1948 THE SKETCH Magazine ISABEL MILES-LADE Petronella Reynolds MERLIN HAY (6072)

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Original 1940s magazine THE SKETCH Dated 1948 Charles B. Cochran ROYAL ASCOT FASHION Lady Isabel Milles-Lade VACANI DANCE SCHOOL. Plus much more; see main description




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:

Four in Hand Team in Grey Toppers - front page

The Duchess of Kent Presents the Wightman Cup to Mrs Wightman After the American Victor at Wimbledon - with others

Cartoon strip by Peter Ender

The Royal Tournament at Olympia - King George VI - Queen Elizabeth - Princess Margaret and Mrs Harvey Wife of the King's Private Secretary.

Admiral Lord Fraser CinC Portsmouth Inspecting Troops on a White Horse.

Procession at Cambridge University - Field Marshal Smuts Installed Chancellor of Cambridge University - Winston Churchill An Hon. Doctorate.

Ex King Michael of Rumania and Princess Anne of Bourbon-Parma Wedding Group - Princess Olga of Yugoslavia - Princess Nicholas of Greece - Princess Christina of hesse - Queen Frederika of Greece - Princess Dorothy of Hesse - Queen Mother Helen of Rumania - King Paul of Greece - Prince Erik of Denmark - Prince George and Princess Sophia of Hanover - Prince Carol of Hesse - Princesses Irene and Sophia - Crown Prince Constantine of Greece.

Huge Crowds on Horse Guards Watching the Ceremony of the Trooping the Colour.

Trooping the Colour.

Cricket - The First Test Match at Nottingham:

Hutton Bowled by Miller. and others

Compton Bowled by Miller. c.keenlyside.

Edrich Bowled by Johnston.

Hardstaff Caught by Miller miel off Johnston.

The Wightman Cup Tennis Match at Wimbledon - Molly Blair and Jean Bostock GB v. Pat Todd and Doris Hart USA.

Golf - Louise Suggs of USA and Jean Donald.

Cricket in Windsor Great Park:

The Duke of Edinburgh Bowling.

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Talking to Leslie Henson During the Match - Crackers the Corgi Sitting Near By.

The King With Rev. R. R. Churchill and Princess Margaret's Sealyham Susan.

The Duke of Edinburgh Batting - Captain Kimmins at the Wicket.

Lord Milford haven - Captain Anthony Kimmins - Duke of Edinburgh - Princess Elizabeth - And the Photographer Share a Joke.

At Chapel of Assumption Kensington: The Wedding of Mr K. Lomas of Beaulieu in Hants to Miss Anne Stokes Daughter of Mr Adrian Stokes of Lowndes Close.

The Airborne Dinner Dance at the Savoy: The Duke of Marlborough - Lady Caroline Waterhouse.

The Fourth at Eton: Lady Joan Newman - Lady Hyde - Lord hyde with Rust and Crumpet (dogs).

Derby Day: Engaged Couple Mrs Smyly and Lord St Aldwyn - info. Diana Mary Christian Mills and Michael John Hicks-Beach.

At St Martin in the Field: Wedding of Mr Alexander Grant Laing of Logie loght House, Dunphail, Morayshire and Miss Graeme Elizabeth Dalrymple-Hamilton daughter of Admiral Sir Frederick.

Presentation Party at Buckingham Palace: Mr F. N. Reynolds - The Non. Mr and Mrs Denys Lowson - Miss Petronella Reynolds - Mrs Reybnolds.

Christening of Lord Hay, Son of Captain Iain Moncreiffe and The Countess of Erroll - Lord James Murray - The Master of Erskine - The Hon. C. Stourton - Mr M. Scott - Reive - Hon. Mrs Erskine - Miss Moncreiffe - Sir Thomas Innes - Lucy Lady Erroll.

Wedding of Miss Judith Welsh and Mr Anthony Holland at St Margarets Westminster. the pair outside the church

Marriage of Major Humphrey J. G. Weld and Miss Frances Mary Fraser daughter of Major the Hon. Alastair Fraser of Moniack Castle.

Royal Ascot:

Miss Gillian Loder With Mr M. Harvey.

Mrs Jocelyn Hambro.

Miss Raine McCorquodale.

