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Ivor Novello in Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘The Lodger’

'The Lodger'

This photo was taken in 1927 and is of Welsh actor Ivor Novello (real name David Ivor Davies) in the Alfred Hitchcock film “The Lodger” loosely based on Jack the Ripper. Ivor plays the role of a suspected serial killer who goes around London killing blonde chorus girls. My cup of tea.

His character’s a bad boy so in the category he goes!

The actor was multi-talented and was a famous singer and composer too.  He was also openly gay. A shot of Ivor with his face uncovered after the cut.

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The Bootlegger Pals

Personal Collection

RPPC. Private Collection

This postcard is beat up and the back is almost completely erased by time. Someone drew a mustache on the Al Capone looking guy to the left. At first I was disappointed to see that, then it dawned on me it’s part of what makes it hilarious. Did one of the two others add it? The guy in the middle has quite the relaxed pose with his arms behind the necks of his friends. Don’t they look like your stereotypical 1930s gangsters? The suits and fedoras are fantastic.

Photographer: unknown. RPPC.


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