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This information all comes from Stephen's two scrapbooks.
Date Place Evidence
(all those in bold have been scanned)
if not bold, can be found in the larger of Stephen’s albums
Other information


Lopez mentioned?
Undated   Letterhead: "Maurice E Bandmann’s Theatres, Companies & Tours. The sole and exclusive rights of all Mr George Edwardes and the Gaiety Theatre Company’s Plays, The Gilbert and Sullivan Operas and all other Leading London Productions." General Manager: Warwick Major

Resident Manager: Jas Bury


No
Undated   Letterhead: Bandman Varieties Limited Calcutta Tele Address: Svengali

No
Undated but during WW1   Letterhead: H. M. Government Tours of the Official War Films issued by authority of the War Office Cinematograph Committee. Sole Director for the Indian Empire and Far East: Maurice E Bandman Sons of our Empire; The Battle of Arras; The Fall of Baupaume; The Capture of Peronne; The Battle of the Ancre and the advance of the tanks; The Battle of the Somme; Glimpses of the Navy in War Time; Britain Prepared

No
Undated but during WW1   Letterhead: H. M. Government Tour of "Britain Prepared" and "The Official War Films" A Grand Review of the Activities of His Majesty’s Naval and Military Forces under the Patronage of Their Majesties King George V and Queen Mary Sole Director for India and the East: Mr Maurice E Bandman

No
Undated but during WW1 after 1916 (death of Kitchener)   Letterhead: The Bandman Film Control 24, Haymarket London EC, Empire Theatre, Calcutta. Secure your dates early for the Life of Lord Kitchener. A page from the history of the re-birth of the British Empire. The life-work of the Late Field-Marshal Conceived and visualised by Rex Wilson

No
Undated but during WW1   Business card: Mr Stephen Lopez Manager H.M. Government Tour Official War Films The Bandman Coys Theatres & Tours  

Yes
Undated   Letterhead: Bandman’s Eastern Circuit. Maurice E Bandman presents Messrs. Phillip Braham & Campbell’s Co. "The Grotesques" The World’s Laughter Makers from the Savoy Theatre, London Fred Winn; Roy H Smith Joint Managers

No
Undated   Business card: Mr Maurice E Bandman Empire Theatre Calcutta; 24 Haymarket, SW  

No
Undated   Business card: Mr Maurice E Bandman 89 Jermyn Street, SW Eccentric Club  

no


Undated
  Business Card: Mr Stephen Lopez

The Bandman Companies Theatres and Tours East and Far Eastern Circuit


Card has Japanese scene on it.


yes
Undated apart from 192_   Letterhead: Bandman’s Eastern Circuit Ltd (managing Director: Warwick Major) & Madan Theatres Ltd. (Associated) Controlling a circuit of 50 theatres in Egypt, India, Burmah, Ceylon & the Far East

Telegrams:SVENGALI: London, Bombay, Calcutta, Colombo, Rangoon. BANDMAN: Gibraltar, Cairo, Singapore, HongKong, Manila, Shanghai, Yokohama, Tokyo. ABC 5
th and Private Codes Director and Secretary Maurice E Benson
London office: 50 Whitcomb St. SW1 phone 6330 Regent. Head office for the Mediterranean & Egypt Empire Theatre Gibraltar. Sole lessees: Bandman’s Eastern Circuit Ltd. Registered Office: Empire Theatre, Calcutta. Far Eastern Office: 61 Yamashita-Oho, Yokohama No
Undated Sunday August 18th FIND YEAR   Invitation: "Dear Sir and Brother, The House Committee announces a Dutch lunch for Sunday August 18, at 1pm. The Bandmann Opera Co. will be our guests. Entertainment will not be lacking. You are entitled to invite one guest, reservations to be made not later than Friday, the 16th. Setback, two pesos." Notepaper headed with picture of a stag’s head No – but is this intended for Stephen and Albert?
Undated except for 191_ Calcutta Letterhead: Bandman Varieties Limited. Empire Theatre Palace of Varieties. Half owner and Managing Director: Maurice E Bandman. Lessees: Bandman Varieties Limited. Secretary and General Manager: Jas. Bury. In association with the Excelsior Theatres’ Syndicate, Bombay. The Elphinstone Palace of Varieties, Darjeeling. The Elphinstone Theatre, Madras No
Undated except for 191_ Bombay Letterhead: Royal Opera House, Bombay. Proprietors: Maurice E Bandman, J F Karaka. Telephone no. 1200 New Queen’s Road, Bombay No
Undated except for 192_ Calcutta Letterhead: Bandmann Varieties Limited Empire Theatre Calcutta. Lessees Bandmann Varieties Limited. Secretary and General Manager: Albert E Warren Tele address: "Cheerio" Calcutta No
Undated   The Bandman Eastern Circuit STATEMENT (breakdown of costs including Company, Theatre, Sale of seats at theatre, Company’s share, Programmes etc) Blank – no figures included No
Undated except for 192_   Letterhead: Touring The World. Signor Ralph Chefalo & Signorina Magdalena Palermo The World’s Foremost Magicians and Illusionists presenting " The Garden of Mystery" "And all the world wondered" Eastern Tour. Please reply c/o________ No
Undated Melbourne

Letterhead: J C Williamson Ltd Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne

Managing Directors:

George Tallis, EJ Tait, Hugh J Ward, Clyde Meynell

Theatres: Her Majesty’s, Sydney, Her Majesty’s, Melbourne, Theatre Royal, Sydney, Theatre Royal, Melbourne, Criterion Theatre, Sydney, His Majesty’s Brisbane, Theatre Royal, Adelaide, Grand Opera House, Wellington, NZ, Theatre Royal, Christchurch, NZ, His Majesty’s Auckland, NZ. Registered Office: 51 Castlereagh Street, Sydney No
Undated except for 191_   Letterhead: M. D Puri’s Enterprises Gaiety Theatre Opposite Fort Lahore Telegraphic address: "PURI"

