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Ivor Novello (1893-1951), Actor-manager, dramatist and composer

Sitter in 36 portraits
Composer, actor and dramatist, Novello made his name in 1914 with the wartime favourite Till The Boys Come Home (Keep The Home Fires Burning), to words by American poet, Lena Guilbert Ford. While working for the Air Ministry he enjoyed success with the score, co-written by Jerome Kern for the musical comedy Theodore & Co at the Gaiety Theatre, London (1916). Novello went on to achieve further fame as a performer and writer on stage and in films, writing and producing numerous comedies including Careless Rapture (1936), The Dancing Years (1939) and King's Rhapsody (1949).

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Ivor Novello

by Angus McBean
bromide print, 1947
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Ivor Novello; Clara Novello Davies

by Lallie Charles (née Charlotte Elizabeth Martin)
pink-toned bromide print, 1916
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
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Ivor Novello

by Foulsham & Banfield
postcard print, 1920s
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Ivor Novello

by Sasha (Alexander Stewart), published by J. Beagles & Co
postcard print, 1920s
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Ivor Novello

by Claude Harris
vintage bromide print, 1920s
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Ivor Novello

by George Maillard Kesslere, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, circa 1920
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Ivor Novello

by Sasha (Alexander Stewart)
modern bromide print, 1925
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Ivor Novello

by Sasha (Alexander Stewart)
bromide print, 1925
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Clara Novello Davies; David Davies; Ivor Novello

by Unknown photographer
bromide postcard print, late 1920s
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Clara Novello Davies; David Davies; Ivor Novello

by Fox Photos Ltd
vintage bromide print, late 1920s
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Ivor Novello

by Paul Tanqueray
whole-plate glass negative, 1928
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Ivor Novello

by Paul Tanqueray
modern bromide print from original negative, 1928
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Ivor Novello

by Paul Tanqueray
whole-plate glass negative, 1932
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Ivor Novello

by Paul Tanqueray
whole-plate glass negative, 1932
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Ivor Novello

by Paul Tanqueray
vintage bromide print, 1932
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Ivor Novello

by Paul Tanqueray
whole-plate glass negative, 1934
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Ivor Novello

by Paul Tanqueray
whole-plate glass negative, 1934
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Ivor Novello

by Paul Tanqueray
whole-plate glass negative, 1934
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Ivor Novello

by Paul Tanqueray
whole-plate glass negative, 1934
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Ivor Novello

by Paul Tanqueray
whole-plate glass negative, 1934
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