Photographs of people connected with Sadler’s Wells

Scope and Content

Includes photographs of ballet dancers, opera singers, staff and other people connected with Sadler’s Wells. Some photographs of Old Vic actors are also included. Many of the photographs are unlabelled. The photographs in this file are largely portrait photographs of a single individual. Other photographs of people connected with Sadler’s Wells are included with the postcards, photographs of performances and in sub-fonds 1. The file includes photographs of the following people (many photographs of unidentified people are also contained in the file): Renee Ascherson, [Old Vic actress] Lilian Baylis in university gown [Old Vic and Sadler’s Wells manager] June Brae, Vic-Wells Ballet dancer O.B. Clarence in ‘Guilty’ [Old Vic actor] Lawrence Collingwood [composer] Ian Comboy [opera singer] [Anton] Dolin [Sadler’s Wells Ballet dancer] Eleanor Felix (signed photograph) [Old Vic actress?] [Margot Fonteyn] [Sadler’s Wells Ballet dancer] Margot Fonteyn, in the Sleeping Beauty Margot Fonteyn, in Giselle Beryl Gray, Sadler’s Wells Ballet dancer preparing to dance in The Sleeping Beauty, 1946 Pamela Hayes Robert Helpmann [Sadler’s Wells Ballet dancer] [two of the photographs labelled as Robert Helpmann, might actually be of Alexis Rassine?] Margaret Hill, in ‘Gala Performance’ Winifred Kennard (signed photograph) [opera singer] Powell Lloyd, Sadler’s Wells Opera Company [Alicia] Markova [Vic-Wells Ballet dancer], in Swan Lake [Arnold Matters, opera singer] [Herbert Menges, conductor and composer] Stephen Parkes, lighting technician [Stephen Remington, director of Sadler’s Wells Theatre] Moira Shearer [ballet dancer], in The Sleeping Beauty Ninette de Valois in ‘Barabau’ Vaughan-Williams [composer] (plus unidentified woman in background), possibly in the production of ‘Job’ Catherine Wilson