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MISCELLANEOUS: 1940s

1942: MOSCOW BELLS - A New Anglo-Russian Spectacle (London Coliseum)
Opera - Ballet - Musical Humoresque: Overture 1812; The Great Fire of Moscow; Scenes from Sadko; Heroines of Romance - Musical Grotesque; Animated Cartoons; Building of Russia - Symbolic Ballet (music by Prokofieff); Anglo-Russian Songs and "Chicki-Chicki" (by Dela Lipinskaya); Don Cossacks - Musical Comedy; production by Boris Nevolin, Musical Director and Conductor: Serge Krish; Choreography by Nadejda Nikolaeva-Legat, Scenery and Costumes by Lukomsky, Benois, Bilibin [4pp, 5.75x8.5; full cast details, synopses, credits etc.; light vertical crease, slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1949: STARS OF THE SCREEN (A Film World Book)
A large-size Film Magazine, with excellent photography throughout, containing: cover picture of Michael Wilding in Maytime In Mayfair, Stars in the news (Stewart Granger, Greta Gynt, Richard Attenborough, Griffith Jones, Dermot Walsh, Anton Walbrook w.6 photos), A Day with Valerie Hobson (w.4 photos), Playtime For The Stars (w.photos of Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh with Alexander Korda; Sonia Holm and Richard Attenborough; Jimmy Hanley, Rona Anderson and John Mills; Dulcie Gray and Ronald Reagan; Anna Crawford, Sydney Box and Peter Noble; Harold Wilson (President of the Board of Trade), J Arthur Rank and Googie Withers, photos of Luba Malina, Tamara Lees, Glynis Johns, Teresa Wright and Virginia Mayo; features on Maxwell Reed and Paul Dupuis (w.2 photos), Robert Mitchum (with 7x9 photo), Margaret Lockwood (w.3 photos), Bob Hope (w.8x10 photo), Patricia Roc (w.3 photos), Jean Simmons (w.2 photos), 7.5x10 photo of Michael Regrave and Rosamund John in Fame Is The Spur, charming 7.6x8 colour photo of and Elizabeth Taylor, photos of leading stars reading 'Film World' (Jane Wyman, Dennis Morgan, Margaret Lockwood, Ronald Reagan, Richard Todd, Lana Morris, Patricia Neal, Richard Greene, Jean Kent, Stewart Granger, Lana Morris, Maxwell Reed and Charles Bennett) etc. [28pp, 9.75x13; very slightly rumpled, else VG] (£6) SOLD

