1948 THE SKETCH Magazine DAVID NIVEN Richard Murdoch KENNETH MORE Attenborough (9962)

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The Sketch. An original vintage weekly issue of the Illustrated Arts Magazine - A wonderful insight into theatre, stage, royalty, society, sport, fashion, Cinema and many other activities of the day
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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:

The Duchess of Kent and Her Children at Coppins in Buckinghamshire – The Duke of Kent aged Twelve – Princess Alexandra aged Eleven – Prince Michael Aged Six  full front page photograph by Baron
Cartoon Drawn by A. T. Smith – Train Scene
Cartoon by Drawn by Peter Ender – Strip
Exhibition of British Film Art the V&A – The Art Directors Work:
Sketch Made for Two Cities Film "Odd Man Out" – Drawn by Ralph Brinton – Shell The Sneak at Dilapidated House Scene
Sketch Made for Two Cities Film "Odd Man Out" – Drawn by Roger Furse - Dock Scene with Kathleen and Johnny
Sketch Made for Two Cities Film "Odd Man Out" – Drawn by Roger Furse – Kathleen at The Docks Scene
Sketch Made for Two Cities Film "Odd Man Out" – Drawn by Roger Furse – After a Raid on a Mill Scene
Sketch Made for Gainsboroughs Film " The Bad Lord Byron " – Drawn by Maurice Carter – The Ballroom Scene
Sketch Made for Film Set of the Rank Organisation – drawn by David Rawnsley – Block of Flats
Exhibited at the Victoria and Albert museum
 A Lunch at Simpsons Services Club Piccadilly to Open the "Script to Screen" Show – Major Huskisson – Mr Dalton – Mr Maurice Ostrer  
 Playing His Trumpet is Mr Humphrey Lyttelton, with Miss Braithwaite His Fiancee  
 Marriage of Miss Antonia Kelly daughter of Late Admiral Sir John Kelly, to The Hon. David St Clair-Erskine Son of Late Lrod Rosslyn, at Brompton Oratory  photograph of the couple
 Miss Elizabeth Bardsley in a Pheasant Feather Hat at The National Hunt Race Meeting at Cheltenham  
 Mrs Peter Thin in Ostrich Feather Hat at Cheltenham  
 Lady Elizabeth Oldfield – Colonel R. Poole –Major Peter Oldfield – at Cheltenham  
 Lord Lovat at An Investiture at the French Embassy – Being Decorated by the French Ambassador H. E. Rene Massigli  
 Mrs Dipali Nag wife of Dr B. D. Nag the Indian Atomic Physicist – With Her Embroidered Saris Brought Over From India  
 Ralph Richardson - A Relief Caricature Cameo Style Likeness by Ascroft –for Candid Cameo  
 Spencer Tracy  actor
 Mark Benny  author
 Arthur Sinclair  Irish actor
 Gladys Young  radio drama
 J. W. Kyle  rugby
 Model of the Proposed Replanning of Westminster at The Tate Gallery  
 Princess Elizabeth – The Duke of Edinburgh – Captain Collier – A visit to The Sailing Ship Pamir at The Shadwell Dock  
 David Niven with His Wife at a Noel Coward Party  
 Eileen Herlie as The Queen in Laurence Oliviers Film Hamlet – Sitting on the Set Reading a Book  
The Gold Cup Won at Ascot in 1901  
 Danny Kaye Uses Skyrockets Dance Band Member, Dumam, as a Human Tee in a Game of Golf at South Herts Golf Club, Totteridge  
 The Entrance, Over the Moat, to Great Tangley Manor, Guildford Owned by Lord Sysonby  
We Take Our Hat Off To Page:
 Ex King Michael of Rumania, Saying Goodbye to His Fiancee Princess Anne of Bourbon-Parma ,at the Gare Du Nord Station  
 Lieutenant Vaughan - Rugby Player for the Navy Keenlyside
 Test Pilot Mr M. J. Lithgow – Set a New Air Speed Record One Day and Broke it the Next – In a Vickers Supermarine Attacker  
 The Rev. Geoffrey Keable of Lower Halstow Kent – At His Loom in His Vicarage Drawing Room  
 Mister Brewster Mason of Stoke on Trent Who Won the Bancroft Gold Medal at RADA  
 Richard Murdoch and Kenneth Horne – Broadcasting "Much Binding in the Marsh" at The BBC  wonderful full page photograph showing the two men at the BBC microphone
Aerial Photographs of London:
 Houses of Parliament – Westminster Bridge – County Hall – St James Par – Horse Guards Parade  
