(No. 10 in a series of 50 from Players Navy Cut Cigarettes)
"Maurice Chevalier was born on September 12th, 1889 in Menilmontant. His father died when he was eleven and after becoming carpenter's apprentice, electrician, printer and doll painter, he tried stage work. He won fame at the Folies-Bergere as Mistinguett's dancing partner. During the War he served in the army, and after the aristice made his London debut at the Palace Theatre. After appearing in New York he went to Hollywood and scored sensationally in Innocents of Paris. Among his latest talkies are The Way to Love and The Merry Widow."
Captain of Country Fire Brigade (called out to subdue an outbreak in some
local hayricks, to over-zealous comrade) : "Not so fast, Jarge. Let 'um burn
up a bit first, so as 'ow we can see what we're a doin' of!".
for the series: From the Sketch Book of Lawson Wood
Poets are both clean and warm
And most are far above the norm
Whether here or on the roam
Have a poet in every home! #17
John Betjeman attempts to hit a ball at Moor Park golf course in Middlesex for his 1973 BBC short film Metro-Land on the subject of the Northwestern London suburbs served by the Metropolitan Railway (now part of London Underground).
for the series: Poets are both clean and warm