Will Hay

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Will Hay

WILL HAY d1949. English comedian film actor director and amateur astronomeur. He worked at the British film studios of Elstree / Gainsborough and Ealing during the 1930s. His best known role being on the railway film "Oh Mr Porter" (1937) with its catchphrase, 'The next train's gone!', spoken by Marriott as the decrepit old deputy stationmaster. Hay decided to break up the partnership with Moffatt and Marriott and brought in Claude Hulbert as his side-kick for The Ghost of St Michaels (1941) and The Goose Steps Out (1942). His 1943 film My Learned Friend again with Hulbert, is considered a masterpiece of black comedy ....... He died following a stroke aged 60 in 1949.

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Will Hay

Reference number:

8809
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Description:

An original vintage 1930s autograph book page, clearly signed in ink by Will Hay.

 

Certification:

From a 1930-40s Blackpool United Kingdom area autograph book containing many notable Music Hall / Actors and Big Band performers of the period all obtained in person in the areas theatres by Mr SS. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Size:

12x10cm Sized Autograph Book Page.

Condition:

Fair. View image.

Will Hay

Reference number:

6430
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Description:

A rare vintage 1930s autograph book page, clearly signed in pencil by Will Hay.

 

Certification:

From the 1930s autograph book of Peggy Thompson of Chatham Kent, containing many entertainment notables of the period. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Size:

18x12in >> Acid Free Mount >> Unframed