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above: detail of Fred MacAulay autograph

Fred MacAulay - born 1956, Scottish comedian and radio presenter. He regularly appears on TV and radio panel shows, including Have I Got News for You, The News Quiz and Mock the Week. He presents Radio Scotland's morning show, and much of their Edinburgh Festival coverage - 4 x 6 inches (10.5 x 15 cm) autographed Radio Scotland publicity card. £10

 

 

 

 

 

             

 

above: detail of Don Maclean autograph

Don Maclean - born 1944, British comedian and actor, best known as the host of BBC TV childrens' TV show Crackerjack - 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm) autographed photo. Condition: small sellotape stain on reverse. £12

 

[N.B. Do not confuse him with American singer of the same name]

 

  

 

   

  

 

above: detail of Marcel Marceau autograph

Marcel Marceau - 1923-2007, legendary French mime artist. He performed live on stage and on TV, most famously as Bip the clown. He appeared in a number of films including Barbarella, in which he played Professor Ping, a speaking role, and Silent Movie in which he spoke a single word, "non", the only speech in the entire film - 5 x 8 inches (13 x 20 cm) autographed photo, signed: "To Robert Laird, with all my heart, Bip, Marcel Marceau 83". £40   [ref: MM1]

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

above: detail of Marcel Marceau autograph

Marcel Marceau - 1923-2007, legendary French mime artist. He performed live on stage and on TV, most famously as Bip the clown. He appeared in a number of films including Barbarella, in which he played Professor Ping, a speaking role, and Silent Movie in which he spoke a single word, "non", the only speech in the entire film - 5 x 7 inches (13 x 18 cm) autographed photo, signed: "To Martin Thomas, with all my heart, Bip, Marcel Marceau 84". Condition: slight crease to bottom right corner". £35   [ref: MM2]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

above: detail of Tony Martin autograph

Tony Martin - 1913-2012, American popular singer and actor. He had 43 hit singles, including South of the Border and Stranger in Paradise. In films he often appeared in musical roles, including The Big Store, Two Tickets to Broadway, Deep in my Heart and Till the Clouds Roll By. On TV he hosted and starred in The Tony Martin Show for NBC. - 5 x 7 inches (13 x 18 cm) autographed photo, signed: "Best wishes, Tony Martin". Condition: minor creasing top right. £25

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

above: detail of George Melly autograph

George Melly - 1926-2007, legendary jazz and blues singer, critic, writer and lecturer. In the late 1940s and 50s he sang old-fashioned New Orleons jazz, and was greatly influenced by his idol, Bessie Smith, returning to jazz in the late 1970s with John Chiltern and his Feetwarmers. He lectured in Surrealist Art, of which he had a huge knowledge, and in the late 1960s, when he had temporarily retired from performing jazz, was the film critic of The Guardian. For the last two years of his life he had lung cancer and dementia, but refused treatment, preferring to continue performing - 6.5 x 10 inches (16.5 x 25 cm) large autographed photo, signed: "For Tony and all at Rough Assembly with happy memories, George Melly". £20   [ref: GM1]

 

 

 

 

 

       

 

above: detail of George Melly autograph

George Melly 1926-2007, legendary British jazz and blues singer, critic, writer and lecturer. In the late 1940s and 50s he performed old-fashioned New Orleons jazz, and was greatly influenced by his idol, Bessie Smith, returning to jazz in the late 1970s, performing with John Chiltern and his Feetwarmers.  He lectured in Surrealist Art, of which he had a huge knowledge, and in the late 1960s, when he had temporarily retired from performing jazz, was the film critic of the Guardian. For the last two years of his life he had lung cancer and dementia, but refused treatment, preferring to continue performing - 4 x 6 inches (10 x 15 cm) autographed photo, signed shortly before his death. £18   [ref: GM2]

 

 

 

 

 

             

 

above: detail of Billy Merrin autograph

Billy Merrin - born 1900; British dance band leader of the 1930s; a vocalist, pianist and banjo-player, he was a star of radio with his band, Billy Merrin and his Commanders, and was famous for his two signature tunes, "Troubles are like Bubbles" and "Cheerio", both composed by him - 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm) autographed photo (dated 1937 on reverse), signed by him: "To Hugh, cheerio, Billy Merrin". £12

 

 

 

 

 

            

