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1930

ThW/Jan 1930 (No.60): cover-Benita Hume; Scenes from DEAR LOVE/Palace (Sydney Howard, Tom Burke, Annie Croft, Vera Pearce - 3 photos), THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL/Kingsway (Margaret Hood, Ian Fleming, Henry Hewitt, Edgar K Bruce, Angela Baddeley, Mary Mayfren, Grizelda Hervey - 3 photos), BITTER SWEET/His Majesty's (Peggy Wood, Robert Newton, Winifred Davies, Elaine Inescourt, Austin Trevor - 2 photos), THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT/Adelphi (Cicely Courtneidge, Jack Hulbert, Irene Russell, Lawrence Green - 6 photos), MURDER ON THE SECOND FLOOR/Lyric (Frank Cochrane, Frank Vosper, Nora Swinburne, Sara Allgood, Muriel Aked, Ernest Mainwaring, Ernest Haines - 2 photos), THE MIDDLE WATCH/Shaftesbury (photo), HEAT WAVE/St.James (Herbert Marshall, Ann Todd, Phyllis Neilson-Terry - photo), THE SHOW'S THE THING/Winter Garden (Tommy Fields and chorus - photo); Reviews: THE HIGHWAYMAN/Comedy, THE MAN WHO MISSED IT/Strand, TUNNEL TRENCH/Duchess, THE AMORISTS/Royalty, TYPHOON/Duchess, MADAME PLAYS NAP/New, PEOPLE LIKE US/Arts; Photos: Ursula Jeans, Wyn Richmond, Angela Baddeley as Lady Teazle in THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL/Kingsway (large size), Joan Barry (large size), Gwladys Stanley, Robin Irvine (large size), Irene Russell, Henry Ainley, Marion Lorne, Owen Nares, Grace Allardyce; The Unchanging Theatre by Robert Loraine (w.photo); caricature of Cicely Courtneidge by R S Sherriffs (large size); The Film World with reviews by David C Fairweather of RIO RITA, SAY IT WITH SONGS, SUNNY SIDE UP and portrait of Ronald Colman (large size); Heard on The Gramophone (w.photo of Alfred Cortot and Jacques Thibaud); Fashions Seen On The Stage (w.photo of Diana Wynyard); Theatre Guide etc. [44pp, 8.5x11; cover slightly grubby, spine rubbed, minor marks, else VG] £5

ThW/Feb 1930 (No.61): cover-Madeleine Carroll; Scenes from DEAR LOVE/Palace (Claude Hulbert, Ena Grossmith, Sydney Howard, Kate Cutler, Vera Pearce - 2 photos), A WARM CORNER/Princes (George de Warfaz, Tonie Edgar Bruce, Kim Peacock, Isabel Wilford, W H Berry, Heather Thatcher, Alfred Wellesley, Connie Ediss, Austin Melford, Henry Crocker - 3 photos and review), THE LAST ENEMY/Fortune (Frank Lawton, Marjorie Mars - photo and review), JEW SUSS/ Duke of York's (Matheson Lang, Peggy Ashcroft, Lewin Mannering - photo), THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT/Adelphi (Cicely Courtneidge, Helen Burnell - 2 photos), SILVER WINGS/Dominion (Eric Roland, Harry Welchman, Desiree Ellinger, Dennis Hoey - 2 photos), DARLING, I LOVE YOU!/Gaiety (Vera Lennox, Harold French - photo and review), JOURNEY'S END/Prince of Wales (Richard Caldicot, Alexander Field - photo), THE CALENDAR/Wyndham's (Cathleen Nesbitt, Owen Nares - photo), THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL/Kingsway (Frank Cellier, Angela Baddeley - photo); Reviews: FRENCH LEAVE/Vaudeville, VIRTUE FOR SALE/Streatham Hill, THE WHITE ASSEGAI/Playhouse, IN THE ZONE and THE MAN IN POSSESSION/Ambassadors; Photos: Wyn Richmond (large size), Marie Ney (large size), Eve Gray, Alexander Field as Private Mason in JOURNEY'S END/Prince of Wales (large size), Stella Freeman (large size), Clare Eames, Ursula Jeans, Lilian Braithwaite, Peggy Wood as Sarah Millick in BITTER SWEET/His Majesty's, Kathleen Grace (large size), A Charming Spring Model from Reslaw (large size); brief biography of Madeleine Carroll; caricature of Colin Clive by R S Sherriffs (large size); The Film World with reviews by David C Fairweather of ATLANTIC, WELCOME DANGER, EVANGELINE, SO THIS IS COLLEGE!, GOLD DIGGERS OF BROADWAY, THE SACRED FLAME, CONDEMNED, with portrait of Elissa Landi and scene from HALLELUJAH; Heard on the Gramophone (w.photo of Violet Gordon Woodhouse); Fashions Seen On The Stage (w.photo of Annie Croft in DEAR LOVE/Palace); Theatre Guide etc. [44pp, 8.5x11; cover slightly grubby, spine rubbed, minor marks, else VG] £5

ThW/Apr 1930 (No.63): cover-Ursula Jeans; Scenes from SILVER WINGS/Dominion (Desiree Ellinger, Harry Welchman, Donald Mather - photo), A NIGHT LIKE THIS/Aldwych (Ralph Lynn, Kenneth Kove, Tom Walls, Ethel Coleridge - 4 photos), THE LADY OF THE CAMELLIAS/Garrick (Glen Byam Shaw, Tallulah Bankhead, Renee de Vaux, Harold Warrender, Violet Marquesita, Richard Goolden - 2 photos and review), APPEARANCES/Royalty (Nathan Shindell - photo and review), ALMOST A HONEYMOON/Apollo (Renee Kelly, Hilton Allen, Lamont Dickson - photo), HERE COMES THE BRIDE!/Piccadilly (Richard Dolman, Clifford Mollison, Maria Minetti, Vera Bryer, Edmund Gwenn - 6 photos), DARLING, I LOVE YOU!/Gaiety (George Clarke, Leslie Francis, Neil McKay - photo), THE APPLE CART/Queens (Cedric Hardwicke - photo); Reviews: ENCHANTMENT/Vaudeville, THE ARTIST AND THE SHADOW/Kingsway, MISALLIANCE/Court, A SONG OF SIXPENCE/Daly's, THE DAMASK ROSE/Savoy, CHARLES B COCHRAN'S 1930 REVUE/London Pavilion; Photos: Wyn Richmond, Desiree Ellinger in SILVER WINGS/Dominion, Tallulah Bankhead (large size), Gladys Frazin (large size), Frances Day, Irene Vanbrugh, Fowler and Tamara, George Vollaire, Leila MacKinlay; Exclusive Interviews No.2: Madeleine Carroll (w.photo); caricature of Ralph Lynn by R S Sherriffs (large size); The Film World with reviews by David C Fairweather of THE LOVE PARADE (Jeanette MacDonald, Maurice Chevalier - 2 photos) and THE KISS, and portrait of Dorothy Bartlam; brief article about Ursula Jeans; Fashions Seen On The Stage (w.photo of Marjorie Clark in NINE TILL SIX); Heard On The Gramophone; The Playgoers' Library; Theatre Guide etc. [48pp, 8.5x11.25; cover rubbed and almost detached, but repaired, else VG] £4

ThW/Oct 1930 (No.69): cover-Celia Johnson; Scenes from CHARLOT'S MASQUERADE/Cambridge Theatre (Beatrice Lillie, Henry Kendall, Dora Vadimova, Quentin Tod, Constance Carpenter, Patrick Waddington, J H Roberts, Florence Desmond, Reginald Smith, Anton Dolin - 7 photos and review), STREET SCENE/Globe (David Landau, Campbell Logan, Edgar K Bruce, Stanley Vilven, Mary Servoss, Margaret Moffat, Erin O'Brien-Moore, Millicent Green, Jack Minster - 4 photos and review), FREDERICA/Palace (Vera Lennox, Lea Seidl, Joseph Hislop - 3 photos and review), CYNARA/Playhouse (Gladys Cooper, Gerald du Maurier, Celia Johnson - 3 photos); Reviews: RICHARD III/New (w.Baliol Holloway), THE DEVIL'S DISCIPLE/Savoy, ELDORADO/Daly's, OPEN YOUR EYES/Piccadilly, HER FIRST AFFAIRE/Kingsway, FOLLOW A STAR/Winter Garden, THE VICTORIA VANITIES/Victoria Palace; Photos: Wyn Richmond, Ursula Jeans, Constance Carpenter (large size), Raymond Massey (large size), Gertrude Lawrence (large size), Diana Wynyard (large size), Adrianne Allen; The Glory is Departed by Beverley Nichols; How I Began No.3: Yvonne Arnaud (w.photo); Ups and Downs of the Theatre by Hannen Swaffer; The Play Produced By ... by H K Ayliff (w.photo); Venetian Nights - A lost Shakespearean Work unearthed by Alan Bland; The Film World with reviews by David C Fairweather of ROMANCE, ON APPROVAL, GOOD NEWS, THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL (w.Basil Gill, Madeleine Carroll), THE BIG HOUSE, ESCAPE, 2 photos of Alfred Hitchcock's MURDER (Phyllis Konstam, Herbert Marshall, Marie Wright, Edward Chapman), and a portrait of Dodo Watts in THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL; Heard on the Gramophone; feature on Perceval Mackey by J Murray Smith (w.photo); That Question of Make-Up by F J Dawson (w.photo of Arthur H Sexton); Fashions Seen On The Stage (w.photo of Stella Freeman in THE WAY TO TREAT A WOMAN/Whitehall); Entertainment Guide etc. [48pp, 8.5x11; cover slightly grubby and almost detached, minor marks, else VG] £5

1931

ThW/Nov 1931 (No.82): cover-Phyllis Neilson-Terry as ELIZABETH OF ENGLAND/Cambridge Theatre; Scenes from THE ANATOMIST/Westminster (Henry Ainley, Betty Hardy, Gillian Scaife - photo and review), THERE'S ALWAYS JULIET/Apollo (Herbert Marshall, Edna Best, May Whitty - 3 photos and review), THE PAINTED VEIL/Playhouse (Gladys Cooper, Lewis Casson, Martin Walker - 3 photos), THE QUEEN'S HUSBAND/Ambassadors (Reginald Bach, Barry Jones, Barbara Wilcox - 2 photos and review), ELIZABETH OF ENGLAND/Cambridge Theatre (Leslie Perrins, Phyllis Neilson-Terry, Frank Vosper, Margaretta Scott, Matheson Lang, A Bromley-Davenport - 21 photos and review), CHU CHIN CHOW/Scala (2 photos); Reviews: SALOME/Savoy, FOR THE LOVE OF MIKE/Saville, THE IMMORTAL LADY/Royalty, CAVALCADE/Drury Lane, HOLLYWOOD HOLIDAY/New, SENSATION/Lyceum, HENRY THE NINTH/Princes; Photos: Godfrey Tearle (large size), Edna Best, Leonora Corbett, Peggy Cartwright, Adrienne Brune, Valerie Taylor (large size), Matheson Lang (large size), Phyllis Neilson-Terry (large size), Peggy Ashcroft (large size); The Westminster's Triumph (feature on the new Westminster Theatre); Caricature of 8 characters in GRAND HOTEL/Adelphi by Michaelson; The Film World with reviews by David Fairweather of A FREE SOUL, MONKEY BUSINESS, END OF THE RAINBOW, SILENCE, THE GHOST TRAIN and THE CALENDAR, photo of Greta Garbo and Clark Gable in SUSAN LENOX, HER FALL AND RISE (large size), and 2 photos of Chico Marx, Groucho Marx and Harpo Marx in MONKEY BUSINESS; Women Who Count in the Theatre: Gladys Calthrop (w.photo); Fashions Seen on The Stage (w.photo of Edna Best in THERE'S ALWAYS JULIET); Heard On The Gramophone; Entertainment Guide etc. [56pp, 8.5x11; cover slightly grubby and split at spine, minor marks, else VG] £5

ThW/Dec 1931 (No.83): cover-Marie Tempest; Scenes from CAVALCADE/Drury Lane (4 photos), THE ANATOMIST/Westminster (J A O'Rourke, Flora Robson, Harry Hutchinson, Gillian Scaife, Henry Ainley, Betty Hardy, Robert Eddison, Carleton Hobbs - 3 photos), THE CASE OF THE FRIGHTENED LADY/Wyndham's (photo), THE GOOD COMPANIONS/His Majesty's (John Gielgud, Adele Dixon - photo), THE QUEEN'S HUSBAND/Ambassadors (photo), LITTLE CATHERINE/Phoenix (Madeleine Carroll, W Graham Browne, Harold Huth, Barbara Gott, Marie Tempest - 24 photos and review); Reviews: LADY IN WAITING/St.Martin's, AUTUMN CROCUS/Lyric, MAKE UP YOUR MIND/Criterion, THE RED LIGHT/New, MONSIEUR BEAUCAIRE/Daly's, THE MASTER BUILDER/Duchess; Photos: Mary Clare (large size), Jane Colin, Mary Newcomb, James Raglan, Jeanne Stuart (large size), Dorothy Ward; Caricature of 8 characters from FOR THE LOVE OF MIKE/Saville by Michaelson; Breathless Interviews No.1: Bobby Howes (w.photo); Women Who Count in the Theatre - The Power Behind the "Old Vic": Lilian Baylis (w.photo); Interview with Ernest Thesiger: "Casting to type is paralysing the theatre" (w.photo); The Film World with reviews by David Fairweather of BAD COMPANY, MY SIN, CARNIVAL, THE GREAT LOVER, THE GUARDSMAN and DAUGHTER OF THE DRAGON, portrait of Bille Dove, and 4 photos of THE UNHOLY GARDEN (Ronald Colman, Fay Wray, Estelle Taylor); Fashions Seen on the Stage (w.photo of Barbara Wilcox in THE QUEEN'S HUSBAND/Ambassadors); Entertainment Guide etc. [56pp, 8.5x11; cover slightly grubby, spine rubbed, minor marks, else VG] £5

