"Programmes and Playbills" File

Scope and Content

The contents of this file are in fact much broader than the title suggests and include: certificates for awards presented to RD; theatre programmes, many of which date from the 1920s; publicity material relating to various stage productions, including RD's repertory work in the 1920s and some of his own Westminster Theatre productions; a small amount of papers and publicity material relating to various films; a series of photographs; some press cuttings; and miscellaneous material, such as RD's time book for The Devil's Disciple, and a Canadian fan club magazine.


Some of the material was loose in the file and the rest was arranged into subsidiary files or bundles, and this original order has been reflected in the catalogue descriptions below.