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The Sketch

The Sketch was a British illustrated weekly newspaper, published between  February 1893 and  June 1959, by the Illustrated London News Company and was primarily a society magazine with regular features on Royalty and the aristocracy, theatre, cinema and arts, with a high photographic content.

This issue has 16 pages ( 32 sides)
This first part of the description features a list of Images i.e. photographs, sketches, drawings etc (these sometimes have descriptive articles but not always). They include:

 Evelyn Laye in "The School for Scandal" at the Bath Assembly  full front page photograph by 

Angus McBean 

 King and Queens Silver Wedding Service at St Pauls – Beefeaters and Trumpeters on the Steps of St Pauls  

Four Cartoons by Peter Ender 

 Worcester Cathedral and Cricket – 1930 – 1938 – 1948  full page showing the opening of three Australian cricket tours over eighteen years 

 The Royal Premier of Hamlet – King George VI – Queen Elizabeth– Princess Elizabeth and Duke of Edinburgh  Princess Margaret  At Sir Laurence Oliviers Film Version at the Odeon Leicester Square  full page showing two photographs 

 The Royal Premier of "One Night With You" at the Odeon Marble Arch – Duchess of Kent – Lord and Lady Davidson – Mrs Charles Rhys – Duke and Duchess of Sutherland – Lord Birkenhead  

 Wedding of Princess Elizabeths Lady in Wainting – Lady Margaret Seymour, Daughter of the Late Lord Henry Seymour, Married Mr Philip Hay, Son of Mr A. Hay of Chetcombe House, Mere  photograph taken in Ragley hall showing Mrs Alan hay – Mr Hugh Ross – Bride and Groom – Lord Hertford – Lady Helen Seymour Mother of Bride 

 Wedding – Mister H. F. G. Charteris, son of Hon. Guy Charteris , Married Miss Virginia M. Forbes Adam  photograph of the couple leaving St. Helens, Skipwith – mentioned in the caption (not in pic.) Mr and the Hon. Mrs Colin Forbes Adam – Bridesmaids Lady Rosula WindsorClive – Lady Elizabeth Charteris – Miss Fiona ONeill – Sara Long – Elizabeth Guinness – Margaret Owen – Belinda Loftus – Mary Peake – Lucy Beckett – Richard Beckett (page) – Lord Plymouth Best Man 

 Wedding – The Master of Erskine, son of Lord Erskine and Lady Marjorie Erskine Married Miss Pansy C. Thorne Daughter of General Sir Andrew and hon. Lady Thorne  photograph of the couple outside St. Andrews, Sonning  mentioned in the caption (not in pic.) Nicholas, Robin and Ian Thorne as Pages – Captain the Hon. David Erskine as Best Man 

 Wedding – Miss Ruth HaigThomas, Daughter of Mr Peter and Lady Alexandra HaigThomas, Married Mister Richard Wellesley MC Son of Lord George Wellesley of Harbridge House, Ringwood  photograph of the couple outside Buckland parish Church, Faringdon in Berks – also mentioned in the caption (not in pic.) Susan Berry as Bridesmaid – Mr Denis Berry Best Man 

 Newmarket – Mister Stanhope Joel with Dana, Thalia and Solna  his daughters, I presume 

 The Allied Circle Ball at the Dorchester – His Excellency the Nepalese Ambassador and His Wife The Rani Kaiser – Miss C. Sinclair  

 St John Exhibition and Fair at St Jamess Palace – Lady Anne Fummi – Lady Dangan – Mrs S. L. Simpson – T. Reive – Mrs Fred Leathers  

 Queen Charlottes Birthday Ball at Grosvenor House – Miss Beverly Pearson – Miss rosemary Stockley – Ensign W. Taft  

 Queen Charlotte Ball – Giant Cake  view of dancers on the dance floor 

Choice of the Month Page: 

 Sir Osbert Sitwell  

 Amy Frank – actress  

 Barbara Euphan Todd  Author of Worzel Gummidge  

 Tristram Hillier – The Artist  

 Eric Sturgess – Tennis Player 

 Norman Collins  Caricature by Ascroft  relief style 

Peter Ustinov and Joan Greenwood in a Scene from "Frenzy" 

Cartoon by Boast Sleekburnc. 

