1948 THE SKETCH Magazine BERNARD SHAW Priscilla Buchan JOHN HOWARD DAVIES (8072)
1948 THE SKETCH Magazine BERNARD SHAW Priscilla Buchan JOHN HOWARD DAVIES (8072)
1948 THE SKETCH Magazine BERNARD SHAW Priscilla Buchan JOHN HOWARD DAVIES (8072)
1948 THE SKETCH Magazine BERNARD SHAW Priscilla Buchan JOHN HOWARD DAVIES (8072)
1948 THE SKETCH Magazine BERNARD SHAW Priscilla Buchan JOHN HOWARD DAVIES (8072)

1948 THE SKETCH Magazine BERNARD SHAW Priscilla Buchan JOHN HOWARD DAVIES (8072)

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Vintage Magazine

Dated 1948


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:

Mr George Bernard Shaw - full page (fp) frontispiece photograph by Karsh of Ottawa.

A Young Man Who May Well Become Our Greatest Ambassador Duke of Edinburgh with two ladies.

Cartoon by Ascroft Preface shows a man sitting on a high stool, and a pile of books - it may be George Bernard Shaw.

The Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace - fp photograph showing the Queen and others mingling with guests.

Lord Tweedsmuir and Lady Grant MP Have Arranged to Be Married - fp photograph. Info. John Norman Stuart Buchan. nee Priscilla Jean Fortescue Thomson.

Double page (dp) titled Miss Sketch's Date Book:

Miss Joan Paterson and Major Peter Ommanney Leaving The Church After Their Wedding at St Michaels, Chester Square; With Maid of Honour Miss Dorothy Hankey.

Miss Elizabeth Stampers in a Fashionable Dress at Henley Royal Regatta. sleekburnc.

US Ambassadors Independence Day Ball at the Dorchester: Miss Sharman Douglas with Mr Norman Fraser a Laiason Officer at US Embassy.

Wedding of Miss Eileen Phipps to Lt Col. P. K. Parbury of Wollongon NSW Attended by Prince William of Gloucester, Frances and Rosemary Scott, Miss Diana Phipps, The Hon. Elizabeth Lawrence, and Miss Susan Landale x2photos.

Mr Ralph Burce Verney and Miss Mary Vestey After Their Wedding at St Pauls Knightsbridge.

Sir Basil and Lady Bartlett On their Way to the Buckingham Palace Garden Party - info. nee Helen Mary Malcolm grand-daughter of Lily Langtry, and BBC presenter.

Eton and Harrow Cricket Match at Lords: Mr Anthony Eden with His son, and Mrs Gilesworth - x2photos.

Mister Petre Crowder and The Hon. Patricia Stourton Daughter of Lord Mowbray After Their Wedding at Brompton Oratory; with their Attendants Harriet and June Ducas, Christine Thodes, Jonathan Harris, Miss Rosemary Crowder, Miss Monica Soutrton, Miss Prudence Rowley etc.

Yvonne Arnaud - fp photograph by Houston Rogers.

Caricatures of Actors by Griff or T. G. Griffiths: Arthur Macrae - Alexander Gauge - Miel - Charles Victor - Helen Christie - in Travellers Joy at The Criterion Theatre.

Book Shelf - reviews by Rupert Croft-Cooke; showing four book dust jackets: Men at High Table and House of Strangers by Gerald Bullett - Joy Josephine by Monica Dickens - Knock on Any Door by Willard Motley - Going My Way by Godfrey Winn

FP titled Choice of the Month Selected by Miss Sketch's Team of Experts with the signature of the selector on the each photo:

Sir Arthurt Keith for Literature - Selected by Stephen Potter.

Kathleen Michael for Stage - Selected by Beverley Baxter.

Rodrigo Moynihan for Art - by Mary Potter.

Edwige Feuillere for Screen - by C. A. Lejeune.

Pat Dixon for Radio - by Frederick Laws. .

Henry Cotton for Sport - by Louis T. Stanley.

Ballet and Scenes from The Red Shoes - fp showing four scenes with Moira Shearer - Robert Helpmann - Leonide Massine.

Ballerina of The Red Shoes - fp Specially drawn for The Sketch by Francis Marshall; It shows artists impression of the new Pressburger-Powell film; caption lists the actors: Moira Shearer - Massine - Anton Walbrook - Robert Helpmann - Ivan Boleslawsky. c.keenlyside.