1932

ThW/Jun 1932 (No.89): cover-Tilly Losch in THE MIRACLE/Lyceum; Scenes from PLEASURE CRUISE/Apollo (Owen Nares, Madeleine Carroll, Reginald Gardiner, Marda Vanne, Frank Pettingell - 4 photos and review), DR PYGMALION/Playhouse (Gladys Cooper, Ronald Squire, A Scott-Gatty, Edmond Breon, Betty Thumling - 2 photos), DIRTY WORK/Aldwych (Mary Brough, Ralph Lynn, Constance Carpenter, J Robertson Hare, Henry Hewitt - 4 photos), THE MIRACLE/Lyceum (Lady Diana Manners, Tilly Losch, Leonide Massine, Ivan Brandt, Dennis Wyndham, Glen Byam Shaw, Lyn Harding - 24 photos), I LIVED WITH YOU/Shaftesbury (Ivor Novello, Thea Holme - photo); Reviews: WINGS OVER EUROPE/Globe, MAN OVERBOARD/Garrick, SOMEBODY KNOWS/St.Martin's, THE JACK POT/Prince of Wales, DANGEROUS CORNER/Lyric, QUEER CATTLE/Haymarket, A COLD JUNE/Duchess, PARTY/Strand; Photos: Olive Blakeney and Bernard Nedell (large size), Henry Hewitt with Margaretta Scott and Ralph Lynn in DIRTY WORK/Aldwych, Evelyn Laye in HELEN!/Adelphi, Eric Marshall with Muriel Barron and Alice Delysia in THE CAT AND THE FIDDLE/Palace, Tilly Losch in THE MIRACLE/Lyceum, Anny Ahlers (large size), Polly Luce (large size), Barbara Stanwyck (large size); The Fourth Malvern Festival by Sir Barry Jackson (w.photo); Modern Movements in the Theatre No.5 - Erik Charell (w.photo); Interview with Mary Newcomb (w.photo); Caricature of 8 characters from MUSICAL CHAIRS/Criterion by Michaelson; The Film World with reviews by David Fairweather of THE SILENT VOICE, THE BEAST OF THE CITY, MADCHEN IN UNIFORM, TARZAN THE APE MAN, IL EST CHARMANT, THE FAITHFUL HEART, and 2 photos of JACK'S THE BOY! (Winifred Shotter, Ben Field, Cicely Courtneidge, Francis Lister, Jack Hulbert, Peter Gawthorne); Heard on the Gramophone, The Playgoer's Library, Entertainment Guide etc. [56pp, 8.75x11.75; cover slightly grubby, spine rubbed, centre pages loose, minor marks, else VG] £5

ThW/Jul 1932 (No.90): cover-Frances Day in OUT OF THE BOTTLE/Hippodrome; Scenes from PLEASURE CRUISE/Apollo (photo), CASANOVA/London Coliseum (Arthur Fear, Oriel Ross, Jack Barry, Katherine Arkandy, Ben Williams - 3 photos and review), THE DUBARRY/His Majesty's (Anny Ahlers, Edmund Willard - 2 photos), PARTY/Strand (Lilian Braithwaite, Sebastian Shaw, Margaret Vines, Benita Hume - 2 photos), OUT OF THE BOTTLE/Hippodrome (Cecil Humphreys, Arthur Riscoe, Clifford Mollison, Frances Day, Audrey Pointing, Polly Walker, Sebastian Smith, E Kelland-Espinosa - 24 photos and review), TELL HER THE TRUTH/Saville (Alfred Drayton, Bobby Howes, Jean Adrienne, Peter Haddon, Jack Lambert, Polly Luce, Helen Gray, Henrietta Watson, Wylie Watson - 8 photos and review), THE BREADWINNER/Vaudeville (photo), DR PYGMALION/Playhouse (Gladys Cooper, Edmond Breon, Ronald Squire - photo); Reviews: THE LAND OF SMILES/Dominion, THE PRICE OF WISDOM/Ambassadors, HOCUS POCUS/Garrick, THE VINEGAR TREE/St.James, FANFARE/Prince Edward; Photos: Beatrix Thomson (large size), Owen Nares (large size), Bobby Howes (large size), Anny Ahlers (3 studies), Tilly Losch as The Nun in THE MIRACLE/Lyceum; Modern Movements in the Theatre No.6 - Athole Stewart (w.photo); The Film World with reviews by David Fairweather of LETTY LYNTON, "M", THE MAN I KILLED, THE CROWD ROARS, THE RICH ARE ALWAYS WITH US, JACK'S THE BOY!, and SCARFACE; portrait of Marlene Dietrich (large size), and 2 photos of SCARFACE (Paul Muni and others); Heard on the Gramophone; Entertainment Guide etc. [56pp, 8.75x11.75; cover slightly grubby, spine rubbed, minor marks, else VG] £5

ThW/Aug 1932 (No.91): cover-Edith Evans in EVENSONG/Queen's; Scenes from TELL HER THE TRUTH/Saville (Bobby Howes, Jean Adrienne, Peter Haddon, Jack Lambert, Alfred Drayton - 2 photos), HOME AGAIN/Alhambra (June, Bernard Clifton, George Chiles - 2 photos), TWELFTH NIGHT/New (Phyllis Neilson-Terry, Jean Forbes-Robertson, Arthur Wontner, Norman Forbes, Robert Atkins - 4 photos), EVENSONG/Queen's (Joan Harben, Edith Evans, Wilfrid Lawson, Harry Wilcoxon, Deering Wells, Reginald Tate, Ethel Glendinning, Violet Vanbrugh, Frederick Leister, Lucy Edwin, Beatrix Feilden-Kaye - 24 photos and review), THE DUBARRY/His Majesty's (Anny Ahlers, Edmund Willard, Charles Heslop, Clarice Hardwicke, Helen Haye, Lawrence Anderson - 5 photos), PARTY/Strand (Lilian Braithwaite, Benita Hume - photo); Reviews: INTIMATE RELATIONS/Little, THE PRIDE OF THE REGIMENT/St.Martin's, LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST/Westminster, SAVOY FOLLIES/Savoy, ESCAPE/Garrick; Photos: Benita Hume (large size), Joan Clarkson (large size), Francis Lederer, Gina Malo, Peggy Wood, Frances Day (large size), Miriam Hopkins (large size), Auditorium of the Fortune Theatre; The Stage as I See It by Edith Evans (w.photo); Modern Movements in the Theatre No.7 - Russell Thorndike (with sketch); Caricature of 8 characters from TELL HER THE TRUTH/Saville by Michaelson; The Film World with reviews by David Fairweather of ONE HOUR WITH YOU, THUNDER BELOW, THE MELODY OF LIFE, THE GREEKS HAD A WORD FOR THEM, and 2 photos of LOVE ON WHEELS with Jack Hulbert; A Fashion Retrospect; Heard on the Gramophone; Entertainment Guide etc. [56pp, 8.75x11.75; cover slightly grubby, spine rubbed, centre pages loose, minor marks, else VG] £5

ThW/Dec 1932 (No.95): cover-Leslie Banks in SERVICE/Wyndham's; Scenes from CHILDREN IN UNIFORM/Duchess (photo), NEVER COME BACK/Phoenix (Athole Stewart, Ellis Jeffreys, P Kynaston-Reeves, Viola Tree, Raymond Massey, Frank Allenby, Adrianne Allen - 4 photos and review), ROAD HOUSE/Whitehall (Godfrey Tearle, Marion Lorne, Gordon Harker - 3 photos), FOR SERVICES RENDERED/Globe (Marjorie Mars, S J Warmington, Ralph Richardson, Cedric Hardwicke, Diana Hamilton, C V France, David Hawthorne, Louise Hampton, W Cronin-Wilson, Flora Robson - 2 photos and review), SERVICE/Wyndham's (Leslie Banks, Robert Gilbert, Allan Jeayes, J H Roberts, Valerie Skardon, Margaret Emden, Tony Halfpenny, Phyllis Morris, Dorothy Hamilton, Ann Todd, Joyce Kennedy - 22 photos), WORDS AND MUSIC/Adelphi (Steffi Duna, Doris Hare, John Mills, Joyce Barbour, Romney Brent, Edward Underdown - 6 photos), KEEP THINGS HUMMING/Windmill (photo), STRANGE ORCHESTRA/St.Martin's (Clifford Bartlett, Robert Harris, Hugh Williams, Laura Cowie, Nadine March, David Hutcheson, Jean Forbes-Robertson (photo); Reviews: SPRINGTIME FOR HENRY/Apollo, WILD VIOLETS/Drury Lane, TO-NIGHT OR NEVER/Duke of York's, ONCE A HUSBAND/Haymarket, PLAYGROUND/Royalty; Photos: Carl Brisson (large size), Dodie Smith, Basil Dean, Vera Bryer (large size); Off with the Motley! - Intimate Interviews with Cedric Hardwicke, Vivian Ellis, Laura Cowie, John Fernald, Olive Blakeney (w.5 photos); English and American Audiences: A Comparison by Leslie Banks (w.photo); Modern Movements in the Theatre No.10 - Leontine Sagan (w.photo); Caricature of 7 characters from WILD VIOLETS/Drury Lane by Michaelson; The Film World with reviews by David Fairweather of BLONDE VENUS, TELL ME TONIGHT, MARRY ME, HAPPY EVER AFTER, ROME EXPRESS, BARBARINA, and 4 photos of ROME EXPRESS (w.Hugh Williams, Esther Ralston, Gordon Harker, Donald Calthrop, Conrad Veidt), and a large size portrait of Lilian Harvey; Heard on the Gramophone; Entertainment Guide etc. [56pp, 8.75x11.75; cover slightly tatty, spine rubbed, centre pages loose, minor marks, else VG] £5

1933

ThW/Feb 1933 (No.97): cover-Margaretta Scott in THE STREETS OF LONDON/Ambassadors; Scenes from ANOTHER LANGUAGE/Lyric (photo), DOUBLE HARNESS/Haymarket (Owen Nares, Mary Ellis, Iris Ashley - 2 photos and review), DICK WHITTINGTON/Hippodrome (Tom D Newell, Leslie Henson, Fred Wynne, Audrey Pointing, Fay Compton - 4 photos), THE STREETS OF LONDON/Ambassadors (Andrew Leigh, Clare Greet, Wallace Douglas, Cornelius Fisher, John Mott, Elsie French, Sam Livesey, Alexander Field, A B Imeson, Valentine Rooke, Sydney Fairbrother, Harold Warrender, Margaretta Scott, Diana Churchill, Brenda Gordon - 28 photos), FRESH FIELDS/Criterion (Lilian Brathwaite, Eileen Peel, Ellis Jeffreys, Martita Hunt, Minnie Rayner, Robert Andrews, Fred Groves, Gwen Floyd - 7 photos and review), WILD VIOLETS/Drury Lane (photo), DINNER AT EIGHT/Palace (Margaret Vines - photo and review); Reviews: BALLYHOO/Comedy, FLIES IN THE SUN/Playhouse, BUNTY PULLS THE STRINGS/Saville; Photos: Gerald du Maurier (large size), Pearl Argyle in BALLYHOO (large size), Ivor Novello (large size), George Robey, Edna Best with Herbert Marshall; Oliver Messel - Master of Stage Design (w.photo); Off With The Motley - Candid Cameos of Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Lilian Braithwaite, Frank Vosper, Raymond Massey (w.4 photos); The Producer and the Theatre - Maxwell Wray (w.photo); Caricature of 6 characters from Current Pantomimes by Michaelson; The Film World with reviews by David Fairweather of I AM A FUGITIVE, RAIN, YES MR BROWN, CALL HER SAVAGE, IF I HAD A MILLION, 2 photos from YES MR BROWN (Vera Pearce, Jack Buchanan, Margot Grahame, Harley Power, Elsie Randolph), and 4 portraits: Gina Malo, Flora Robson, Belle Chrystal, Gillian Lind; Heard on the Gramophone; Entertainment Guide etc. [56pp, 8.75x11.75; cover detached, centre pages loose, spine rubbed, minor marks, else VG] £5

ThW/Aug 1933 (No.103): cover-Ivor Novello and Fay Compton in PROSCENIUM/Globe; Scenes from GIVE ME A RING/London Hippodrome (photo), MUSIC IN THE AIR/His Majesty's (Bruce Carfax, Mary Ellis, Horace Hodges, Eve Lister, C V France, Arthur Margetson, Herbert Ross, Jean Gillie - 4 photos and review), A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM/Regent's Park (Leslie French, Nini Theilade, Phyllis Neilson-Terry, Robert Atkins - 3 photos and review), AFTER DARK/Vaudeville (Nelson Keys, Harold Turner, Louise Browne, Audrey Acland - 3 photos), PROSCENIUM/Globe (Ivor Novello, Andrea Malandrinos, Fay Compton, Zena Dare, Margot Sieveking, Madge Snell, Margaret Watson, Joan Barry, Keneth Kent, Henry Crocker - 27 photos), OTHER PEOPLE'S LIVES/Wyndham's (Leonora Corbett, Harold Warrender, Pauline Vilda, Maurice Evans - photo and review), HOW D'YOU DO/Comedy (Frances Day, Eric Fawcett - photo); Reviews: VESSELS DEPARTING/Embassy, ROAD HOUSE/Whitehall, THE LATE CHRISTOPHER BEAN/St.James; Photos: Louise Brown (large size), Penelope Dudley Ward (large size), Joyce Bland (large size), John Tilley in REVUDEVILLE; What is Acting? - Illusions I should like to dispel by Flora Robson (w.photo); Off With The Motley - Candid Cameos of Zena Dare, Joy Spring, Rosalinde Fuller, Phyllis Neilson-Terry (4 photos); How They Began No.1 - John Gielgud (w.photo); The Film World with reviews by David Fairweather of PILGRIMAGE, PICTURE SNATCHER, COLLEGE HUMOUR, 2 photos of I WAS A SPY (Herbert Marshall, Madeleine Carroll), and 3 portraits (Anne Grey, Leonora Corbett and Mary Gaskell); The Memoirs of Ellen Terry reviewed; Entertainment Guide etc. [56pp, 8.75x11.75; cover slightly tatty, spine rubbed, centre pages loose, minor marks, else VG] £5

ThW/Oct 1933 (No.105): cover-Natalie Hall; Scenes from THE DISTAFF SIDE/Apollo (photo), NICE GOINGS ON/Strand (Leslie Henson, Marjorie Brooks, Robertson Hare, Zelma O'Neal - 3 photos), SHEPPEY/Wyndham's (Clive Morton, Patricia Partridge, Dorothy Hamilton, Ralph Richardson, Laura Cowie, Antony Holles, Cecily Oates, Angela Baddeley - 3 photos and review), BALL AT THE SAVOY/Drury Lane (Rosy Barsony, Oskar Denes, Maurice Evans, Natalie Hall, Dick Francis, Rita Nugent, Basil Neale, Barry Mackay, Joan Marion - 37 photos and review), IS LIFE WORTH LIVING?/Ambassadors (Joseph Linnane, Meriel Moore, Christine Hayden, Ann Clery, Harry Hutchinson - photo), TEN MINUTE ALIBI/Haymarket (photo); Reviews: THE DISTAFF SIDE/Apollo, THE KEY/St.Martin's, GOOD COMPANY/Lyceum, A SLEEPING CLERGYMAN/Piccadilly, TWELFTH NIGHT/Old Vic, NIGHT'S CANDLES/Queen's, IF ONLY FATHER --/Savoy; Photos: Sybil Thorndike (large size), Joan Barry (large size), Jack Buchanan (large size), Edward Stanelli, Marlene Dietrich, Jeanette MacDonald, Tara Birell, Ann Todd; This place called Hollywood by E Mawby Green; Off With The Motley - Candid Cameos of Gertrude Lawrence, Oskar Denes, Bruce Carfax, Valerie Taylor (4 photos); Caricatures of 4 Current London productions by Michaelson; How They Began No.3 - Matheson Lang (w.photo); The Film World with review by David Fairweather of THE STRANGER'S RETURN, and 4 photos from DINNER AT EIGHT (Madge Evans, John Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Billie Burke, Edmund Lowe, Marie Dressler, Jean Harlow, Wallace Beery); The Playgoer's Library; Entertainment Guide etc. [60pp, 8.75x11.75; cover detached, spine rubbed, centre pages loose, minor marks, else VG] £5

