Bundle of photographs

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 FRD1/10/2/18
  • Former Reference
      GB 133 64.
  • Dates of Creation
  • Physical Description
      48 pieces. Condition: /16 is torn.

Scope and Content

Photographs originally stored in an envelope labelled "Various '30s portraits". These consist of publicity shots of RD dating from the 1930s-1940s, most of which were taken to promote specific plays or films. They are as follows: /1 Head and shoulders shot of RD in jacket and tie, used as publicity for the film Men of Tomorrow. London Film Productions photograph [1933]. /2 Mounted head and shoulders photograph of RD in jacket and tie; signed by the photographer, John Vickers of 47B Gower Street, London WC1 [mid-1930s]. /3-10 Bundle of publicity photographs in varying formats but taken at the same session, showing RD with moustache, wearing cord jacket and cravat, and used to publicise The Ghost Goes West. /4-6 and /10 are by Tunbridge, Axtell House, Warwick Street, Regent Street, London; /7-8 are by E.H. Eugene Pizey. /10 also bears the copyright stamp of London Film Productions Ltd [1935]. /11-12 Two shots of RD used as publicity for The Thirty-Nine Steps. /11 bears the copyright stamp of Gaumont-British Picture Corporation Ltd [1935]. /13-16 Four head and shoulders publicity shots of RD taken around the time of The Thirty-Nine Steps, although not specifically linked to that film. /16 bears the Gaumont-British copyright stamp [c. 1935]. /17 Head and shoulders publicity photograph of RD with moustache, in evening dress [late 1930s]. /18-26 Publicity photographs of RD from three different sessions, all dating from around the time of film The Citadel, some of which include MGM reference numbers [c. 1938]. /27 Head and shoulders photograph of RD in hat and raincoat with upturned collar; taken by F.W. Schmidt of Manchester [c. 1930s] See FRD1/10/2/20 and /21 for other photographs from the same session. /28 Half length shot of RD on set as Mr Hansel in the play To Dream Again [1942]. /29 Head and shoulders publicity photograph of RD with moustache and wearing cord jacket; apparently used as publicity both for the film Sabotage Agent (or The Adventures of Tartu, 1943), and for the Glasgow production of the play The Cure for Love (May 1945). /30 Head and shoulders publicity photograph of RD in checked jacket and tie; apparently used to publicise both the film Sabotage Agent (1943), and the Royal Command performance of The Cure for Love [1948]. /31 Head and shoulders publicity photograph of RD as Jack Hardacre in the stage version of The Cure for Love. By Swarbrick Studios, 67 George Street, Portman Square, London (1945). /32-41 Publicity photographs of RD in cord jacket and cravat; apparently used to publicise his productions of Much Ado About Nothing and The Man Behind the Statue [1946]. /42-44 Three copies of the same photograph of RD with a pipe; dating from the time of the Royal Command Performance; by E.H. Eugene Pizey [1948]. /45 Half length publicity shot of RD seated in striped jacket and tie; possibly a publicity photograph for The Winslow Boy [1948]. /46 Undated publicity photograph of RD in cord jacket and cravat [c. 1940s.]