MISCELLANEOUS: 1950s

1954-1956: COVENT GARDEN BOOK No.10
Soft-cover book PACKED with photographs of Opera and Ballet at Covent Garden from January 1954 to December 1956: Foreword by David Webster (w.photo), photograph of Rafael Kubelik (Music Director), photographic features on DAS RHEINGOLD (7 photos), DIE WALKURE (5 photos), SIEGFRIED (9 photos), GOTTERDAMMERUNG (7 photos), THE TALES OF HOFFMANN (10 photos), THE MIDSUMMER MARRIAGE (8 photos), TROILUS AND CRESSIDA (7 photos and 4 colour costume renderings), DER FREISCHUTZ (6 photos), THE BARTERED BRIDE (7 photos), JENUFA (7 photos and colour set design), OTELLO (9 photos and colour set design), THE MAGIC FLUTE (13 photos), TANNHAUSER (8 photos); portraits of Sylvia Fisher as The Marschallin, Constance Shacklock, Richard Lewis as Troilus, Peter Pears as Pandarus, Otakar Kraus as Diomede, Jess Walters as Wolfram, Gre Brouwenstijn as Desdemona, Ramon Vinay as Otello, Joan Sutherland as Agathe, John Lanigan, Mattiwilda Dobbs as Gilda, Tito Gobbi as Rigoletto, Hans Hotter as Wotan, Hermann Uhde, Amy Shuard, Elsie Morison as Mimi, Geraint Evans, Frederick Dalberg, Noreen Berry, Una Hale as Mimi, Barbara Howitt as Nicklaus, Adele Leigh as Bella, Edgar Evans as Froh, Howell Glynne as Baron Ochs, James Johnston, Zinka Milanov, Renata Tebaldi, Antonietta Stella, Ebe Stignani, Joan Cross, Joan Hammond as Tosca, Walter Midgley as Cavaradossi, Marko Rothmuller as Wozzeck, Wilhelm Ernest as Tannhauser, Ferruccio Tagliavini, Wolfgang Windgassen as Siegfried, Nicolai Gedda, Hilda Konetzni, Wilma Lipp, Lenora Lafayette as Madam Butterfly, Maria Kinas, Ronald Lewis as Schaunard, David Tree, Raymond Nilsson as Cochenille, David Kelly, Josephine Veasey, Muriel Smith, Forbes Robinson, Michael Langdon, Joan Carlyle, Anna Pollak as Cherubino, Joan Stuart, Blanche Turner, David Allen as Count Almaviva, Robert Allman, Edmund Donlevy, William McAlpine, Dennis Noble, Dermot Troy, Edith Coates in The Queen of Spades, Marie Collier, Janet Howe, Valetta Iacopi, Rosina Raisbeck, Monica Sinclair, Victoria Sladen, Marjorie Thomas, Hella Toros, Sari Barabas, Christel Goltz, Hilde Gueden as Gilda, Ruth Guldback as Sophie, Colette Lorand as Marguerite (Violetta), Pilar Lorengar as Marguerite (Violetta), Marianna Radev, Nell Rankin, Erna Schluter, Hugues Cuenod as the Astrologer, Scipio Colombo as Scarpia, Nicola Filacuridi, John Sullivan, Christopher West, Patrick Terry, Ande Anderson, Elizabeth Latham; 18 further photographs of conductors and instrumentalists; orchestra, chorus and soloists lists, operas in the repertoire since 1946 etc. [76pp, 9x11.75 hard-bound with soft covers; VG] £10
23 June 1955: NIGHT OF 100 STARS
1955 (23 Jun): NIGHT OF 100 STARS (London Palladium) Souvenir Brochure
A Midnight Revue in Aid of the Actors' Orphanage: Full Programme of Events, which included The Blues from THE JAZZ TRAIN (w.Edric Connor, Fredye Marshall, The Chocolateers, Bertice Reading), The Conga Number from WONDERFUL TOWN (w.Pat Kirkwood, Robert Beatty, Douglas Byng, Walter Crisham, John Gregson, Dickie Henderson, Bobby Howes, Terence Morgan, Brian Reece), Emlyn Williams as Charles Dickens, Judge For Yourself from TALK OF THE TOWN (w.Jimmy Edwards, Andre Morell, Eric Portman, Donald Wolfit, Dennis Price, Diana Dors), excerpt from KISMET (w.Doretta Morrow), Hermione Gingold and Boris Karloff in Dinner For One, Frere Jacques from JOKERS WILD (w.The Crazy Gang: Nervo and Knox, Bud Flanagan, Naughton and Gold), Dat's Love from CARMEN JONES (Muriel Smith), The Guinea Pig (w.Richard Attenborough, Bernard Lee), Will You Dance, Lady Agatha? from AFTER THE BALL (Graham Payn, Patricia Cree), A Room With A View from THIS YEAR OF GRACE (Jessie Matthews, Sonnie Hale), Gin Rummy Scene from BORN YESTERDAY (Jan Sterling, Paul Douglas), The Creaking Princess from NINE SHARP (Hermione Baddeley, Michael Somes), Where is the life that late I led? from KISS ME KATE (Alfred Drake), Underneath The Arches (Flanagan and Allen), Salute to the London Theatre: SAILOR BEWARE (Peggy Mount and company), THE RELUCTANT DEBUTANTE (Anna Massey, John Merivale), THE REMARKABLE MR PENNYPACKER (Nigel Patrick, Elizabeth Sellars, Hugh Wakefield, Helena Pickard), KISMET (Joan Diener), MY THREE ANGELS (Ronald Shiner, Nigel Stock, George Rose), Three Juvenile Delinquents (Danny Kaye, John Mills, Laurence Olivier), and Marlene Dietrich; the comperes were Alec Guinness, Bernard Braden, Michael Redgrave, Gilbert Harding, Jack Hawkins, and Beatrice Lillie; programme includes a message from Noel Coward (President of The Actors' Orphanage), and 3 photos of Marlene Dietrich visiting The Actors' Orphanage at Silverlands; also PORTRAITS of Val Parnell, Charles Henry, George Margrave, Eric Rogers, Charles Russell, Jimmy Edwards, Barbara Kelly, Alfred Drake, Kay Kendall, Joan Greenwood, Eric Portman, Marlene Dietrich, Frankie Howerd, Terence Morgan, Margaret Lockwood, John Mills, Kathleen Harrison, Bernard Braden, Diana Wynyard, Jack Hawkins, Jessie Matthews, Dulcie Gray, Graham Payn, Doretta Morrow, Richard Attenborough, Dennis Price, Dora Bryan, Michael Redgrave, Diana Dors, Paul Douglas, Yolande Donlan, Nigel Patrick, Peggy Cummins, Nigel Stock, Joan Crawford, Sonnie Hale, Florence Desmond, Peter Grant, Betta St.John, Emlyn Williams, Patricia Cree, Diana Churchill, Ronald Shiner, Josephine Douglas, Boris Karloff, Jan Sterling, Peter Noble, Carole Carr, Leslie Henson, Donald Sinden, Constance Cummings, Gilbert Harding, Dorothy Dickson, Joan Diener, Beatrice Lillie, Pat Kirkwood, Wilfred Pickles, Hermione Baddeley, Elizabeth Allen, Margot Grahame, Phyllis Calvert, Margaret Leighton, Clifton Webb, Hermione Gingold, Jack Buchanan, Muriel Smith, John McLaren, Belita, David Tomlinson, Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh, Joan Heal, Shani Wallis, Bud Flanagan, Nervo and Knox, Naughton and Gold, Kay Hammond, Michael Somes, Danny Kaye, Laurence Harvey, Gordon Jackson, Eadie and Rack, Sally Ann Howes, Margaretta Scott, Bobby Howes, Jill Esmond, and Jeremy Hawk. The whole entertainment produced by William Chappel and staged by Charles Henry [84pp, 8.9x10.9, secured with decorative blue cord; cover design by Oliver Messel; w.ticket (Upper Circle D33, £2/2/0); slightly rumpled, else VG] £8
1956: THE GREENROOM CAVALCADE 1876-1956
1956: THE GREENROOM CAVALCADE 1876-1956 (London Coliseum)
Ralph Richardson, Daphne Anderson, Denis Bowen, Marion Grimaldi, Dickie Henderson, Denis Quilley, Edith Evans, Rosalind Iden, Ronald Harwood, Austin Trevor, Donald Wolfit, Ernest Hare, David Oxley, Michael Ashwin, Bruce Trent, Pamela Austin, Elisabeth Larner, Katie Boyle, Pamela Marmont, Sheila Bradley, Anna Massey, Sylvia Campbell, Sheila Sim, Eric Portman, Ronald Ward, Basil Sydney, William Mervyn, Percy Marmont, Patrick McGoohan, John Slater, Pete Warren, Anne Crawford, Tommy Trinder, Arthur Macrae, John Gielgud, Vivien Leigh, Laurence Oliver, John Justin, Jane Baxter, Eve Lister, Frederick Leister, Reginald Beckwith, Tony Britton, John Clarke-Smith, Richard Wattis, Maria Charles, Denise Hirst, Norman Warwick, Barbara Kelly, Joy Nichols, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Emlyn Williams, Marie Burke, Clifford Mollison, Kay Hammond, John Clements, Robert Dhery, Jacques Legras, Ross Parker, Laurence Soupault, Henri Pennic, Margeret Rawlings, Margot Fonteyn, Michael Somes; dir:Tommy Hayes [8pp, 7.4x9.75; programme details, full cast lists, credits etc.; uncommon; rumpled, folded in four, else VG] £4
1956: MIDNIGHT WITH THE STARS
1956 (26 Apr): MIDNIGHT WITH THE STARS (London Palladium) Souvenir Brochure
presented by Jack Hylton and Val Parnell at the London Palladium April 26th 1956 in aid of the National Advertising Benevolent Society, starring Tommy Trinder, Elizabeth Larner, Peter Grant (in an excerpt from Kismet), Shirley Bassey, Bernard Hunter, Moyra Frazer, Max Adrian, Patricia Lancaster, Julian Orchard, Rose Hill (in excerpts from Fresh Airs), Benny Hill, Beryl Grey and Philip Chatfield, Newton Blick, Eleanor Drew, John Warner and Company (in an excerpt from Salad Days), The Crazy Gang (Nervo and Knox, Bud Flanagan, Naughton and Gold), Winifred Attwell, Robert Dhery, Jacques Legras, Ross Parker, Laurence Soupault, Henry Pennet (in an excerpt from La Plume De Ma Tante), Vera Lynn, Bill Owen, Daphne Anderson, Eric Pohlmann, Maria Remusat and Company (in an excerpt from The Threepenny Opera), Alma Cogan, Tommy Cooper, Margaret Leighton and Laurence Harvey (with Norman Hackforth at the piano), Howard Keel, London Palladium Orchestra, George Carden Dancers etc. [164pp, 7.5x9.75; full programme of items, 19 photos of the stars (with biographies); slightly rumpled, cover grubby and partially detached, else VG] £6
1956: NIGHT OF 100 STARS 1956
1956 (28 Jun): NIGHT OF 100 STARS 1956 (London Palladium) Souvenir Brochure
A Midnight Revue in Aid of the Actors' Orphanage: Full Programme of Events, which included The Skyrockets Orchestra; Winifred Attwell; Cafe Society (w.Peggy Mount, Roger Moore, Beryl Reid, Esme Percy, Isabel Jeans and many others); Three Theatrical Dames (music and lyrics by Noel Coward, with Paul Scofield as Dame Laura, Peter Ustinov as Dame Rosie, and Laurence Harvey as Dame Margaret); Bolero (with Alicia Markova); Progress in Work (with Margaret Rutherford, Robert Morley, Violet Farebrother, Richard Pearson, Judy Parfitt etc.); Jack Benny; Top Hat, White Tie and Tails (with Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh and John Mills); Duets (Barbara Kelly and Bernard Braden, Evelyn Laye and Frank Lawton, Vanessa Lee and Harry Secombe, Dorothy Squires and G H Elliott); Tony Martin; The 'Night Of 100 Stars' (Hostess: Zsa Zsa Gabor; Head Waiter: Jimmy Edwards; Waiters: Richard Attenborough, Wilfred Pickles, Ronald Shiner; Cigarette Girls: Hermione Baddeley, Beryl Reid; Guests: Cyd Charisse, Shirl Conway, Douglas Fairbanks, Robertson Hare, Van Johnson, Conchita Montes, John Neville, Geraldine Page, Paul Rogers, Edana Romney, Esther Williams and many others); Billy Daniels; Chicago (with The Night of 100 Stars Girls); Chattanooga Choo Choo (with Tyrone Power); Bob Hope; comperes: Peggy Ashcroft, Edith Evans, and Robert Morley; programme includes a Message from the President of the Actors' Orphanage (Laurence Olivier), and a feature on 'Silverlands' (the Actors' Orphanage); photos from previous 'Nights of 100 Stars': John Mills, Danny Kaye and Laurence Olivier (as Three Juvenile Delinquents), Marlene