1934

ThW/May 1934 (No.112): cover-Victoria Hopper, Charlotte Greenwood and Adele Dixon in THREE SISTERS/Drury Lane; Scenes from THE LAUGHING WOMAN/New (Veronica Turleigh, Stephen Haggard - photo and review), INDOOR FIREWORKS/Aldwych (Jack Hawkins, Fay Compton, Harold Warrender, Lady Tree, Joyce Barbour, Reginald Gardiner - 3 photos and review), SIXTEEN/Criterion (Antoinette Cellier, Helen Haye, Muriel Aked, Fabia Drake, Alexis France, Godfrey Tearle - 4 photos and review), THREE SISTERS/Drury Lane (Victoria Hopper, Esmond Knight, Charlotte Greenwood, Dick Francis, Eliot Makeham, Stanley Holloway, Anthony Hankey, Adele Dixon, Richard Dolman, Gladys Henson - 33 photos and review); Reviews: LIBEL/Playhouse, SPORTING LOVE/Gaiety, COUNSELLOR-AT-LAW/Piccadilly; Photos: Elsie Randolph (large size), Sir Gerald du Maurier (large size), Sybil Thorndike, Sybil Thorndike as Victoria van Brett in DOUBLE DOOR/Strand, Adele Dixon, Ida Lupino (large size); Off With The Motley - Candid Cameos of Charlotte Greenwood, Albert Burdon, Adele Dixon and Stanley Holloway (4 photos); caricatures of Charles Laughton, Ernest Milton, Lynn Fontanne and John Gielgud by Pauline Logan; Echoes from Broadway by E Mawby Green (w.photo of Walter Huston); The Film World by David Fairweather, w.4 photos of LADY OF THE BOULEVARDS (Mae Clark, Anna Sten, Muriel Kirkland, Lionel Attwill); Heard on the Gramophone; Entertainment Guide etc. [56pp, 8.75x11.75; cover slightly tatty, spine rubbed, staples rusted away, minor marks, else VG] £5

ThW/Jun 1934 (No.113): cover-Greta Nissen in WHY NOT TO-NIGHT?/Palace; Scenes from THREE SISTERS/Drury Lane (Adele Dixon - photo), INDOOR FIREWORKS/Aldwych (Rosalind Atkinson, Reginald Gardiner, Fay Compton, Jack Hawkins, Henrietta Watson, Denys Blakelock, Sydney Fairbrother, Joyce Barbour, Harrold Warrender - 4 photos), WHY NOT TO-NIGHT?/Palace (Nelson Keys, Florence Desmond, The Tomson Twins, Greta Nissen, Gina Malo, Walter Crisham, Polly Luce, Dudley Rolph, Margaret Braithwaite, Elizabeth Schooling, The Blackburn Twins, Tony Hulley, Audrey Acland, The Diamond Brothers - 26 photos and review), BIOGRAPHY/Globe (Ina Claire, Frank Cellier, Sam Livesey, Laurence Olivier, Joan Wyndham - 2 photos), SPORTING LOVE/Gaiety (Laddie Cliff, Vera Bryer, Gilly Flower, Marjorie Browne, Jenny Dean, Stanley Lupino, Wyn Weaver - 4 photos), JOIE DE PARIS/Prince of Wales (Anita, Angela Barrie, Freddie Forbes, Arimund Banu, John Hendrich - 5 photos); Reviews: BIOGRAPHY/Globe, SHE LOVES ME NOT/Adelphi, NO WAY BACK/Whitehall, THE QUITTER/Royalty, TOUCH WOOD/Haymarket, THE DARK TOWER/Shaftesbury; Photos: Freddie Forbes, Gertrude Lawrence with dogs (large size), Clare Luce, Pierre Fresnay, Pierre Fresnay and Yvonne Printemps in CONVERSATION PIECE/His Majesty's, Sir Cedric Hardwicke (large size), Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Elsie Randolph, Scene from the Oberammergau Passion Play; Maker of Ballerinas - An Impression of Nicholas Legat (w.caricature); Off With The Motley - Candid Cameos of Laurence Olivier, Celia Johnson, John Wyse, Ivor Novello (4 photos); How They Began No.10 - Louise Hampton (w.photo); Heard on the Gramophone; The Film World with reviews by David Fairweather of VIVA VILLA! and WONDER BAR, and 4 photos of THE SCARLET EMPRESS (Marlene Dietrich, John Lodge, C Aubrey Smith, Louise Dressler, Sam Jaffe); The Malvern Festival by Sir Barry Jackson; Echoes from Broadway by E Mawby Green; Entertainment Guide etc. [56pp, 8.75x11.75; cover slightly tatty and detached, spine rubbed, staples rusted away, minor marks, else VG] £5

ThW/Jul 1934 (No.114): cover-Ian Hunter and Dorothy Hyson in TOUCH WOOD/Haymarket; Scenes from AS YOU LIKE IT/Regent's Park (photo), QUEEN OF SCOTS/New (Campbell Gullan, George Howe, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Laurence Olivier, Glen Byam Shaw - 3 photos and review), VINTAGE WINE/Daly's (Claire Luce, Seymour Hicks, Nancy O'Neil, A Bromley Davenport, Julia Neilson - 4 photos and review), LIVING DANGEROUSLY/Strand (Martin Walker, Godfrey Tearle, Carol Goodner, Allan Aynesworth - 2 photos and review), TOUCH WOOD/Haymarket (Marie Ney, Ian Hunter, Dennis Arundell, Flora Robson, Stafford Hilliard, Eric Cowley, Elliot Mason, Oriel Ross, Frank Pettingell, Desmond Tester, Dorothy Hyson, Pamela Standish, Jack Lambert - 34 photos), REVUDEVILLE/Windmill (photo); Reviews: THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS/Vaudeville, HAPPY WEEK-END/Duke of York's, THE PRIVATE ROAD/Comedy, PRECIPICE/Savoy, MEETING AT NIGHT/Globe, THE LITTLE MAN and VILLAGE WOOING/Little; Photos: Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne (large size), Eileen Joyce, Miss Dodie Smith, Basil Dean, Marie Ney, Ian Hunter, Dorothy Hyson, Flora Robson, La Argentina (large size), Elsie Randolph, Jean Harlow, Lilian Harvey, Victoria Hopper with students of the Webber-Douglas School of Singing and Dramatic Art; Off With The Motley - Candid Cameos of Dodie Smith, Flora Robson, Ian Hunter and Marie Ney (4 photos); Dressing Rooms of the Stars (w.photo of Dame Sybil Thorndike being interviewed by Eric Johns); Echoes from Broadway by E Mawby Green; Youth in the Theatre by Leontine Sagan (2 photos); How They Began No.11 - Edmund Gwenn (w.photo); The Film World with reviews by David Fairweather of MURDER AT THE VANITIES, SPITFIRE, STAGE MOTHER, THE THIN MAN, w.4 photos of MURDER AT THE VANITIES (Jack Oakie, Victor McLaglen, Carl Brisson); Heard on the Gramophone; Entertainment Guide etc. [56pp, 8.75x11.75; cover slightly tatty, spine rubbed, centre pages loose, minor marks, else VG] £5

ThW/Aug 1934 (No.115): cover-Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies as QUEEN OF SCOTS/New; Scenes from THE MAITLANDS/Wyndham's (John Gielgud, Jack Hawkins, Sophie Stewart, May Whitty - 5 photos and review), SIXTEEN/Criterion (Owen Nares, Fabia Drake - photo), MURDER IN MAYFAIR/Globe (Edna Best, Zena Dare - 2 photos), MEN IN WHITE/Lyric (Jill Esmond, Robert Douglas, Lewis Casson - 4 photos and review), QUEEN OF SCOTS/New (Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Campbell Gullan, George Howe, David Stuart, Felix Aylmer, Gordon Glennon, Douglas Seale, Margaret Webster, Margot Macalaster, Beatrix Feilden-Kaye, Laurence Olivier, Morland Graham, James Mason, Mercia Swinburne, Glen Byam Shaw, Norman MacOwan, Frederick Lloyd, Frances Ross Campbell, Ian Fleming - 34 photos), TOUCH WOOD/Haymarket (Dennis Arundell, Desmond Tester, Pamela Standish, Flora Robson, Eric Cowley - photo), A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM/Regent's Park (Clifford Evans, Dennis Hoey, Margaretta Scott, Jack Carlton, Pamela Stanley, Robert Atkins - 4 photos), COMUS/Regent's Park (Nini Theilade, Leslie French, Clifford Evans - 4 photos); Review: PODRECCA'S PICCOLI/Royalty, ELIZABETH SLEEPS OUT/Whitehall; Photos: Margaretta Scott (large size), Nelson Keys and Florence Desmond, Ivor Novello, Fay Compton, Gary Cooper (large size); How They Began No.12 - Dorothy Dickson; Off With The Motley - Candid Cameos of Robert Atkins, Charles B Cochran, Il Teatro dei Piccoli (4 photos); The Film World by David Fairweather, w.3 photos of THE THIN MAN (William Powell, Myrna Loy); Echoes from Broadway by E Mawby Green (2 photos: Frank Lawton, John Beal); Entertainment Guide etc. [52pp, 8.75x11.75; cover detached, spine rubbed, centre pages loose, minor marks, else VG] £5

1935

ThW/Oct 1935 (No.129): cover-Heather Thatcher, Isabel Jeans, and Lilian Braithwaite in FULL HOUSE/Haymarket; Scenes from STOP - GO!/Vaudeville (Dorothy Ward, Douglas Byng, Mary Brian, Richard Murdoch - 2 photos and review), ANYTHING GOES/Palace (Sydney Howard, Jack Whiting - photo), NINA/Criterion (Lucie Mannheim, Cecil Parker - photo), NIGHT MUST FALL/Duchess (Emlyn Williams, Angela Baddeley - photo), GLAMOROUS NIGHT/Drury Lane (Mary Ellis, Lyn Harding - photo), TOVARICH/Lyric (Cedric Hardwicke, Eugenie Leontovich - photo), PLEASE TEACHER!/London Hippodrome (Wylie Watson, Bobby Howes, Vera Pearce, Sepha Treble - 3 photos), FULL HOUSE/Haymarket (Isabel Jeans, Lilian Braithwaite, Maidie Andrews, Robert Andrews, John Williams, Heather Thatcher, Frank Cochrane, Stuart Kern, Hubert Harben Walter Lindsay - 26 photos); Reviews: ACCENT ON YOUTH/Globe, NINA/Criterion; Photos: Ann Todd, Gertrude Lawrence and Noel Coward at the piano, Gertrude Lawrence, Noel Coward, 2 x Ivor Novello, Robert Andrews, Heather Thatcher, Lilian Braithwaite, John Williams, Isabel Jeans, Edward Cooper, Doris Hare, Guinevere Fellowes, Charles Fletcher, Charles Boyer (large size); Caricature: Footlight Fantasies by Rouson; Off With The Motley - Candid Cameos of Alec L Rea, Diana Wynyard, Anne Croft, Jean Colin and Bernard Clifton (4 photos); Whose Eyes Are These? - October Competition; Ivor Novello at Home (w.6 photos); The Theatre in Germany by Eric Johns (w.2 photos); Echoes from Broadway by E Mawby Green (w.photo of Mary Boland); The Film World by David Fairweather; Entertainment Guide etc. [56pp, 8.75x11.75; cover slightly tatty, spine rubbed, minor marks, else VG] £5

1936

ThW/May 1936 (No.136): cover-Ivor Novello in THE HAPPY HYPOCRITE/His Majesty's; Scenes from PRIDE AND PREJUDICE/St.James (Celia Johnson, Hugh Williams, Dorothy Hyson, Barbara Everest - 2 photos), THREE MEN ON A HORSE/Wyndham's (Romney Brent, Bernard Nedell, Claire Carlton - photo), ST HELENA/Daly's (Keneth Kent, Lydia Sherwood, Cecil Trouncer, Tristan Rawson, Leo Genn, Alan Wheatley, Clement McCallin - 5 photos), CALL IT A DAY/Globe (Austin Trevor, Patricia Hilliard - photo), FOLLOW THE SUN/Adelphi (Ciro Rimac, Carito, Conchita, Charley Boy - photo), LOVE FROM A STRANGER/New (Frank Vosper, Marie Ney, S Major Jones, Muriel Aked - 5 photos and review), AFTER OCTOBER/Criterion (Gwladys Evan Morris, Peter Godfrey - photo and review), THE TOWN TALKS/Palace (Arthur Riscoe - photo), SPREAD IT ABROAD/Saville (Nelson Keys, Ivy St.Helier, Dorothy Dickson, Walter Crisham - 5 photos and review), PEER GYNT/Sadler's Wells (William Devlin, Vivienne Bennett - photo), THE HAPPY HYPOCRITE/His Majesty's (Ivor Novello, Isabel Jeans, Carl Harbord, Marius Goring, Viola Tree, Philip Desborough, Vivien Leigh, Stafford Hilliard, Tony Halfpenny, C Jervis Walter, Kenneth Howell, Charles Lefeaux, Malcolm Russell - 28 photos and review), TO-NIGHT AT 8.30/Phoenix (Noel Coward, Gertrude Lawrence - 3 photos), CHILDREN TO BLESS YOU!/Duke of York's (Kim Peacock, Marjorie Mars, Mary Newcomb - photo), BEAUTE DE FEMMES/Prince of Wales (Freddie Forbes - photo); Reviews: THE FROG/Princes, THE GREAT EXPERIMENT/St.Martin's, THE SHADOW/Playhouse; Photos: Helen Vinson, Claire Luce (with Jean and Polly Luce), Louise Browne; Introducing Frank Vosper (w.photo); The Theatre in Mexico by Eric Johns (w.photo); Off With The Motley - Candid Cameos of Ivy St Helier, Dorothy Dickson, Frith Shephard, Janet Megrew (4 photos); Echoes from Broadway by E Mawby Green (w.photo of Katharine Cornell and Maurice Evans in SAINT JOAN); Mary Ney At Home (4 photos); The Film World by David Fairweather, with 4 photos of A TALE OF TWO CITIES (Donald Woods, Ronald Colman, Isabel Jewell, Basil Rathbone); Entertainment Guide etc. [56pp, 8.75x11.75; cover detached, centre pages loose, slightly rumpled, else VG] £6