Telephone no. 135
No
undated Calcutta December 18th programme cover   no
undated Royal Opera House, Bombay Programme for the Great Raymond Bandmann half owner and manager no
Undated – 6th January but no year Jubilee Hall Rangoon Pink silk programme for The Merchant of Venice Stephen = Mechanist

Bandmann (two ns)
yes
Undated – 8th January but no year Jubilee Hall Rangoon Pink silk programme for Sweet Nell of Old Drury Stephen = Mechanist

Bandmann (two ns)
yes
Undated but mentions soldiers in uniform so could be between 1914 and 1918 Peking Pavilion Poster – Dick Norton and his Globetrotters Bandman with one ‘n’ no
Undated but possibly 1919 Victoria Hall, Madras Programme for The Bandman Repertory Company in Vaudeville In handwriting the word ‘Comedy’ is added to front cover after Bandman. Undated but mentions 18th year of tour, changed in pencil to 20th. Advert for The Bandman Musical Comedy Co HM Government films Britain Prepared etc. Yes – business manager
Undated Empire Theatre, Calcutta Programme: R.B Salisbury presents his famous musical comedy company The Quaints in No, No Nanette

Theatre lessees: Bandmann Varieties, Ltd.
Cast: Lucille Langdon, George Curzon, Edmund Nash, Ida White, Gordon Rennie, Frances Day, Kathleen White, Dudley Page, Ethel Rylands, Fay Cole, Daphne Leigh Yes – advance manager
Undated Unknown Advert for the above   no
Undated British Cinema, Secunderabad Yellow silk programme: R.B Salisbury presents The Quaints Musical and Comedy Co in The Blue Train, a New Musical Comedy from the Prince of Wales Theatre, London, by Reginald Arkell and Dion Tittheradge from the book by Alfred Grunwald and Walter Stein Cast: Ella Erskine, Kathleen White, Lucille Langdon, Fay Cole, R.W Wingrove, Ida White, Dudley Page, Edmund Nash, Daphne Leigh, Gordon Rennie, Frances Day, George Curzon, J. Harrington Weeks. Yes – advance manager
Undated Palace Theatre Karachi Blue paper programme: Maurice E Bandman presents by arrangement with Madan Theatres Ltd., The Bandman Comedy Coy tonight at 10pm BEAUTY AND THE BARGE Complete change nightly Leonard S Stephens, Muriel Johnston, Beryl Barraclough, Tina Gerald, Lilian Stansbridge, Violet Blyth Pratt, David Keir, Percy Baverstock, Clive Woods, Leon Yaymen, J. Oliver Twiss, Norman Thompson, Carl Lawson Yes – general manager
Undated apart from Wednesday Thursday Nov 13, 14 Kursaal Theatre, Cairo Programme for Maurice E Bandman presents The Bandman Comedy Company in Hobson’s Choice from the Apollo Theatre, London Joint directors of the theatre – Bandman and A Dalbagni Yes – general manager
Undated but similar line-up to 31 Oct 1919 Theatre Royal, Gibraltar Programme: Maurice E Bandman presents for a Short Season only The Bandman Comedy Company of well-known London Artistes in all the Latest London Successes. Stephen = Business Manager yes
Undated but possibly 1913 – page possibly from same issue dated in pencil 1913

Another page says 1914
Society Illustrated Supplement The Bandmann Opera Company Souvenir – pages from magazine showing photos of company members. Possibly published in Calcutta. Bandmann Revue Company mentioned along with Moyna Hill (Mrs Bandmann), Ethyl Beech, Fred Coyne, Miss Lynhart who dances in My Little Persian Rose, Bobby Roberts Step This Way, Mr Worcester… Check with programmes for this lineup Not on these pages
Undated Excelsior Theatre Newspaper advert: James McGrath Ltd announce the Farewell Appearances of Selleck and Chamier’s Company Our Cabaret, Our Cabaret, Our Cabaret.   No staff mentionec
Undated but prob after 1930 unknown Small pink card: "Stephen Lopez presents Sequins in Variety, Melody and Mirth with Cameron Clarke, Gordon Wakeford and Molly O’Brien. Two hours of fun. See posters" Photo of them on reverse Yes
Undated Unknown Similar to above – blue card saying: "The Adelphi Players present The Man Who Changed His Name A Sensational Thriller in 3 Acts by Edgar Wallace"   no
Undated Unknown Letterhead: Stephen Lopez presents "SEQUINS" The Mediterranean, Egypt, India and the Far East Yes
Undated Bombay Postcard with letterhead on reverse: James McGrath, Ltd., India and Far Eastern Tours Head Eastern Address: Excelsior Theatre, Bombay

Cables: Jayemtours, Bombay
No
Undated   Business card:

Mr Stephen Lopez Representing Reginald Selleck’s and Charles Chamier’s Co Our Cabaret. Direction James McGrath Ltd
  Yes
Undated   Business Card: Stephen Lopez Representative The London Vaudeville Company   Yes
Undated   Business card: Mr Stephen Lopez Managing representative for MENAKA and her ballet co The "Showtrust" Bombay

The Mediterranean, Egypt, India & the Far East
Yes
Undated except for 192_ Flyer advertising Cinema Gaiety, Trichy Blue paper: Cinema Gaiety, the Palace of Pleasure Pioneer Exhibitors of Selected Indian Pictures and Devotional Dramas

Proprietor: S. A Ghaffar
No
Undated but prob 1925 – 1928 Bombay Letterhead: Charles Chamier’s "New Our Cabaret" The Mediterranean, Egypt, India & The Far East

Cables and Telegrams: CHAMIER Excelsior Theatre, Bombay

Codes: Bentley’s and Private

London Agents: W.B. Woolley & Co., Ltd 36-38 New Broad St, LONDON EC

Yes: Manager Stephen Lopez
Undated but prob 1927 – 1928 Calcutta Charles Chamier’s New Vaudeville "Dancing Time" The Mediterranean, Egypt, India & The Far East