Dietrich and Charles Russell (after the performance), Margaret Lockwood and John Mills (as A Couple of Swells), Rehearsal Photograph (for an Act One Finale), Actual performance photograph from 1954 (with Evelyn Laye and large company), Six famous "mannequins" (including Mary Hayley Bell, Sheila Sim, Dulcie Gray and Barbara Kelly), Margaret Rutherford and Frankie Howerd (in Homecoming), Jack Buchanan and Laurence Olivier (in I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plans), Noel Coward (with Entire Company), Rehearsal for 1956 'Night of 100 Stars' (with Peggy Cummins, Joan Sims, Brenda Bruce, Sheila Sim, Dulcie Gray, Thelma Ruby, Anna Massey, and Tyrone Power); large portraits of Val Parnell, Charles Henry, George Margrave, Eric Rogers, and Charles Russell; further portraits of Gordon Jackson, John Gielgud, Elizabeth Allan, Paul Scofield, Patricia Cree, Ronald Shiner, Joyce Grenfell, Kathleen Harrison, Belita, Binnie Hale, Joy Parker, Margaret Rutherford, Evelyn Laye, Jack Buchanan, Peggy Cummins, Robert Morley, Vanessa Lee, Eric Portman, Hermione Baddeley, Bernard Braden, Vivien Leigh, Alec Guinness, Barbara Kelly, Frankie Howerd, Jimmy Edwards, Dulcie Gray, John Mills, Richard Attenborough, Dora Bryan, Laurence Olivier, Laurence Harvey, Margaret Leighton, Dennis Price, Wilfred Pickles, Cicely Courtneidge, Gilbert Harding, Alicia Markova, Tommy Trinder, Esther Williams, Ian Hunter, Alma Cogan, Tyrone Power, Beryl Reid, Billy Daniels, Judy Campbell, G H Elliott, Dorothy Squires, Henry Kendall, John Ireland, Bob Hope, Harry Secombe, Diana Churchill, Winifred Attwell, Yana, Florence Desmond, Roger Moore, Jack Benny, and Arthur Macrae; the revue devised, organised and staged by Charles Russell, William Chappell, and Charles Henry [96pp, 9x11, secured with decorative blue cord; cover design by Noel Coward; slightly rumpled, else VG] £8
1958: THE NIGHT OF THE HUNDRED STARS
1958 (24 Jul): THE NIGHT OF THE HUNDRED STARS 1958 (London Palladium) Souvenir Brochure
A Midnight Revue for The Actors' Orphanage: Full Programme of Events, which included The World of the Theatre (from LARGE AS LIFE; w.David Harding, Lynette Rae, Harry Secombe, The Dancing Girls and Boys, and the George Mitchell Singers); Peter Sellers; Expresso Party (from EXPRESSO BONGO; w.James Kenney); Michael Flanders and Donald Swann; Dick Henderson and Dickie Henderson; 1912 Song (w.Ian Carmichael, Joyce Grenfell, Margaret Leighton, Kay Kendall, Julie Wilson); Cha Cha Cha (w.John Gilpin); Pat Kirkwood; Be A Clown (by Cole Porter; w.Vivien Leigh, John Mills and Laurence Olivier); The Wrong Bedroom (w.Dora Bryan); Slowly I Turn (w.Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca); Max Bygraves and Kenneth More; Little Millie Ponders; Bubble Man (from SHARE MY LETTUCE; w.Graham Payn, Margaret Rutherford, Kenneth Williams, Jeremy Brett, Adele Dixon, Hy Hazell, Daniel Massey, John Neville, Dennis Price, Lynette Rae, Elsie Randolph, Harry Secombe, Dorothy Ward); The 'Night of 100 Stars' (Maitre d'Hotel: Henry Kendall, The Waiter: Ronald Shiner, The Busboys: Bryan Forbes and Leslie Phillips, The 'Cabaret Star': Hermione Baddeley, The 'Night of 100 Stars' Girls: Dulcie Gray, Pip Hinton, Miriam Karlin, Jean Kent, Thelma Ruby, Janette Scott, Sheila Sim and Joan Sims, Guests: Claire Bloom, Coral Browne, Albert Finney, Leo Genn, Wendy Hiller, Celia Johnson, Vanessa Redgrave, Simone Signoret, Richard Todd, Elizabeth Welch, Donald Wolfit and many more); Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner (w.Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster); Shirley Bassey and Eddie Calvert; Noel Coward; Laurence Olivier "says Good Night"; Comperes were Terry Thomas, Edith Evans, Ralph Richardson, Jeremy Hawk, and Robert Morley; the programme includes a Message from the President of the Actors' Orphanage (Laurence Olivier), and details of the 1957/58 Executive Committee; photos of Paul Scofield, Peter Ustinov and Noel Coward in costume as Three Theatrical Dames from the 1957 show, Tyrone Power, Van Johnson and Radie Harris in rehearsal, Tyrone Power with 8 Showgirls (Jean Kent, Peggy Cummins, Brenda Bruce, Joan Sims, Sheila Sim, Dulcie Gray, Thelma Ruby and Anna Massey), John Mills, Rex Harrison and Richard Greene at a rehearsal, John Mills, Danny Kaye and Laurence Olivier as Three Juvenile Delinquents, Laurence Olivier and Full Company, Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh and John Mills rehearse and perform Top Hat, White Tie and Tails (2 photos from 1956), Marlene Dietrich leaving her dressing room, and Diana Dors arriving at the Palladium; also portraits of Val Parnell, Charles Henry, George Margrave, Cyril Ornadel, Charles Russell, Dickie Henderson, Shirley Bassey, Noel Coward, Vivien Leigh, Peter Sellers, Pat Kirkwood, Eddie Calvert, Max Bygraves, Kay Hammond, Dulcie Gray, Margaret Rutherford, Jill Esmond, Jack Hawkins, Wendy Hiller, Graham Payn, Diana Wynyard, Joan Heal, Richard Attenborough, Margaret Rawlings, Terence Morgan, Bernard Braden, Sheila Sim, Gilbert Harding, Dora Bryan, Dennis Price, Dorothy Squires, John Mills, Barbara Kelly, Margaret Leighton, Robert Morley, Josephine Douglas, Laurence Harvey, Harry Secombe, Peggy Cummins, Frankie Howerd, Hermione Baddeley, Laurence Olivier, Joyce Grenfell, David Tomlinson, Constance Cummings, Kay Kendall, Ronald Shiner, Florence Desmond, Henry Kendall, Gordon Jackson, Edith Evans, Ralph Richardson, Margaretta Scott, John Neville, Yvonne Arnaud, Claire Bloom, Adrienne Allen, Anne Baxter, Daniel Massey, Ian Carmichael, Janette Scott, Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum, Joyce Carey, Roland Culver, Jeremy Hawk, Julie Wilson, Stringer Davis, Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca, Tony Curtis, Richard Greene, and Terry-Thomas. Produced by Lance Hamilton and Charles Russell, staged by Charles Henry [96pp, 9x11, secured with decorative yellow cord; cover design by Van Johnson; slightly rumpled, else VG] (£8) SOLD
1959: THE NIGHT OF THE HUNDRED STARS
1959 (23 July): THE NIGHT OF THE HUNDRED STARS 1959 (London Palladium) Souvenir Brochure
The Actors' Orphanage Midnight Revue: Full Programme of Events, which included The John Tiller Girls; Laurence Olivier as Archie Rice from The Entertainer (with 8 Showgirls: Coral Browne, Phyllis Calvert, Sarah Churchill, Yolande Donlan, Kay Hammond, Celia Johnson, Hildegarde Neff, Margaret Rawlings); Tea For Two (w.Jeremy Brett, Michael Denison, John Fraser, Richard Greene, John Gregson, Terence Morgan, John Neville, Peter O'Toole, Donald Sinden); Hermione Baddeley as Nanette; Grape Fruit (w.Jack Hawkins, Cicely Courtneidge, Peggy Mount, Ralph Richardson, Charles Hawtrey); Elizabeth Seal, Ken Le Roy and George Chakiris in Steam Heat (from THE PAJAMA GAME); Max Bygraves and The Peters Sisters; Alicia Markova; The Crazy Gang in Disappointed Debs (Nervo and Knox, Bud Flanagan, Naughton and Gold); Beatrice Lillie in Milady Dines Alone; Dance, Fools, Dance, featuring The Scots Reel from MARIGOLD (w.Sally Smith, Jeremy Brett, Trevor Griffiths, John Morley, Graham Skidmore), Rock 'N Roll (Beryl Reid and Harry Secombe), The Tango (Joan Greenwood and Anton Dolin), Soft Shoe Shuffle (Dora Bryan and John Gilpin), The Polka (Peggy Ashcroft and Michael Redgrave), The Charleston (Margaret Leighton and Laurence Harvey), and The Waltz (Edith Evans and John Gielgud); "Night of 100 Stars" Dancing Instructor: Henry Kendall, Song and Dance Man: Tommy Steele, The "Night of 100 Stars" Girls (Dulcie Gray, Virginia Maskell, Sylvia Syms etc.) and The Guests (62 celebrities); Eddie Fisher; Sally Ann Howes; Tommy Steele and The "Night of 100 Stars" Girls; Paul Robeson; Bob Hope; Laurence Olivier "says Good Night"; Comperes were John Clements, Peter Sellers, Donald Wolfit, and Robert Morley; programme includes a Message from the President of the Actors' Orphanage (Laurence Olivier), details of the 1959/60 Executive Committee, and a feature on Rookwood and Nascot Wood House (w.photo); photographs of Vivien Leigh, William Chappell, John Mills and Laurence Olivier rehearsing Be A Clown (1958), Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas sing Maybe It's Because I'm A Londoner (1958), Bubble Man (Act One finale of the 1958 show), The 'Night of 100 Stars' Showgirls 1958 (Jean Kent, Thelma Ruby, Dulcie Gray, Joan Sims, Miriam Karlin, Janette Scott, Pip Hinton, Sheila Sim), Backstage View of the stage for the 1958 Cabaret (w.Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh etc.), Noel Coward acknowledges his reception in the 1958 Show (w.Laurence Olivier, Donald Wolfit, Rosalind Iden, Anne Baxter, John Mills, Norman Hackforth), and Margaret Leighton, Kay Kendall, Julie Wilson and Joyce Grenfell in 1912 Song (1958); large photos of Val Parnell, Charles Russell, George Margrave, Reg Cole, and Jack Matthews; further portraits of Nigel Patrick, John Neville, Ian Carmichael, Henry Kendall, Hugh Williams, Margaret Rutherford, Yolande Donlan, Ralph Richardson, Bernard Braden, Barbara Kelly, Alma Cogan, Graham Payn, Audrey Hepburn, George Chakiris, Fay Compton, Hattie Jacques, Jill Esmond, John Gielgud, Cicely Courtneidge, Coral Browne, Alicia Markova, Hermione Baddeley, Jeremy Brett, Peter Sellers, Dennis Price, Terence Morgan, David Tomlinson, Donald Sinden, Margaret Rawlings, Jack Hawkins, Harry Secombe, Margaret Leighton, Michael Denison, Joan Heal, Peggy Mount, Michael Redgrave, Paul Scofield, Kay Hammond, Edith Evans, John Clements, Richard Attenborough, Thelma Ruby, John Fraser, Dulcie Gray, Peggy Ashcroft, Robert Morley, Jean Kent, Spencer Tracy, Laurence Olivier, Sylvia Syms, Eva Bartok, Tommy Steele, Shirley Bassey, Alec Guinness, Laurence Harvey, Dora Bryan, Eddie Fisher, Virginia Maskell, Elizabeth Taylor, Adrianne Allen, Max Bygraves, Dulcie Gray, Sheila Sim, Michael Redgrave, Roland Culver, Phyllis Calvert, Joan Greenwood, Ronald Shiner, The Crazy Gang, Celia Johnson, Patricia Burke, Joan Sims, Peter O'Toole, Beatrice Lillie, Claude Hulbert, Ken Le Roy, Sally Ann Howes, Richard Greene, Miriam Karlin, Pat Kirkwood, Margaretta Scott, Max Bygraves, Tommy Steele, Mel Ferrer, Anna Massey, John Gilpin, Renee Asherson, Paul Robeson, Tessie O'Shea, Kathleen Harrison, and Bob Hope. The revue devised by Lance Hamilton and Charles Russell, and staged by Charles Russell [98pp, 8.9x11, secured with decorative blue cord; with ticket (Stalls Row W Seat 47, price: £2/2/0); slightly rumpled, else VG] (£8) SOLD

