Gertrude Lawrence rehearsing for her role as Mrs. Anne, for the original Broadway production of The King & I, 1951.
Gertrude Lawrence, Lady in the Dark.
Rare color photos of Gertrude Lawrence getting to know the children, in the original Broadway producton of The King & I, 1951.
When I first saw these, the sound I made was not human. Couldn’t be.
An actual framed story hanging in the lobby of the Cape Cod Playhouse in Dennis, MA.
Unfortunately looking at Gertrude’s autographs I’ve been able to find, it doesn’t look a thing like her handwriting. But I don’t discount that she may have had something to do with it being noticed at that time.
This folks is the tribute corner to Gertrude Lawrence in the star dressing room of the Cape Cod Playhouse Theatre in Dennis, MA. I was given the most wonderful opportunity to visit and tour the theatre’s backstage when a fellow student was doing a summer internship there with the scenic dept.
In addition, the Cape Playhouse has had paranormal activity at the theatre for a number of years. The theatre’s wireless network is even lovingly nicknamed “Gertie”. When I visited I asked a number of people, including the actors (who at the time Born Yesterday was running which included Michael McGrath and Leslie Kritzer) about whether they had experienced anything, but that’s another post ;)
HORST P. HORST,
Noel Coward and Gertrude Lawrence, 1940s
(via PHILLIPS )
This is from Shadow Play, which I just finished reading for the first time and was surprised to see more than a few little moments that reminded me of Lady in the Dark, which came out almost seven years after Tonight at 8:30
Julie Andrews as Gertrude Lawrence. Star!, 1968.
photo by Horst P. Horst
Gertrude Lawrence singing another one of my TOP favorite songs, How Could We Be Wrong. From Cole Porter’s musical Nymph Errant, 1933.
One of my absolute favorites!!!
Julie Andrews, ladies and gentlemen.
GUESS WHO NOW HAS THE SECOND PAGE!
All Gertie fans send love messages to my sister, chibirinoa
The Edward Steichen photoshoot of Gertrude Lawrence as seen in the February 1941 edition of Vogue; featuring the costumes by Hattie Carnegie from Lady in the Dark