Cables and Telegrams: LOPEZ Empire Theatre, Calcutta

Codes: Bentley’s and Private

London Agents: W.B. Woolley & Co., Ltd 36-38 New Broad St, LONDON EC

Yes: Manager Stephen Lopez
Undated ? Letterhead: L. Ayres Mantell Booking Representative Union Theatres Ltd of Australia Letter sent to: " Dear Lopez:-" (remainder cut off)

He was possibly in Karachi or the letter was sent from Karachi
yes
Undated Shanghai

Advert A5 size, landscape

L. Ayres Mantell Joe Cosco Producers and Managers presents THE FIRST FAR EAST TOUR OF THE HOLLYWOOD HI-LIGHTS An international Novelty Revue

A Company of Talented Screen Favorites in a Stupendous Scenic Stage Show

Palmer Parker Advance Representative

Permanent address 217 Szchuen Rd Shanghai
no
Undated but after Feb 1932 India Advert: George T. Batty and Ernest Longstaff present the Cabaret Players in a Something New to The East Revuette of Comedy Music Rhythm Also has comments from Indian newspapers dated Jan and Feb 1932 no
Undated   Business card: "RHYME AND RHYTHM" Mr. Stephen Lopez Managing Representative Charles Chamier’s Productions The Mediterranean, Egypt, India & The Far East yes
Undated   Letterhead: The Royal Carl Rosa Opera Co.

"Dear Steve" (remainder of letter cut off)
Communications c/o Thos. Cook & Sons, Bankers, Bombay yes
Undated  

Letterhead: The British Talkies

The super Talking, Singing and Sound Films

De Forest Patents

Presented by A.W. Schell (India, Burma & Ceylon)

  no
Undated London Letterhead: Zomah The Unsolved Mystery 53 Alexandra Road, Gipsy Hill, London, SE19 Telephone Sydenham 2176 Yellow and brown Eastern style drawing with woman in archway. No
1928? India?

Envelope with advert in corner:

Charles Chamier presents "OUR CABARET" 1925 – 26 – 27 – 28

DANCING TIME" 1927 – 28

  no
Undated.
Likely to be 1926
Bombay Letterhead: Charles Chamier and Reginald Selleck The New "Our Cabaret" The Mediterranean, Egypt, India & The Far East

Registered Offices: Excelsior Theatre, Bombay. Phone 20288

Cables and Telegrams: CHAMIER Excelsior Theatre, Bombay

Codes: Bentley’s and Private

London Agents: W.B. Woolley & Co., Ltd 36-38 New Broad St, LONDON EC

No
Undated apart frm Saturday 20th The Regal (where?) Printed in London

Says inside "for the first time in the East"
Programme for "Peter Sergei presents The London Revue Company all West End Stars in Non-Stop Revues: Folie d’Apache, Let’s Be Gay, Beauty on Parade, Midnight rhythm, Krazy Variety etc etc etc" Cast photographed inside: Meg Williams, Bubbles Stewart, Renie Jolliffe, Bernice Richardson, Chika Lane and Billy Rhodes, Olive Barli, Peter Bernard, Joy Carter, Peter Sergei No staff mentioned
Undated Aden Programme for P&O Shore Excursions   no
Undated but probably early 1938 Colombo Programme for Ruth Draper Original Character Sketches Reatures reviews from lots of UK based newspapers  

Listings below appear in chronological order

17th April 1902 Malta Theatre poster   no
24 May 1902 Buenos Aires Article in "The Anglo-Argentine" 24 May 1902 & photos Photo of MEB, Walter Scott, (dir of orchestra), Harry Davies(baritone), Flora Chiarini No
27 Aug 1902 Valparaiso, Chile Article in Spanish in "Sucesos" Bandmann was acting No
11 Nov 1902 Panama to Jamaica Stephen’s passport   yes
1903 after world tour Possibly London ‘welcome return visit’ programme

All info seems to refer to England
Scan has no date but identical one has 1903 in pencil Yes stage carpenter
22 May 1905 Bombay, India Letter severing links with Henry Dallas George Edwardes

The Gaiety Theatre London mentioned
No
Tuesday 26th September 1905 Hong Kong Bandmann Opera Company production of La Poupee Mark Lester in it. Stephen credited for "the mechanical effects in Act I Sc. II invented and arranged by S. Lopez" yes
1906 Calcutta, Theatre Royal Programme ‘Amasis’ – an Egyptian Princess – a comic opera in two parts. Bandmann = lessee and manager of the theatre no
1906 Yokohama, Japan Photo of cricket club   Not sure if in photo
1906? Yokohama, Japan programme   Yes – master carpenter
25 Feb 1908 Penang, Malaysia programme Henry Dallas in the Girls of Gottenberg no
1908 Tokyo "Presentation for a packed house from the Imperial Theatre Tokio Japan Bandman Opera Co 1908"   No
Undated

but possibly 1908 (see above)
Imperial theatre Tokyo Peggy programme   No but Albert Lopez is stage carpenter
1912 possibly Bombay The Bandman Comedy Company programme ‘In the Clouds’ A Darjeeling Comedy’ Only one ‘n’ Yes – general manager
Tuesday December 31st 1913 Empire Theatre, Calcutta(?) Newspaper write-up of The Night Birds   no
1913 Calcutta Photo of the Bandmann Opera Company – 51 people Published in Socety Illustrated Yes – front, seated
Saturday 15th March 1913 Victoria Theatre, Singapore Programme – The Night Birds (or the Merry Countess) Successor to The Chocolate Soldier Moyna Hill, Bandmann’s wife, appears Yes: ‘Trick staircase in Act III by Mr. Stephen Lopez’
21 January 1914 Gibraltar Theatre Royal Article in El Anunciador about the visit of Sir Herbert Miles (Governor of Gib) visiting the theatre royal. Albert Lopez mentioned as the man in charge of all the stage machinery. No – Albert.
Monday 7th August 1915 Rink Theatre Poster advertising show including films: The Great £10000 Fight; Champion Charlie (Charlie Chaplin) supported by the Bandmann Vaudeville Coy   Yes – Business Manager
1915 -1916 Rangoon, Empire Theatre, Montgomery Street Programme advertising the New Bandman Opera and Comedy Company 1915-1916 tour Albert Lopez = mechanist