MISCELLANEOUS: 1960s

1964 (Jun-Sep): SON ET LUMIERE at Hampton Court Palace
With the voices of John Neville (as King Henry VIII), Michael Hordern (as Thomas Wolsey), Hilary Liddell, Edward Kelsey, Geoffrey Wearing, Raymond Mason, Rosemary Towler, Alan Judd, Kenneth Dight, Dorothy Tutin (as Anne Boleyn), Harvey Ashby, and Dorothy Gordon; production directed by Christopher Ede, script by John Mortimer, music composed and conducted by John Hotchkis [20pp, 6.5x9; photos and biographies of the principal cast, writer, director and composer, Author's Note, List of Scenes, A Brief History of Hampton Court (w.7 illustrations) etc.; VG] £3

MISCELLANEOUS: 1970s

1970 (Apr): CUE - The Greenwich Theatre Magazine No.13
Diary of the staging of the opening production by Alan Vaughan Williams, Designing at The Greenwich Theatre by Roger Butlin (with 4 photos of the sets for Martin Luther King, Spithead, Music Hall, and Rough and Ready Lot), Frank Jenner's account of Nearly 50 Years ago at The Greenwich Theatre, information for and about The Friends of Greenwich Theatre, seating plan etc. [34pp, 4.75x8.25; VG] £3

1971 (27 June): TRIBUTE TO TYRONE GUTHRIE (St Georges Elizabeth Theatre, Islington)
Programme for this tribute to Sir William Tyrone Guthrie, who had died (aged 70) on 15 May 1971. Among the participants were Christopher Plummer, Patrick Magee, Richard Hampton, Joss Ackland, John Neville, Hugh Ross, Marilyn Taylerson, Elvi Hale, Judi Dench, Ian Wallace, Soo-Bee Lee, Alan Opie, Margaret Rawlings, Denys Hawthorne, Peter McEnery, John Warner, Alan Bates, Andrew Cruickshank, Daniel Massey, Dai Bradley, George Murcell; and recorded tributes from John Gielgud, Alec Guinness, Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, Sybil Thorndike; the programme contains a large photograph of Guthrie, a page of his writing about acting, and Tributes from John Clements, Christopher Fry and George Murcell [12pp, 6x8.25; VG] £4

1974 (6 May): TRIBUTE TO THE LADY (Old Vic)
Lilian Baylis Centenary Festival 1974. A Gala Evening, in the gracious presence of H M Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, Patron of the Royal Victoria Hall (The Old Vic): A special performance to celebrate the life and work of Lilian Baylis. Readers appearing in this impression of Lilian Baylis' life: Sir Laurence Olivier, Dame Peggy Ashcroft (as Lilian Baylis), Barbara Jefford (as Sybil Thorndike), Nigel Stock, Anna Carteret, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Robert Lang, Paul Scofield, Gawn Grainger, Sir John Clements, Dame Edith Evans, Dame Ninette de Valois, Sir John Gielgud, Dame Flora Robson, Marius Goring, Sir Ralph Richardson, Dame Sybil Thorndike; edited and produced by Val May [4pp, 7.75x11.25; cast list, contents of the special performance, full text of An Epilogue for A Theatrical Occasion by Peter Shaffer (excellent); slightly grubby and rumpled, minor marks else VG] £5

1974: THE LIFE AND LOVES OF JENNIE CHURCHILL - Julian Mitchell (Thames Television)
A splendid TV Times Souvenir of the 7-episode Thames Television Series starring Lee Remick (as Jennie, Lady Randolph Churchill), Barbara Parkins, Ronald Pickup (as Lord Randolph Churchill), Rachel Kempson, Warren Clarke (as Winston Churchill), Thorley Walters, Adrian Ropes, Julia Sutton, Cyril Luckham, Malcolm Stoddard, Linda Liles, Charles Lloyd Pack, Christopher Cazenove, Jeremy Brett, Ciaran Madden, Anna Fox, Joanna David, Helen Horton, Patrick Troughton (as Benjamin Disraeli), John Westbrook, David Steuart, Dennis Edwards, Marguerite Young, Paul Ambrose (as Winston Churchill as a boy), Susan Field, Charles West, John Dunbar, Charles Kay, Sian Phillips (as Mrs Patrick Campbell), Penelope Lee, Dan O'Herlihy, Barbara Laurenson, Zoe Wanamaker, Terence Alexander, John Bailey, Marty Cruikshank, Edgar Wreford, Barbara Atkinson, Paul Hardwick, Patricia Macrae, Peter Dennis, Patricia Garwood, John Barcroft, Hilary Minster, Llewellyn Rees, Virginia Denham, Roger Hammond, Robin Sherringham, John Boxer, Michael Gough, Brenda Kaye, Anthony Langdon, Thorey Mountain, Peter Cellier, Deddie Davies, John Harvey, Michael Osborne, Peter Penry-Jones, David Dyke, Philippa Markham, John Marquand, Michael Reeves, Pat Conti, James Gregson (as Winston Churchill aged 2), Juba Kennerley, John Port, Alexander Scrivenor, Daniel Johns; dir:James Cellan Jones [68pp, 8.75x11.75; full cast list, very extensive illustrated articles, c100 photographs, many in colour; a splendid souvenir of this remarkable TV series; in superb condition] £6

1975: EDWARD THE SEVENTH - David Butler, John Gorrie, Philip Magnus (ATV)
A splendid TV Times Souvenir of the 13-episode ATV Series featuring Annette Crosbie (as Queen Victoria), Timothy West (as Edward), Helen Ryan (as Princess Alexandra), Felicity Kendal (as Princess Vicky, Guy Slater, Jane Lapotaire, Michael Osborne, Michael Hordern (as W E Gladstone), Christopher Neame (as Kaiser Wilhelm II), Peter Howell, Michael Byrne, Judy Loe, Ian Gelder, Madeleine Cannon, Barbara Laurenson, Robert Hardy (as Prince Albert), Andre Morell, Moira Redmond (as Alice Keppel), Shirley Steedman, Deborah Makepeace, Vanessa Miles, Rosalyn Elvin, Alison Leggatt, Richard Vernon, Charles Sturridge (as Edward aged 18), Kathleen Byron, Bruce Purchase, Lyndon Brook, Edward de Souza, Anthony Douse, Harry Andrews, John Normington, Basil Hoskins, Paul Greenhalgh, William Dysart, Denis Lill, Robert Robinson, Michael Billington (as Czar Nicholas II), John Gielgud (as Benjamin Disraeli), Deborah Grant, Noel Willman, Geoffrey Bayldon, Francesca Annis (as Lillie Langtry), Carolyn Seymour, Edward Hardwicke, Gwyneth Strong, James Berwick, Gareth Thomas, Charles Dance (as Prince Eddy), Nigel Havers (as Frederick Crichton), Moultrie Kelsall, Susan Macready, Angus MacKay, Michael Elder, Sally Home, Rhoda Lewis, Peter Collingwood, Philippa Robinson, Cheryl Campbell, Meriel Brook, Roy Jacobs, Daniel Slater, Max Hartnell, Rebecca Slater, Patience Collier, Joseph O'Conor, Basil Dignam, Robert Flemyng, John Welsh, Michael Barrington, Simon Gipps-Kent (as Edward aged 13), Joyce Carey, Terrence Hardiman, Brewster Mason, Arthur Hewlett, Peggy Ann Wood, Virginia Clarke, Hilary Mason, Robert Mill, Bryan Coleman, Derek Fowlds, David Freedman, Patricia Hamilton, Julian Sherrier, Chloe Ashcroft, George Belbin, Tom Criddle, Clive Morton, Jeffry Wickham, Trevor Baxter, Peter Cartwright, Donald Douglas, Richard Leech, Teresa White, Lee Fox, Stephen Grover, Peter Penry-Jones, Glenn Williams, John Boswall, Nancie Jackson, Peter Spraggon, James Warwick, John Carlin, Peter Carlisle, Nigel Crewe, Anthony Dawes, Kenneth Gilbert, Mike Gwilym, Bill Ward, Michael Griffiths, Edward Jewesbury, Christopher Malcolm, Roger Ostime, Malcolm Rogers, Frederick Treves, Geoffrey Wincott, Paul Bacon, John Harding, Katherine Hensler, Nan Munro, John Rutland, Mandy Tulloch, Edgar Wreford, William Abney, Helen Dorward, Carl Hughes, Patricia O'Brian, Ivor Roberts, John Serret, Elliott Sullivan, Terence Wilton, John Byron, David Lander, Rula Lenska, Hazel McBride, Emma Neal, Trevor Peacock, Jeffrey Segal, Christopher Strauli, Lisa Welsford, Jonathan Adams, Geoffrey Beevers, Donald Bisset, Oliver Rudolf, Graham Seed, Ralph Watson, Jerome Watts, Reginald Barratt, John Dunbar, Stuart Lock, Zibba Mayes, Paul O'Connor, Michael Poole, Margot Van der Burgh, Christopher Watts, Anna Wing, Joshua Bassett, Rosamond Burne, Robert Fountain, Jan Harvey, Ludmilla Nova, Geoffrey Palmer, George A Cooper, Alison Crook, Samantha Gates, Timothy Lines, Dan Meaden, Norman Shelley, Samuel West (as Eddy Albert Victor, aged 5), Dennis Chinnery, Basil Clarke, Anthony Hambleton, Monique Potter, Barnaby Shaw, Paul Sutch, Joseph West, David Arnold, Edward Brooks, Heidi Elphick, Dickon Paine, David Purcell, Arthur Quintus Haycraft, Peter Richards, Ian Sutch, Fanny Bassett, Christine Blair, Wayne Brooks, Edwin Brown, Roger Eden, Eric Hillyard, Martin Skinner, Mel Churcher, Nicholas Lane, Bobby Monro, Anthony Woodruff, Mischa De La Motte, Ronald Mayer, Billy Miller, Bob Murphy, James Caution, David Milner, Adrienne Posta, Irene Peters, Kathryn Leigh Scott; dir:John Gorrie [68pp, 8.75x11.75; full cast list, very extensive illustrated articles, c100 photographs, many in colour; a splendid souvenir of this landmark TV series; in superb condition] £6

