1949 THE SKETCH Magazine GLYNIS JOHNS Fitzroy Maclean MARGOT FONTEYN Capri (6372
1949 THE SKETCH Magazine GLYNIS JOHNS Fitzroy Maclean MARGOT FONTEYN Capri (6372
1949 THE SKETCH Magazine GLYNIS JOHNS Fitzroy Maclean MARGOT FONTEYN Capri (6372
1949 THE SKETCH Magazine GLYNIS JOHNS Fitzroy Maclean MARGOT FONTEYN Capri (6372
1949 THE SKETCH Magazine GLYNIS JOHNS Fitzroy Maclean MARGOT FONTEYN Capri (6372

1949 THE SKETCH Magazine GLYNIS JOHNS Fitzroy Maclean MARGOT FONTEYN Capri (6372

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John Simon Kerans GLYNIS JOHNS Fitzroy Maclean DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS John Boddington BEVERLEY BAXTER Margot Fonteyn WALTER ARNOLD HADLEE CRICKETER Malvern Festival SOCIETY WEDDINGS Cowes Island Sailing Club CAPRI


Original Vintage Magazine

Dated 1949


This first part of the description features a list of images i.e. photographs, sketches, drawings etc (some with descriptive articles but not always):

Glynis Johns - full front page photograph by Fred Daniels - announcing she has been chosen to play opposite Douglas Fairbanks in State Secret.

Princess Margaret Colonel in Chief of St John Ambulance Brigade.

Cartoon sketches by Peter Ender.

Cowes Week: Duke Of Edinburgh with Princess Elizabeth and Lt. Comm M. Crichton in The Yacht Bluebottle - full page (fp).

The Once Upon a Time Club at the Torch Theatre Knightsbridge: Uncle John Boddington Telling a Tale - fp showing x4 photos.

London and Senior Orchestras at Queenswood near Hatfield Herts:

Mister Ernest Read conducts Wood Wind Players.

Students Leaving the Buildings. sleekburnc.

Embryo Conductors sit in Gallery and Follow The Baton of Well Known Conductors.

Orchestra with Myers Foggin Conducting and Cicely Kibart as Soloist.

Douglas Fairbanks Jnr - fp photograph by Houston Rogers.

Beverley Baxter - fp photocollage by McBean; portrait study by Karsh of Ottawa. Info. Arthur Beverley Baxter

Beverley Baxter Caricature by Ashcroft.

Enchantment in Camera - fp; nude photo by Fred Daniels.

Portrait of a Scarlet Pimpernel: Brigadier Fitzroy Maclean CBE MP with Three Children - fp, plus an inset of him reading. Info. children are probably Susan Rose "Sukie" Phipps - Jeremy Julian Joseph Phipps - Charles Edward Maclean.

Margot Fonteyn in the Ballet Apparitions - fp photo by Angus McBean.

George VI, Queen Elizabeth, Begum Rahimtoola, High Commissioner fo rPakistan and Others at a Reception.

Wedding of Lt Cdr. Peter Snow and Miss Betty Maxwell at Cathedral Church Portsmouth.

ON Board Lord Camroses Yacht at Cowes: Mr Nigel Hope, Lady Jane Heaton, Hon. Richard Keppel, Miss Magdalen Eyston and Others - x2photos.

Reception in HMS President After Lt A. St Johnston RNVR Married Miss Barbara Hemelryk - photo of the couple cutting the cake.

Miss Clarissa Borenius and Mr Julius Lada-Grodzicki After their Marriage at The Chapel, Wardour Castle, Tisbury.

Double page titled Sketch Date Book:

Lady Barings Ball at Northwood House, Cowes: Mrs R. Gunstone, Major T. Hohler, Miss Joy Colegate, Miss Isobel Colegate, Mr Richard Eddis.

Barings Ball: Lt. E. Johnson R. Norwegian Navy from Bergen, With His English Wife. c.keenlyside.

Sir Duncan A. Grand and Miss Joan P. Cope After Their Weddin in Warwick Street Being Piped from the Church.

Millionairess Princess Troubetskay nee Barbara Hutton with Her Son Lance Reventlow, Prince Troubetskoy, Mr paul Williams, M. Jean Danheiz and the Boatman Leaving a Motor Launch at Venices Lido Beach.

Chirstopher John Norton Son of Lord and Lady Rathcreedan with His Parents after The Christening.

Cowes: Members of Island Sailing Club on Their Clubhouse Balcony.

Dublin Horse Show: Mrs Una Reedy.

Rex F. Pennington and Sarah Talbot after Their Wedding at St Peter in the East, Oxford.

Earl of Selkirk with Miss Audrey Sale-Barker After Their Wedding at St Giles, Edinburgh. Info. George Nigel Douglas-Hamilton.

Cowes, Island Sailing Club Secretary Bruce Benzie with Others.

Lady Victoria Lucy Percy Daughter of Duke and Duchess of Northumberland, Christened in Alnwick Castle Chapel; with Lady Caroline, Lord Geoffrey Percy, Lord Dalkeith, Lady Ellesmere.

Gertrude Lawrence, with Simon Elwes in His Studio, Viewing His Portrait of Her.

FP showing three scenes from the filmMadeleine directed by David Lean: Leslie Banks - Patricia Raine - Ann Todd as Madeleine Smith.

