1949 THE SKETCH Magazine Diana Wynyard FRED PERRY Borotra Ascot (2372)

Product code: 2372 (170g)
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 18 pages ( 36 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:

A Debutante, Miss Doon Plunket Daughter of Flight Lieutenant the Hon. Brinsley Sheridan Plunket RAF of Luttrellstown Castle Clonsilla, Ireland  full fron t page photograph of the lady
 Craven A Cigarettes – Made Specially to Prevent Sore Throats  full page colour advert
 The Fifth Anniversary of D-Day – A Mock Invasion of the Normandy Beaches  
 Cartoons by Peter Ender  
 A Cocktail Party in Honour of theTwenty Eighth Birthday of the Duke of Edinburgh Given by the National Playing Fields Association – The Duke and Princess Elizabeth with Others  
 National Playing Fields Association at Lady Crosfields Highgate Home – The Duke of Edinburgh Joking with Arvilla McGuire USA Tennis Player – Geoffrey paish GB Tennis Player – Richard Gonzales USA Tennis Player  
 The Shakespearean Actress - Diana Wynyard  full page photograph by Angus McBean
 Trooping the Colour - King George VI Taking the Salute From a Dias in Front of Buckingham Palace with Princess Elizabeth with The Duke of Gloucester Riding Past  full page
 Jean Borotra - Summarily Dealt With by Sherriffs  a full page comical sketch by Robert Stewart Sherriffs – info. Jean Robert Borotra, French tennis player
The Wimbledon Tennis Racket -:
 J. A. Kramer of the USA  
 R. L. Riggs of the USA  
 J. D. Budge USA  
 F. Pancho Segura of Ecuador  
 R. Gonzales of the USA  
 F. R. Schroeder USA  
 J. Dronbny of Czechoslovakia  
 Bob Falkenburg USA  
Also showing two photographs of a comparison between Wembley Stadium and Wimbleon Centre Court
Fred Perry -:
 Fred Perry -The Amateur Dalvis Cup Winner 1934  with others – on a full page with other images of the tennis player
 Lord Mountbatten at Maltas Polo Ground – Receiving the King of Spains Polo Cup Fromt he Governor of Malta Sir Francis Douglas  
 Queen Elizabeth (later Queen Mother) with the Duke of Edinburgh Being Greeted by Lord Rosebery at Epsom Races  
 Eton "The Fourth" – Group Listening to the Derby Around a Car Radio Set  
 National Hunt Race Meeting at Buckfastleigh in Devon – Princess Margaret with Lord Mildmay of Flete  
 Wedding at St. Pauls Cathedral – Ven. Oswin Harvard Gibbs-Smith Archdeacon of London, Married by Special Licence, Miss Nora Maude Gregg  bride, groom and bridesmaids etc leaving the cathedral
 Wedding At st Margarets Westminster – Mr hugh Janson of 16 Wilton Cres to Miss Cornelia R. Guest Daughter of Major The Hon. Oscar Guest of Cabalva House, Whitney on Rye  leaving the church
 Richmond horse Show – Miss Ann Davy with Countess Orssichs Cobby Gelding Smudger  
 The HAC Annual Ball and Fair at Armoury House – Miss Mary Oddie and Major A. Mathieson on the Carousel Roundabout  
 Wedding at St Georges Hanover Square – The Hon. Dudley Ryder and Miss Jeanette Johnston-Saint  
 Outfits at Ascot - Lady Cunliffe-Owen  
 Ascot – Mrs Laura Trenholme  
 Author - Osbert Sitwell
 Author – Stella Gibbons  
 Author – R. C.Hutchinson  
The Royal Ocean Racing Clubs Nroth Sea Race – Harwich to The Hook - Drawings by Peter Heaton -:
 ... " Bloodhound " owned by Mister W. D. N. Wyatt  
 .." Ortac " of the Lloyds Yacht Club owned Reive by I. S. C. Henderson and Dr R. D. Scott  