Advert for Minto Mansions hotel!
Yes – advance manager
1917 –whole year Empire Theatre, Calcutta ‘A Diary of our entertainments’ – whole year plotted, with lots of Bandman companies Shows the different companies’ names: The Bandman Opera Company; The Bandman Comedy Co.; The Bandman Musical Comedy Co.;The New Bandman Comedy Co.;  
25th January 1917 Viceregal Lodge, Delhi Poster and separate pink silk poster for HM Government Tour under the direction of Maurice E Bandman of The Greatest Film in History The Battle of the Somme By command of H E The Right Hon’ble The Lord Chelmsford, Viceroy and Governor General of India Yes – business manager
Wednesday 14th February 1917 The Globe Cinema Theatre, Sule Pagoda Road, Rangoon Maurice E Bandman of The Greatest Film in History The Battle of the Somme   Yes – business manager
27 Feb 1917 Rangoon, Minto Mansions Registration document for Stephen Lopez Also mentions Bandmann Yes
Undated Minto Mansions Hotel, 44 Halpin Road, Rangoon Flyer picked up at the hotel? Photo of the hotel, plus space to write room number into Telegraphic Address, "Mansions" Rangoon, telephone no 800 No
Thursday 22nd March 1917 Rink Theatre Paper poster – Maurice E Bandman presents HM Government Tour The Greatest Film in History The Battle of the Somme   Yes – Business Manager
20 March 1917 – 19th May 1917 North Western railway, India Pass for the Britain Prepared Company to travel Also headed paper showing Britain Prepared Company director Maurice Bandman (only 1 n) No
1917 London

Programme: Maurice E Bandman presents the Operatic Event of 1917

18th year of tour

Mr Manhattan – a new musical comedy

" The entirely new and magnificent dresses have been specially executed in London from original London and Paris models of the very latest fashions under the direct personal supervision of Mrs Bandman" No
17th July 1917   Newspaper article saying that Bandman had been able to send Home over one lakh and ten thousand rupees to His Majesty’s government for distribution amongst the different war charities. This was due to the exhibition in India and the East of the Official War Films – Bandman had the sole direction of these films. No
1918   Letterheaded paper for The New Bandman Comedy Company 1918

" A clever Company of High Class Artistes Presenting a Strong Repertoire of Current London Successes"
Sole proprietor Maurice E Bandman 24, Haymarket, London and Empire Theatre, Calcutta. No
Friday 6th September 1918 Gaiety Theatre, Simla Maurice E Bandman presents The Bandman Comedy Coy in GRUMPY A play by Horace Hodges and Wigney Percyval

Lewis\Marks – General Manager in India for MEB. Nana mentions him in her story.
Yes – General Manager
Wednesday 11th September 1918 Gaiety Theatre, Simla Maurice E Bandman presents The Bandman Comedy Coy in CHARLEY’S AUNT By Brandon Thomas. Lead role – Mr JohnCarr Yes – General Manager
Monday 13th January 1919 Sultanieh Opera House, Cairo Silk programme: season under the joint direction of A. Dalbagni and Maurice E Bandman. The new Bandman Comedy Company in Peg O’ My Heart A Comedy of youth in 3 acts by J. Hartley Manners Yes – general manager
27th April 1919 Alexandria, Egypt Travel permit to travel to Alexandria and return   No name
Monday May 12th 1919 Kursaal Theatre Cairo, Egypt Programme: Maurice E Bandman presents the Bandman Comedy Company in FAIR AND WARMER Dorothea Temple, Jean Maclaren, Esmond Kingsley, Compton Coutts, Cathleen Doyle, Reg G Newson, John Carr, David Keir Yes – general manager
Wednesday 16th July 1919 Kursaal, Egypt Newspaper article from the Egyptian Gazette about a Grand Gala Performance given in connection with the Allied Peace Celebrations. Also farewell performance of the Bandman Musical Comedy Company.

Lots of decorations, audience by invitation only. In interval display by illuminated aeroplanes – first ever seen in Cairo.
No
Thursday 1st May and Friday 2nd May 1919 Kursaal Theatre, Cairo Programme: Maurice E Bandman presents The Bandman Comedy Company in Kick In   Yes – general manager
23rd July 1919 Alex (andria?) Registration for salaries week ending July 26th 1919

