To coincide with the display ‘Keep The Home Fires Burning’ (1 July 2014 - 1 Feb 2015), this slideshow presents portraits of popular performers who topped the music hall bills and starred in the revues and musical comedies that provided entertainment during the years 1914-1918.
The slideshow is accompanied by links to recordings of these entertainers performing popular songs of the day. The videos are content that is not monitored or produced by the Gallery. To listen to the recordings, simply press play on the videos located at the bottom.
Vesta Tilley (1864-1952), published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd, 1900s -Ax160090
‘Jolly good luck to the girl who loves a soldier’
Gwendoline Brogden (1891-1973), by Bassano Ltd, 1920s - x83020
‘I’ll make a man of you’
Florrie Forde (1875-1940), by Albert Sachs, early 1910s - x138277