 Admiralty Arch – The Mall  Sleekburnc.
 Houses of Parliament and Part of Westminster Abbey – Parliament Square etc  
 Piccadilly Circus – Regent Street  
 Sally Cooper with Her Mother Gladys Cooper  full page photograph by Vivienne
Photobiography of Richard Attenborough:
 As A Toddler with a Tobacco Pipe  
 As a Boy Playing in a Garden  
 As a Teenager  
 In RAF Uniform  
 A Scene From a Film  
 With His Young Wife photograph by George Konig
 Sitting In An Armchair  photograph by George Konig
Full page of photographs
Scene From the Play "I Remember Mama" at the Adlwych Theatre – Mady Christians – Adrienne Gessner
Scene From the Film "Idol of Paris" – Beryl Baxter – Christine Norden – and others
Funny Cartoon sketch of Fox Hunters – by Maroc ?possibly
Funny Cartoon sketch of a Park Scene Miel – by L. B.Martin
 Reviewers Choice – Book Covers of Unforgiven by Howard Clewes - By Firelight by Edith Pargeter - The Shadow by Neil M.Gunn - The Intrigue by Jacques Natanson  
 Mr Adrian Conan Doyle and Captain Douglas Ash Staging An Old Style Duel on a Bridge Leading to the New Forest home of Mr Conan Doyle  two men in armour
Funny Cartoon Sketch of a Man Fishing From a Horse! – by Blamo
Golf Cartoon Sketch – by ? - Car and Policeman Scene
 M. B. Scholfield – Golfer   Golf - Alan Weir Cambridge Secretary  
 Norman Von Nida the Australian Golfer  
The House of Lords:
 The Royal Gallery  
 Princes Chamber with John GIbsons Marble Group of Figures of Queen Victoria  
 Gothic Archway into One of the Larger Rooms of the House of CLords Library  
 The Kings Robing Room Where the Lords Sit Since They Lent Their Quarters to the Lower House ...
Full page of adverts: - Spring Fashion from Bernard Weatherill of 55 Conduit St London - Youth Lines Corset by W.B - Coat by Marcus of th elondon Model House Group (fashion sketch) - Blouse from Swan and Edgar of Piccadilly Circus  
Fashion :
 Matita Suit in Fine Worsted Reive with Short Waisted Jacket and Full Horizontal Striped Skirt – Plus Hat  
 Matita Coat in Herringbone Scotch Tweed with Wide Bel – Plus Hat  
Photographs by John Erith
Full page of adverts inc: - Reville of Brunton Street (fashion Sketch) - Tailord Coat at Debenham and Freebody (fashion sketch) - Gossard with Sketch of Dress From the Angele Delanghe Range - Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Company Ltd Keenlyside
Full page of adverts inc: Dorothy Lamour and Pan Cake Make Up by Max Factor - Ladies Twee Suit Man Tailored by Moss Bros of Covent Garden (fashion sketch) - Hennessy Brandy - John Grooms Crippleage at 37 Sekforde St. London WI - Blouse and Skirt from Peter French (fashion sketch)
Full page of adverts inc: Gor-Ray Skirt (fashion sketch) - Crosbies Jams and Nell Gwyn Marmalade - Roussel Belts Corset - Lipstick by Cussons - etc
Full page of adverts inc: Whitbread Ale and Stout - Haig Whisky - North British Rubber Company - National Savings Certificate
Full page of adverts inc: Two Piece with Hat from Brenner Sports - Selfridges Spring Blouse (fashion sketch) - Sub Tint Foundation Make Up Base by Coty - Harella Coat by L. Harris of Regent St London

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:
Sketch Book page by Beverley Baxter
Sir Ralph Richardson – by Collie Knox
Play Reviews by John Courtney – "Burlesque" by George Manker Watters and Arthur Hopkins - "Castle Anna" at The Lyric Hammersmith - "The Kings Jesters" Produced by Archie de Bear - "I Remember Mama" from the Novel by Kathryn Forbes and Produced by John van Druten -
Film Reviews by C. A. Lejeune – "Idol of Paris" - "Lady from Shanghai" by Orson Welles - "Le Corbeau" Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot - "Unconquered" by Cecil B. De Mille - "North West passage"
Book Reviews by Rupert Croft Cooke
Curtains – Poem by Alan Melville
Sport Page by Louis T. Stanley
Glass Cuts Diamond – Short Story by Pat Futrelle

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