Hand written (by Stephen?)
Currency possibly the Piastre

Stephen = 8
th highest paid on 828.7 out of the company of 26.
Yes
3rd Aug 1919 Kantara Temporary pass for Stephen Lopez for 3 weeks for Kantara   yes
3rd – 13th August 1919 Egypt Military permit for Stephen Lopez to travel from Port Said to Kantara valid for 4 weeks. Occupation listed as Artiste (Bandman’s company), reason for travelling "Entertaining troops at Kantara" yes
Tuesday 19th August 1919 Kantara Theatre, Kantara, Egypt Small paper poster: Maurice E Bandman presents The Bandman Comedy Company in Within The Law   No staff mentioned
8th September 1919 Kantara, Egypt Menu for the Farewell Dinner to the Bandman Comedy Company offered by the the GCC Kantara area at The Officers Club Menu all in French. Signed by someone but too scribbled to read properly. No
9th September 1919 Kantara, Egypt Newspaper write-up of the Farewell dinner Stephen Lopez made a speech on behalf of Mr Bandman and the company. Yes
Tues Sept 23rd – Mon 29th 1919 Theatre Royal, Gibraltar Small paper poster advertising The Bandman Comedy Company for a short season only every evening at 9.30pm Different show each night including Mr Compton Coutts as Grumpy (found him on the IMDB in several films in the 1910s-20s) No staff mentioned
Tuesday 30th September – Saturday 4th October 1919 Theatre Royal, Gibraltar Small paper poster advertising The Bandman Comedy Company for a short season only every evening at 9.30pm Different show each night No staff mentioned
Monday 6th October – Saturday 11th October 1919 Theatre Royal, Gibraltar Small paper poster advertising The Bandman Comedy Company for a short season only every evening at 9.30pm Different show each night No staff mentioned
7th October 1919 Gibraltar Letter from the Anglo-Egyptian bank Limited, Gibraltar branch We do hereby certify that the balance standing to the credit of Stephen Lopez esq in our books at the close of business on the 7th October 1919 was One hundred and fifty two pounds, fifteen shillings and two pence sterling Yes
Monday 20th October – Saturday 25th October 1919 Theatre Royal, Gibraltar Small paper poster advertising The Bandman Comedy Company for a short season only every evening at 9.30pm Different show each night No staff mentioned
Monday 27th October – Wednesday 29th October 1919 Theatre Royal, Gibraltar Small paper poster advertising The Bandman Comedy Company for a short season only every evening at 9.30pm Different show each night No staff mentioned
Thursday 30th October – Saturday 1st November 1919 Theatre Royal, Gibraltar Small paper poster advertising The Bandman Comedy Company for a short season only every evening at 9.30pm Different show each night. Compton Coutts as Grumpy again. Fri Oct 31st = Charitable Entertainment in aid of the Gibraltar Needlework Guild – Grumpy. Governor of Gib in attendance (Sir Horace L Smith-Dorrien) No staff mentioned
Thursday 30th October 1919 Gibraltar Theatre Royal Handbill with list of cast for Within The Law on Thursday 30th October ‘under the distinguished patronage of HE General Sir Horace L Smith-Dorrien, Governor of Gibraltar’   No staff mentioned
Friday 31st October 1919 Theatre Royal, Gibraltar Programme of’ Grand Charitable Entertainment in aid of The Gibraltar Needlework Guild" under the distinguished patronage of His Excellency the Governor at which Mr Maurice E Bandman presents the Bandman Comedy Company in GRUMPY. Stephen = General Manager yes
Saturday 1st November 1919 Gibraltar Chronicle and Official Gazette Review of the performance of GRUMPY (see above) The needlework guild provided clothing for poor children: "where the pinch of poverty was too severe that people kept their children away from school rather than send them there indifferently clad and above all without boots." Wife of the Governor set up the Guild.. no
Saturday 1st November 1919 Gibraltar Chronicle and Official Gazette Advert for Charley’s Aunt on Sat 1st Nov ‘under the distinguished patronage of HE General Sir Horace L Smith-Dorrien, Governor of Gibraltar’ Also advertising ‘Fair and Warmer’ "The successful new farce in three acts" on Monday 3rd November No staff mentioned
Saturday 1st November 1919 Gibraltar Theatre Royal Handbill with list of cast for Charley’s Aunt on Sat 1st Nov ‘under the distinguished patronage of HE General Sir Horace L Smith-Dorrien, Governor of Gibraltar’   No staff mentioned
Monday 3rd November – Friday 7th November 1919 Theatre Royal, Gibraltar Small paper poster advertising The Bandman Comedy Company for a short season only every evening at 9.30pm Different show each night Friday November 7th billed as Farewell Performance – A Vaudeville Entertainment. No staff mentioned
Monday 3rd November 1919 Gibraltar Theatre Royal Handbill with list of cast for Fair and Warmer on Mon 3rd Nov ‘under the distinguished patronage of HE General Sir Horace L Smith-Dorrien, Governor of Gibraltar’   No staff mentioned
6th November 1919 Gibraltar Telegram from Bandman in London to Stephen Lopez in Gibraltar "After despatching company proceed immediately Constantinople either direct or via Marseilles telegraph date departure name steamer when due Constantinople boc contemplate playing there soon smith sent Pendleton yesterday advance urgent you depart earliest instructed Pendleton settle nothing definitely pending your arrival if possible prefer rent theatre Constantinople instead sharing will address you care British Consul Constantinople. Bandman" yes
7th November 1919 Gibraltar Chronicle and Official Gazette Review of Outcast at the Theatre Royal Reviewer complains about the behaviour of members of the audience!

Company had been playing in Gib for 6 weeks.
No
11th November 1919 Gibraltar Telegram from Bandman in London to Stephen Lopez in Gib "Proceed Marseilles Somali twelfth catch there pensinsular transport sailing for Constantinople seventeenth booking your passage here peninsular instructing Marseilles agents writing you care cooks Marseilles confirm this telegram also telegraph on arrival Marseilles." Yes
1919-1920 Greece somewhere, Municipal Theatre Handbill partly in Greek for Bandman Opera Co Can’t tell what performance or where exactly No staff mentioned
1919-1920 Constantinople Petit-Champs Municipal Theatre

Programme for season 1919-20

The Bandman Opera Company

The Girl In The Taxi

(several pages, lots of adverts of British products in Turkey)

NB includes a red postage stamp ‘deux paras droit fixe’stuck into the programme and printed over.

Maurice E Bandman’s Enterprises

The Bandman Opera Company 20th year of tour

The Bandman Comedy Company Extensive repertoire of latest London success

The Bandman Concert Party Pierrot Pie

The Bandman Film Control Directing in Egypt and the East H.M. Govt. Film Propaganda

Yes – Business Manager

Albert Lopez = machinist and scene director
1919-1920 Constantinople Petit-Champs Municipal Theatre

Programme for season 1919-20

The Bandman Opera Company

ARLETTE

(several pages, lots of adverts of British products in Turkey)

NB includes a red postage stamp ‘deux paras droit fixe’stuck on the back of the programme and printed over.

Maurice E Bandman’s Enterprises

The Bandman Opera Company 20th year of tour

The Bandman Comedy Company Extensive repertoire of latest London success

The Bandman Concert Party Pierrot Pie

The Bandman Film Control Directing in Egypt and the East H.M. Govt. Film Propaganda

Yes – Business Manager

Albert Lopez = machinist and scene director
1919-1920 season Constantinople Petit-Champs Municipal Theatre

Programme for season 1919-20

The Bandman Opera Company

The Maid of the Mountains

(several pages, lots of adverts of British products in Turkey)

NB includes a red postage stamp ‘deux paras droit fixe’stuck into the programme and printed over.

