William Gillette, an American actor/manager, was the first actor to play Sherlock Holmes. He is seen here in a publicity shot for the 1899 play “Sherlock Holmes”, written by Gillette, with elements from several Conan Doyle stories.
Lillian Russell (1860 or 1861 – 1922), one of the most famous actresses of her time, appearing on stage and the big screen. Hers was the voice chosen, for publicity purposes, to be the first heard over long distance telephone.
One of the first professional photos of The Rolling Stones, taken by Philip Townsend, probably in 1963, after pianist Ian Stewart was removed from the regular line-up by manager Andrew Loog Oldham. Oldham also, initially, dressed the band in uniform suits, some remnants of which can be seen here, before they gained a reputation as “bad boys”, a reputation promoted enthusiastically by Oldham.
The photo was taken in Edith Grove, where Brian Jones, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards shared a flat, at number 102.