard Littledale, Alan Webb, Esme Percy (34 excellent photos), The Story of the Play etc. [20pp; VG] £8

PlayPict/1938 (Nov) No.436 - RUNNING RIOT - Vivian Ellis, Douglas Furber, Guy Bolton, Firth Shephard (Gaiety/31 Aug 1938)
Leslie Henson, Roy Royston, Louise Browne, Mary Lawson, Gavin Gordon, Richard Hearne, Fred Emney, Rosalind Atkinson, Rob Currie, Richard Caldicot, Leslie Spurling (36 excellent photos), The Story of the Play etc. [20pp; VG] £8

PlayPict/1938 (Dec) No.437 - THE SHOEMAKER'S HOLIDAY - Thomas Dekker (Playhouse/4 Nov 1938), and Other Plays
Edmund Willard, Mabel Constanduros, Elizabeth Maude, Harold Warrender, Vera Lennox, Eric Micklewood, Geoffrey Wardwell, Hedley Briggs, Rachel Kempson, John Mortimer, Jordan Lawrence, A Bromley-Davenport, Morris Harvey, Alan Napier; A Message from Nancy Price (with photo), and Scenes from Five People's National Theatre productions: ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS (with Elizabeth Maude, May Hallatt - 5 photos), WHITEOAKS - Mazo de la Roche (with Nancy Price and company - 6 photos), THOU SHALT NOT (Therese Raquin) - Emile Zola (with Cathleen Nesbitt, Henry Oscar, Morris Harvey, Joyce Redman, Nancy Price, A Bromley-Davenport, Brian Oulton - 3 photos), THE INSECT PLAY - The Brothers Capek (Edmund Willard, Robert Helpmann, May Hallatt, A Bromley-Davenport, Wilfred Fletcher, Sheila Kay, Michel Bazalgette - 6 photos), and LADY PRECIOUS STREAM - S I Hsiung (Fabia Drake, Roger Livesey - 1 photo) (35 excellent photos in all), The Story of the Play etc. [24pp; VG] (£8) SOLD

PlayPict/1939 (Jan) No.438 - WHEN WE ARE MARRIED - J B Priestley (St.Martin's/11 Oct 1938)
Raymond Huntley, Lloyd Pearson, Ernest Butcher, Helena Pickard, Muriel George, Ethel Coleridge, Frank Pettingell, Patricia Hayes, Richard Warner, Betty Fleetwood, Alexander Grandison, Beatrice Varley, Mai Bacon (27 excellent photos, and The Story of the Play); We Recommend These Shows (survey of the West-End with 3 photos), I See Stars by "Mercury" (theatre gossip) etc. [20pp; VG] £8

PlayPict/1939 (Feb) No.439 - BABES IN THE WOOD (Drury Lane)
Fay Compton (as Robin Hood), G S Melvin, Jack Edge, Pat Warner, Beryl May, Charles Cornford, Vincent Lawson, Greta Fayne, Moya Macqueen-Pope, Chevalier Brothers, Agar Young Duo (as Lulu The Horse) (35 excellent photos); How to turn Fairy Tales into Pantomimes by M Willson Disher (w.photo), We Recommend These Shows (survey of the West-End with 3 photos) etc. [20pp; VG] £8

PlayPict/1939 (Mch) No.440 - THE OLD VIC 1938/39 SEASON (Old Vic)
SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER (Ursula Jeans, John Mills, Edward Chapman, George Benson, Robertson Davies, Anthony Nicholls, Margaret Yarde, Pamela Brown, Frank Napier - 7 photos), TRELAWNEY OF THE WELLS (Freda Jackson, O B Clarence, Andre Morell, Sophie Stewart, Frank Tickle, Marie Rignold - 4 photos), HAMLET in Modern Dress (Alec Guinness, Andrew Cruickshank, Veronica Turleigh, Malcolm Keen, Hermione Hannen, O B Clarence, Anthony Quayle - 6 photos), MAN AND SUPERMAN (Andrew Cruickshank, Anthony Quayle, Valerie Tudor, Basil Coleman, Hermione Hannen, Meg Townsend, Ellen Compton, Lorna Whitehouse, John Kidd - 6 photos), THE RIVALS (Freda Jackson, Ernest Hare, John Kidd, Anthony Quayle, Hermione Hannen, Lewis Casson, Ellen Compton, Meriel Forbes, Andre Morell - 6 photos), A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Robert Helpmann, Dorothy Hyson, John Mills, Ruth Wynn Owen, Anthony Nicholls, Harry Andrews, Peggy Livesey, Robertson Davies, Frank Napier, Jonathan Field, Henry Crocker, Edward Chapman, Frederick Bennett - 5 photos), AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE (Roger Livesey, Edward Chapman - 1 photo); portraits of Roger Livesey, Ursula Jeans, Anthony Quayle, Hermione Hannen, Alec Guinness, Esme Church, Freda Jackson, Edward Chapman (43 excellent photos in all), We Recommend These Shows (survey of the West-End) etc. [20pp; cover loose, tiny mark on cover, else VG] £7

PlayPict/1939 (Apr) No.441 - MAGYAR MELODY - George Posford, Bernard Grun, Eric Maschwitz, Fred Thompson, Guy Bolton (His Majesty's/20 Jan 1939)
Binnie Hale, Roger Treville, Isobel Ohmead, Lawrence Anderson, Arthur Margetson, Betty Warren, Stella Arbenina, Jimmy Godden, Jerry Verno, Betty Bucknell (32 excellent photos), The Story of the Play etc. [20pp; VG] £8