 

above : detail of Max Miller autograph

Max Miller - 1894-1963, British comedian known as the "Cheekie Chappie". He was a major star of music hall and radio in the 1930s and 40s, appearing in 14 films and topping the bill in three Royal Variety Shows. He was temporarily blinded whilst fighting in WW1, and although notoriously mean with money (a legacy of the extreme poverty in which he was brought up), in later life he generously supported charities for the blind - 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm) autographed photo, signed: "Best wishes from Max Miller". £55

 

 

 

 

 

     
Mitch Miller - 1911-2010. American oboist, singer, conductor and record-producer who became a household name in 1960s USA, with his TV show Sing Along with Mitch. He was renowned for his dislike of popular music, famously saying "Rock 'N' Roll is musical baby food" -  7 x 9 inches (18 x 23 cm) large autographed CBS publicity photo, signed: "For Peter Maurice Jatter[?], all the best - Mitch Miller". Condition: slight surface-creasing top right. £20

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

above: detail of Marion Montgomery autograph

Marion Montgomery - 1934-2002. American jazz singer who strated her performing career in the USA, then moved to Britain where she had a huge cabaret and TV career - 6.5 x 8.75 inches (16.5 x 22 cm) large autographed photo, with a personal dedication, signed: "To Peter, best wishes, Marion Montgomery". £20

 

 

 

 

        

Morcambe and Wise - [Eric Morcombe 1926-1984, and Ernie Wise !925-1999] widely regarded as the best-loved comedy double-act that Britain has ever produced. The Morcambe and Wise Christmas Show was the TV highlight of Christmases in the late 1970s and early 1980s - autographs of both in firm dark-blue biro on a single 5 x 3 inches page from autograph book, mounted on card. Now scarce.  £125

 

N.B. FREE EXTRA! With the autographs comes a lovely 10 x 8 inches (25 x 20 cm) photo of them from the film That Riviera Touch, for no extra charge.

       

 

 

  

 

 

above: film-still from That Riviera Touch, included with above Morcambe and Wise autographs 

 

 

 

   

 

  

    

 

 

above: detail of Tommy Mostol autograph

Tommy Mostol - British music hall comedian of the 1910s, 20s and 30s. He was a major star in his day, and in the 1940s was a character actor on the West End stage - 5 x 8.25 inches (13 x 21 cm) autographed photo, signed: "To dear old Wally, most sincerely, Tommy Mostol 1929". Condition: photo is quite worn, and there are marks on all four edges of both front and back of he photo, where it was once in a frame. £12

 

 

 

 

                

 

 

above: detail of Richard Murdoch autograph

Richard Murdoch - 1907-1990, British comedian and comic actor. In the Second World War he was a Squadron Leader alongside fellow comedian Kenneth Horne. He is particularly remembered for starring in BBC radio shows such as Much Binding in the Marsh, Bandwagon and The Men from the Ministry. He played character roles on TV, including Rowley in Rumpole of the Bailey, and Lord Halifax in Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years. He also appeared in a number of films including The Ghost Train, Strictly Confidential and Whoops Apocalypse - 4.75 x 6.5 inches (12 x 16.5 cm) autographed photo, signed: " Good luck Joyce, Richard Murdoch". Condition: crease from his nose down to bottom of photo. £15   [ref: RM1] 

 

 

 

 

 

        

 

above: detail of Richard Murdoch autograph

Richard Murdoch - 1907-1990, British comedian and comic actor. In the Second World War he was a Squadron Leader alongside fellow comedian Kenneth Horne. He is particularly remembered for starring in BBC radio shows such as Much Binding in the Marsh, Bandwagon and The Men from the Ministry. He played character roles on TV, including Rowley in Rumpole of the Bailey, and Lord Halifax in Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years. He also appeared in a number of films, including The Ghost Train, Strictly Confidential and Whoops Apocalypse - 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm) autographed postcard, signed: "Good Luck, Richard Murdoch". Condition: fragments of paper stuck to reverse where item has been stuck into album. £20   [ref: RM2] 

 

 

 

 

 

            

above: detail of Richard Murdoch autograph

Richard Murdoch - 1907-1990, British comedian and comic actor. In the Second World War he was a Squadron Leader alongside fellow comedian Kenneth Horne. He is particularly remembered for starring in BBC radio comedy shows such as Much Binding in the Marsh, Bandwagon and The Men from the Ministry. He played character roles on TV, including Rowley in Rumpole of the Bailey, and Lord Halifax in Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years. He also appeared in a number of films, including The Ghost Train, Strictly Confidential and Whoops Apolalypse - 2.75 x 3.25 inches (7 x 8.5 cm) small autographed photo, signed: "Good luck, Richard Murdoch". £18   [ref: RM3]