Maurice E Bandman’s Enterprises

The Bandman Opera Company 20th year of tour

The Bandman Comedy Company Extensive repertoire of latest London success

The Bandman Concert Party Pierrot Pie

The Bandman Film Control Directing in Egypt and the East H.M. Govt. Film Propaganda

Yes – Business Manager

In pencil an arrow indicates that he was Advance Manager and that Mr Ernest Pendleton was business manager

Albert Lopez = machinist and scene director

 

February 1920 Constantinople The Orient News article about Tuesday’s performance at the Petit-Champs Municipal Theatre of HIGH JINX

On back of the page is an advert for GOING UP on Thursday; TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT on Friday and THE ARCADIANS on Saturday. Sunday matinee: THE BING BOYS ARE HERE; evening : GRAND VARIETY CONCERT
Main part: Dan Mansfield; Mr Billy Rex; A Lewis Cowen; Miss Lyle Jeffries; Miss Dora Dolaro;

Paper printed and published in Contantinople for the British Army of the Black Sea
no
13th February 1920 Smyrna, Turkey Landing permit for Stephen Lopez, travelling on SSAtromitos to land at Smyrna. Bearer must return on board by 3pm on 13th Feb 1920. Issued by Interallied Passport Bureau, British section, Smyrna. Yes
February 1920 Greece somewhere,

Municipal Theatre
Handbill partly in Greek for Bandman Opera Co

Dates strange: Saturday 25/7 Fevrier 1920 etc
Saison 1919-1920 A week of performances of The Boy; Arlette; The Better Ole; The Girl in the Taxi; Mr Manhattan No staff mentioned
April 14th 1920 Alexandria Requisition for salaries week ending April 18th 1920

List matches company of Bandman Opera Company in Constantinople (see entries above)
In Stephen’s writing, list of 28 company members and their pay, in piastres. ALBERT LOPEZ INCLUDED! (his pay = 568.7) Stephen = 877.5

Mr Pendleton = 700; Billy Rex = 1462.5; highest paid: Mr L Verno 1706.2
yes
May 1920 (17th – 23rd) Kursaal, Egypt Long poster advertising Maurice E Bandman presents The Bandman Opera Co every evening at 8.30pm Look out for the "Bandman Surprise Pary" (sic) next week No staff mentioned
Tuesday 29th June – Sunday July 4th 1920 Cinema Zion Jerusalem Colour theatre programme ‘The newly organised Bandman Surprise Party of 10 Selected Artists Miss Lyle Jeffries, Miss Alice May, Miss Margaret Bradley, Miss Rita Varian, Mr Henry Parkin, Mr Dan Mansfield, Mr Billy Rex, Mr Gerald Osborne, Mr Clayeton Robbins, Mr Jack Kershaw. Yes – joint business manager with Mr Clayton Robbins
Monday 11th October 1920 Casino Palace Hotel, Cairo Colour handbill: Maurice Bandman presents Tom Melbourse and company in Musical Sketches and Variety Also billed: Hernandez trio; Jeannette and Scott (in refined speciality dancing); Tom & Eileen Melbourne; Josie Jackson; John Seymour Brooks at the piano. No
25th October 1920 Cairo, Egypt Bandman Variety Co Disbursements

Same people as on Casino Palace Hotel poster
Does not include Stephen but could be in his writing. Includes Mr and Mrs Melbourne 3412.5 piastres; Miss Josie Jackson 780; Trio Hernandez 2500; native boy – 60; F.L Bougeya (theatre rent) 4000 no
November 15th 1920 Printania Theatre, Cairo Printed (open?) letter from Bandman addressed to ‘Sir or Madam’ announcing forthcoming 6 night season of the New Bandman Opera Company at the theatre Says’ I have completed arrangements which make it possible to put in a six nights season with the New Bandman Opera Company at the above Theatre by catching Steamer from Alexandria for India instead of from Gibraltar as previously arranged’. No
Friday November 26th 1920 Printania Theatre Cairo Programme for above All company from London:

Madeline Rossiter, Joan Penrose, Grace Barry, June Richards, Dolly Prince, Doree Hanbury, Annie Wright, Margaret Raymond, Thamara Swirskaya, Diana de Brett, Beryl Lucina, Lucile Dale, Hilda Chellingworth, Diana Patrick, Marjorie Crichton, Elsie Monteith, Ivy Lewis, Margosha, George Hestor, Dan Mansfield, Jack Crichton, Milsom Brett, Philip Howley, Harry Edwardes, Tom Scott
No, but Albert Lopez = Chief of Stage Staff
24th December 1920 London Office 24 Haymarket, SW1 Letter from Bandman giving full authority to Stephen Lopez to sell Bandman’s share in the Bandman Film Control, Egypt   Yes – manager
1921   Letterhead and matching envelope: Maurice E Bandman’s Eastern Circuit: Egypt, Palestine, India, Burma, Ceylon, Straits Settlements, Federated Malay States, China, Japan Companies: The Bandman Opera Company; The Bandman Musical Comedy Company; The Bandman Comedy Company; Pierrot Pie; Thamara Swirskaya & Margosha  
1921   Thank you letters for contributions to Earl Haig’s fund    
March 3rd 1921 Grand Hotel, Calcutta Letterhead belonging to Maurice E Bandman listing all his roles and theatres, addressed to S. Lopez esq., Royal Opera House, Bombay. Rest of letter chopped below addresses. Yes
Friday 20th May 1921 Gaiety Theatre, Simla Programme for The Bandman Comedy Company: THE VOICE FROM THE MINARET Members of the company as for Palace Theatre Karachi undated above Yes – general manager
8th June 1921 Mussoorie, India Receipt for 30% of takings given to Rink theatre To Stephen Lopez, manager Bandman Comedy Company Yes
16th June 1921 Mussoorie, India Programme for Rink Theatre production of The Rotters Bandman Comedy Company command performance for Major General Sir W E Peyton for Earl Haig’s appeal. Members of the company as for Palace Theatre Karachi undated above. Yes – General Manager
29th June 1921 Mussoorie, India Letter to The Manager, The Bandman Comedy Company, Calcutta Dear Sir, I have been asked by General Sir W.E. Peyton, to write and ask you to convey his thanks to Mr Bandman and the members of the Bandman Comedy Company for their kindness in giving their recent performance of "The Rotters" at Mussoorie in aid of Earl Haig’s Appeal for the Officers Association. Please also accept my thanks for all you did to make the result such a financial success. The total amount handed over to the fund is Ru 2077/11/6. Yours truly S/d J.M Rumend N.W.E Yes, assuming Stephen is ‘the manager’
30 June 1921 Calcutta Reply to thank you letter Signed by Stephen Lopez on behalf of Bandman company Yes
19th July 1921 From the Grand Hotel, Calcutta Letter to the manager of Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, Madras authorising Stephen Lopez to open an account, pay in money and draw out as required. Bandman’s signature very clear Yes – manager
21st July 1921 Elphinstone Picture Palace, Madras Programme – Nothing But The Truth – Bandman Comedy Company Programme is cut – incomplete No
Monday 25th July 1921 Elphinstone Picture Palace, Mount Road, Madras Programme – GRUMPY – The Bandman Comedy Co David Keir, Clive Woods, Carl Lawson, J. Olver Twiss, Leonard S Stephens, Percy Baverstock, Lilian Stanbridge, Norman Thomapson, Tina Gerald, Muriel Johnston, Beryl Barraclough, Violet Blyth Pratt Yes, general manager
Undated but same company as 25th July Mussoorie Programme – The Bandman Comedy Company – WHO’S THE|LADY   Yes – general manager
25th July 1921 Connamara Hotel, Madras Letter received from bank – business with Stephen on behalf of the Bandman Comedy Company   yes
Tuesday 26th July 1921 Elphinstone Picture Palace, Mount Road, Madras Advert in 25th July programme (above) for FAREWELL NIGHT – LORD RICHARD IN THE PANTRY   yes
7th September 1921 Bombay Letter from Stephen Lopez on behalf of the Bandman Comedy Company, on headed notepaper to Adrian Ross and Winnie Goodwin, Taj Mahal Hotel, Bombay. Typed: "Dear Mr Ross, Re our conversation the other day. Your agreement start from the 20th of September 1921. It’s agreed between ourselves that from the 7th September 1921 up till the date commencing your agreement. I will pay you salary 1/6 of your full week salary nights playing." Signed Adrian Ross and Stephen Lopez Yes
Friday 11th November 1921 Excelsior Theatre, Rangoon Programme for The Bandman Comedy C. THE SKIN GAME

Photos on cover of Keeley, Harrison, Lawson and Beryl Barraclough
Richard Scott, Muriel Johnston, Hilda Davies, Norman Thompson, Percy Baverstock, Eric Harrison, David Keir, Betyl Barraclough, Billie Kinsey, Eileen Douglas, Leon Yaymen, Ian Mclean, Carl Lawson, Edna Keeley Yes, general manager
Friday 23rd December - Friday 30th December 1921 Bombay, The Excelsior A3 size poster: The Bandman Comedy Co in an exclusive repertoire of London Successes (various shows within the period) Includes photo of entire company, including Stephen Yes – in photo
January 14th – 23rd 1922 Empire Theatre, Quetta, India (now Pakistan) Large poster with photo showing whole company plus dates of performances The Young Person in Pink, Romance, Paddy the Next Best Thing, Who’s the Lady, The Skin Game, Come out of the Kitchen, Lord Richard in the Pantry, Nothing but the Truth, The Rotters. Yes – in photo
9th March 1922 Gibraltar Maurice Bandmann dies of heart failure after typhoid. Had been in hospital for 2 months (various obits see below)    
13th March 1922 Times of India obituary   no
13th March 1922 Madras Mail Obituary & editorial   no
15th March 1922 Rangoon Gazette obituary Comment in obituary : Stephen arrives in Rangoon from Madras yes

Stephen Lopez career without Bandman

Friday April 7th 1922 Empire Theatre, Calcutta Silk prog: The Optimystics in a Musical, Revusical and Mystical Melange Lessees of theatre: Bandmann Varieties Ltd. Secretaryand General Manager of theatre: Lew Marks Yes – Advance Manager
Late Feb 1923 Lyceum Theatre, Shanghai Theatre programme – G&S The Mikado starring Charles Workman Stephen is Manager in advance

Emailed scans to David Stone 1
st Feb 2004
yes
Mon 26th March 1923 Tokyo, Japan Theatre programme – G&S The Pirates of Penzance starring Charles Workman Emailed scans to David Stone 1st Feb 2004 No – cover glued
Tuesday April 3rd 1923 Yokohama, Japan Theatre programme – G&S The Gondoliers starring Charles Workman Stephen is Manager in advance