1975: BETTE DAVIS - On Stage and Screen (London Palladium)
Programme for Bette Davis's London stage appearances: contains 17 excellent photos of Bette Davis (8 in character, 6 stills from her films, and 3 photos as herself), 3 articles (Bette Davis's career by John Springer, The Nervy Vitality of the Great Bette by Richard Dyer, and On Film and On The Road from the New York Times), a list of Memorable Moments from the films of Miss Bette Davis, credits etc. [20pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] (£5) SOLD

1975: THE FRED ASTAIRE STORY: His Life, His Films, His Friends (BBC TV)
A superb 68-page Radio Times Souvenir Guide to the Radio 2 Biography and the BBC TV Astaire-Rogers Film Season, written by Benny Green: a complete survey of Fred Astaire's remarkable career, copiously illustrated with over 200 excellent photos from his professional and private life. "The Fred Astaire Special takes a searching look at a great career in the glittering yet sometimes cruel world of show-biz. Spanning 70 years in entertainment, it uses stills from Astaire's stage shows and films and it also includes hitherto unpublished pictures and unique interviews with Fred, his family, friends and West End, Broadway and Hollywood colleagues"; Articles on the composers and lyricists most closely assosiated with Astaire by Benny Green, and retrospective critiques of the film career by Philip Jenkinson [68pp, 9.2x11.75; a fascinating and superbly illustrated comprehensive survey of the life and times of this great star; the Souvenir contains no advertisements, and is in excellent condition] £6

1976: CLAYHANGER - Arnold Bennett, dramatised by Douglas Livingstone (ATV)
A splendid TV Times Souvenir of the 26-episode ATV Series featuring Peter McEnery (as Edwin Clayhanger), Janet Suzman (as Hilda Lessways), Thelma Whiteley, Louise Purnell, Joyce Redman, Harry Andrews (as Darius Clayhanger), Bruce Purchase, Timothy Woolgar, John Horsley, Anne Carroll, Denis Quilley, Clive Swift, Denholm Elliott, Hugh Walters, Renee Asherson, Erin Geraghty, Vera Jakob, Connie Merigold, Julie Peasgood, Rosemary Blake, Bernard Holley, John Stratton, Michael Osborne, Paul Jesson, Jill Lidstone, Harold Bennett, Adam Swift, Annabelle Lanyon, William Relton (as young Edwin Clayhanger), Pamela Cundell, Brian Pettifer, Diana Rayworth, Eric Francis, David Stoll, Geoffrey Drew, Rebecca Swift, Megan Hanks, Lisa Moss, Benjamin Whitrow, Madoline Thomas, Peggy Ann Wood, Annie Leake, Viola Keats, Geoffrey Hutchings, David Wilkinson, Brigid Erin Bates, Susan Williamson, Dennis Clinton, Roy Macready, John Rainer, Peter Clough, Arthur Cox, Christine Absalom, Yvonne Bonnamy, Rosemary Martin, James Ware, Jack Lynn, Paul Howes, Jacqueline Morgan, John Blain, Eve Mortimer, Pip Miller, Sally Grace, Michael Howley, Mitzi Rogers, Heather Canning, Deborah Grant, Sarah Harter, David Machin, Robin Parkinson, Chris Range, Alison Skilbeck, Raymond Witch, Reginald Barratt, Paul Blake, Christopher Coll, Lynette Davies, Patricia Hassell, Bernard Kay, Clifford Kershaw, Frederick Radley, Leonard Trolley, Robert Vahey, Theresa Watson, Wendy Wax, Valerie White, Darlene Beth, Michael Graham Cox, Ellis Dale, Sonny Farrar, David Glover, Frederick Hall, Basil Hoskins, Charles Kinross, Anna Steele, Harry Walker, George Waring, Gillian Davey, Patricia Garwood, Ray Gatenby, Paul Jerricho, Mike Kemp, Joanna Lloyd, Roland MacLeod, Peter Marinker, John McCombe, Sharon O'Leary, Lawrence Rew, Beatrice Aston, Deborah Baxter, David Edwards, Margaret Heery, Lloyd Lamble, Martin Read, Henry Stamper, Frank Tregear, Alan Wilson, June Brown, Michael Duggan, John Gill, Paul Haley, Stanley Page, Malcolm Rogers, Peter Spraggon, Mo Willshire, Tony Aitken, Anthony Baird, Frederick Bennett, Una Brandon-Jones, Terence Conoley, Stacy Davies, Derek Fowlds, Ann Gabrielle, Samantha Gates, Ken Halliwell, Gary Lock, Hilary Sesta, Peter Welch, Martin Wyldeck, Christopher Banks, Osmund Bullock, Robert Cooper, David Foxxe, Tom Howell, Enid Irvin, Ian Jentle, Martin Kessel, Frank Middlemass, Victor Platt, Gary Rich, David Steele, Amanda Walker, Rod Beacham, Alan Foss, Harold Goodwin, Roy Pattison, Clyde Pollitt, Chris Sanders, Sheri Shepstone, Frank Veasey, Joe Holmes, Clinton Jeffries, David Purcell, Beatrice Shaw, Leslie Bryant, Anthony Collin, Humphrey Frampton, John Scott Martin, Stuart Wilde, Michael Fincham, Joe Ritchie, Ian Meadows, Bernard Sharpe, Rusty Livingstone, Sheila Gill, Hal Jeayes; dir: John Davies, David Reid [68pp, 8.75x11.25; full cast list, very extensive illustrated articles, c100 photographs and illustrations, many in colour; a splendid souvenir of this popular TV series; in superb condition] £5

1977 (June): NORTHERN IRELAND OPERA NEWS-SHEET No.3
Foreword, extensive excerpts from reviews and 10+ large photos of Faust (with Marilyn Hill-Smith, Jose Tudare, Christian du Plessis, Janet Price, Assen Vassilev, Mary Gilmore) and Rigoletto (with John Rath, Janet Hughes, Carlos Montane, Ferdinand Radovan, Clive Harre, Stephen Emmanuel, and Frederick Green), Conversations with The Cast etc. [28pp, 8.25x11.75; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

MISCELLANEOUS: 1980s

1980: THE EMPIRE THEATRE 1866-1980
Illustrated booklet celebrating the re-opening of the Empire Theatre Liverpool; Foreword by Sir John Moores, CBE, LLD; four illustrated articles: The Early Years (w.5 photos), The War Years (w.11 photos), The Glittering Post War Era (w.8 photos), and A New Era (w.4 photos); programme for Welsh National Opera's Gala performance of TOSCA to celebrate the opening of the Empire Theatre on Wednesday 1st October 1980, with Geoffrey Moses, Julian Moyle, Kenneth Collins, Helena Dose, Anthony Baldwin, John Harris, Mark Nelson, Margaret Baiton, Gordon Whyte; c:Julian Smith, dir:John Copley (w.3 photos) etc. [soft-back book, 28pp, 8.25x11.75; slightly rumpled, else VG] £5

1981: A HISTORY OF THE LONDON COLISEUM 1904-1981
Lavish soft-back book by Richard Jarman, telling the fascinating story of the home of English National Opera, and published on the occasion of the Company's Golden Jubilee. Illustrated essays and commentary, with over 300 excellent photographs in all [soft-back book, 126pp, 8.25x11.75; slightly rumpled, else VG] £6