 

 

 

 

    

             
Bob Newhart - born 1929, legendary American stand-up comedian and actor - 8 x 10 inches (25.5 x 20 cm) autographed photo, with dedication: "To Mrs Paisley, all the best, Bob Newhart". £25  

  

  

  

  

     

 

          

 

above: detail of Brendan O'Dowda autograph

Brendan O'Dowda - 1925-2002, Irish popular tenor - 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm) autographed Columbia Records publicity photo, signed: "To my old friends Paddy & Hazel, best wishes, Brendan O'Dowda". £12

 

 

 

 

  

           

 

above: detail of Ardel O'Hanlon autograph

Ardal O'Hanlon - born 1965, Irish stand-up comedian and comic actor, co-starring in Father Ted and My Hero - 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm) autographed photo. £12

 

 

 

 

       

Tessie O'Shea - 1913-1973, British larger-than-life singer and entertainer, on stage, screen, radio and TV. She regularly appeared on BBC TV's The Good Old Days, and in films was nominated for an Emmy for Best Supporting Actress in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and appeared in Bedknobs and Broomsticks, The Blue Lamp and London Town - 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm) autographed postcard, with dedication: "To Vera, sincerely, Tessie O'Shea". Condition: fragments of paper stuck to reverse. £12   [ref: TOS1]          

   

  

  

  

         

Tessie O'Shea - 1913-1973, British larger-than-life singer and entertainer on stage, screen, radio and TV; star of variety, she regularly appeared on BBC TV's The Good Old Days and in films, including Bedknobs and Broomsticks, The Blue Lamp and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm) autographed photo, signed "Sincerely, Tessie O'Shea". Condition: fragments of paper stuck to reverse. £15   [ref: TOS2]  

     

 

above: detail of Tessie O'Shea autograph

   

  

 

  

    

 

                           

 

above: detail of Tessie O'Shea autograph

Tessie O'Shea - 1913-1973, British larger-than-life singer and entertainer, on stage, screen, radio and TV. She regularly appeared on BBC TV's variety show The Good Old Days, and in films was nominated for an Emmy for Best Supporting Actress in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and appeared in Bedknobs and Broomsticks, The Blue Lamp and London Town - 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm) autographed photo, signed in blue ink. Desirable early autograph. Condition: small creases top and bottom left corners, and fragment of paper stuck to reverse where item was in album. £20   [ref: TO3]

 

 

 

 

             

Vic Oliver - 1898-1964, Austrian-born (later British) comedian and musician; he was the very first castaway on BBC radio's Desert Island Discs, and was Winston Churchill's son-in-law - 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm) autographed photo. Condition: fragments of paper stuck to reverse. £10   [ref: VO2]   

    

 

above: detail of autograph

   

  

  

    

      

Vic Oliver - 1898-1964, Austrian-born (later British comedian and musician; he was the very first castaway on BBC radio's Desert Island Discs, and was Winston Churchill's son-in-law - 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm) autographed postcard. £12   [ref: VO3]  

     

 

above: detail of autograph

   

  

 

   

    

  

Daphne Padel - (aka Daphne Padell) - British radio and TV presenter/personality and presenter, best remembered for being a regular panelist on BBC radio's Twenty Questions, and presenter of TV show Come Shopping - 3.5 x 5 inches (9 x 13 cm) autographed photo, signed: "Best wishes, Daphne Padel". £10     

     

 

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above: detail of Michael Palin autograph

Michael Palin - born 1943, British comedian, actor, writer and TV presenter. He was famously a member of the team who wrote and starred in the cult TV comedy series Monty Python's Flying Circus. He appeared in numerous films including Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Meaning of Life, The Life of Brian, Time Bandits, Brazil, A Private Function and A Fish Called Wanda. More recently he has become famous for his TV travel documentaries - 4 x 6 inches (10 x 15 cm) autographed photo, signed: "To Derek Bruce, with lots of best wishes from Michael Palin". Nice scarcer young autograph. £20   

 

 

 

 

        

Nicholas Parsons - born 1923; British actor and TV/radio presenter (Just a Minute, The Sale of the Century), now officially the oldest gameshow host in the world - 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm) autographed photo, with dedication: "To Kenneth, best wishes, Nicholas Parsons". Really nice early photo and autograph. £12   [ref: NP1]        

