Gertie

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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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Telegram Exchange

  • Gertie: Play opens tomorrow. Bring a friend. If you have one.
  • Noël: Cannot make opening night. Will come second night. If you have one.

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operaqueen:

Gertrude Lawrence and Noel Coward.

operaqueen:

Gertrude Lawrence and Noel Coward.

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Gertrude Lawrence gave two tickets for her successful play, “Lady in the Dark,” and an inscribed silver thimble to Mrs. Wales Latham, National President of the American organisation in aid of Bundles for Britain. They are seen in Gertrude Lawrence’s dressing-room at the Alvin Theatre [New York]. Most of her salary, nearly £1,000 a week, is given to British War Relief Funds. (The Tatler, March 19, 1941)

Gertrude Lawrence gave two tickets for her successful play, “Lady in the Dark,” and an inscribed silver thimble to Mrs. Wales Latham, National President of the American organisation in aid of Bundles for Britain. They are seen in Gertrude Lawrence’s dressing-room at the Alvin Theatre [New York]. Most of her salary, nearly £1,000 a week, is given to British War Relief Funds. (The Tatler, March 19, 1941)

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tabbyinlove:

Noel Coward and Gertrude Lawrence in Noel`s play - Private lives. 1931.

tabbyinlove:

Noel Coward and Gertrude Lawrence in Noel`s play - Private lives. 1931.

Gertrude Lawrence, Daphne du Maurier and Ellen Doubleday

photos and text from Daphne Du Maurier: The Secret Life of the Renowned Storyteller