 ..."Mindy" Owned by F. B. R. Brown and T. Lloyd  
The Island Sailing Club Race from Cowes to Cherbourg:
 Passing the RYS Clubhouse – 445 Lerche RAFYC - - 196 Evenlode, Cutter, Vice Commodore C. Ratsey - - 439 Seahorse of HMS Daedalus  
 Cossette – Bm. Sloop  
 Seahorse the Winner  
 View of the Field Getting Away ...
Fashion at Royal Ascot -:
 Mrs Gerald LEgge in A hat Adorned withCherries  
 Miss B. Lynn in A Fashioned Straw Hat  
 Mrs Cunliffe Fraser in a Crinoline Cartwheel Style Hat  
 Miss Barbara Potter  
 Miss Sondra Ritter  
 Lady Caroline Blackwood  
 Princess Elizabeth – Princess Margaret – Duke of Edinburgh – Earl of Eldon – IN a Coach  
Double page
"We Take Our Hat Off To" Page:
 Police Sgts Skeggs and Teer Performing at the Hendons Police Driving Gymkhana  motor bike etc
 Merle Oberon and Charles Petts of the Berkeley Club  
 Two West End Waiters Racing Half a Mile Carrying Full Glasses of Champagne on a Tray ...
 Film Stars Anne Crawford and John McCallum Chosing Miel the Winner of the Miss Lyons Competition at Sudbury  the caption mentions Joan Rice winning the title
 Little Miss Stella Harries for Her Award at the Richmond Horse Show  
 Michael Beary for His Win at Ascot  full page – Also with an inset photograph by Mr J. A. Dewar in the Royal Box
 Wendy Hiller – Cyril Ritchard – Robert Harris – George Hayes  caricatures drawn by T. G. Griffiths "Griff" from the Play "Ann Veronica" at the Piccadilly Theatre
Scene fron "Deep Waters" – Willoughby Gray – Esmond Knight – Ruth Dunning – Michael Goodliffe
Scene from "The Browning Version" by Terence Rattigan – Hector Ross – Mary Ellis – Barry Jones
Johnny Hess the French Composer Entertainer Performing with Sylvia Peters the Television Announcer in "Four in a Bar"
A Cartoon by Graham
 The Lights Go Out In New York – Penthouse View of New York Showing the the Effect After the Commencement of the Evening Television Programme  full page showing two photographs
Scenes from "They Live By Night" – Farley Granger – Howard da Silva – and others
Scenes from "Now Barabbas" – Not named but the actors mentioned in the article include Stephen Murray – Sir Cedric Hardwicke - Richard Burton – Alex Clunes – plus a lady
 Robert Atkins the Shakespearean Producer  
 Philip Harben Making an Omlette  
 Richard Burton in Now Barabbas  
 Compton Mackenzie  
 Sir Max Beerbohm  
Fashion –  Dress by Susan Small with Hat  
 Coat by W. O. Peake Ltd for Rodex  advert
 Kestos Brassiere  advert Sleekburnc.
Four full pages of adverts
 Dolcis Sandals  full page colour advert
 Famous Inns and Their Signs - The Beehive Inn in Castlegate, Grantham, Lincs  a wonderful colour full page from a painting by Trefor Jones for Dunlop Rubber Company - 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 - info. written by Arthur Beverley Baxter a Canadian born journalist and politician

The Wimbledon Tennis Racket by John Olliff

Fred Perry for Candid Cameo by Alan Melville

Our Play Critic Discusses and Plays in Brief - by J. C. Trewin

The Television Critic Page – by Robert Dane

The Island Sailing Club Race – by Gilbert Hackforth-Jones

Books Reviewed by Rupert Croft-Cooke

Film Critic C. A. Lejeune and

Films In Brief by C. A. Lejeune

Sport by Louis T. Stanley

– 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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Product Code 2372 (170g)
Weight 0.245kg