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1940 Little Dog Laughed Crazy Gang
1940 – London Palladium – The Little Dog Laughed

£42.50

Date: 1940
Theatre: London Palladium
Performance: The Little Dog Laughed
Main Actors: Jimmy Nervo & Teddy Knox, Bud Flanagan & Chesney Allen, Charlie Naughton & JimmyGold.

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Description

Date: 1940
Theatre: London Palladium
Performance: The Little Dog Laughed
Main Actors: Jimmy Nervo & Teddy Knox, Bud Flanagan & Chesney Allen, Charlie Naughton & Jimmy Gold.
The programme is made up of smooth cream paper and printed in green, yellow, blue, black, red, orange and white inks. The colourful front cover is of a particularly lively park scene with horse riding,couples walking and people boating on the lake. (possibly Hyde Park?). The programme was specifically for the performance on Monday, January 29th 1940 and has interesting advertisements with some detailed illustrations. The cast list is presented across pages 4-10 and includes popular performers of the time including: Jimmy Nervo & Teddy Knox, Bud Flanagan & Chesney Allen, Charlie Naughton & Jimmy Gold, otherwise known as The Crazy Gang.

The Crazy Gang was six-man variety comedy troupe. In their pairs, they were known as ‘Flanagan and Allen’, ‘Nervo and Knox’ and ‘Naughton and Gold’. They were a singing, dancing, acrobatic, comic acting group. The joining of the group happened gradually in 1931, during performances called ‘The Crazy Week’. Nervo and Knox, Naughton and Gold where pulled together with other double acts to create a variety show. Later Flanagan and Allen were invited to join the show. They were not known officially as The Crazy Gang until 1937. The Crazy Gang had an extremely successful stage career and due to their popularity, they later on went to make such films as O-Kay For Sound (1937) and Life’s a Circus (1958).

Except for some Royal Variety Performances, Chesney Allen rarely performed with the Crazy Gang after 1945 and Eddie Gray re-joined the Gang in 1956

The programme is made up of 12 pages including front and back cover pages; approx. H25cm x W19cm.
Condition Code: 3-4: The programmes original staples still remain,
slightly rusted but pages firmly secured. The programme has no evidence of foxing. Approx 1cm tear to the top of programmes spine cover pages. Evidence of horizontal fold across centre of programme. Overall the condition of the programme is very good for its age.