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This material is held at V&A Department of Theatre and Performance
Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/18
Dates of Creation 1890-1994
Name of Creator Stanley Holloway
Language of Material English
Physical Description 5 archive boxes and 2 Conservation boxes for scrapbooks

Scope and Content

Type of material: Music sheets (52) Printed libretti (21) Manuscript music (28) Legal documents Scrapbooks Misc. documents re. his stage career Letters Film

Administrative / Biographical History

Stanley Holloway (1890-1982) made over 50 films, but he loved performing in the theatre and the comic monologues, for which he was so well known, were first introduced into a Co-Optimists' stage show in 1929. He began his career working in concert parties where he was spotted by Leslie Henson who organised Holloway's first west-end appearance in a Co-Optimists' show. His most notable post-war parts were as the first gravedigger in Olivier's Hamlet film; on stage as Bottom in the Old Vic production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, and in film and on stage as Eliza Doolittle's father in My Fair Lady. Holloway's long career spans encompasses the music hall tradition and the cinema of the 1960s.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is available for consultation in the V&A Department of Theatre and Performance's Reading Room, which is located at Blythe House, 23 Blythe Rd, Olympia, London, W14 0QX. The Reading Room is open Tuesday to Friday between 10.15 am and 4.30 pm. Access to it is by appointment only. To request an appointment please email tmenquiries@vam.ac.uk or telephone 020 7942 2698.

Access to some of these files may be restricted. These are identified at file level.

Conditions Governing Use

Archival material may not be photocopied. Arrangements can be made to photograph material in the reading room using non-flash photography.

Appraisal Information

This collection was appraised in line with the collection management policy.

Accruals

No further accruals are expected.

Other Finding Aid

Stored within alphabetical order where appropriate.

Related Material

See also the core collections of the V&A Department of Theatre and Performance. Material relating to Stanley Holloway may be found in several collections, including the biographical, productions, company and photographs files.

Please ask for details.

Cataloguing Info

Title Stanley Holloway Archive
Creation Created by intern using the Archives Hub EAD Editor 2013-05-10

Printed Scores

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/18/1
Dates of Creation 1890-1982
Name of Creator Stanley Holloway
Physical Description 62 Files, 1 Box

Scope and Content

A variety of printed scores relating to Stanley Holloway's career.


Albert Down Under

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/18/1/1
Dates of Creation 1948
Physical Description 1 Score

Scope and Content

Printed score of a musical monologue by Stanley Holloway, with words and music by Marriot Edgar and Dudley E Bayford.


'Alibut, 'Addick or 'Ake

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/18/1/2
Dates of Creation 1890-1982
Physical Description 1 Score

Scope and Content

Francis & Day printed score of a humorous song written and composed by Victor Snowdon, performed by Tommy Handley.


Alt! Who Goes Theer

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/18/1/3
Dates of Creation 1932
Physical Description 1 Score

Scope and Content

Printed score of a musical monologue written and performed by Stanley Holloway with music by Wolseley Charles.


Any Old Iron?

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/18/1/4
Dates of Creation ca.1911
Physical Description 1 Score

Scope and Content

Printed score for Harry Champion's popular song.


Back Answers

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/18/1/5
Dates of Creation 1890-1982
Physical Description 1 Score

Scope and Content

Printed score of a humorous song written and composed by Charles Coverdale, sung by Robb Wilton.


The Barnstormers

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/18/1/6
Dates of Creation 1890-1982
Physical Description 1 Score

Scope and Content

Printed score of The Barnstormers dedicated to Stanley Holloway, with lyrics by Marriott Edgar and music by Wolseley Charles.


Beat The Retreat On Thy Drum (Sam, Sam, Beat the Retreat!)

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/18/1/7
Dates of Creation 1932
Physical Description 1 Score

Scope and Content

Francis & Day printed score of a musical monologue with words by RP Weston and Bert Lee, and music by Harris Weston, as performed by Stanley Holloway.


The Bells of Meadow End

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/18/1/8
Dates of Creation 1890-1982
Physical Description 1 Score

Scope and Content

Printed score with words by Harry S Pepper and music by Ernest Melvin.


