Every day Sophie Dupre presents two items from her large stock of signed photographs, autograph letters, autographs for sale, royal memoralbilia and antiquarian manuscripts.
The photographs are presented with the catalogue descriptions.
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ON THIS DAY
On this day in 1944 Lupe Velez overdosed on seconal and died at the age of 34. She was a Mexican and American stage and film actress, comedian, dancer and vedette. She was briefly married to Johnny Weissmuller.
In 1951 Margaret Thatcher married the businessman Denis Thatcher at Wesley's Chapel in City Road, London. She was a British stateswoman who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and the Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990. She was the longest-serving British prime minister of the 20th century and the first woman to have held the office.
VELEZ (Lupe, 1909-1944, Mexican Actress)
Striking portrait photo, signed and inscribed, showing her head and part shoulders, three quarter face, no date, c. 1936
THATCHER (Margaret, 1925-2013, Britain’s first Woman Prime Minister)
Fine large photo signed in white ink showing her standing on the steps outside Downing Street with Ronald Reagan, she is wearing her typical blue and white suite and they are both smiling happily, the policeman at the side looks glumly at the photographers, 10” x 8”, London, no date but during the 1980’s when Reagan visited 3 times
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