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Crisham, Walter, Julie Andrews, Hermione Baddeley & Hermione Gingold et al

[Two theatrical scrapbooks of dancer Walter Crisham]

Self-published by the author, London and Los Angeles. 1930s - 1950s, Two large old-fashioned scrapbooks filled with reviews, clippings, photos, programs etc., fairly worn and soiled, covers detached or loose, 10x5 inches and 10x13 inches. Hundreds of photos, playbills, news clippings, reviews and magazine clippings relating to the career of dancer/actor Walter Crisham who was born in Worcester, MA but made a name for himself as a dancer and performer working in London with the two Hermiones (Baddeley & Gingold) in a string of hit Revues such as "Rise Above It" & "Sweet and Low" and the sequels. He was involved with London's High Society especially with several dancing Dames such as Lady Plunkett (who died in a plane crash on her way to the Hearst Castle) and Lady Diana Worthington whose husband was shot by a sentry during WWII and who committed suicide not long after. There is a signed, handwritten card from Lady Worthington. He performed with a 15 year-old Julie Andrews in one Panto "Aladdin" at the London Casino and the program from that is signed by her, Crisham and Jean Carson. He also performed for Ivor Novello & Noel Coward and appeared in extensive make-up in the film "Moulin Rouge" as Valentin le Desosse in 1952. He also dance with Dorothy Dickson, Ziegfield Follies dancer and singer. Wonderful memorabilia from London theatre and society of the War Years and on to Hollywood where Crisham settle and finally died in Granada Hills, CA in 1985

Cat.No: 196913

Price: $450.00

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