 Danielle Darrieux  full page photograph by Discina 

Scene fron "The Cabinet of Dr Caligari" 

 Carmen Miranda  full page showing four photographs, one with Val Parnell


 The Blue Sitting Room at Trent Park – Painting by Winston S. Churchill HAE  

 St Helens Fort at Bembridge – Painting by Norman Wilkinson  

 The Late hon. John Gilbert Winant – Painting by James Gunn  

 Pellegrina – Painting by A. K. Lawrence RA  

 The Wye Above Chepstow – Painting by Charles M. Ere RA  

 Sir Malcolm Sargent – painting by Sir Gerald Kelly RA 

 Death Was Sitting at Her Side – By the French Painter Jean Gabriel Domergue  full page – a macabre, risqué painting of a long lashed "Parisian lady" 

Cartoon by Boast 

Book Covers of Books Reviewed – The Harp in the South by Ruth Park   With and Without Tears by L. Steni   Never Again by Francis King   The Stream of Days by Taha Hussein 

We Take Our hat Off To Page : 

 Dolores Gray with J. V. Amor the Captain of the English Football Team  

 The Healeys – For Designing a 2½ Litre Saloon Car  showsMrs haines – Countess Lurani – Count Lurani  

 Keith Miller the Cricketer  

 Geoffrey White – Harry Leach – Richard Barr  For Revolutionising the Car Industry with Their Gas Turbine Engine  

 Peter Ustinov  full page photograph by Baron 

Film:  Four Scenes from The Winslow Boy by Terence Rattigan – Robert Donat – Walter Fitzgerald – Sir Cedric Hardwicke – Ivan Samson – Margaret Leighton – Frank Lawton – Neil North – Basil Radford – Francis L. Sullivan 

Photogbiography of Terence Rattigan : 

 Terence Rattigan (aged 4) with His Brother Brian  

 Terence at Harrow  

 Terence Today  x2 photographs by Chris Ware 

 Robert Donat –Neil North – Anatole de Grunwald the Producer – Terence Rattigan – Anthony Asquith the Director  

 New Look and Golf – Max Faulkners Check Shirt  

 A. G. B. Helm Winner of the English Amateur Golf Championship at Little Aston  

 Cricket – the Season Opens at Fennerss with Cambridge Trials in Progress 

 Good heavens ... I Must have Dialled 666! Miel– An Upsidedown Policeman at the Door  comical sketch by J. E. Broome 

 Berley Baxters Max  drawn by J. E. Broome 

 Hillman Minx Car  advert 

 Skyline Shoe by Clarks  advert 

 Fashion by Marcus – Member of the London Model House Group  advert 

 Youthline Waspie – A Handspan Midriff Without Constriction  girdle or corselette advert 

 Fashion – Cloudy White Organza Threaded With Black Ribbon Velvet Dress by Mark Luker from Jays  full page 

 Pan Cake Make Up by Max Factor of Hollywood  advert 

 Furs from Debenham and Freebody – 12 Coupons  advert 

 Roussel Belts of Paris  corset – advert 

 Shoes from Russel and Bromley  

 haig Whisky  advert 

 Fifth Avenue Cigarettes by Abdulla  advert 

 Kestos Britains Finest Brassiere  advert 

 Rolls Royce of Conduit St. London WI Mayfair 6201  advert 

 Brenner Furs  advert 

 Gossard  advert 

 Walters Footwear Ltd  advert 

 Bianca Mosca Celanese Fabrics  advert 


This second part of the description features items of news articles etc but have no images associated with the subject matter unless listed above. They include:
The Sketch Book Page by Beverley Baxter with ref. to TheRoyal Silver Wedding   The Vote to Do Away With Hanging for an Experimental Period of Five Years   Max TheAberdeen Terrier (Beverley Baxters Dog)  info. written by Arthur Beverley Baxter a Canadian born journalist and politician 

Norman Collins by Alan Melville 

Our Play Critic Discusses and Plays in Brief  by John Courtenay the Play Critic 

Books Reviewed by Rupert CroftCooke (see list in images) 

Film Critic C. A. Lejeune and The Silent film, "The Cabinet of Dr Caligari" at the Everyman, Hampstead 

Films In Brief by C. A. Lejeune 

Sport by Louis T. Stanley 

Social Climber – The Sketch Short Story by Ronald Cocking 
The four digit number in brackets in title is for my ref only. It measures 295 x 215 mm (11.5 x 8.5 inches).The spine is loose with binding witness marks where once bound, some pages are loose. There is some age yellowing with some spotting. Some pages may have minor cuts tears and blemishes due to their great age. The images vary in size. There are no outer advertising pages/cover unless otherwise stated. The images are in black and white unless otherwise stated.

This item will be packaged in a tube.  

Quotation or speech marks in the text signifies the content in my words and not necessarily what is written on the original page. "Info." in the description is my research, although relevant to the accompanying image or article, is not necessarily in the text.
PLEASE NOTE: I cannot guarantee that the issue is complete 'as published' - but what I have described above IS present. As far as I can tell there are No pages missing so if you are looking for something in particular in these pages PLEASE ASK. The process of the page numbering in The Illustrated London News are applied in a yearly sequence and therefore do not start at number 1. 

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Weight 0.245kg