Lady Rosse.

The Duchess of Marlborough and Lady Sarah Russell.

Mrs Randolph Churchill - info. nee Pamela Beryl Digby etc.

We Take Our hat Off to Page:

Hazel Neal the Champion Wool Gatherer in The Warwickshire young Farmers Clup Competition.

Mrs Blair - Mrs Bostock - Mrs Todd - Miss Hart - in the Wightman Cup.

Pierino Gamba The Eleven Year Old Boy Conductor.

Mr Chatrill of Bristol.

Mlle Mony Venson of the Caberet Robinson, Paris.

Sir Charles B. Cochran. full page photograph by Baron.

Caricatures Drawn by T. G. Griffiths "Griff" - Clive Brook - Brenda Bruce - Pamela Borwn - Noel howlett - In The Gioconda Smile.

France: Hospices de Beaune-Bourgogne.

France: At The Villa Mauresque on the Riviera - Somerset Maugham Lunching with His Daughter Lisa, Her Two Children and Some Friends.

France - Chapel of the Midi, Chateau l'Arc.

Fashion Sketches by Frances Marshall - Royal Ascot:

1901 - The Gibson Girl Silhouette.

1910 - Black Ascot The Month After Edward VII Died.

1914 - Jus Before the First World War.

1922 - Skirts Shrank.

1929 - Cloche Hats an Cropped Hair and a Verderer of Windsor Forest.

1948 - Almost Ankle Length Dresses and Edwardian Hats - A Man in Morning Coat.

Royal Ascot:

King and Queen in an Open Landau.

The King and Queen - Princess Elizabeth - Princess Margaret.

The Royal party Train Their Glasses onthe Race "The Gold Vase " won by M. Boussac.

Fashion Miss Elizabeth Shelley in Black Taffeta.

Mrs Alan Fairley in Sprigged Organdie.

Lady Isabel Milles-Lade to Marry Lord Derby - full page photograph of the lady by Antony Beauchamp

Tail Waggers. kangaroo and poem drawn and written by Alan Melville


Photomantage by Angus McBean showing actors from "Four Steps in the Clouds" or Quattro Passi Fra LE Nuvole

Choice of the Month Page:

Lilian Bowes Lyon for Her Poems.

W. R. Johnstone The Australian Born Jockey.

David Jones the Artist for His Drawings .

Eleven Year Old Margaret O'Brien for Her Performance in "The Unfinished Dance". sleekburnc.

For Radio: Bill Kerr From Wagga Wagga.

Yvonne Arnaud - Actress.

Miss Vacani's Dance School for Children:

Nemore the Daughter of Dr And Mrs Nigel Loring.

Louise Daughter of Mr Godrey Ralli and Grandaughter of Sir Strati and Lady Ralli - Elizabeth Twin Daughter of Mrs James Whatman - Margaret Daughter of Mr and Mrs E. W. Stephens - Ann Whatman twin of Elizabeth.

Frances the Daughter of Mrs Margaret Sweeny.

Antony Son of Mr And Mrs Woosnam-Mills.

Christabel and Katharine Daughters of Mister and The Hon. Mrs Kenneth Carlisle.

Full page of adverts: Manfields Arch Preserver - Avon Tyres - Adam - Champion Plugs - Allure The Kent Cosby Perfume Hairbrush - Photograph by Jean Kent.

Full page of Adverts x2


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 - info. written by Arthur Beverley Baxter a Canadian born journalist and politician.

Melvillainy by Alan Melville

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

Books Reviewed by Rupert Croft-Cooke.

Film Critic C. A. Lejeune.

Sport by Louis T. Stanley.

M'Rabi - The Sketch Short Story by Warden Ledge. sleekburnc. 2306


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, 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 is an original USED magazine not a scan and not a later re-print. Thirteen pages (26 sides). It measures 295x220 mm (11.5 x 8.5"). There are binding witness marks to the spine.There is no outer advertising cover. 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. The images are in black and white unless otherwise stated. This item will be packaged in a board backed envelope. The four digit number in brackets in title is for my ref only.

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.

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 other 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 page numbering in The Sketch are carried on from the previous issue and therefore do not start at number 1.

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Product Code 6072 (Wt. 200g)
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