Bundle of photographs

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 FRD1/10/2/53
  • Former Reference
      GB 133 12, and 51 (/77 only).
  • Dates of Creation
      n.d. [Jul 1945]
  • Physical Description
      Most of the prints measure 21 x 15.8 cm. 76 pieces,

Scope and Content

Photographs from the stage version of Walter Greenwood's The Cure for Love, produced by RD. It went on a provincial tour which ended at Cardiff before opening at the Westminster Theatre in London on 12 July 1945. RD took the part of Jack Hardacre, with Joan White as his former fiancée and Renée Asherson as his new love Minnie Southern. /1-76 were originally stored in an envelope labelled "Cure for Love: Stage Stills". The prints are as follows: stage stills (/10-71); publicity shots of RD as Jack Hardacre (/1-7); publicity shots of one of the actresses (/8-9); photographs of the scenery, at both Cardiff and Westminster productions (/72-5); shots of the entrance to the Westminster Theatre displaying billboards for the production (/76-7).

/1-7 and /10-70 are by Swarbrick Studios, 67 George Street, Portman Square, London; /8-9 are by Russell Sedgwick Ltd, 7A Buckingham Palace Road, London; /71 is by the Daily Record, Evening News, and Sunday Mail, Glasgow; and /76-7 are by Larking Brothers of 201 High Holborn, London.