The Malvern Festival: Lunch Time on the Terrace; Mr Esme Percy with Captain Roy Limbert; Ernest Thesiger and Frances Day - fp showing x3photos.

Art; The Parisian Line on Woman - double page (dp) showing eight drawings (6 nude) of women by Van Dongen, Goerg, Maurice Dekobra, Francois Jeze, Jacques Fath, Charles Lemmel, Aizpiri, Andre Lhote.

Underwater Swimming at Silver Springs, Florida: Ross Allen the American Naturalist Wrestling with an Alligator - Four Young Girls Playing Follwo My Leader on the Floor of the Lake - plus two other photos.

Walter Arnold hadlee the New Zealand Cricket Captain - a wonderful fp drawing by Robert Stewart Sherriffs and backed with a colour fern frond or leaf.

DP titled Painter in Capri and Impressions of the Holiday Island Specially Drawn for The Sketch by Francis Marshall and tinted in grey and blue: Piazza Umberto - Blue Grotto - Lord LEightons House - Driving to the Marina Piccola by Horse and Carriage - Trying on Hand Made Sandals.

Just Wright fp colour from a painting Specially drawn for the Sketch by David Wright of a half naked woman sitting on the floor, putting nail varnish on.

FP cartoon drawn by Stan Terry captioned You'll get quite a pleasant surprise when you see your first woman!; two men, one the artist, looking at his work.

Theatre - dp showing various:

Caricatures drawn by Griff from Death of a Salesman at the Phoenix: Katharine Alexander - Henry Oscar - Paul Muni - Frank Maxwell - Kevin McCarthy - Ralph Theadore.

Scene from Death of a Salesman: Kevin McCarthy - Katharin Alexander - Frank Maxwell - Paul Muni.

Scene from The Schoolmistress: Julia Flaxman - Nigel Patrick - Jane Broughton - Allison Malcolm - Judith Stott.

Scene from Miss Julie at the Lyric Hammersmith: Joan Miller and Duncan Lamont.

Scene from The Late Edwina Black: Catherine LAcey and Raymond huntley.

Scene From Village Wooing: Brian Haines and Miriam Adams.

Lt Commander J. S. Kerans DSO RN of the Frigate Amethyst Which Was Held Hostage by Chinese Communist Forces on the Yangtse River - fp photograph of the man.

Fay Compton, Terence Rattigen and Eric Portman Receiving Their Ellen Terry Memorial Awards miel from the Duke of Edinburgh at the Savoy Hotel - fp photo with inset.

Television Reviews by Robert Dane - x7photos: Ruth Lodge and Frederick Valk in London Town - Duggie Wakefield - Yves Montand - Dr Daniel Q. Posin Lecturer of Einsteins Committee of Atomic Scientists - David Paltenghi's Ballet for Beginners rieve - Hector Ross in The Devils Disciple - Scene from Cliff Gordons Choir Practice -Inn Signs or How to Read History on the Highway by John Read. .

The Cinema - scenes from:

Scene from Dont Ever Leave Me.

Scene from Lady Windermeres Fan: Madeleine Carroll, Jeanne Crain, Richard, Greene, George Sanders.

Scene from Too late for Tears: Lizabeth Scott and Dan Duryea.

The New Adventures of Don Juan : Viveca Lindfors and Errol Flynn.

Knock on Any Door: Humphrey Bogart and others.

Scene from City Across the River - info. possibly Peter Fernandez and Stephen McNally.

We Were Strangers: Pedro Armendariz.

Rope of Sand. Info. possibly Sam Jaffra, Corinne Calvert, Paul Henreid ?

Book reviews showing x3 small photos: Sinclair Lewis - Nancy Mitford - Agatha Christie .

Melvillainy - Horrid Thought - fp funny sketch by Alan Melville with accompanying verses about the relationship between husband and wife.

Fashion: Embroidered Summer Dress from Jays; Dress from Dickens and Johns; Hats by Hugh Beresford x2pics.

Choice of the Month by Our Panel of Experts - fp showing x5photos of screen, stage, TV, Radio, and Literature:

Viveca Lindfors for Don Juan - chosen by critic C. A. Lejeune.

Paul Muni for Death of a Salesman - chosen by J. C. Trewin.

Howard Clewes for the novel Green Grow the Rushes - ?.

Cliff Gordon for TV Choir Practice - chosen by Alan Melville.

H. Oldfield Box for Radio - by Frederick Laws.


Corfe Castle Dorset - fp colour for Bass and Worthington.

North British Tyres and Tubes - fp colour.

Bedroom Scene for Horrockses - fp

Jamal Permanent Waving - ¼p hairdressing.

Worth Perfume - ¼p.

His Masters Voice - ¼p.

Holyrood Knitwear - ¼p.

Plus others.


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.

Candid Cameo by Alan Melville: On Beverley Baxter.

The Theatre by Eric Keown - reviews.

Television Review by Robert Dane.

The Cinema by C. A. Lejeune - reviews of The New Adventures of Don Juan - and Knock on Any Door

Books Reviewed by Rupert Croft-Cooke: The Godseeker by Sinclair Lewis - Green Grow the Rushes by Howard Clewes - Crooked House by Agatha Christie - Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford.

Plus various caption articles to accompany images. sleekburnc. 1708


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.

24 pages (48 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. The images are in black and white unless otherwise stated. It retains the outer advertising cover. This is an original USED magazine not a scan and not a later re-print.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 pages missing, so 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.

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