  

 

  

  

      

Nicholas Parsons - born 1923; British actor and TV/radio presenter (Just a Minute, The Sale of the Century), now officially the oldest gameshow host in the world - 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm) autographed photo, signed "Best wishes, Nicholas Parsons". £12   [ref: NP2]        

   

 

   

  

  

 

       

 

above: detail of Donald Peers autograph

Donald Peers - 1908-1973, British (Welsh) popular singer. He started as a crooner with pre-war dance bands, and later became a star of variety, filling the Albert Hall and having a string of hit records, including his signature tune In a Shady Nook By a Babbling Brook - 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm) autographed photo showing him with his dog. Condition: slight indentations at each corner where the item has been mounted in an album with photo-corners. £10   [ref: DP1]

 

 

 

 

   

Donald Peers - 1908-1973, British (Welsh) popular singer, first as a crooner with pre-war dance bands; later a star of variety, filling the Albert Hall and having a string of hit records, including his signature tune In a Shady Nook by a Babbling Brook - 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm) autographed photo. £12   [ref: DP2]      

   

  

 

   

  

 

Donald Peers - 1908-1973, British (Welsh) popular singer, first as a crooner with pre-war dance bands; later a star of variety, filling the Albert Hall and having a string of hit records, including his signature tune In a shady Nook by a Babbling Brook - 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm) autographed photo. Condition: minor traces of photo-corners on reverse. £12   [ref: DP3]          

  

 

 

 

  

 

   

         

 

above: detail of Donald Peers autograph

Donald Peers - 1908-1973, British (Welsh) popular singer. He started as a crooner with pre-war dance bands. He was later a star of variety, filling the Albert Hall and having a string of hit records, including his signature tune In a Shady Nook by a Babbling Brook - 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm) autographed photo. £12   [ref: DP4]

 

 

 

 

               

Wilfred Pickles - 1904-1978, Yorkshire-born British actor and radio presenter, famous as the first newsreader with a regional accent, and for presenting BBC radio show Have a Go - 3.25 x 5 inches (8 x 13 cm) autographed photo, with a  signature much clearer than appears on scan. £25   [ref: WP1]    

  

 

 

 

  

       

Wilfred Pickles - 1904-1978; Yorkshire-born British actor and radio presenter, famous for being the first newsreader with a regional accent, and for presenting BBC radio show Have A Go - 3.25 x 5 inches (8 x 12.5) autographed photo. £25   [ref: WP2]     

   

  

 

   

  

 

Mario de Pietro - Italian mandolin player who moved to Britain in early 1920s aged 21, learned the banjo, and became extremely famous at the time playing jazz mandolin and banjo. He was also a composer and made numerous recordings - 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm) autographed photo, with dedication, signed: "Sincere wishes Sally, Mario de Pietro, June 1939". £12         

  

 

 

 

  

   

Eugene Pini - violinist and bandleader, billed as "Eugene Pini and his Tango Orchestra", star of 1930s and 40s radio, famously photographed in uniform playing for front-line troops in WW2 - 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm) autographed postcard. Condition: minor wear to bottom corners. £15     

   

  

 

  

  

            

Sandy Powell - 1900-1982, Yorkshire-born British comedian; a major star of music hall and radio, remembered for his catchphrase "Can you hear me, mother?" - 4.5 x 6.5 inches 11.5 x 16.5 cm) autographed photo with dedication: "To Fred with good wishes and many thanks, Sandy Powell". £20   [ref: SP1]     

          

 

above:detail of Sandy Powell autograph

    

 

   

  

    

         

Sandy Powell - 1900-1982, Yorkshire-born British comedian; a major star of music hall and radio, remembered for his catchphrase "Can you hear me, mother?"; also starred in a dozen films in 1930s and 40s - 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm) autographed postcard. A note on the back states that it was given to the recipient by Sandy Powell at the Liverpool Empire, 30th August 1937. £25   [ref: SP2]     

     

 

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Sandy Powell - 1900-1982, Yorkshire-born British comedian; a major star of music hall and radio, remembered for his catchphrase "Can you hear me, mother?"; also starred in a dozen films in the 1930s and 40s - 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm) autographed postcard. £25   [ref: SP3]
   

    

 

above: detail of Sandy Powell autograph

   

  

    

          

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