Bundle of photographs

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 FRD1/10/2/52
  • Former Reference
      GB 133 54/65.
  • Dates of Creation
      [c. 1944-1945]
  • Physical Description
      Print sizes range from 20.5 x 16 to 26 x 20.5 cm. 72 pieces.

Scope and Content

Photographs brought together from two original bundles, all of which relate to the first production of the play The Glass Slipper, at the St James's Theatre during Dec 1944-Feb 1945, with Audrey Hesketh in the role of Cinderella. These include: stage stills mounted on card (/1-8); unmounted stage stills in various formats which also include some publicity shots of the principal actors (/9-71); and a publicity shot of RD backstage with Audrey Hesketh (who played Cinderella) and another man (/72).

/9-29 and /72 are by Hess S.F. Fox Photos Ltd; /30-58 are by Keystone Press Agency Ltd, 4-7 Red Lion Court, Fleet Street, London EC4; and /59-71 are by Swarbrick Studios, 67 George Street, Portman Square, London W1.

Arrangement

The photographs here are brought together from two bundles which had apparently become separated at some point, as certain sequences of photographs were represented in both bundles.