Art of the XIV Olympiad at the Victoria and Albert Museum:

Fishing at the Mouth of the River by Roy Beddington of GB

Boxing Match by Karl Borschke of Austria.

La Pesea by Filippo Sgarlata of Italy.

The Swimmer by Hubert Jencasse of France.

Portraits by Savely Sorine in an Exhibition at the Widenstein Gallery - fp showing x3:

HRH The Duchess of Kent - info. Princess Marina: dated 1935?

Irina Baranova - ballet dancer.

After the Bath - young lady; dated

Oliver Twist - half page photomontage by Angus McBean showing John Howard Davies, Alec Guinness, Kay Walsh, Anthony Newley, an others.

John Howard Davies as Oliver Twist - fp photograph by Baron aka Stirling or Sterling Henry Nahum.

George VI Talking to Frank Stranahan at Muirfield with Major Thomas Harvey.

Louis Brough Tennis Player - smallphoto.

Doris Hart Tennis Player - sm. Photo.

The Annual Film Garden Party at Morden Hall Park, Surrey - fp showing x2photos:

See How They Ran!: Dennis Price; Jean Simmons; Jack Warner; Margaret Lockwood; Sid Field; Patricia Roc; reive; Kieron Moore; Valerie Hobson; Eric Portman with Pats Peke Dog - hp

Michael Wilding with Anna Neagle and Ingrid Bergman - nr hp.

FP showing x4photos titled We Take Off Our Hat To...:

Joe Simms for Crossing London River in Slow Motion.

Dr W. G. Grace to Mark Centenary of His Birth.

Davina Egremont-Lee for Defying the New Look at a Party - little girl.

Mrs Richardson For Being Given Carte Blanche to Speak Her mInd to the Board of Trade on Clothes rationing.

Put a Snoot on Your Basher and Flash It! - fp page showing a photograph of the set of The Warner Bros Burbank Studio, Hollywood showing the complicated lighting.


Gor-Ray Skirt - fp colour.New Sunbeam Talbot 80 and 90 - fp car advert in colour; back cover.

To Mark the Occasion Give Her Muse Perfume - fp colour inside front cover; a drawing of a woman with bouquet.

Plus various smaller adverts incl: Burberrys - Brevitt Shoes - Kribigrip - Vorix Vermouth - Osnath Prams - Twomax Knitwear - Rolls Royce Car - Lillywhites Beach Wear - Selfridges Striped Poplin Mens Shirt - Basildon Bond - etc.


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 Bernard Shaw - Wimbledon - Aneurin Bevan - Colonel Robert McCormick of Chicago Tribune.

Our Play Critic Discusses Travellers Joy by Arthur MAcrae - by John Courtenay.

Our Film Critisc Discusses Oliver Twist - by C. A. LEjeune.

Sports by Louis T. Stanley.

Books in Brief; also Plays and Films

Mellvillainy: Not Cricket - comical poem by Alan Melville; Info. Melville was an English broadcaster, writer, actor, etc. born in Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland 1910.

Books Reviewed by Rupert Croft-Cooke (see list in images).

Film Critic C. A. Lejeune.

Films In Brief by C. A. Lejeune.

Sport by Louis T. Stanley.

List of forthcoming entertainments, weddings, sport, screen, stage etc.

The Great Levitation Race by John Shearman - short story. Sleekburnc. 2107



A wonderful insight into theatre, stage, royalty, society, sport, fashion and many other activities of the day a journal of art and actuality. The Sketch was a British illustrated weekly newspaper with a high photographic content, 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.

16 pages (32 sides). It measures 295 x 220 mm (11.5 x 8.5 "). The spine is loose with binding witness marks. There is a little age yellowing. Some of the pages may be loose, and have minor cuts tears and blemishes due to their age - anything more than minor will be mentioned in the main body of the description. The images/photos. vary in size. This is an original USED magazine not a scan and not a later re-print. The images are in black and white unless otherwise stated. The four digit number in brackets in title is for my ref only. This item will be packaged in a board backed envelope. 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, but if you are looking for something in particular in this issue PLEASE ASK. If you require information on size of articles (i.e. number of words), sizes of images, please ask before bidding or buying. The process of the page numbering in The Sketch are carried on from the previous issue and therefore do not start at number 1.

The descriptive text in my listing, details the content in my own 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 printed text.

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