PlayPict/1939 (May) No.442 - LITTLE LADYSHIP - Ian Hay (Aldwych/7 Feb 1939)
Lilli Palmer, Cecil Parker, Joan White, Renee Kelly, Aubrey Mather, David Tree, Elliot Mason, Beatrix Feilden-Kaye, Ernest Jay, Iris Vandeleur, Archibald Batty (29 excellent photos), The Story of the Play, We Recommend These Shows (survey of the West-End) etc. [20pp; VG] £8

PlayPict/1939 (Jun) No.443 - DIAMOND JUBILEE FESTIVAL, Stratford-upon-Avon (Shakespeare Memorial Theatre)
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Alec Clunes, Vivienne Bennett, Geoffrey Keen, James Dale, Michael Goodliffe, Lesley Brook - 4 photos), THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (Jay Laurier, Lesley Brook, Vivienne Bennett, Alec Clunes - 3 photos), KING RICHARD III (John Laurie (as Richard), Joyce Bland, Stanley Howlett, James Dale, Vivienne Bennett, Dorothy Green - 4 photos), AS YOU LIKE IT (Geoffrey Keen, Trevor Howard, Vivienne Bennett, John Laurie - 3 photos), TWELFTH NIGHT (Joyce Bland, Jay Laurier, Alec Clunes, Dennis Roberts, John Laurie, Lesley Brook, Betty Hardy, Michael Goodliffe - 3 photos), OTHELLO (John Laurie, Joyce Bland, Alec Clunes, Betty Hardy, Michael Goodliffe - 4 photos), THE COMEDY OF ERRORS (Dennis Roberts, James Dale, Vivienne Bennett, Matty Gilmore, Rivers Gadsby - 3 photos), CORIOLANUS (Alec Clunes, Dorothy Green, Stanley Howlett, Andrew Leigh, John Laurie, Lesley Brook, Betty Hardy, Dorothy Green - 3 photos); character portraits of John Laurie (as Othello), Alec Clunes (as Benedick), Joyce Bland (as Lady Anne), Vivienne Bennett (as Katharina), Jay Laurier (as Dogberry), Dorothy Green (as Queen Margaret), Geoffrey Keen (as Orlando), Betty Hardy (as Maria), Lesley Brook (as Olivia), James Dale (as Don Juan (sic) in 'Much Ado') 37 excellent photos; Shakespeare's Appeal to the "Brisky Juvenals" by Sir Archibald Flower etc. [24pp; slightly rumpled, else VG] (£7) SOLD

PlayPict/1939 (Jul) No.444 - DESIGN FOR LIVING - Noel Coward (Savoy/25 Jan 1939)
Diana Wynyard, Anton Walbrook, Rex Harrison, Alan Webb, Ross Landon, Cathleen Cordell (22 excellent photos, including large portrait of Noel Coward), The Story of the Play etc. [20pp; VG] (£8) SOLD

PlayPict/1939 (Aug) No.445 - OPEN AIR THEATRE, REGENT'S PARK 1939 SEASON
Scenes from A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Leslie French, Robert Eddison, Margaret Vines, Iris Baker, Richard Littledale, Patricia Hicks, Christopher Quest, Clement Hamelin, Eadie Palfrey, Hugh Thurston, D A Clarke-Smith, Romney Brent, Morris Harvey, W E Holloway - 11 photos), MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Christopher Quest, D G Milford, Cathleen Nesbitt, Margaret Vines, Tristan Rawson, Cecil Ramage, D A Clarke-Smith, Morris Harvey - 7 photos), PERICLES (Wilfred Walter, Robert Eddison, Patricia Tucker, Sylvia Coleridge, Tristan Rawson, Harold Scott, Pollie Emery, Margaret Vines - 9 photos); portraits of Romney Brent, Robert Eddison, Leslie French, Margaret Vines, Gerd Larsen, Robert Atkins, Patricia Hicks, Iris Baker; 36 excellent photos in all; Commentary on the Seventh Summer Season at the Open Air Theatre etc. [20pp; VG] £8

PlayPict/1939 (Sep) No.446 - JOHN GIELGUD: Pictorial Record of His Career [last issue of Play Pictorial]
Excellent issue with 45 magnificent photos, featuring RICHARD OF BORDEAUX (with Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Francis Lister, George Howe, H R Hignett), HAMLET (with Frank Vosper, Jack Hawkins, Glen Byam Shaw, Jessica Tandy, Laura Cowie), THE MAITLANDS (with Sophie Stewart), NOAH, ROMEO AND JULIET (with Laurence Olivier, Edith Evans, Peggy Ashcroft), THE SEAGULL (with Edith Evans, Clare Harris, Leon Quartermaine, George Devine, Peggy Ashcroft, Ivor Barnard, Frederick Lloyd), RICHARD THE SECOND (with Glen Byam Shaw, Michael Redgrave), THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL (with Peggy Ashcroft), THREE SISTERS (with Carol Goodner, Peggy Ashcroft, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies), THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (with Peggy Ashcroft), DEAR OCTOPUS (with Angela Baddeley, Valerie Taylor, Marie Tempest, Leon Quartermaine), THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST (with Angela Baddeley, Joyce Carey, Ronald Ward, Edith Evans, Leon Quartermaine); John Gielgud - Man of the Theatre (summary of his career by Norman Hast, with 7 photos); portraits of Gielgud as Hamlet in 1929/30 and June 1939, cover portrait of John Gielgud etc. [24pp, 8.6x11.25; cover very slightly split at spine, else VG] £8

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