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Auction: Auction 04.09.2015
was auctioned on: 4 September 2015
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Large collection of letters, cards, programmes, playbills, clipped newspaper articles …

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Estimate: £300 - £400
ca. US$460 - US$613
Price realised:  £200
ca. US$306
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Large collection of letters, cards, programmes, playbills, clipped newspaper articles and photographs related to the career of popular comedy duo Bettina Richman and John Jackson Highlights include: black and white, head and shoulders photograph of Abbott and Costello, signed by both entertainers and inscribed "To Betty and John. Thanks for your wonderful support in our act while in England", some creasing; black and white photographs of Flanagan and Allen, inscribed "To Betty" and signed "Best Wishes, Flanagan and Allen" and "Good Luck, Chesney Allen"; signed photograph of 'Wee Georgie Wood'; two sepia toned photographs of Jack Buchnan (one signed on reverse); head and shoulders, signed photograph of Philip Lowrie; letters and cards by Bernard Spear, Alvar Liddell, Wee Georgie Wood, Leslie Grade (on headed paper, "I will certainly see what I can do for you in regard to Television...I will have a word in the right quarters to see what can be done"); promotional photographs of Bettina and John; a shot showing Bettina and George Formby on the stage at the Windmill Theatre, 1950s-1980s. (quantity). ***Bettina Richman and John Jackson were among the leading entertainers in the shows of the Moss Empires, the biggest chain of variety theatres in post-war England. They used to perform along with all the major stage and music hall stars.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
Title: Auction 04.09.2015
Date of the auction: 4 Sep 2015
Address: Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
16-17 Pall Mall
St James’s
SW1Y 5LU London
United Kingdom
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