Harry Milton

Scope and Content

Correspondence between Harry and Chili and photographs including portrait, publicity and wedding images. 1 photograph album and 31 loose photographs, 3 being oversize.

Administrative / Biographical History

Harry Milton (1900-1965) was Chili's first husband. He had been a pilot in The Royal Flying Corps during the First World War at the age of sixteen. He continued flying for what became The Royal Air Force. hili and Harry met on the set of 'Chick' in 1928 and were married 28 Sep 1929 at Paddington Registry Office. Gracie Fields, one of Harry's co-stars also attended the wedding. On the stage, they both appeared in Open Your Eyes and Lavender in 1930 and also starred in the film 'King's Cup' together.

They divorced in 1937 following Harry's rumoured affair with Jessie Matthews.