ThW/Jun 1936 (No.137): cover-Jack Whiting and Binnie Hale in RISE AND SHINE/Drury Lane; Scenes from THE HAPPY HYPOCRITE/His Majesty's (Ivor Novello - photo), AFTER OCTOBER/Criterion (Mary Clare, Griffith Jones, Iris Baker, Henry Caine, John Moody, Gwladys Evan Morris, Ursula Marx, Peter Godfrey, Diana Beaumont - 3 photos), CALL IT A DAY/Globe (Fay Compton, Owen Nares - photo), THE SEAGULL/New (John Gielgud, Peggy Ashcroft - photo and review), PRIDE AND PREJUDICE/St.James (John Teed, Hugh Williams, Athole Stewart, Celia Johnson - photo), BITTER HARVEST/St.Martin's (Eric Portman, Nadine March, Roy Russell, Mabel Terry-Lewis, Mary Glynne - 3 photos and review), LOVE FROM A STRANGER/Queen's (Muriel Aked, Frank Vosper, Marie Ney, Esma Cannon - photo), SPREAD IT ABROAD/Saville (Dolores Dalgarno, Tony Forward - photo), DUSTY ERMINE/Comedy (William Fox, David Horne, Leonora Corbett - photo), RISE AND SHINE/Drury Lane (Binnie Hale, Jack Whiting, Meriel Forbes, Grace Lane, Syd Walker, Viola Compton, Geoffrey Sumner, D Hay Petrie, Clarice Hardwicke, Irene Browne, Mary Honer, Fred Hearne, John Kevan - 41 photos), D'OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY/Sadler's Wells (Dorothy Gill, Sydney Granville, Martyn Green, Marjorie Eyre - 4 photos), THE FROG/Princes (Jack Hawkins, Gordon Harker - photo); Reviews: BEES ON THE BOATDECK/Lyric, AREN'T MEN BEASTS!/Strand, AH WILDERNESS!/Ambassadors; Photos: Margaret Rawlings (large size), Diana Napier, M Willson Disher, Dolores Del Rio (large size), Hildegarde in SEEING STARS, Joyce Barbour in TWENTY TO ONE, Diana Churchill; Footlight Fantasies - full page of caricatures by Rouson; Sir Cedric Hardwicke and Lady Hardwicke at Home (6 photos, including 4-year old Edward Hardwicke); Mainly about First Nights by Jack Whiting (w.photo); Off With The Motley - Candid Cameos of Mary Clare, Basil Dean, Griffith Jones, Alexandra Danilova (4 photos); Echoes from Broadway by E Mawby Green (2 photos: Lynn Fontanne and Alfred Lunt in IDIOT'S DELIGHT, and Helen Hayes in VICTORIA REGINA); The Film World by David Fairweather; Entertainment Guide etc. [56pp, 8.75x11.75; a tatty copy: cover split and detached, staples rusty, but contents fine; a reading copy only] £2

1937

ThW/Feb 1937 (No.145): cover-Diana Wynyard in HEART'S CONTENT/Shaftesbury; Scenes from THE TWO BOUQUETS/Garrick (Joyce Barbour - photo), HOUSEMASTER/Apollo (Humphrey Morton, Frederick Leister - photo), THIS'LL MAKE YOU WHISTLE/Daly's (David Hutcheson, Jack Buchanan, William Kendall - photo), FRENCH WITHOUT TEARS/Criterion (photo), BALALAIKA/His Majesty's (photo), CARELESS RAPTURE/Drury Lane (photo), SWING ALONG/Gaiety (Louise Browne, Roy Royston, Fred Emney, Zelma O'Neal, Leslie Henson - 3 photos), HEART'S CONTENT/Shaftesbury (Louis Borell, Diana Wynyard, Eileen Peel, Cyril Raymond, Kathryn Hamill, Arthur Macrae, O B Clarence, Mary Jerrold - 23 photos), HOME AND BEAUTY/Adelphi (Greta Gynt, Eileen Moore, Maxine Darrell, Anne Clare - 4 photos), FOLIES D'AMOUR/London Casino (Joan Richards, Maureen Sewell, Margaret Bedell, Dawn Lazarre - 4 photos); Photos: Ann Harding (large size), Iris Baker, Diana Wynyard (large size), Louis Borell (large size), Elsie Randolph (large size), Clare Luce, Gina Malo, Edna Best; 4 Stanley Parker caricatures of HAMLET/Old Vic (Laurence Olivier, Cherry Cottrell, George Howe, Michael Redgrave); Off With The Motley - Candid Cameos of Ronald Adam, Cinda Glenn, Gitta Alpar (4 photos); Looking at the New York Theatre by John Gielgud (w.photo); Echoes from Broadway by E Mawby Green (w.photo of Katharine Cornell); Three Centuries of Drury Lane Spectacle (w.photo); Introducing Laurence Olivier (w.photo); Dorothy Dickson At Home (w.5 photos); The Film World by David Fairweather w.5 photos of ERNTE (Paula Wessely, Gina Falckenberg), and portraits of Jean Harlow, William Powell and Robert Montgomery etc. [50pp, 8.75x11.75; front cover tatty and detached, back cover missing, staples rusted away, slightly rumpled, else VG] £2

ThW/Mch 1937 (No.146): cover-Binnie Hale in HOME AND BEAUTY/Adelphi; Scenes from WISE TOMORROW/Lyric (Nora Swinburne, Naunton Wayne - photo), HOUSEMASTER/Apollo (photo), CHARLES THE KING/Cambridge (Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, H O Nicholson - photo), FRENCH WITHOUT TEARS/Criterion (Kay Hammond, Roland Culver, Robert Flemyng - photo), HEART'S CONTENT/Shaftesbury (Diana Wynyard - photo), BALALAIKA/His Majesty's (photo), WISE TO-MORROW/Lyric (Martita Hunt, Esmond Knight, Diana Churchill, Olga Lindo, Nora Swinburne, Emma Trechman, Archibald Batty - 4 photos and review), ON YOUR TOES/Palace (Jack Whiting, Gina Malo, Vera Zorina, Sergieff, Olive Blakeney, Vernon Kelso, Jack Donahue, Stanley Hoban, Blake Dorne, Eddie Pola - 5 photos and review), HOME AND BEAUTY/Adelphi (Gitta Alpar, Nelson Keys, Binnie Hale, Mary Lawson, Norah Howard, Gerald Nodin, Norman Williams, Conway Dixon, Leonard Morris, Tony Forwood, Elizabeth Adair, Sepha Treble, Leslie French, Iris March, Edward Molloy, John Palmer, Rawicz and Landauer - 26 photos and review), BIG BUSINESS/Hippodrome (photo and review); Reviews: CANDIDA/Globe, SUSPECT/St.Martin's; Photos: Jack Whiting in ON YOUR TOES (large size), Derek Oldham (in Ovaltine advertisement), Adrianne Allen (large size), Nelson Keys (large size), Charles B Cochran, Gitta Alpar (large size), Elisabeth Bergner (large size), Binnie Hale; 2 Stanley Parker caricatures of Binnie Hale and Gitta Alpar in HOME AND BEAUTY; Off With The Motley - Candid Cameos of Jack Waller, Bobby Howes, Binnie Hale, Naunton Wayne (4 photos); Keneth Kent At Home (w.5 photos); Introducing Ralph Richardson (w.photo); Echoes from Broadway by E Mawby Green (w.photo of Bert Lahr and Beatrice Lillie in THE SHOW IS ON); The Film World by David Fairweather w.2 photos of CAMILLE (Greta Garbo, Robert Taylor); Entertainment Guide etc. [52pp, 8.75x11.75; spine slightly rubbed, rusty staples, else VG] £6

ThW/Apr 1937 (No.147): Scenes from RETREAT FROM FOLLY/Queen's (Lawrence Hardman, Marie Tempest - photo and review), GEORGE AND MARGARET/Wyndham's (Ronald Ward, Jane Baxter, John Boxer, Nigel Patrick, Irene Handl, Joyce Barbour, Noel Howlett - 5 photos and review), BIG BUSINESS/Hippodrome (Wylie Watson, Vera Pearce, Bobby Howes, Bertha Belmore - photo), HOUSEMASTER/Shaftesbury (Rosalyn Boulter, Elizabeth Nolan, Tony Wickham, Joan White - photo), NIGHT ALONE/Daly's (photo and review), SUSPECT/St.Martin's (David Horne, Mary Morris, Campbell Gullan - photo), WISE TOMORROW (Nora Swinburne, Naunton Wayne, Esmond Knight, Emma Trechman, Archibald Batty, Martita Hunt, Olga Lindo, Beatrix Feilden-Kaye - 22 photos); Reviews: BATS IN THE BELFRY/Ambassadors, THE ROAD TO ROME/Savoy, THE TAMING OF THE SHREW/New; Photos: Joyce Bland as Helena in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM/Stratford (large size), Antoinette Cellier, Diana Churchill, Olga Lindo, Naunton Wayne, Martita Hunt, Nora Swinburne, Esmond Knight, Ena Burrill in THE ROAD TO ROME/Savoy; Sixty Years of Songs (w. 4 portraits: Florence St.John, Hayden Coffin, Rutland Barrington, Gertie Millar); 4 Stanley Parker caricatures of Firth Shephard, Esmond Knight, Olga Lindo, Diana Churchill, Martita Hunt, Nora Swinburne, and Naunton Wayne in WISE TOMORROW/Lyric; Introducing Robert Flemyng (w.photo); Stars of the Moment No.1 - Edith Evans (w.10 photos); Review of Noel Coward's autobiography Present Indicative (w.photo); Zena Dare At Home (w.5 photos); Off With The Motley! - Intimate Impressions of Lilian Braithwaite, Matheson Lang, John Gielgud, Joan White (4 photos); Day in the Life Of A Theatre Manager by Eric Johns (w.photo of Harold Gosling); Echoes from Broadway by E Mawby Green (w.photo of Burgess Meredith and Peggy Ashcroft in HIGH TOR); The Film World by David Fairweather w.4 photos of THE GOOD EARTH (Luise Rainer, Paul Muni) etc. [56pp, 8.75x11.75; cover missing, rusty staples, else VG] £3

ThW/May 1937 (No.148) Coronation Issue: Scenes from WISE TOMORROW/Lyric (Nora Swinburne, Esmond Knight - photo), BALALAIKA/His Majesty's (photo), GEORGE AND MARGARET/Wyndham's (photo), FRENCH WITHOUT TEARS/Criterion (Rex Harrison, Kay Hammond, Robert Flemyng - photo), MILE AWAY MURDER/Duchess (Gillian Maude - photo and review), JANE EYRE/Aldwych (Reginald Tate, Curigwen Lewis - photo), HOME AND BEAUTY/Adelphi (Nelson Keys, Binnie Hale - photo), CARELESS RAPTURE/Drury Lane (photo), LONDON AFTER DARK/Apollo (Marion Lorne, Cathleen Nesbitt, Edwin Styles - photo and review), SWING ALONG/Gaiety (Leslie Henson - photo), OVER SHE GOES/Saville (photo), THE AMAZING DR CLITTERHOUSE/Haymarket (Ralph Richardson - photo), THE FROG/Princes (Jack Hawkins, Christine Barry - photo), HENRY V/Old Vic (Laurence Olivier - photo), BATS IN THE BELFRY/Ambassadors (Marcus Barron, Lesley Wareing, Charles Hawtrey, Vivien Leigh, Lilian Braithwaite, Henry Kendall, Ivor Barnard, Michael Shepley - 4 photos), ON YOUR TOES/London Coliseum (Jack Whiting, Marjorie Browne, Olive Blakeney, Vera Zorina - 5 photos), LONDON AFTER DARK/Apollo (Edwin Styles, Marion Lorne, Freda Gaye, Gwen Clifford, Phyllis Morris, Robert Andrews, Cathleen Nesbitt, R Meadows White, Edgar McEwen, Richard Gray, Leonard Upton, E Vivian Reynolds, Marjorie Weston, Mollie Cardew, Elvira Henderson - 27 photos); Reviews: BLACK LIMELIGHT/St.James, AND ON WE GO/Savoy; Photos: Their Majesties The King and Queen (large size), Adele Dixon (large size Ovaltine advertisement), Jack Hawkins with his wife Jessica Tandy, Marion Lorne, Cathleen Nesbitt, Robert Andrews, Edwin Styles, Clare Luce, Jean Harlow and Robert Taylor (large size); When Royalty visits the Theatre by Eric Johns (w.photo of The King and Queen at Covent Garden 1935); Stanley Parker caricatures of Leslie Banks and Edith Evans in THE TAMING OF THE SHREW/New; Introducing Peggy Ashcroft (w.photo); Stars of the Moment No.2 - John Gielgud (w.12 photos); Off With The Motley - Intimate Impressions of Henry Kendall, Nora Swinburne, Edwin Styles, Marion Lorne (4 photos); Leslie Henson At Home (w.4 photos); Echoes from Broadway by E Mawby Green (w.photo of Maurice Evans as RICHARD II); Day in the Life Of A Stage-Door Keeper by Eric Johns (w.photo); The Film World by David Fairweather with 4 photos of LLOYD'S OF LONDON (Tyrone Power, Madeleine Carroll, Freddie Bartholomew); Entertainment Guide etc. [54pp, 8.75x11.75; front cover missing, centre pages loose, slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

ThW/Jul 1937 (No.150): cover-Leonora Corbett in SARAH SIMPLE/Garrick; Scenes from JUDGEMENT DAY/Strand (photo and review), PAGANINI/Lyceum (Evelyn Laye, Richard Tauber - photo), GEORGE AND MARGARET/Wyndham's (Ronald Ward, Jane Baxter - photo), LONDON AFTER DARK/Apollo (photo), VICTORIA REGINA/Lyric (Pamela Stanley, James Woodburn - photo and review), BALALAIKA/His Majesty's (Roger Treville, Muriel Angelus - photo), SARAH SIMPLE/Garrick (A R Whatmore, Leonora Corbett, Agnes Lauchlan, Beryl Laverick, Robert Stanton, Frederick Piper - 19 photos), BLACK LIMELIGHT/Duke of York's (Margaret Rawlings, Lawrence Anderson, George Merritt, Thel Coleridge - 4 photos), HE WAS BORN GAY/Queen's (John Gielgud, Carol Goodner, Betty Jardine, Sydney Fairbrother, Glen Byam Shaw, Frank Pettingell, Elliot Mason, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Harry Andrews, Emlyn Williams - 10 photos); Reviews: YES MY DARLING DAUGHTER/St.James, TO HAVE AND TO HOLD/Haymarket, SATYR/Shaftesbury, FLOODLIGHT/Saville; Photos: Carl Esmond and Pamela Stanley in VICTORIA REGINA/Lyric (large size), Gina Malo, A A Milne, Leonora Corbett (large size), A R Whatmore, Leonora Corbett, Agnes Lauchlan, Beryl Laverick, Dame Marie Tempest, Brian Aherne (large size); Sir James M Barrie - An Estimate by by M Willson Disher (w.photo); Stanley Parker caricatures of Sybil Thorndike, Noel Coward, Alice Delysia, Elisabeth Bergner, Charles Laughton and Athene Seyler; Off With The Motley - Intimate Impressions of Evelyn Laye, Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh, Valerie Tudor (4 photos); Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies At Home (w.5 photos); Day in the Life Of A Famous Star's Dresser (w.photo of Prylie Austen, dresser to Evelyn Laye); Echoes from Broadway by E Mawby Green (w.photo of ROOM SERVICE); The Film World by David Fairweather; Entertainment Guide etc. [56pp, 8.75x11.75; staples rusty, cover partially loose, centre pages loose, minor marks, else VG] £6

