Gertrude Lawrence possibly as the Muse of Comedy, by Madame Yevonde, July 1936 - NPG P871(2) - © Yevonde Portrait Archive

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Gertrude Lawrence possibly as the Muse of Comedy

by Madame Yevonde
Vivex colour print, July 1936
14 5/8 in. x 11 3/8 in. (373 mm x 290 mm)
Given by Madame Yevonde, 1971
NPG P871(2)

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Dr R M Callender

23 January 2018, 16:17

The actual print was handled by David Frost in one of his programmes concentrating on the theme of octogenarians. Mrs Middleton insisted I accompanied her to the studios because she wanted me to inform David Frost he had to refrain from taking the 'mickey'. He accepted this stricture and he and Madame Yevonde created a lovely segment in his show. I have still frames from a legitimate videotape produced later by a company in New York.

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