George Robey

George Robey & Owen Nares

Reference number:

11162
£38.00

Description:

An original vintage 1930s autograph book page, clearly signed in ink by George Robey

Certification:

Owen Nares on reverse of this page. From the extensive vintage 1930s autograph collection of John Petrie of London containing many entertainment and sporting notables of the period. It is believed that he worked within the theatre and film industry. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

12x8cm Sized Page

Condition:

Average. View Image

George Robey

Reference number:

10882
£35.00

Description:

An original vintage 1930s promo-card, clearly signed in ink by George Robey

Certification:

From the wonderful vintage 1920-30s autograph book of Bertha Sydney containing over 100 actors / politicians / sportsmen / writers and pioneers of the period. Most notably including ; Winston Churchill / David Lloyd George / Stanley Baldwin / M K Gandhi / Laurel & Hardy / Rudyard Kipling / G K Chesterton / Fay Wray & Jack Hobbs. Bertha Sydney was an actress and a member of the well known theatrical family which included film actor Basil Sydney (The Dam-Busters / Ivanhoe / Sea Wife & Treasure Island). She collected all the autographs for a decade after Christmas 1925. Some autographs are dedicated to her with additional messages and are dated. A typed letter & copy photographs are included to support the provenance and further detail the history written by her daughter (Sheila) who sold the book to us in 2018. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA 

Size:

10x7cm Sized Photocard

Condition:

Good. View Image

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About George Robey

George Robey

GEORGE ROBEY d1954. English comedian, singer and actor in musical theatre, who became known as one of the greatest music hall performers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. As a comedian, he mixed everyday situations and observations with comic absurdity. Apart from his music hall acts, he was a popular Christmas pantomime performer in the English provinces, where he excelled in the dame roles. He scored notable successes in musical revues during and after the First World War, particularly with the song "If You Were the Only Girl in The World". One of his best-known original characters in his six-decade long career was the Prime Minister of Mirth. He died aged 85 on November 29th 1954.

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