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Gertrude Lawrence photographed by Cecil Beaton, 1930

Gertrude Lawrence photographed by Cecil Beaton, 1930

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Gertrude Lawrence, along with the composers Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, perform a section of I Whistle a Happy Tune, on the Ed Sullivan Show. To promote the brand new (in 1951), original Broadway production of The King and I.

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Gertrude Lawrence

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Gertrude Lawrence

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Gertrude Lawrence (1898-1952), English actress and singer, advertising Ciro Pearls, London, 1925 (photo: unknown, probably London, circa 1925; advertisement published in The Magazine-Programme, London, [circa mid September 1925], p. 12) At the time of the publication of this advertisement, Gertrude Lawrence was playing in the successful Charlot’s Revue, which opened at the Prince of Wales’s Theatre, London, on 30 March 1925 and closed after 303 performances the following 19 December. Other members of the cast included Leonard Henry, Peter Haddon and Beatrice Lillie. The Misses Lawrence and Lillie, however, left the cast before the end of the run to appear in the New York version of Charlot’s Revue, which opened at the Selwyn Theatre on 10 November 1925. The cast included Jack Buchanan, with whom Gertrude Lawrence sang ‘A Cup of Coffee, a Sandwich and You,’ which they recorded for the Columbia label in New York on 17 November 1925. Jack Buchanan and Gertrude Lawrence singing ‘A Cup of Coffee, a Sandwich and You,’ which they recorded for the Columbia label (Col 512-D) in New York on 17 November 1925.

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Gertrude Lawrence (1898-1952), English actress and singer, advertising Ciro Pearls, London, 1925
(photo: unknown, probably London, circa 1925; advertisement published in The Magazine-Programme, London, [circa mid September 1925], p. 12)

At the time of the publication of this advertisement, Gertrude Lawrence was playing in the successful Charlot’s Revue, which opened at the Prince of Wales’s Theatre, London, on 30 March 1925 and closed after 303 performances the following 19 December. Other members of the cast included Leonard Henry, Peter Haddon and Beatrice Lillie. The Misses Lawrence and Lillie, however, left the cast before the end of the run to appear in the New York version of Charlot’s Revue, which opened at the Selwyn Theatre on 10 November 1925. The cast included Jack Buchanan, with whom Gertrude Lawrence sang ‘A Cup of Coffee, a Sandwich and You,’ which they recorded for the Columbia label in New York on 17 November 1925.


Jack Buchanan and Gertrude Lawrence singing ‘A Cup of Coffee, a Sandwich and You,’ which they recorded for the Columbia label (Col 512-D) in New York on 17 November 1925.

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Leslie Howard and Gertrude Lawrence in Candlelight.

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Leslie Howard and Gertrude Lawrence in Candlelight.

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Gertrude Lawrence in the original Broadway production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I, 1951.

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Gertrude Lawrence in the original Broadway production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I, 1951.

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photo by Dorothy Wilding

Gertrude Lawrence photographed by Dorothy Wilding, 1925

Gertrude Lawrence photographed by Dorothy Wilding, 1925

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