Burlington Bertie of Bow

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/18/1/9
Dates of Creation 1890-1982
Physical Description 1 Score

Scope and Content

Printed score written and composed by William Hargreaves, as sung by Miss Ella Shields.


Brahn Boots

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/18/1/10
Dates of Creation 1931
Physical Description 1 Score

Scope and Content

Francis & Day printed score of a musical monologue with words by RP Weston and Bert Lee, and music by Harris Weston, as performed by Stanley Holloway.


Coaling

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/18/1/11
Dates of Creation ca. 1929
Physical Description 1 Score

Scope and Content

Printed score with words and music by William Helmore, as sung by George Baker and Stanley Holloway.


A Dark Girl Dressed in Blue

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/18/1/12
Dates of Creation 1959
Physical Description 1 Score

Scope and Content

Copy of a printed score.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Pages sellotaped together.


The Dentist

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/18/1/13
Dates of Creation 1890-1982
Physical Description 1 Score

Scope and Content

Printed score for a humorous medley by VF Stevens and Joe Murrells, as performed by Tubby Harold.


The Devout Lover

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/18/1/14
Dates of Creation 1903
Physical Description 1 Score

Scope and Content

Printed score of a song with words by Walter Herries Pollock and music by Maude Valerie White

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Torn around edges and in delicate condition along folds.


Don’t Have Any More Missus Moore

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/18/1/15
Dates of Creation 1890-1982
Physical Description 1 Score

Scope and Content

Printed score of a song with words and music by Harry Castling and James Walsh, as sung by Miss Lily Morris.


Four Jolly Sailormen

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/18/1/16
Dates of Creation 1957
Physical Description 1 Score

Scope and Content

Printed score of a song, arranged from the Quartet in A Princess of Kensington with words by Basil Hood and music by Edward German.


Francis & Day's Album of Famous Songs

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/18/1/17
Dates of Creation 1890-1982
Physical Description 1 Score

Scope and Content

Album of printed scores featuring a number of songs such as Across the Bridge by Charles Godfrey and Hold Your Hand Out, Naughty Boy! By Florrie Forde.


Francis & Day's Album Of Old Time Comic Songs

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/18/1/18
Dates of Creation 1952
Physical Description 1 Score

Scope and Content

Album of printed scores featuring a number of old time comic songs such as A Little Bit of Cucumber by Harry Champion and He's All right When You Know Him by Charles Coburn.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

The front cover is annotated in pencil with the words "I shant forget the day that I was born".


Glorious Devon!

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/18/1/19
Dates of Creation 1890-1982
Physical Description 1 Score

Scope and Content

Printed score for a song with words by Harold Boulton and music by Edward German.


The Green-Eyed Dragon

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/18/1/20
Dates of Creation 1939
Physical Description 3 Scores

Scope and Content

Three printed copies of a song with words by Greatrex Newman and music by Wolseley Charles.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

1 copy is taped and slightly torn.


Gunner Joe

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/18/1/21
Dates of Creation 1935
Physical Description 1 Score

Scope and Content

Francis & Day's printed score, with words by Marriott Edgar, music by Wolseley Charles as performed by Stanley Holloway.


Hand in Hand

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/18/1/22
Dates of Creation 1934
Physical Description 2 Scores

Scope and Content

Two printed scores of a song from Three Sisters, the book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein, with music by Jerome Kern.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

One score annotated by Stanley Holloway "In D flat please".


I Never Realized

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/18/1/23
Dates of Creation 1890-1982
Physical Description 1 Score

Scope and Content

Printed professional copy of a song with words by Adrian Ross and music by Melville Gideon.


It'll Be All The Same (A Hundred Years From Now)

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/18/1/24
Dates of Creation 1958
Physical Description 1 Score

Scope and Content

Printed score of the famous baritone song, with words by Arthur Anderson and music by Melville Gideon.


Lasciali Dir!

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/18/1/25
Dates of Creation 1890-1982
Physical Description 1 Score

Scope and Content

Printed score with words by Lorenzo Stecchetti and music by F. Paolo Tosti.