Dame (Esmerelda) Cicely Courtneidge on the set of 'Things Are Looking Up' (group including Vivien Leigh)

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Dame (Esmerelda) Cicely Courtneidge on the set of 'Things Are Looking Up' (group including Vivien Leigh), by George Woodbine, for  Daily Herald, 24 August 1934 - NPG x135030 - © Science & Society Picture Library / National Portrait Gallery, London

© Science & Society Picture Library / National Portrait Gallery, London

Dame (Esmerelda) Cicely Courtneidge on the set of 'Things Are Looking Up' (group including Vivien Leigh)

by George Woodbine, for Daily Herald
modern bromide print from original negative, 24 August 1934
Given by IPC Newspapers Limited, 1971
Photographs Collection
NPG x135030


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Directed by Albert de Courville, Things Are Looking Up starred Cicely Courtneidge, the leading stage comedienne of the day, seen here in the centre of a scene shot at Lord Darnley's house, Cobham Hall in Kent. Leigh is in the front row, to the right of Courtneidge.