1981: THE SOCIETY OF WEST END THEATRE AWARDS 1981 Souvenir Brochure
Programme for the 1981 Awards Ceremony, with List Full of the nominations (with pencil annotations against the winner in each category); Photographs of many of the year's productions, including Rosemary Harris (in All My Sons), Angela Thorne (in Anyone for Denis?), Alice Krige, Richard Briers (in Arms and The Man), Sinead Cusack, Susan Fleetwood (in As You Like It), Michael Crawford (in Barnum), Stephen Beagley (Royal Ballet), Eric Peterson, John Gray (in Billy Bishop Goes To War), Sylvester McCoy, Alfred Molina (in Can't Pay? Won't Pay!), Brian Blessed, Wayne Sleep (in Cats), Elizabeth Quinn, Trevor Eve (in Children Of A Lesser God), Bryony Brind, Julian Hosking (in Dances of Albion), Patrick Harding Irmer, Kate Harrison (in Death And The Maiden), Pauline Tinsley, Norman Bailey (in Die Frau Ohne Schatten), Stuttgart Company (in Forgotten Land), Joe Melia, Alan Howard (in Good), Tony Church, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Derek Godfrey (in Hamlet), Michael Pennington, Tom Wilkinson (in Hamlet), Lynn Farleigh, Sylvestra le Touzel, Gwen Taylor (in Harvest), Placido Domingo, Claire Powell (in Les Contes d'Hoffmann), Karan Armstrong, Gunter Reich (in Lulu), Penelope Wilton, Daniel Massey (in Man And Superman), Norman Beaton, Yvette Harris (in Measure For Measure), Catherine Hall (in Naked Robots), Marion Tate, David Ashmole (in Night Moves), On The Razzle, Sylvia 'Kuumba' Williams, Vernel Bagneris (in One Mo' Time!), Ashley Page (Royal Ballet), Eileen Atkins, Benjamin Whitrow (in Passion Play), Donald Sinden, Dinah Sheridan, Gwen Watford, Polly Adams (in Present Laughter), Edward Fox, James Grout (in Quartermaine's Terms), Michael Clarke and the Rambert Ballet Company (in Rainbow Ripples), Judy Buxton, Brenda Bruce (in Romeo and Juliet), Rowan Atkinson (In Revue), John Vickers, Shirley Verrett (in Samson et Dalila), Georgina Hale, Sheila Ruskin (in Steaming), Janet Dale (in The Accrington Pals), Carlin Glynn, Henderson Forsythe (in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas), Warren Mitchell, Kenneth Cranham (in The Caretaker), Helen Field, Arthur Davies (in The Cunning Little Vixen), Tudor Davies, Anne Mackay (in The Gypsy Princess), Michael Rippon, Neil Mackie, David Wilson-Johnson (in The Lighthouse), Sinead Cusack, Tom Wilkinson (in The Maid's Tragedy), David Suchet (in The Merchant Of Venice), Patricia Hodge (in The Mitford Girls), Bob Cartland, John Wood (in The Provok'd Wife), Michael Pennington, Norman Rodway (in The Shadow Of A Gunman), Petula Clark (in The Sound of Music), Karl Johnson (in Television Times), Jeremy Nicholas (in Three Men In A Boat), Tonight At 8.30, Maire Ni Ghrainne, Bernadette Shortt, Gabriel Byrne (in Translations), Maggie Smith (in Virginia), Paul Eddington, Margaret Tyzack (in Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?); full details of the Cabaret for the Evening (excerpts from The Mitford Girls, One Mo' Time!, Anyone For Denis with John Wells, The Sound of Music with Petula Clark, and Cats with Elaine Page), Previous Award Winners etc. etc. [92pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £8

1982 (18 July): A NATIONAL SALUTE FROM THE BRITISH THEATRE (London Coliseum)
In Aid of the South Atlantic Fund, in the Presence of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales; Programme of Events, which included Lord Olivier salutes The Task Force, A Musical Salute sung by Linda Esther Gray, Tarby's Tribute by Jimmy Tarbuck, Pop Scene Salute with Adam Ant, Tight Fit, Alvin Stardust, Dame Anna Neagle introduces Merle Park and Wayne Eagling (in the Pas de Deux from Manon), Danny La Rue and The Girls present Music Hall Militaria (with Anita Harris, Alfred Marks, Jill Gascoine, Billy Dainty, Leslie Crowther, Dickie Henderson, Sir Harry Secombe), Alan Howard (from the Royal Shakespeare Company), Corbett's Contribution by Ronnie Corbett, Robert Hardy introduces The English National Opera in The Chorus of Peers from Iolanthe, Dawson's Donation by Les Dawson, Tommy Steele, Paul Daniels, Frank Finlay (from the National Theatre), Music To Mark This Occasion sung by Peter Morrison, Sir Harry Secombe, Dame Vera Lynn, Virginia McKenna; full-page portraits of Her Majesty the Queen, Prince Charles, a Message from Air Chief Marshal Sir David Evans ("In its long history this famous theatre can surely never have staged a more glittering show than tonight's presentation...") etc. [44pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £4

1982: THE SOCIETY OF WEST END THEATRE AWARDS 1982 Souvenir Brochure
Programme for the 1982 Awards Ceremony, with List Full of the nominations; 50 Photographs of many of the year's productions, including Cheryl Campbell (in A Doll's House), Felicity Palmer (in Agrippina), Harriet Walter and Stephen Moore (in All's Well That Ends Well), Jane Carr (in A Midsummer Night's Dream), Val McLane and Tom Courtenay (in Andy Capp), Rupert Everett and Kenneth Branagh (in Another Country), David Peregrine and Evelyn Hart (Royal Winnipeg Ballet), Nicola Blackman (in Destry Rides Again), Rosemary Leach and David Swift (in 84 Charing Cross Road), Renato Bruson, Francis Egerton and William Wildermann (in Falstaff), Ballet Rambert (in Ghost Dances), Julia McKenzie and Bob Hoskins (in Guys and Dolls), Joss Ackland and Gerard Murphy (in Henry IV), Trevor Peacock, Penelope Keith and Anthony Quayle (in Hobson's Choice), Ashley Page (in Illuminations), Ian McDiarmid and Judy Davis (in Insignificance), Suzanne Murphy (in I Puritani), Moira Lister, Patrick Cargill, Barbara Murray and Glyn Houston (in Key For Two), Elisabeth Platel (in La Sylphide), Le Ballet de L'Opera de Paris (in Le Songe D'Une Nuit D'Ete), Deirdre Eyden, Antoinette Sibley, Stephen Jeffries and Phillip Broomhead (in L'Invitation Au Voyage), Alessandra Ferri and Wayne Eagling (in Mayerling), Jan Waters, Patricia Routledge and Paul Eddington (in Noises Off), David Whitaker and Peter Chelsom (in Our Friends In The North), Judi Dench (in Other Places), Lynda Russell, Linda Ormiston and Paul Esswood (in Partenope), Eilene Hannan and Robert Dean (in Pelleas and Melisande), Julia Mills and Geoffrey Hutchings (in Poppy), English National Opera (in Rigoletto), Mary Maddox and John Woodvine (in Rocket To The Moon), Bill Paterson and James Carter (in Schweyk In The Second World War), Christopher Strauli and Marcia Warren (in Season's Greetings), Marti Webb (in Song And Dance), David Yelland and Anna Massey (in Summer), Jeffrey Tate (from the Royal Opera House), Anne-Marie Owens and John Brecknock (in The Barber of Seville), Imelda Staunton, Paul Jones and Belinda Sinclair (in The Beggar's Opera), Martin Jarvis and Paul Rogers (in The Importance of Being Earnest), Tim Curry (in The Pirates of Penzance), Alec McCowen (in The Portage to San Cristobal of A.H.), Leigh Lawson and Felicity Kendal (in The Second Mrs Tanqueray), Sheila Hancock and Patrick Stewart (in The Winter's Tale), Lou Wakefield and Carole Hayman (in Top Girls), Noreen Kershaw (in Trafford Tanzi), Mike Gwilym (in Twin Rivals), Donald Sinden and Frances de la Tour (in Uncle Vanya), Michael Bryant and Dinsdale Landen (in Uncle Vanya), Roy Hudd and the Crazy Gang (in Underneath The Arches), Diane Langton (in Windy City); full details of the Cabaret for the Evening (Roy Hudd and Christopher Timothy, Marti Webb, Julian Lloyd Webber and Alan Price), Previous Award Winners etc. [88pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] (£8) SOLD

1984 (March 22nd): GLASGOW CITIZENS' THEATRE, ROBERT DAVID MacDONALD AND GERMAN DRAMA (by Cordelia Oliver)
Full text of The Celebratory Lecture given by Cordelia Oliver at the Ceremony to award the Goethe Medal 1984 to Robert David MacDonald, photographs of the Presentation Ceremony, the Glasgow Citizens' Theatre, 12 production photos of Rosenkavalier, Happy End, St. Joan Of The Stockyards, The Last Days of Mankind, Woyzeck, and Torquato Tasso; biography of Robert David MacDonald (w.photo) etc. [32pp, 8.3x10.75; VG] £5