ThW/Nov 1937 (No.154): cover-Jean Forbes-Robertson in TIME AND THE CONWAYS/Duchess; Scenes from TIME AND THE CONWAYS/Duchess (Jean Forbes-Robertson, Eileen Erskine, Rosemary Scott, Molly Rankin, Helen Horsey, Barbara Everest, Alexander Archdale, Mervyn Johns, Wilfred Babbage, Raymond Huntley - 33 photos), BONNET OVER THE WINDMILL/New (James Mason, Anne Firth, Betty Jardine, Ivy St.Helier, Mary Hinton, Cecil Parker - 4 photos), GOING GREEK/Gaiety (Leslie Henson, Louise Browne, Rosalind Atkinson, Roy Royston, Fred Emney, Richard Hearne - 4 photos), NUITS DE FOLIES/London Casino (Betty Bruce, Zoe Jack, Adalet, Gaby Fournier - 4 photos); Reviews: I HAVE BEEN HERE BEFORE/Royalty, THE LAST STRAW/Comedy, BLONDIE WHITE/Globe, HIDE AND SEEK/Hippodrome, AUTUMN/St.Martin's, THE LAUGHING CAVALIER/Adelphi; Photos: Leslie Henson in GOING GREEK/Gaiety (large size) and Flora Robson in AUTUMN/St.Martin's (large size); Off With The Motley - Intimate Impressions of Gladys Cooper, Philip Braham, Gerald du Maurier, A E Matthews (4 photos); Clive Brook At Home (w.7 photos); Stars of the Moment No.4 - Sybil Thorndike (w.12 excellent photos); The Repertory Theatres No.2 - Northampton (4 photos); Feature on Motley (Margaret "Percy" Harris, Sophie Harris and Elizabeth Montgomery); Echoes From Broadway (w.photo of Lillian Gish and Burgess Meredith in THE STAR-WAGON) etc. [56pp, 8.75x11.75; small voucher removed (no text lost), else VG] (£6) SOLD

1938

ThW/Jan 1938 (No.156): cover-Bobby Howes and Cicely Courtneidge in HIDE AND SEEK/Hippodrome; Scenes from FRENCH WITHOUT TEARS/Criterion (photo), AUTUMN/St.Martin's (photo), CREST OF THE WAVE/Drury Lane (Ivor Novello, Marie Lohr, Peter Graves - photo), HIDE AND SEEK/Hippodrome (Bobby Howes, Cicely Courtneidge - photo), MACBETH/Old Vic+New (Laurence Olivier - photo), HOUSEMASTER/Aldwych (Joan White, P Kynaston-Reeves - photo), VICTORIA REGINA/Lyric (Irma Cioba, Pamela Stanley - photo), GOING GREEK/Gaiety (Louise Browne, Roy Royston - photo), TIME AND THE CONWAYS/Duchess (Jean Forbes-Robertson, Raymond Huntley, Alexander Archdale, Barbara Everest, Molly Rankin - photo), ROBERT'S WIFE/Globe (Edith Evans, Owen Nares - photo), ST. MORITZ/London Coliseum (photo), THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL/Queen's (John Gielgud, Peggy Ashcroft - photo and review), BALALAIKA/His Majesty's (Roger Treville, Betty Warren - photo), YES AND NO/Ambassadors (Robert Eddison, Diana Churchill - photo), ROBERT'S WIFE/Globe (Owen Nares, Ann Farrer, Edith Sharpe, David Horne, Edith Evans, Margaret Scudamore, Robert Holmes - 4 photos and review), HIDE AND SEEK/London Hippodrome (Bobby Howes, Cicely Courtneidge, Patricia Burke, Morton Lowater, Guy Spaull, David Burns, Ian Maclean - 13 photos), AUTUMN/St.Martin's (Victoria Hopper, Margaret Emden, Flora Robson, Wyndham Goldie, Jack Hawkins, Muriel Aked, Aubrey Dexter - 9 photos), GOING GREEK/Gaiety (Leslie Henson, Richard Hearne, Fred Emney, Roy Royston, Louise Browne - 7 photos); Reviews: PEOPLE AT SEA/Apollo, THANK YOU, MR PEPYS/Shaftesbury, OH! YOU LETTY/Palace, ROOM SERVICE/Strand, I KILLED THE COUNT/Whitehall; Photos: Dorothy Dickson (large size), Nova Pilbeam, Emlyn Williams (large size), June Lester and June Bevis in CINDERELLA/Gaiety, Laurence Olivier, Diana Wynyard, Mary Lawson, Marie Lohr, Alice Faye (large size), Joan Davis, Nancy Brown; Caricatures of Laurence Olivier and Judith Anderson in MACBETH by Stanley Parker; The Repertory Theatres No.4 - The Embassy and The Phoenix (w.7 photos, including Robert Adam, Scene from MIRACLE AT VERDUN/Embassy, Alexis France with Fabia Drake and Antoinette Cellier in SIXTEEN, Helen Vayne with Margaret Watson and Dorice Fordred in SUMMER'S LEASE, Esmond Knight with Christopher Steele, Lady Tree and Victoria Hopper in THE MELODY THAT GOT LOST, and Flora Robson and Oscar Homolka in CLOSE QUARTERS); Notable Achievements of 1937 (photos of John Gielgud as RICHARD II/Queen's, Ivor Novello and Dorothy Dickson in CREST OF THE WAVE/Drury Lane, Jean Forbes-Robertson, Marion Lorne, Leslie Henson in GOING GREEK/Gaiety, Vera Zorina, Cecil Parker, Wilfred Lawson in I HAVE BEEN HERE BEFORE/Royalty, Flora Robson, Diana Churchill, Marie Ney, Carl Esmond and Pamela Stanley in VICTORIA REGINA/Lyric); Echoes from Broadway by E Mawby Green (w.photo of Frances Farmer in GOLDEN BOY); Madge Elliott and Cyril Ritchard At Home (w.5 photos); Pantomine Personalities (Stanley Lupino, Jean Colin, Madge Elliott, Ann Leslie - 4 photos); Off With The Motley - Intimate Impressions of Edmund Gwenn, Griffith Jones, Yvonne Arnaud, Frances Day (4 photos); The Film World by David Fairweather; Entertainment Guide etc. [54pp, 8.75x11.75; staples rusted and cover detached, centre pages loose, slightly rumpled, else VG] £7

ThW/Mch 1938 (No.158): cover-Peggy Ashcroft, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies and Carol Goodner in THREE SISTERS/Queen's; Scenes from THREE SISTERS/Queen's (Carol Goodner, Peggy Ashcroft, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Glen Byam Shaw, Frederick Lloyd, Michael Redgrave, John Gielgud, George Devine, Angela Baddeley, Harry Andrews, Alec Guinness, Barbara Dillon, Marie Wright, George Howe, Leon Quartermaine; dir:Michel Saint-Denis - 26 excellent photos), NINE SHARP/Little (Hermione Baddeley, Cyril Ritchard, Michael Antony, George Benson, Kathryn Hamill - 4 photos and review), ROBERT'S WIFE/Globe (Edith Evans, Margaret Scudamore - photo), I HAVE BEEN HERE BEFORE/Royalty (Patricia Hilliard, William Fox, Wilfrid Lawson - photo), MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA/New (Laura Cowie, Beatrix Lehmann - photo), GOING GREEK/Gaiety (Leslie Henson, Fred Emney, Richard Hearne - photo), HIDE AND SEEK/Hippodrome (Bobby Howes, Cicely Courtneidge, David Burns, Ian McLean - photo), ROOM SERVICE/Strand (William Swetland, Hartley Power, James W Corner, Boris Ranevsky - photo), THIS MONEY BUSINESS/Garrick (Henry Kendall, Diana Beaumont, Antoinette Cellier - photo), TIME AND THE CONWAYS/Duchess (Jean Forbes-Robertson, Barbara Everest - photo), AUTUMN/St.Martin's (Flora Robson, Victoria Hopper, Jack Hawkins - photo), VICTORIA REGINA/Lyric (Pamela Stanley, Ernest Milton - photo), THE ISLAND/Comedy (Sarah Erskine, Godfrey Tearle - photo); Reviews: THE INNOCENT PARTY/St.James, THE ISLAND/Comedy, BLACK SWANS/Apollo, MARY GOES TO SEE/Haymarket; Photos: Peggy Wood (large size), Nora Swinburne, Michel Saint-Denis, John Gielgud (large size), Alice Delysia (large size), Renee Roberts, Joy Hayden, Denise Vane, Anna Marita, Irene Vanbrugh, Julia Neilson-Terry with staff and students of the Neilson-Terry Guild of Dramatic Art; Idols of the Past No.1 - Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree (w.photo); Caricatures of Beatrix Lehmann, Mark Dignam, Laura Cowie and Robert Harris in MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA by Stanley Parker; The Repertory Theatres No.6 - Liverpool (w.5 photos, including William Armstrong, Wyndham Goldie with Robert Flemyng and Ena Burrill in THE ROAD TO ROME, and Wyndham Goldie in PARNELL); Echoes from Broadway by E Mawby Green (w.photo of Broderick Crawford, Claire Luce and Wallace Ford in OF MICE AND MEN); Off With The Motley - Intimate Impressions of Noel Coward, Griffith Jones, Harry Green, Marion Lorne (4 photos); The Film World by David Fairweather; Repertory at Colchester (2 photos: Beatrice Radley, Robert A Digby); Entertainment Guide etc. [52pp, 8.75x11.75; slightly rumpled, else VG] £7

ThW/Apr 1938 (No.159): cover-Raymond Massey and Tamara Geva in IDIOT'S DELIGHT/Apollo; Scenes from THE KING OF NOWHERE/Old Vic (Laurence Olivier, Marda Vanne - photo and review), ROBERT'S WIFE/Globe (Edith Evans, Margaret Moffatt, David Horne, Owen Nares - photo), NINE SHARP/Little (photo), VICTORIA REGINA/Lyric (photo), OPERETTE/His Majesty's (Peggy Wood, Griffith Jones, Fritzi Massary, Phyllis Monkman, Edward Cooper, Irene Vanbrugh - 8 photos and review), THE ISLAND/Comedy (Geoffrey Edwards, Grizelda Hervey - photo), HIDE AND SEEK/Hippodrome (Cicely Courtneidge, Bobby Howes - photo), I KILLED THE COUNT/Duchess (Athole Stewart, George Merritt - photo), THREE SISTERS/Queen's (photo), IDIOT'S DELIGHT/Apollo (Raymond Massey, Pat Denny, Audrey Boyes, Carl Jaffe, Janet Johnson, Valentine Dyall, Tamara Geva, Richard Rudi, Hugh Miller, Ralph Roberts, Eileen McCarthy, Joan Clarkson, Peggy Hamilton, Carol Dexter, Terence Neill - 24 photos and review), DODSWORTH/Palace (Stella Arbenina, Nora Swinburne, Gladys Cooper, James Craven, George Cross, Philip Merivale, Geoffrey Toone, George Curzon - 5 photos and review), ME AND MY GIRL/Victoria Palace (Lupino Lane - photo), PLAN FOR A HOSTESS/St.Martin's (Ronald Squire, Yvonne Arnaud - photo and review), BALALAIKA/Adelphi (Clifford Mollison, Roger Treville - photo), GOING GREEK/Gaiety (Leslie Henson, Muriel White - photo), TOSS OF A COIN/Apollo (Marion Lorne - small photo and review); Review: DEATH ON THE TABLE/Strand; Photos: Jean Colin, Raymond Massey (large size), Tamara Geva (large size), Josephine Houston (large size), Michael Redgrave; Idols of the Past No.2 - Ellen Terry (w.photo); Caricatures of Hermione Baddeley, Cyril Ritchard, George Benson, Charlotte Leigh, Kathryn Hamill, Herbert Farjeon in NINE SHARP/Little by Stanley Parker; The Repertory Theatres No.7 - Coventry (w.5 photos, including the Official Receiver Redvers B Leech, DEVONSHIRE CREAM, JUDGEMENT DAY, and Ann Titheradge in VICTORIA, QUEEN AND EMPRESS); Echoes from Broadway by E Mawby Green (w.photo of Dudley Digges in ON BORROWED TIME); Off With The Motley - Random Impressions of Julia Neilson, Phyllis Neilson-Terry, Yvette Pienne in LES PERLES DE LA COURONNE, Valerie Taylor ( photos); The Film World by David Fairweather; Entertainment Guide etc. [52pp, 8.75x11.75; cover loose, p.185/186 removed, staples rusty, else VG] £3

ThW/May 1938 (No.160): cover-John Gielgud as Shylock in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE/Queen's; Scenes from THE ISLAND/Comedy (Godfrey Tearle, Geoffrey Wardwell, Sarah Erskine, Grizelda Hervey, Norah Howard - 4 photos), WILD OATS/Princes (Sydney Howard, Vera Pearce, Arthur Riscoe - 4 photos), THE MERCHANT OF VENICE/Queen's (John Gielgud, Peggy Ashcroft, Leon Quartermaine, Glen Byam Shaw, Richard Ainley, Alec Guinness, Pardoe Woodman, Angela Baddeley, Morland Graham, George Devine, Genevieve Jessel, Harry Andrews, Frederick Lloyd, George Howe, Cecil Winter, Ernest Hare - 24 photos), ELIZABETH (La Femme Sans Homme)/Haymarket (Lilian Braithwaite - photo and review), GEORGE AND MARGARET/Wyndham's (Ronald Ward, Jane Baxter - photo), IDIOT'S DELIGHT/Apollo (Raymond Massey, Carl Jaffe - photo), NINE SHARP/Little (Hermione Baddeley - photo), GOING GREEK/Gaiety (Fred Emney, Richard Hearne, Leslie Henson - photo), THE ISLAND/Comedy (Godfrey Tearle, May Agate, George Bishop, Grizelda Hervey - photo), FRENCH WITHOUT TEARS/Criterion (Percy Walsh - photo), OPERETTE/His Majesty's (Peggy Wood - photo), ROBERT'S WIFE/Globe (Owen Nares, Edith Evans - photo), THE MERCHANT OF VENICE/Queen's (photo), ME AND MY GIRL/Victoria Palace (Teddy St.Denis, Lupino Lane - photo), WILD OATS/Princes (Arthur Riscoe - photo and review), POISON PEN/Shaftesbury (Margaret Yarde - photo and review), FOLIES DE CAN-CAN/Prince of Wales (Ronald Frankau, Renee Roberts, Don Starr, Mabel Scott - 4 photos); Reviews: GHOST FOR SALE/Whitehall, APRIL CLOUDS/Royalty; Photos: Phyllis Neilson-Terry as Lady Macbeth/Stratford (large size), Esther Coleman, John Gielgud, Peggy Ashcroft, Raymond Massey with Tamara Geva in IDIOT'S DELIGHT/Apollo (large size), Marie Ney, Irene Vanbrugh, Edith Evans, Margaret Rawlings; Idols of the Past No.3 - Sir George Alexander (w.photo); Caricature of Sybil Thorndike as Volumnia in CORIOLANUS/Old Vic by Stanley Parker; The Repertory Theatres No.8 - Hastings (w.4 photos); Echoes from Broadway by E Mawby Green (w.photo of Ethel Barrymore in WHITEOAKS); Off With The Motley - Random Impressions of Jack Buchanan, Cyril Ritchard, Raymond Massey, Thomas Browne (4 photos); The Film World by David Fairweather w.5 photos of A YANK AT OXFORD (Robert Taylor, Maureen O'Sullivan, Griffith Jones, Vivien Leigh, Edmund Gwenn, C V France); Entertainment Guide etc. [52pp, 8.75x11.75; slightly rumpled, centre pages loose, else VG] £7

