HE is desperate and SHE is reflective, in this Punch cartoon of 19 March 1924. Thanks to Lawrence Napper, film historian and aficionado of all things middlebrow and pop culture, … Continue reading
In the spring of 1927 the young nurse May Daniels disappeared while visiting Boulogne with a friend on a day trip from Brighton. Despite the best efforts of the French … Continue reading
Baroness Carla Jenssen shot to notoriety around the end of the 1920s with the publication of an autobiographical account of exploits in espionage and cosmopolitan High Society across the world. … Continue reading
Kitty Keys sings her heart out in this remarkable film of the Anchor Cabaret in 1926. “No. 6” in the Pathé film company’s “London Clubs and Cabaret” series, this footage … Continue reading
From the 1840s onwards, concerns surrounding the physical and moral condition of London’s poor impelled local authorities to construct public baths, in an attempt to and cleanse and civilize the … Continue reading
Down and out on London’s Embankment, a pavement artist looks for help.