1985: SHAKESPEARE IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS (Her Majesty's Stationery Office)
A survey of documents relating to William Shakespeare and his family in the public records; text by David Thomas; 30+ reproductions of documents cited in the various sections: Shakespeare's father, Shakespeare in London, Shakespeare in Stratford, Shakespeare's Will and Signatures, and Documents relating to Shakespeare and his family in the Public Record Office; detailed commentary and transcriptions of many of the documents [52pp, 8.5x10.8 soft-back book; VG] £5

1986: KING'S THEATRE 80TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION (King's Theatre, Edinburgh)
Celebrating the 80th Birthday of the newly-refurbished King's Theatre, Edinburgh: an illustrated history of the theatre, with commentary and 35+ photos and illustrations: a 1956 Royal visit, Sean Connery recalling his days at the King's, Jimmy Logan in Robinson Crusoe (1952), two photos from Sinbad (1985), Stanley Baxter in Mother Goose (1983), the 1985 Restoration etc. [20pp, 8.25x11.75; scribbles on the back, else VG] £4

1987: BRISTOL HIPPODROME SOUVENIR (Bristol Hippodrome)
A Souvenir of Seventy-Five Years of the Bristol Hippodrome, with c100 photos and illustrations and text by Christopher Robinson; tells the fascinating story of this famous theatre, with many unusual photos of the theatre itself in good times and bad, the many notable artists who have appeared there, playbills, personalities, premieres etc. [28pp, 8.25x11.75; uncommon; VG] £5

1988 (29 Jan): THE LAURENCE OLIVIER AWARDS 1988 (Dominion Theatre) Souvenir Brochure
Presented by The Society Of West End Theatre in the Presence of Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales [146pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £8

1988 (12 Nov): THE LORD MAYOR'S SHOW 1988 (City of London) Souvenir Brochure
Official Programme for the 1988 Lord Mayor's Show. Contains A Message from The Lord Mayor (Sir Christopher Collett), The Order of Procession (with full details of the 146 groups involved), Map of the Procession Route with Timings, and eight copiously illustrated articles: Sir Christopher Collett at home in Wimbledon (w.8 colour photos), The Sheriffs of London, 800th Anniversary of the Mayoralty, People Count With The Livery, The Ward of Broad Street, People Count With The Unique Corporation, Three City Territorials, and Fireworks over London [84pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £4

MISCELLANEOUS: 1990s

1990 (4 May): ADMISSION OF THE MOST REVEREND DESMOND TUTU (Goldsmith's College, New Cross)
Programme for The Admission of The Most Reverend Desmond Tutu as an Honorary Freeman of the Borough of Lewisham; with a biography of The Most Reverend Desmond Mpilo Tutu, Archbishop of Cape Town and Metropolitan of the Anglican Province of South Africa (w.2 colour photos), colour reproductions of the Presentational Casket and Scroll (In recognition of his inspirational role in leading his people in South Africa toward freedom and justice ...), Order of Proceedings, Programme etc. [8pp, 6.5x9; VG] £2

1991: EVERYMAN THEATRE, CHELTENHAM: Official Centenary Brochure (Everyman, Cheltenham)
Extensive History of the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham (with illustrations and photos, many in colour); Theatre Timeline; Famous Faces from past including Peggy Mount, Christopher Timothy, Penelope Keith, Jacqueline Dankworth, Peter Egan, William Gaunt, Bert Kwok, Windsor Davies and Stephen Berkoff; Aims and Goals; production photos of past shows (Musicals, Family Shows, Drama, Farce and Comedy, the Youth Theatre), reviews, the Theatre's Ghosts etc. [32pp, 8.25x11.75; c50 photographs in all; VG] £4

1991: JAPAN FESTIVAL 1991 (UK) Official Programme
Official Programme, containing full details of more than 3,500 events nationwide - the greatest festival ever staged in the UK - and twelve profusely illustrated articles with 75+ colour photos: Visions of Heaven and Hell (Exhibition at the V&A), Puppets, Plays and Phantoms (Classical and modern Japanese theatre), Years of change (Development of Japan over the last four decades), Better by design (Japanese technology), Images of Japan (Major movements in fine arts), Film view (Development of the Japanese film industry), A special relationship (Cultural and historical links between Britain and Japan), Crafting beauty (Popular crafts of the Mingei movement), Battle of the giants (Sumo wrestling), Comparing notes (Musical world of East and West), How different is Japan? (from both Japanese and British perspectives), and Why a Japan Festival in 1991 (The link with the Japan Society's Centenary). [108pp, 8.25x11.75; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1992: THE MOUSETRAP STORY
A superb photographic record of 40 Years of The Mousetrap, with photos of original publicity material, special silk programmes, the original prompt copy, special souvenir programmes; photos of the original set design and surviving original props; photos of the play's designers, sets and 20 Directors; photos of special occasions, including celebratory parties, and Richard Attenborough and Peter Saunders' appearances on 'This Is Your Life'; and most of all a fascinating Year-By-Year Survey of the Production, featuring photos of the leading players for each year; 470 PHOTOGRAPHS IN ALL [100pp, 8.25x11.75; packed with fascinating information and uncommon; VG] £15

1992 (18 June): A Service of Thanksgiving for DAME GWEN FFRANGCON-DAVIES 1891-1992 (St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London)
Order of Service for this Thanksgiving Service for the distinguished actress, Dame Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies; Order of Service, Readings (by Paul Scofield, Anna Massey, Dame Wendy Hiller, George Baker, Dorothy Tutin, and Sir John Gielgud), details of the music in the service (including The Faery Song from The Immortal Hour), Address by Nigel Hawthorne etc. [8pp, 5.9x8.25; vertical bend, else VG] £3

1995: STEPHEN JOSEPH THEATRE - Conversion of the Odeon Cinema, Scarborough
Adrian Gatie's 3-year photographic record of the transformation of the Odeon Cinema into the Stephen Joseph Theatre; 30+ photographs in all [40pp, 8.25x5.75; VG] £4

1995: CARDIFF SINGER OF THE WORLD Competition 1995 (St.David's Hall, Cardiff)
Full programme for this famous singing competition, with photographs and biographies of the Jury (Anthony Freud, Ileana Cotrubas, Dame Joan Sutherland, Matthew Epstein, Tom Krause, Brian McMaster, and Alex Treuhaft), details of the prizes, and features on all 25 competitors, with photos, details of their repertoire, and brief biographies; photographic features on the orchestras and accompanists; past winners etc. [48pp, 6.75x9.5; VG] £4

1995 (Feb 9): AUCTION OF ITEMS FROM THE COLLECTION OF DAME JOAN SUTHERLAND (Sothebys)
Costumes, Music and Opera Memorabilia from the Collection of Dame Joan Sutherland, O.M. and Richard Bonynge, C.B.E.; each of the 315 lots is fully described, and the catalogue is illustrated with 115 photographs, many in colour; up for disposal were items from Dame Joan's wide-ranging collection, including costumes, accessories, jewellery, paintings, porcelain figures, musical instruments, printed and manuscript music, photographs, programmes, posters, playbills, prints, drawings etc. [92pp, 8.25x10.7; VG] £8

1996 (March 10): PLAYWRIGHT OF THE YEAR AWARD CEREMONY 1966 (London Marriott, Grosvenor Square)
Introduction by Melvyn Bragg (Chairman of the Judging Panel), photographs and brief biographies of all the judges (Melvyn Bragg, Nanette Newman, Ned Sherrin, Paul Allen, Michael Billington, Clive Hirschhorn, Joyce McMillan, Sheridan Morley, Jack Tinker), photographs and brief biographies of all the nominees (Sebastian Barry, Jez Butterworth, David Harrower, Ronald Harwood, Jonathan Lewis, Patrick Marber, Peter Nichols, Alan Plater, Louis Mellis and David Scinto), Menu, Programme for the evening, Musical Tribute to Noel Coward (by Peter Greenwell, Patricia Hodge, Sheridan Morley and Jonathan Cohen), biographies of all the artists appearing, personal note from Terry Johnson (the 1994 winner) [16pp, 6.9x9.9; VG] £4

1998 (1 November): MUSIC OF LIFE: A Charity Gala in aid of the Breast Cancer Campaign (Palace Theatre)
Simon Callow, Gemma Craven, Sharon Eckman, Sarah Redmond, Philip Sutton, Sylvia Griffin, Nickolas Grace, Con O'Neill, Mark Hutchinson, Andrew Lynford, Peter Barnett, Sarah Bond, Lindsey Coulson, George Asprey, Tam Williams, Beth Winslet, Vince Redmon, Maria Sardon Urtiaga, Margaret Richardson, John Hudson, Julie Jupp, Sharon D Clarke, Les Dennis, Hugh Jackman, Amanda Holden, Roger Allam, Louise Gold, Jacqui Scott, Richard Wilson, Annette Crosbie, Maria Ewing, Bruce Alexander, Claire Machin, Lesley Cox, Paul Scofield, and many others; directed by Simon Callow, musical director: Chris Walker [24pp, 8.25x11.75; with 4pp 5.8x8.25 insert, detailing the programme, biographies of the organising personnel etc.; VG] £4