ThW/Jun 1938 (No.161): cover-Sydney Howard, Vera Pearce and Arthur Riscoe in WILD OATS/Princes; Scenes from AMPHYTRION 38/Lyric (Alfred Lunt, Lynn Fontanne - 5 photos and review), IDIOT'S DELIGHT/Apollo (Valentine Dyall, Janet Johnson, Raymond Massey - photo), OPERETTE/His Majesty's (Peggy Wood, Gladys Henson, George Butler, Griffith Jones - photo), THE ISLAND/Comedy (photo), THE MERCHANT OF VENICE/Queen's (Peggy Ashcroft - photo), ROBERT'S WIFE/Globe (Edith Sharpe, Edith Evans - photo), PELISSIER'S FOLLIES OF 1938/Saville (Bobbie Comber, Gene Gerrard, John Mills, Roma Beaumont - 2 photos and review), GOING GREEK/Gaiety (Louise Browne - photo), PLAN FOR A HOSTESS/St.Martin's (Ronald Squire, Yvonne Arnaud, Jacqueline Squire - photo), BANANA RIDGE/Strand (Alfred Drayton, Robertson Hare, Atholl Fleming, Robert Flemyng, Kathleen O'Regan, William Senior, Olga Lindo - 2 photos and review), ME AND MY GIRL/Victoria Palace (photo), PEOPLE OF OUR CLASS/New (Athene Seyler, Ursula Jeans - photo and review), WILD OATS/Princes (Sydney Howard, Arthur Riscoe, Vera Pearce, Jack Donohue, Frances Marsden, Josephine Houston, Jack Leopold, Russell Duran, Charles Barrett - 31 photos), NINE SHARP/Little (Michael Anthony, George Benson - photo); Reviews: MONEY TALKS/Lyceum, THE ENGADINE EXPRESS/London Colisum, HAPPY RETURNS/Adelphi; Photos: Jane Carr, Frith Shephard, Sydney Howard, Vera Pearce, Arthur Riscoe, Jack Donohue, Josephine Houston, Frances Marsden, Robertson Hare and Alfred Drayton in BANANA RIDGE (large size), Irene Vanbrugh, Leonora Corbett, Arthur Klein; The Repertory Theatres No.9 - Croydon (5 photos: Edmund Bailey in THE WANDERING JEW, Desmond Tester and Cecil Trouncer in EMIL AND THE DETECTIVES, AND SO TO BED, Keith Toms with John le Mesurier, Hamilton Price, John Whiting, Joan Craft, Betty Cooper and Elaine Wodson in BONNET OVER THE WINDMILL, Doreen Richards with Christine Silver and Geoffrey King in CRANFORD); Idols of the Past No.4 - Mrs.Kendal (w.photo); Echoes from Broadway by E Mawby Green w.photo of OUR TOWN; Caricatures of Fritzi Massary, Griffith Jones and Peggy Wood, Irene Vanbrugh, and the "Stately Homes of England" quartet in OPERETTE by Stanley Parker; Off With The Motley - Random Impressions of Charles B Cochran, Beatrice Lillie, Emlyn Williams, Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne (4 photos); The Film World by David Fairweather [52pp, 8.75x11.75; back cover missing, else VG] £6

ThW/Jul 1938 (No.162): cover-Robertson Hare and Alfred Drayton in BANANA RIDGE/Strand; Scenes from THE GREEKS HAD A WORD FOR IT/Peterborough (Peggy Diamond, Donald B Edwards, Betty Nelson - photo), MISS SMITH/Peterborough (Cyril Wyatt, Betty Nelson, Appaline Yale, Peggy Diamond, Ann Hunter - photo), SPRING MEETING/Ambassador's (Joyce Carey, Zena Dare, Niall MacGinnis, Nicholas Phipps, Roger Livesey, Margaret Rutherford, Arthur Sinclair, W G Fay - 5 photos and review), IDIOT'S DELIGHT/Apollo (Raymond Massey - photo), OPERETTE/His Majesty's (Fritzi Massary - photo), LOT'S WIFE/Whitehall (Nora Swinburne, Cecil Paker - photo and review), THE SUN NEVER SETS/Drury Lane (Leslie Banks, Edna Best - photo and review), ROBERT'S WIFE/Globe (Edith Evans, David Horne - photo), THE ISLAND/Comedy (Godfrey Tearle, Geoffrey Wardwell, Sarah Erskine - photo), BANANA RIDGE/Strand (Robertson Hare, Alfred Drayton, Olga Lindo, Basil Lynn, Kathleen O'Regan, Carla Lehmann, Robert Flemyng, Frank Royde, Constance Lorne, Ben Travers, William Senior - 33 photos), NINE SHARP/Little (Eric Anderson, Charlotte Leigh - photo), WILD OATS/Princes (Arthur Riscoe, Sydney Howard - photo), HAPPY RETURNS/Adelphi (Phyllis Stanley, Bud Flanagan, Chesney Allen - 2 photos), GOLDEN BOY/St.James (Luther Adler, Lillian Emerson - photo and review), COMEDIENNE/Haymarket (Kathleen Harrison, Lilian Braithwaite - photo and review), ME AND MY GIRL/Victoria Palace (Lupino Lane, Doris Rogers - photo), BALLETS RUSSES/Covent Garden (David Lichine, Lubov Tchernichova, Paul Petroff, Irina Baronova, Roman Jasinsky, Tamara Grigorieva, Yurek Shabelevsky, Tatiana Riabouchinska - 8 photos); Reviews: NO SKY SO BLUE/Savoy, PUE AND SIMPLE/Arts, Cambridge; Photos: Beatrice Lillie in HAPPY RETURNS (large size), Valerie Hobson, Ben Travers with Robertson Hare and Alfred Drayton, Ivor Novello (large size), Nora Swinburne, Norma Shearer (large size), Irene Vanbrugh, Adrianne Allen, Naunton Wayne; Idols of the Past No.5 - Wilson Barrett (w.photo of Wilson Barrett in THE SIGN OF THE CROSS); Echoes from Broadway by E Mawby Green (w.photo of Dennis King and Vera Zorina in I MARRIED AN ANGEL); Personalities at the Open Air Theatre (4 portraits: Gladys Cooper, Philip Merivale, Jack Hawkins, Jean Forbes-Robertson); The Film World by David Fairweather; Entertainment Guide etc. [52pp, 8.75x11.75; p.9/10 removed (caricatures of Lunt and Fontanne), else VG] £3

ThW/Sep 1938 (No.164): cover-Nora Swinburne in LOT'S WIFE/Aldwych; Scenes from SPRING MEETING/Ambassadors (photo), SHE TOO WAS YOUNG/Wyndham's (Alan Webb, Ann Todd, Barry Sinclair, Marie Ney, Edmund Gwenn, Dorothy Hyson - 5 photos and review), IDIOT'S DELIGHT/Apollo (photo), GLORIOUS MORNING/Duchess (photo), NINE SHARP/Little (Hermione Baddeley - photo), WILD OATS/Princes (Sydney Howard, Vera Pearce - photo), GEORGE AND MARGARET/Picadilly (Ann Casson, Joyce Barbour - photo), LOT'S WIFE (Nora Swinburne, J H Roberts, Josephine Middleton, Wallace Douglas, Jane Welsh, Bryan Coleman, Torin Thatcher, Viola Lyel, Frances Waring - 20 photos), GENEVA/Malvern Festival (Marie Ault, Norman Wooland, Donald Eccles, Donald Wolfit, Cecil Trouncer - 2 photos), ALEXANDER/Malvern Festival (Donald Wolfit, Norman Wooland - photo), CORONATION TIME AT MRS BEAM'S/Malvern Festival (Jean Cadell, Marjorie Taylor, Ernest Thesiger - photo), MUSIC AT NIGHT/Malvern Festival (R Stuart Lindsell, Lydia Sherwood, Marjorie Taylor, Jean Cadell, Helena Pickard, Cyril Gardiner, Lydia Sherwood, Reginald Jarman, Alec Clunes - 4 photos), THE LAST TRUMP/Malvern Festival (Hazel Terry, Frank Pettingell, Daphne Heard, Cecil Trouncer, J O Twiss - photo), RUNNING RIOT/Gaiety (photo); Reviews: GIVE ME YESTERDAY/Comedy, LAST TRAIN SOUTH/St.Martin's, THE FLEET'S LIT UP/Hippdrome; Photos: Diana Churchill (large size), Betty Huntley-Wright, Nora Swinburne, Peter Blackmore, Viola Lyel, Jane Welsh, J H Roberts, Cecil Parker, Margaret Rawlings (large size), Joyce Barbour (large size), Jessie Matthews, Ursula Jeans, Irene Vanbrugh; This Year At Malvern by Harold Matthews; 9 Stanley Parker caricatures of The Malvern Festival (George Bernard Shaw, Roy Limbert, Helena Pickard, J B Priestley, Elisabeth Bergner, Ernest Thesiger, Frank Pettingell, Hazel Terry, Daphne Heard, Donald Wolfit etc.); The Repertory Theatres No.12 - Harrogate (4 photos: Marie Blanche, Setting for VICTORIA QUEEN AND EMPRESS, Sonia Dresdel with Philip King and Basil Rogers in BLACK LIMELIGHT, Philip King with Sonia Dresdel and John Barker in REUNION IN VIENNA); Behind the Scenes at LOT'S WIFE/Aldwych (3 photos: Hiram the Goat with Jane Welsh, Nora Swinburne and Viola Lyel, Hiram the Goat with J H Roberts with Cecil Parker, Jane Welsh and Nora Swinburne in a swimming pool); Teamwork in the Theatre by Leontine Sagan (w.photo); Off With The Motley - Random Impressions of Jack Hawkins, Leslie Henson, Ivor Novello, Jeffrey Dell ( photos); Echoes from Broadway by E Mawby Green (w.photo of Alice Faye); The Film World by David Fairweather (with 5 scenes from the new film of THE MIKADO with John Barclay, Sydney Granville, Elizabeth Paynter, Martyn Green, Constance Willis, Jean Colin, Kathleen Naylor, Kenny Baker); Entertainment Guide etc. [52pp, 8.75x11.75; staples rusty, cover partially detached, centre pages loose, else VG] £5

ThW/Nov 1938 (No.166): cover-Sybil Thorndike and Emlyn Williams in THE CORN IS GREEN/Duchess; Scenes from GOODBYE MR.CHIPS/Shaftesbury (Leslie Banks, John Hepworth, Michael Shepley, Tom Gill, Peter Copley, Constance Cummings, Tony Halfpenny - 4 photos and review), WHEN WE ARE MARRIED/St.Martin's (Ernest Butcher, Lloyd Pearson, Raymond Huntley, Richard Warner, Muriel George, Helena Pickard, Beatrice Varley, Ethel Coleridge, Mai Bacon, Frank Pettingell - 5 photos and review), THE CORN IS GREEN (Sybil Thorndike, Emlyn Williams, Frederick Lloyd, John Glyn-Jones, Christine Silver, Kathleen Harrison, Betty Jardine, Kenneth Evans, Wynford Morse, Jack Glyn, Glan Williams, William John Davies, Dorothy Langley, Frank Dunlop - 25 photos), THE WHITE GUARD/Phoenix (George Devine, Glen Byam Shaw, Michael Redgrave, Basil C Langton, Stephen Haggard - photo), RUNNING RIOT/Gaiety (photo), DEAR OCTOPUS/Queen's (Valerie Taylor, Muriel Pavlow - 2 photos), QUIET WEDDING/Wyndham's (Frank Lawton, Elizabeth Allan, Marjorie Fielding - photo), SPRING MEETING/Ambassadors (Zena Dare, Nicholas Phipps - photo), ROBERT'S WIFE/Globe (Edith Sharpe, Edith Evans - photo), NINE SHARP/Little (photo), WHEN WE ARE MARRIED/St.Martin's (Muriel George, Ethel Coleridge, Helena Pickard, Patricia Hayes, Frank Pettingell - 2 photos), FRENCH WITHOUT TEARS/Criterion (Mackenzie Ward, Constance Carpenter - photo), THE FLASHING STREAM/Lyric (photo), THE FLEET'S LIT UP/Hippodrome (Stanley Lupino - photo), BANANA RIDGE/Strand (Alfred Drayton, Robertson Hare - photo), SHE TOO WAS YOUNG/New (Esme Percy, Ann Todd - photo), GLAMOROUS NIGHT (Mary Ellis, Ivor Novello, Barry Jones, Minnie Rayner, Lyn Harding, Elisabeth Welch - 4 photos); Reviews: THE WHITE GUARD/Phoenix, BOBBY GET YOUR GUN/Adelphi, AN ELEPHANT IN ARCADY/Kingsway, QUIET WEDDING/Wyndham's, GOODNESS, HOW SAD!/Vaudeville, TREE OF EDEN/Apollo; Photos: Peggy Ashcroft (large size), Elizabeth Allan, Emlyn Williams (large size), Sybil Thorndike (large size), Lee Tracy (large size), Lilli Palmer, Irene Vanbrugh; Australia - Acting- Ambition by Fay Compton (w.photo); Caricature of Gertrude Niesen in BOBBY GET YOUR GUN by Stanley Parker; The Repertory Theatres No.14 - Newcastle-on-Tyne (4 photos: T Gordon Blyth, scene from GHOST FOR SALE, Violet Vanbrugh with Alexander Gauge and Irene Vanbrugh in THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, Phyllis Neilson-Terry in NELL OF OLD DRURY); Idols of the Past No.8 - Lewis Waller (w.photo); Off With The Motley - Random Impressions of Tyrone Guthrie, Alec Guinness, Joan Cross, Margot Fonteyn (4 photos); The Film World by David Fairweather; Echoes From Broadway by E Mawby Green (w.photo of Fred Stone in LIGHTNIN'); Entertainment Guide etc. [52pp, 8.75x11.75; spine slightly rubbed, else VG] £6

1939

ThW/Jan 1939 (No.168): cover-Cicely Courtneidge and Jack Hulbert in UNDER YOUR HAT/Palace; Scenes from GENEVA/Saville (Tom Anstead, H R Hignett, Alison Leggatt, Arthur Ridley, Olive Milburn, Cyril Gardiner, Tully Comber, Alexander Knox, Walter Hudd, Cecil Trouncer - 4 photos and review), ELISABETH OF AUSTRIA/Garrick (Enid Lindsey, Beatrice Fane, Mary Agate, Henzie Raeburn, Wanda Rotha, Tonie Edgar Bruce, Gyles Isham, Olwen Brooks, Charles Hickman, Arthur Young - 4 photos), UNDER YOUR HAT/Palace (Cicely Courtneidge, Jack Hulbert, Madeleine Gibson, Peter Haddon, Leonora Corbett, Jack Miller, Kay Porter, Frank Cellier, John Byron, Henry Thompson, Marie Narelle, Myrette Morven - 29 photos and review), THE TWO BOUQUETS/Ambassadors (4 photos); Review: STORY OF AN AFRICAN FARM/New; Photos: Roger Treville and Binnie Hale in MAGYAR MELODY (large size), Lee Ephraim, Jack Hulbert (large size), Cicely Courtneidge (large size), Leonora Corbett, Peter Haddon, Frank Cellier; Introducing Rodney Ackland (w.photo); Four caricatures of TWELFTH NIGHT/Phoenix (Peggy Ashcroft, Michel Saint-Denis, George Hayes, Michael Redgrave) by Stanley Parker; The Repertory Theatres No.16 - The Intimate Theatre, Palmers Green (4 photos: John Clements in SOUTH RIDING, John Ruddock with John Clements, Alwyn Whatsley and Charles Lloyd Pack in DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY, Gladys Spencer with Sheila Raynor, Margaret Radcliffe, Freda Bamford and Jane Thorburn in LITTLE WOMEN, and Gladys Spencer with Diana Churchill and Sheila Raynor in YES AND NO); Off With The Motley - Random Impressions of Michael Redgrave, Peggy Ashcroft, Gordon Harker and Esmond Knight (4 photos); Echoes From Broadway by E Mawby Green (w.photo of James Woodburn and Jean Cadell in SPRING MEETING); Idols of the Past No.10 - Sir Squire Bancroft (w.photo); The Film World by David Fairweather w.4 photos of THE CITADEL (Robert Donat, Rosalind Russell, Cecil Parker); Entertainment Guide etc. [50pp, 8.75x11.75; spine split and taped, else VG] £4

ThW/Feb 1939 (No.169): cover-Godfrey Tearle and Margaret Rawlings in THE FLASHING STREAM/Lyric; Scenes from DEAR OCTOPUS/Queen's (Marie Tempest, Leon Quartermaine - photo), THE CORN IS GREEN/Duchess (photo), THE FLASHING STREAM/Lyric (Godfrey Tearle, Leo Genn, Anthony Ireland, Roger Maxwell, Laurier Lister, Margaret Rawlings, Desmond Roberts, Marda Vanne, Felix Aylmer, H G Stoker - 20 photos), UNDER YOUR HAT/Palace (Jack Hulbert, Cicely Courtneidge - photo), NUMBER SIX/Aldwych (Gordon Harker, Franklin Dyall, Rosalyn Boulter, Robert Eddison, Bernard Lee - 5 photos and review), RUNNING RIOT/Gaiety (Leslie Henson, Fred Emney - photo), ME AND MY GIRL/Victoria Palace (Lupino Lane and company - photo), GENEVA/St.James (photo), HOW SAD!/Vaudeville (Judith Furse, Kathleen Boutall - photo), QUIET WEDDING/Wyndham's (Frank Lawton, Elizabeth Allan - photo), WHEN WE ARE MARRIED/St.Martin's (photo), MAGYAR MELODY/His Majesty (Binnie Hale, Betty Warren, Jerry Verno, Roger Treville - photo), SPRING MEETING/Ambassadors (Nicholas Phipps, Betty Chancellor - photo), ROBERT'S WIFE/Globe (Owen Nares, David Horne - photo), MAGYAR MELODY/His Majesty's (Binnie Hale, Arthur Margetson, Betty Warren, Stella Arbenina, Roger Treville - 4 photos), TOVARICH/Lyric (Cedric Hardwicke, Eugenie Leontovich and others - 4 photos); Review: THEY WALK ALONE/Shaftesbury; Photos: Cicely Courtneidge and Jack Hulbert in UNDER YOUR HAT/Palace, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies (large size), Patricia Hilliard, Emlyn Williams as himself, Emlyn Williams in THE CORN IS GREEN/Duchess, Charles Morgan, Margaret Rawlings (large size), Godfrey Tearle (large size), Felix Aylmer, Marda Vanne, H G Stoker, Anthony Ireland, Diana Wynyard, Rex Harrison, Anton Walbrook, John Gielgud in DEAR OCTOPUS/Queen's, John Gielgud as himself; Five caricatures of UNDER YOUR HAT/Palace (Cicely Courtneidge, Jack Hulbert, Leonora Corbett, Midinettes) by Stanley Parker; The Repertory Theatres No.17 - Windsor (4 photos: John Counsell, Royal performance of THE ROSE WITHOUT A THORN, Frances Rowe with Victor Tandy, Evelyn Kerry and Rule Pigott in SUSPECT, and Geoffrey Hammond with Hugh E Wright, George Courtney, Martin Case, Nigel Arkright and Mary Kerridge in ANTHONY AND ANNA); Idols of the Past No.11 - Marie Studholme (w.photo); Off With The Motley - Random Impressions of Cicely Courtneidge, Jack Hulbert, Edith Evans, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies (4 photos); Echoes From Broadway by E Mawby Green (w.photo of Ethel Waters in MAMBA'S DAUGHTER); Introducing Robert Harris (w.photo); The Film World by David Fairweather; Entertainment Guide etc. [52pp, 8.75x11.75; cover split and detached, centre pages loose, else VG] £4

ThW/Mch 1939 (No.170): cover-Bernard Shaw; Scenes from TO LOVE AND TO CHERISH/Kingsway (Mary Jones, Nellie Bowman, Lydia Sherwood - photo), THE CORN IS GREEN/Duchess (photo), DEAR OCTOPUS/Queen's (Felix Irwin, Angela Baddeley, John Gielgud - photo), UNDER YOUR HAT/Palace (Jack Hulbert, Cicely Courtneidge, Leonora Corbett - photo), QUIET WEDDING/Wyndham's (Frank Lawton, Elizabeth Allan - photo), GAS LIGHT/Apollo (Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Dennis Arundell - photo), GENEVA/St.James (Ernest Thesiger, Walter Hudd, Alexander Knox, Cecil Trouncer, Alison Leggatt, Tom Anstead, H R Hignett, Arthur Ridley, Cyril Gardiner, Tully Comber, Olive Milbourne, R Stuart Lindsell, Phillippa Gill, Donald Eccles, William Heilbronn - 16 photos), MAGYAR MELODY/His Majesty's (photo), TONY DRAWS A HORSE/Criterion (photo and review), LITTLE LADYSHIP/Strand (Lilli Palmer, Elliott Mason - photo), THE DOCTOR'S DILEMMA/Westminster (photo), NUMBER SIX/Aldwych (Bernard Lee, Rosalyn Boulter - photo), GOODNESS, HOW SAD!/Vaudeville (Hugh Sinclair, Jill Furse - photo), ROBERT'S WIFE/Savoy (Robert Holmes, Edith Evans - photo), LITTLE LADYSHIP/Strand (Lilli Palmer, Cecil Parker, Joan White, David Tree - 5 photos), WORTH A MILLION/Saville (Billy Milton, Claude Hulbert, Edmund Gwenn, Tina Dewsnap, Diana Beaumont, Percy Parsons, Ruby Miller, Natalie Lynn - 11 photos and review), THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST/St.James, 1909 (Helen Rous, Stella Patrick Campbell, George Alexander, Allan Aynesworth, Rosalie Toller, Alice Beet, E Vivian Reynolds - 4 photos), THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST/Globe, 1939 (John Gielgud, Joyce Carey, Ronald Ward, Edith Evans, Leon Quartermaine, Angela Baddeley, David Horne, Margaret Rutherford - 6 photos and review), JANE EYRE/Queen's+Aldwych (Curigwen Lewis, Reginald Tate - 4 photos); Reviews: DESIGN FOR LIVING/Haymarket, GAS LIGHT/Apollo, LITTLE LADYSHIP/Strand; Photos: Ralph Richardson (large size), Jack Hulbert and Cicely Courtneidge in UNDER YOUR HAT, Roy Limbert, Vernon Sylvaine, Robert Donat (large size); Article on George Bernard Shaw by M Willson Disher (w.Stanley Parker caricature); three caricatures of Diana Wynyard, Anton Walbrook and Rex Harrison in DESIGN FOR LIVING by Stanley Parker; Off With The Motley - Random Impressions of Binnie Hale, Binnie Hale in MAGYAR MELODY, Freddie Carpenter, Nancy Price (4 photos); Echoes From Broadway by E Mawby Green (w.photo of Maurice Evans as Falstaff); The Repertory Theatres No.18 - Manchester (w.3 photos); The Film World by David Fairweather; Idols of the Past No.12 - Eleonora Duse (w.photo); London Playguide etc. [52pp, 8.75x11.75; VG] £6

ThW/Apr 1939 (No.171): cover-Ralph Richardson in JOHNSON OVER JORDAN/Saville; Scenes from MAGYAR MELODY/His Majesty's (Binnie Hale, Roger Treville - photo), NUMBER SIX/Aldwych (photo), WHEN WE ARE MARRIED/Princes (photo), JOHNSON OVER JORDAN/Saville (Ralph Richardson, Edna Best, Christopher Quest, Victoria Hopper, George Hayes, Lawrence Baskcomb, Richard Ainley, Emma Trechman, R Meadows White, Grey Blake, Stafford Hilliard - 24 photos and review), DEAR OCTOPUS/Queen's (John Gielgud - photo), THE MOTHER/Garrick (Louise Hampton, Raymond Lovell - photo), DESIGN FOR LIVING/Haymarket (Anton Walbrook, Diana Wynyard, Rex Harrison - photo), LITTLE LADYSHIP/Lyric (photo), UNDER YOUR HAT/Palace (Madeline Gibson, Rhythm Brothers - photo), THE FAMILY REUNION/Westminster (Ruth Lodge, Michael Redgrave - photo), GENEVA/St.James (Walter Hudd, Alexander Knox, Cecil Trouncer - photo), GAS LIGHT/Apollo (Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Milton Rosmer - photo), THE CORN IS GREEN/Duchess (Sybil Thorndike, Emlyn Williams - photo), ROBERT'S WIFE/Savoy (Ann Farrer, Edith Evans - photo), THEY WALK ALONE/Shaftesbury (Carol Goodner, Rene Ray, Peter Standfast, Beatrix Lehmann, Alastair McIntyre, Beckett Bould - 4 photos), BLACK AND BLUE/London Hippodrome (Frances Day, Max Wall, Vic Oliver, Carole Lynne, Enid Lowe - 4 photos and review), CAPRICE PARISIEN/Prince of Wales (Ines La Vail, Paddy Browne, Robb Wilton - 2 photos), ROOM FOR TWO/Comedy (Henry Kendall, Elsie Randolph - 2 photos), AREN'T MEN BEASTS/Strand (Robertson Hare, Alfred Drayton, John Mills - 3 photos); Reviews: WE AT THE CROSS-ROADS/Globe, SUGAR PLUM/Criterion, MRS VAN KLEEK/Playhouse, THE MAN IN HALF MOON STREET/New, THE DANCING YEARS/Drury Lane; Photos: Diana Churchill in TONY DRAWS A HORSE/Strand (large size), June Duprez, Basil Dean, J B Priestley, Ralph Richardson (large size), Edna Best (large size), Claire Luce (large size); two caricatures of Ivor Novello and Mary Ellis in THE DANCING YEARS by Stanley Parker; The Repertory Theatres No.19 - Amersham (w.photos of Sally Latimer, and setting for DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY); Six caricatures of Amersham Personalities (Sally Latimer, Roy Henderson, Hugh Richardson, Barbara Beresford-Perse, Brian McIrvine, Caryll Jenner) by Sherriffs; Off With The Motley - Random Impressions of Ivor Novello, Mary Ellis, Ralph Richardson, Claire Luce (4 photos); Introducing Terence Rattigan (w.photo); The Film World David Fairweather; Echoes From Broadway by E Mawby Green (w.photo of Tallulah Bankhead); Entertainment Guide etc. [52pp, 8.75x11.75; cover split and detached, minor marks, else VG] £5

ThW/May 1939 (No.172): cover-Ivor Novello and Mary Ellis in THE DANCING YEARS/Drury Lane; Scenes from DESIGN FOR LIVING/Haymarket (Diana Wynyard, Anton Walbrook - photo), JOHNSON OVER JORDAN/Saville (photo), THE MAN IN HALF MOON STREET/New (Leslie Dwyer, Leslie Banks, Anne Todd, Morland Graham, George Butler, Michael Shepley, Frederick Piper - 5 photos), ME AND MY GIRL/Victoria Palace (Lupino Lane, Teddie St.Denis - photo), GAS LIGHT/Apollo (Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Dennis Arundell - photo), GENEVA/St.James (photo), WHEN WE ARE MARRIED/Princes (Ernest Butcher, Ethel Coleridge - photo), THE DANCING YEARS/Drury Lane (Roma Beaumont, Ivor Novello, Minnie Rayner, Mary Ellis, Anthony Nicholls, Olive Gilbert, Dunstan Hart, Peter Graves, Robin Maule, Stephen Jack - 37 photos), LITTLE LADYSHIP/Aldwych (Joan White, Lilli Palmer, Elliott Mason - photo), TONY DRAWS A HORSE/Strand (Janet Johnson, Cyril Raymond, Lilian Braithwaite - photo), THE CORN IS GREEN/Duchess (Emlyn Williams, Sybil Thorndike - photo), DEAR OCTOPUS/Queen's (Marie Tempest - photo), ROBERT'S WIFE/Savoy (David Horne, Edith Evans - photo), UNDER YOUR HAT/Palace (Jack Hulbert, Cicely Courtneidge - photo), BAL TABARIN/London Casino (3 photos), CALL IT A DAY/Globe (Fay Compton, Owen Nares - 4 photos); Reviews: THE WOMEN/Lyric, THE LITTLE REVUE/Little, THE MOTHER/Playhouse; Photos: Michael Redgrave (large size), Jack Hulbert, Mary Ellis (large size), Ivor Novello (large size); These are London's Little Theatres (w.photo of Leonard Sachs); Caricatures of Emily Ross, Catherine Doucet, Karen Peterson, Claire Carleton, Ethel Remey and Mary Alice Collins in THE WOMEN by Stanley Parker; The Repertory Theatres No.20 - The Westminster Theatre (4 photos: Griffith Jones and Rosanna Seaborn in MARCO MILLIONS, Stephen Murray with Catherine Lacey, Lesley Brook, Ruth Lodge, Winifred Hindle, Michael Denison and Robert Harris in DANGEROUS CORNER, Robert Harris with Michael Denison, Rosanna Seaborn, Robert Ernhardt and Colin Keith-Johnston in TROILUS AND CRESSIDA, Catherine Lacey in THE FAMILY REUNION); Idols of the Past No.13 - Dan Leno (w.photo); Off With The Motley - Random Impressions of Eliot Makeham, Raymond Huntley, Muriel Aked, Norah Howard (4 photos); The Film World by David Fairweather; Echoes From Broadway by E Mawby Green (w.photo of Judith Anderson in FAMILY PORTRAIT); Entertainment Guide etc. [52pp, 8.75x11.75; cover split and detached, centre pages loose, else VG] £5