1999 (Feb 12): THE LAURENCE OLIVIER AWARDS 1999 (Olivier Theatre) Souvenir Brochure
presented by The Society of London Theatre; full details of all the nominees, and extensively illustrated with 80+ photographs [72pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £8

1999: THE ROSE THEATRE: Bankside's First Theatre, built in 1587 Guide Book
A fully-illustrated guide to the Rose Theatre, telling the story of the discovery of the remains of the theatre in 1989, and the successful campaign to preserve the site: The History of The Rose, The Archaeology, Reconstructing The Rose, 1989 to Now, The Current Exhibition and Future Plans, Brief Chronology, and Further Reading; text by Clare Graham, design by Erika Rennel Bjorkman [20pp, 5.75x8.25; photographs, illustrations etc.; VG] £4

MISCELLANEOUS: 2000s

2003 (15 Sep): SERVICE OF THANKSGIVING FOR THE LIFE AND WORK OF DAME THORA HIRD (Westminster Abbey)
Order of Service for the Thanksgiving for the Life and Work of Dame Thora Hird, DBE 1911-2003, with texts of the hymns, readings and prayers etc., and a charming colour photo of Thora with a cup of tea [20pp, 6x9.5; splodges on the cover, else VG] £3

2005: IX FESTIVAL AMAZONAS DE OPERA (Teatro Amazonas, Manaus, Brazil) Souvenir Brochure
Superb souvenir of the Festival (in English and Portuguese); full details of the various performances in this remarkable festival, including the first production in Brazil of Das Ring Des Nibelungen, starring Lício Bruno, Celine Imbert, Carlos Bengolea, Stephen Bronk, José Galisa, Pepes do Valle, Thomas Rolf Truhitte, Magda Painno, Eiko Senda, Maria Russo, Allan Woodrow, José Galisa; illustrations, biographies, photographs; a packed souvenir [172pp, 8.25x10.75; VG] £8

2006: YOUNG VIC Re-Build Scrapbook October 2006
A survey of the Young Vic Redevelopment; introduction by David Lan, with drawings, vivid photographs, sketches, letters etc. [32pp, 7.5x9.8; VG] £4

2007 (Feb 18): THE LAURENCE OLIVIER AWARDS 2007 (Grosvenor House, Park Lane) Souvenir Brochure
presented by The Society of London Theatre; full details of all the categories and nominees; 85+ excellent photographs [70pp, 8.25x11.75; minor marks, else VG] £8

2007 (Aug-Dec): REPERTOIRE BROCHURE (National Theatre Of Scotland) Repertoire Brochure
Fully-illustrated National Theatre Of Scotland Repertoire Booklet for August to December 2007: VENUS AS A BOY (w.Tam Dean Burn), THE BACCHAE (w.Alan Cumming, Tony Curran, Paola Dionisotti, Ewan Hooper, Ralph Riach), THE WOLVES IN THE WALLS (w.Paul James Corrigan, George Drennan, Helen Mallon, Anita Vettesse, Ewan Hooper, Sharon Smith, Jessica Tom Chak, Jason Webb), HALF-LIFE, A SHEEP CALLED SKYE (w.Paul Christie, Ailie Cohen, Cara Kelly), MOLLY SWEENEY (w.Cara Kelly, Michael Glen Murphy), PEER GYNT (w.John Buick, Keith Fleming, Kevin Lennon, Irene MacDougall, Anthony Missen, Gerry Mulgrew, Robert Paterson, Ann Louise Ross, Gail Watson, Emily Winter), and RUPTURE (w.Brian Ferguson, Molly Innes, Owen Whitelaw); full details of the productions, with performance dates, tour details, ticket prices, workshops etc. etc.; introduction by Vicky Featherstone [32pp, 7.4x11; VG] £5

2007: SEASON BROCHURE (National Youth Theatre) Season Brochure
Very smart fully-illustrated National Youth Theatre 2007 Season Brochure; Cast lists and production details of SILLYBUS, A HIDING TO NOTHING, EASTER BITES, SWITCHED ON, WHOSE SHOES, SILENCE, WHITE BOY, 20 CIGARETTES, THE BAND, VICTORY STREET, IPOD, DO YOU?, I.D.1000, PAGEANT, and 100 WORDS; 24 colour production photos, 4 further colour photos, biographies of all the creative teams, 2007 Company List, 1000+ Headshots of the 2007 Company; Features on Onstage On Page On Film and Online, Young Offenders Programme, Volunteering Programme, Education and Learning, Courses, National Youth Theatre Brierley Hill, Auditions and Recruitment, Technical Departments, and Funding and Support; History of the National Youth Theatre, Complete list of productions 1956-2006 (w.15 production photos) etc. etc. [68pp, 8.25x10.25; VG] £6

2007: THE ROSE THEATRE: Bankside's First Theatre, built in 1587 Guide Book
A fully-illustrated guide to the Rose Theatre, telling the story of the discovery of the remains of the theatre in 1989, and the successful campaign to preserve the site: The Discovery, The History of The Rose, The Archaeology, Reconstructing The Rose, 1989 to Now, Plans For Progress, Brief Chronology, and Further Reading; text by Clare Graham and Harvey Sheldon, design by Erika Rennel Bjorkman [20pp, 5.75x8.25; photographs, illustrations etc.; VG] £4

2008 (Mch 9): THE LAURENCE OLIVIER AWARDS 2008 (Grosvenor House, Park Lane) Souvenir Brochure
presented by The Society of London Theatre; full details of all the categories and nominees; 95+ excellent colour photographs [72pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] £8

2008 (11 Dec): THE 80TH ROYAL VARIETY PERFORMANCE (London Palladium) Souvenir Brochure
In the presence of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall, and in aid of The Entertainment Artistes' Benevolent Fund. Running Order of the performance which featured Pussycat Dolls, Michael McIntyre, The Lion King (celebrating a decade in the West End), Naturally 7, Duffy, Jimmy Carr, Leona Lewis, Armstrong & Miller, Jersey Boys (The story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons), George Sampson, Rihanna, Peter Kay, Take That, Brian May & Kerry Ellis, Rhod Gilbert, Zorro (A swashbuckling romp), John Barrowman, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, Josh Groban & Only Men Aloud, Cliff Richard & The Shadows, and La Cage Aux Folles; photos and biographies of the participants; colour portraits of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, Laurie Mansfield, Peter Prichard, Peter Elliott, Phil Dale, and Mike Ford (the President, Chairman, Executive Administrator, Vice Chairman, and Treasurer of the Entertainment Artistes' Benevolent Fund); Welcome note from the Lord Lloyd Webber (w.photo), and 40+ further colour photos of The 2007 Royal Variety Performance, Michael Parkinson visiting Brinsworth House, A Celebration of Laughter (w.Ken Dodd and Friends), The After Show Party, A Tribute to John Inman (plaque unveiling and Garden Party), Christmas Party 2007 at Brinsworth House, a feature on Brinsworth House; credits etc. [80pp, 8.25x11.75; VG] (£8) SOLD

MISCELLANEOUS: 2010s

2010 (October 1): In Memoriam STEFANOS LAZARIDIS 28 July 1944 - 8 May 2010 (St.Paul's Church, Covent Garden)
Order of Service for this Memorial Service for the distinguished theatre designer, Stefanos Lazaridis; recollections of Stefanos (by Graham Vick, Antonio Pappano, Louise Jeffreys, Herakles Dervos, Noel Staunton, Marie-Jeanne Lecca, Ralph Koltai, Angie Smith), photograph of Stefanos, Greek and English texts of the readings etc. [12pp, 5.75x8.25; VG] £4

2012 (19 Nov): THE ROYAL VARIETY PERFORMANCE 2012 (Royal Albert Hall) Souvenir Brochure
The 100th Anniversary Year. In the presence of Her Majesty the Queen and HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and in aid of The Entertainment Artistes' Benevolent Fund. Running order of the performance which featured Katherine Jenkins, David Walliams, Girls Aloud, Jimmy Tarbuck, Amanda Holden, Britain's Got Talent Celebration, Bradley Walsh, One Direction, Rhod Gilbert, Alicia Keys, Placido Domingo, THE BODYGUARD - Heather Hedley, Robbie Williams, MATILDA (cast of the West End musical), Bill Bailey, Ashleigh & Pudsey, Rod Stewart, Ballet Revolucion, Andrea Bocelli, Kylie Minogue, China's Three Tenors, Neil Diamond; c25 photos and biographies of the participants; colour portraits of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and HRH The Prince Philip, and of Laurie Mansfield, Giles Cooper, Phil Dale, and Ian Freeman (Hon.Life President, Hon. Chairman, Hon.Vice-Chairman, and Hon.Treasurer of the Entertainment Artistes' Benevolent Fund); illustrated history of the Royal Variety Performance (20+ photos); Exhaustive list of previous performances 1912-2012; a feature on Brinsworth House (10 photos); illustrated feature on the Royal Albert Hall; 14 photos and biographies of the ITV production team etc. [90pp, 8.25x11.75; very minor marks on one page, else VG] £8

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