ThW/Jun 1939 (No.173): cover-Karen Peterson and Claire Carleton in THE WOMEN/Lyric; Scenes from UNDER YOUR HAT/Palace (Cicely Courtneidge, Leonora Corbett, Frank Cellier - photo), THE DANCING YEARS/Drury Lane (photo), THE WOMEN/Lyric (Catherine Doucet, Mary Alice Collins, Karen Peterson, Effie Afton, Rita Davies, Molly Raynor, Emily Ross, Mary McDermott, Judy Gray, Margaret Hinton, Dorothy Ranns, Elizabeth Sutherland, Mae Haygood, Joan Greenwood, Deirdre Doyle, Helen Dessau, Claire Carleton, Inga Andersen, Natalie Lynn, Doreen Lang, Mary Brown, Ethel Remey - 32 photos), TONY DRAWS A HORSE/Strand (Janet Johnson, James Harcourt, Lilian Braithwaite - photo), DEAR OCTOPUS/Queen's (Angela Baddeley, John Gielgud - photo), OF MICE AND MEN/Apollo (Niall MacGinnis, Claire Luce - photo and review), GAS LIGHT/Savoy (Dennis Arundell, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies - photo), WHEN WE ARE MARRIED/Princes (Norman Wooland, Helena Pickard, Muriel George, Ethel Coleridge - photo), THE CORN IS GREEN/Duchess (Betty Jardine, Emlyn Williams - photo), LITTLE LADYSHIP/Aldwych (Lilli Palmer, Cecil Parker - photo), DESIGN FOR LIVING/Haymarket (Ross Landon, Cathleen Cordell, Rex Harrison, Anton Walbrook - photo), GENEVA/Saville (Ernest Thesiger, Alison Leggatt - photo), BEHOLD THE BRIDE/Shaftesbury (Jacqueline Squire, Luise Rainer, Griffith Jones, Jack Lambert, Hazel Terry, Sybil Wise, Jeanne de Casalis, Charles Maunsell, Evelyn Roberts - 5 photos and review), QUIET WEDDING/Piccadilly (Frank Lawton, Elizabeth Allan - photo), NINE SHARP/Little (Cyril Ritchard, Eric Anderson, Laura Gorton, Charlotte Leigh, Gordon Little, Hermione Baddeley - 5 photos), THE GATE REVUE/Ambassadors (Hermione Gingold, Walter Crisham, Kay Young, Joan Swinstead, Gabrielle Brune - 5 photos), TONIGHT AT 8.30/Phoenix (Noel Coward, Gertrude Lawrence - 3 photos); Reviews: THIRD PARTY RISK/St.Martin's, SIXTH FLOOR/St.James; Photos: Alec Clunes and Vivienne Bennett in THE TAMING OF THE SHREW/Stratford, Luise Rainer (three studies), Celia Johnson (large size), Elizabeth Allan; Caricatures by Stanley Parker of Hermione Baddeley, Cyril Ritchard, Ronald Waters, Betty Ann Davies, George Benson and Michael Anthony in LITTLE REVUE/Little; The Repertory Theatres No.21 - Colwyn Bay (5 photos: Scene from LAND OF OUR FATHERS, Anthony Thorpe, Dorothea Rundle, Maurice Jones, Clara Widdicombe, John Earle, Louis van Duse and Margery Sparkes in OUTWARD BOUND, Clara Widdicombe, Dorothea Rundle and Ruita Dagmar in THE BRONTES, Dorothea Rundle and Maurice Jones in THE CATHEDRAL, and Dorothea Rundle, Myles Eason, Bessie Norton and Philip Dale in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE); Idols of the Past No.14 - The Empire Ballet (w.sketch of Adeline Genee); Echoes From Broadway by E Mawby Green (w.photo of Bill Robinson in THE HOT MIKADO); Introducing Murray Macdonald (w.photo); The Film World by David Fairweather with 4 photos of WUTHERING HEIGHTS (Laurence Olivier, Merle Oberon, David Niven, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Flora Robson); Entertainment Guide etc. [52pp, 8.75x11.75; centre pages loose, minor marks, else VG] £6

ThW/Jul 1939 (No.174): cover-John Mills and Niall MacGinnis in OF MICE AND MEN/Apollo; Scenes from PYGMALION/Haymarket (Basil Sydney, Lewis Casson, Margaret Rawlings, Helen Haye, Tonie Edgar Bruce, Monica Stirling, Philip Friend - 4 photos), OF MICE AND MEN/Apollo (Claire Luce, John Mills, Niall MacGinnis, Conway Palmer, Nicholas Stuart, Jefferson Searles, Sydney Benson, Richard Rudi, Robert Berkeley, Edward Wallace - 17 photos), AFTER THE DANCE/St.James (Robert Harris, Catherine Lacey, Martin Walker - 4 photos and review), RHONDDA ROUNDABOUT/Globe (Mervyn Johns, Julien Mitchell, Hugh Griffith, Dilys Davies, Raymond Huntley, Kay Bannerman, George Devine, Trevor Duggan - 4 photos and review), TIME AND THE CONWAYS/Duchess (Jean Forbes-Robertson, Eileen Erskine, Rosemary Scott, Molly Rankin, Helen Horsey, Barbara Everest, Alexander Archdale, Mervyn Johns, Wilfred Babbage, Raymond Huntley - 4 photos); Photos: Claire Carleton and Karen Peterson in THE WOMEN, Catherine Lacey (large size), Norman Marshall, John Mills (large size), Claire Luce (large size), Niall MacGinnis (large size), Valerie in REVUDEVILLE/Windmill (large size), Douglas Byng (in drag) in GAIETIES DE MONTMARTRE/Prince of Wales; Caricature of Luise Rainer by Stanley Parker; The Repertory Theatres No.22 - The Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham (5 photos: Arthur Rees, Kathleen St.John, William Roderick, Lorraine Clewes, Brefni Rorke, Dorothy Galbraith, Doris Pallett, Anthony Viccars and Anne Pichon in TOVARICH, John Farries-Moss, Betty Bowden, Kathleen St.John, Robert Ginns, Sheila Brownrigg, Peter Rosser and Anthony Viccars in GEORGE AND MARGARET, Lorraine Clewes, Winifred Griffiths, Stanley Illsley, Eric Howard and Diana Caird in YELLOW SANDS, and Leon Salberg, and Derek Salberg); Stars at Ranelagh - Theatrical Garden Party (Buddy Rogers, Lupino Lane, Evelyn Laye, Noel Coward, Ivor Novello, Robertson Hare, Doris Hare); Idols of the Past No.15 - John L Toole (w.photo); Echoes From Broadway by E Mawby Green (w.photos of Katharine Cornell and Laurence Olivier in NO TIME FOR COMEDY, Scene from OUTWARD BOUND, Katharine Hepburn and Van Heflin in THE PHILADELPHIA STORY, and Charles Dingle and Tallulah Bankhead in THE LITTLE FOXES); Off With The Motley featuring Flora Robson, Terence Rattigan, Emlyn Williams (3 photos); The Film World by David Fairweather, w.5 photos of THE STORY OF VERNON AND IRENE CASTLE (Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edna May Oliver); Entertainment Guide etc. [52pp, 8.75x11.75; slightly rumpled, else VG] £6

ThW/Aug 1939 (No.175): cover-Frances Day in BLACK AND BLUE/Hippodrome; Scenes from THE CORN IS GREEN/Duchess (photo), UNDER YOUR HAT/Palace (Jack Hulbert and company - photo), DEAR OCTOPUS/Queen's (photo), ALIEN CORN/Wyndham's (Margaretta Scott, Hartley Power, Fritz Valk, John Clements - 4 photos and review), BLACK AND BLUE (Frances Day, Vic Oliver, Enid Lowe, Max Wall, Bob Bromley, Cass, Owen and Topsy, Carole Lynne, Franklin Bennett, Eleanore Knight, Charles Norman, Hedli Anderson - 27 photos), HAMLET/Elsinore (John Gielgud, Glen Byam Shaw, Harry Andrews, Laura Cowie, Jack Hawkins, George Howe, Marius Goring, Fay Compton - 12 photos), BAL TABARIN/London Casino (Elizabeth and Dell'Adami, Mdlle.Myrellie - 4 photos); Reviews: THE GENTLE PEOPLE/Strand, THE DEVIL TO PAY/His Majesty's; Photos: Claire Carleton and Karen Peterson in THE WOMEN/Lyric, Constance Cummings (large size), Renee Houston, Leslie Banks, Robert Harris, Clement McCallin, Robert Eddison, George Black, Vic Oliver (large size), Frances Day in BLACK AND BLUE (large size), Max Wall, Hedli Anderson; The Repertory Theatres No.23 - The English Players, Paris (5 photos: Edward Stirling, English Players Company group, English and Czech companies of JOURNEY'S END, Margaret Vaughan and Edward Stirling in FRANZ LISZT/Monte Carlo, and Edward Stirling in BRAVE NEW WORLD); More Pictures of the "Hamlet Festival" at Elsinore (Fay Compton, A V Cookman, Robert Jorgensen, George W Bishop, David Fairweather, John Gielgud - 5 photos); Off With The Motley featuring Yvonne Arnaud, Irene Vanbrugh, Joyce Barbour (3 photos), and a Stanley Parker caricature of Frank Napier and Harcourt Williams in THE DEVIL TO PAY/His Majesty's; Echoes From Broadway by E Mawby Green (w.photo of Miranda in THE STREETS OF PARIS); Introducing Glen Byam Shaw (w.photo); The Film World by David Fairweather; Idols of the Past No.16 - Sarah Bernhardt (w.photo); Entertainment Guide etc. [48pp, 8.75x11.75; centre pages loose, else VG] £6

ThW/Sep 1939 (No.176): cover-Hermione Baddeley in HERBERT FARJEON'S LITTLE REVUE/Little; Scenes from HERBERT FARJEON'S LITTLE REVUE/Little (Hermione Baddeley, Cyril Ritchard, Eric Anderson, Gordon Little, Charlotte Leigh, Joyce Grenfell, Michael Anthony, Betty Ann Davies, Jacqueline le Geyt, Laura Gorton, Vida Hope, George Benson, Ronald Waters - 16 photos, and a Stanley Parker caricature of Herbert Farjeon), THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST/Globe (John Gielgud, Edith Evans, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Peggy Ashcroft, Jack Hawkins, Margaret Rutherford, George Howe - 12 photos and review), THE DEVIL TO PAY/His Majesty's (Harcourt Williams, Frank Napier, Diana Deare, David Phethean, Alastair Bannerman, Betty Douglas, Ernest Clark, John Lalitte, Mary Alexander, Rab de la Torre - 6 photos), BIG BEN/Malvern (Dorothy Smith, Sylvia Coleridge, Herbert Lomas, Maitland Moss, Pieter Cammaerts, Rosemary Scott, Ernest Thesiger - 2 photos), WHAT SAY THEY/Malvern (Anthony Bushell, Yvonne Arnaud - photo), IN GOOD KING CHARLES'S GOLDEN DAYS/Malvern (Ernest Thesiger, Alexander Knox, Irene Vanbrugh, Eileen Beldon, Yvonne Arnaud, Cecil Trouncer, Herbert Lomas, Isabel Thornton, Daphne Heard - 3 photos), OLD MASTER/Malvern (Alastair Sim, Margaret Withers, Ernest Thesiger, Frederick Bradshaw, Betty Marsden, Olive Milbourne - photo), THE PROFESSOR FROM PEKING/Malvern (Alexander Sarner, Norman Wooland - photo), DEAD HEAT/Malvern (Irene Vanbrugh, Rosemary Scott - photo), THE DANCING YEARS/Drury Lane (photo); Reviews: SPOTTED DICK/Strand, SITTING PRETTY/Princes, and a Survey of the Malvern Festival; Photos: Jessie Matthews (large size), Patricia Burke (large size); The Repertory Theatres No.23 - Bexhill Repertory Company (6 photos: Matthew Forsyth, Scene from LIBEL, W N Cuthbert and Matthew Forsyth chat to Bernard Shaw, Owen Jones with Derek Tansley, Reginald Selleck, Barbara Percival, Mary Mackenzie, Christopher Shelley and Frederick Victor in HYDE PARK CORNER, Reginald Smith with Guy Verney, Ivan Vandor and Basil Dignam in THE MAGISTRATE, Marjorie Manning with Hugh Casson and Monica Stutfield in PAINTED SPARROWS/Embassy); Famous London Theatres No.1: Theatre Royal, Drury Lane (with 1814 illustration); Stars of the Old Vic 1939 Season (photos of Robert Donat, Marie Ney, and Constance Cummings); Echoes From Broadway by E Mawby Green (w.photo of Eleanor Holm in AQUACADE); Five Stanley Parker caricatures of John Gielgud, Edith Evans, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Peggy Ashcroft and Jack Hawkins in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST/Globe; The Film World by David Fairweather w.4 photos of LES OTAGES - Hostages (Charpin, Larquey, Roquvert, Saturnin Fabre, Tartagnac, Annie Vernay); Entertainment Guide etc. [48pp, 8.75x11.75; VG] £6

ThW/Nov 1939 (No.178): cover-Constance Cummings and Robert Donat as ROMEO AND JULIET/Old Vic Tour; Scenes from THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED/London Palladium (Crazy Gang - 4 photos and review), ROMEO AND JULIET/Old Vic Tour (Robert Donat, Marie Ney, Constance Cummings, Hubert Harben - 4 photos), THE GOOD NATURED MAN/Old Vic Tour (Robert Donat, Constance Cummings, Marie Ney, Manning Whiley, Stewart Granger - 3 photos), THE DEVIL'S DISCIPLE/Old Vic Tour (Robert Donat, Ernest Hare, Andre Morell, Sonia Dresdel, Stewart Granger - 2 photos), SAINT JOAN/Old Vic Tour (Constance Cummings - photo), VICEROY SARAH/Old Vic Tour (Marie Ney, Esme Church - photo), UNDER YOUR HAT/Palace (Cicely Courtneidge, Jack Hulbert - 5 photos); Review: MUSIC AT NIGHT/Westminster; Photos: Evelyn Laye (large size), Jack Hulbert, Ivor Novello, Dorothy Dickson, Isabel Jeans; The Theatre in War Time by Charles B Cochran; Off With The Motley featuring Robert Donat, Gordon Harker, Cyril Ritchard, Lilian Braithwaite (4 photos); Round the Repertory Theatres; Famous London Theatres No.3: The Criterion Theatre (w.1884 illustration); London Theatre Guide etc. [28pp, 8.75x11.75; VG] £6

ThW/Dec 1939 (No.179): cover-Alice Delysia in FRENCH FOR LOVE/Criterion; Scenes from SALOON BAR/Wyndham's (Gordon Harker, Mervyn Johns - photo and review), RUNAWAY LOVE/Saville (Tonie Lupino, Eric Fawcett, George Gee, Marjorie Sandford - photo and review), FRENCH FOR LOVE/Criterion (Cecil Parker, Alice Delysia, Athene Seyler, Carl Jaffe, Rosalyn Boulter, John Penrose, Dulcie Baily - 11 photos and review), BLACK VELVET/London Hippodrome (Vic Oliver, Pat Kirkwood, Carole Lynne, Iris Lockwood, Roma Beaumont, Arthur Rigby Jnr., Cyril Smith, Louise Lloyd, Leigh Stafford - 8 photos and review); Reviews: YOUNG ENGLAND/Holborn Empire, HIS MAJESTY'S GUEST/Shaftesbury; Photos: Gordon Harker (large size), Diana Wynyard, Nora Swinburne, Lilli Palmer, Leonora Corbett; Off With The Motley featuring Claire Luce, Beatrice Lillie, Michael Redgrave, Sydney Howard (4 photos); Echoes From Broadway by E Mawby Green (w.photo of Gertrude Lawrence in SKYLARK); The Repertory Theatres; London Theatre Guide etc. [28pp, 8.75x11.75; VG] £6

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