Emailed scans to David Stone 1
st Feb 2004
yes
May 1st 1923 At sea between Japan and China Charles Workman died – obit 3rd May The Star (of London?) Emailed scans to David Stone 1st Feb 2004 no
Dec 7th 1924 India? Letter: "We, the undersigned, proprietors of the above Company known as The Broadcasters, jointly owe Mr Stephen Lopez the sum of Rupees Three Hundred and ninety only (Rs 390) Signed J Wallingford Tate & Jack Crichton" Headed notepaper: Wallingford Tate & Jack Crichton present The Broadcasters "The finest combination now touring the East"- (Vide Press) Tours include: The Mediterranean, Egypt, Ceylon, Straits Settlements, Dutch East Indies, India, Burmah, China, Japan. Yes: Business Manager: Stephen Lopez
6th June 1925 Shanghai to Kobe par le paquebot Porthos Certificat de Passage a plein tariff – 1 second class place on the boat All in French yes
Monday 22nd June 1925 Kobe, Japan Kobe Herald coverage of Our Cabaret in advance of their performance the following day at the Gymnasium. Includes photo. "The Company, whose opening scene is shown above, arrived here this morning from Hongkong by French mail steamer Angkor, and will open for a short season at the Gymnasium to-morrow (Tuesday) evening with the following programme:" No, no Betty Webb either, but Varna, Clegg, Chamier, Selleck etc there
1st July 1925 Kobe Japan Letter to Mr Lopez from C Sim and Co Chemists and Druggists "Dear Mr Lopez The last night business 775.60reth? seth? Seven nights total 4.5.22,65 reth?. Yours faithfully Ab Sim & Co (+unreadable sig). What was this all about?? Yes
October 1925? Sailkot Pakistan Programme – Our Cabaret – on cover has newspaper write-up from Nov 1924. Stephen advance representative for Puppets 1926 yes
Thursday 13th May 1926 Gibraltar Article in Spanish from El Anunciador reviewing Our Cabaret Says that Stephen visited the paper to ask them to cover the performance. Talks about Betty Webb yes
May 13th 1926 Gibraltar Chronicle and Official Gazette write-up of the opening performance of Our Cabaret at the Theatre Royal "He [Mr Chamier], Mr Rex Mervyn, bass, Miss Betty Webb, contralto, and Miss Anna Lindsey, soprano, gave a delightful example of glee-singing. Youthful memories of England – not the England of strikes, communists, and class hatred, but of the real England so nobly disclosed in August 1914 – were evoked by harmonised renderings of old English songs, racy of the soil – "Cherry Ripe", "Here’s a Health Unto His Majesty", "Sally In Our Alley", "The Vicar of Bray", "John Peel", and "Home Sweet Home". Nothing could have been more charming". "The song You Forget To Remember was the pleasant contribution of Miss Betty Webb". No
21st May 1926 London – Australia List of Passengers by P&O ss "Cathay" leaving London 21st May 1926; leaving Marseilles 28th May 1926 Our Cabaret members listed as joining at Gibraltar : Miss B Webb and Mr S Lopery (sic) Yes
17th May 1926 Gibraltar Chronicle and Official Gazette write-up of Our Cabaret at the Theatre Royal "Miss Betty Webb gave The Hills of Donegal with great feeling and infused into the Scena, Panama, all the southern fire and passion that the piece demands." No staff mentioned
Saturday 22nd May 1926 Theatre Royal, Gibraltar Programme: Reginald Selleck and Charles Chamier present the latest London Craze in Entertainment, The New Our Cabaret; Tally Ho Rex Mervyn, Fred Collier, Tubby Stevens, Betty Webb, Muriel Varna, Anna Lindsey, Rita and Delia Vivienne, Kitty Crawford, Gertrude Clegg, Betty Webb = Barcarolle; Quartette, When Knights were Bold – A Nightmare – Lady in Waiting; We Mix Our Drinks:Tea Yes, business manager
May 1926 Gibraltar Article from what looks like Society Illustrated or other magazine quoting from the Gib Chronicle reviewing Our Cabaret in advance of their performances in Port Said (El Dorado, 3rd-5th June), Cairo (Kursaal, 7th-13th June) and Alexandria (Alhambra 14th – 20th June) "Miss Betty Webb, contralto, and Miss Anna Lindsey, soprano, gave a delightful example of glee-singing. Youthful memories of England – not the England of strikes, communists, and class hatred, but of the real England so nobly disclosed in August 1914 – were evoke by harmonised renderings of old English songs, racy of the soil – "Cherry Ripe", "Here’s a Health Unto His Majesty", "Sally In Our Alley", "The Vicar of Bray", "John Peel", and "Home Sweet Home". Nothing could have been more charming". No staff mentioned
Friday 4th June 1926 Port Said, Eldorado Theatre New Our Cabaret programme Betty Webb listed Yes – business manager
Saturday 9th October 1926 Empire Theatre, Calcutta Silk programme for New Our Cabaret in Hullo Cabaret No mention of Betty Webb.

Lessees of theatre: Bandmann Varieties Ltd
Yes – general manager
October 1926 Empire Theatre, Calcutta Paper programme for Charles Chamier Latest Craze in Entertainment The New "Our Cabaret" in Hullo Cabaret. No Betty Webb, but the same company otherwise Yes – general manager
Undated Elphinstone Theatre Newspaper write-up of Our Cabaret on Wednesday night. "Betty Webb sang and danced cleverly". Final performance on Thursday night no
Wednesday 14th July 1926 Empire Theatre, Colombo A3 size paper programme for The New Our Cabaret Betty Webb mentioned. Tally Ho, Honi Soit, Cocktails, Snappy, Hullo Cabaret, Here and There, A la Carte Yes – manager
27th October 1926 – 28th March 1927 India Typed list of dates and towns for The Peep Show Tour 1926-7 Some amendments in pencil – Stephen’s writing? No
undated   Dancing Time programme Betty Webb listed, Stephen Lopez – General Manager Yes
Friday 10th June 1927 Ootacamund Assembly Rooms, India Programme – Charles Chamier’s Dancing Time Same line-up as Our Cabaret.

No Betty Webb.
Yes – general manager
Saturday September 3 1927 The Shanghai Times Article about the effects of typhoon at Hongkong 10 photos and captions no
Sunday 11th September 1927 Shanghai, China Article in The China Press reviewing Our Cabaret at the Carlton Theatre.

Long article – some critical parts, quite amusing – needs to be scanned!
"The advance work for Mr Chamier has been much better done than is usually the case in the Far East, and we suspect that Mr Stephen Lopez as General Manager of the company is responsible for its efficiency". Yes
September 1927 Shanghai, China Advert from paper for Our Cabaret in Snappy   No staff mentioned
Sunday October 23rd 1927 Japan Newspaper article and photo – Our Cabaret Whole cast but before Bessie’s arrivel Yes – pictured and listed as manager
Feb 1928 Elphinstone Theatre, Madras, India Pink card advert (folding) listing all performers. Betty Webb added in different ink. Some members of whole cast gone – Aileen Woods replaced by Betty Webb and Maria Henkina No but Betty Webb listed
28.10.1928 Calcutta Doctor’s note Certified that Miss Edna ? is now fit and in my opinion she will be able to go through four perfomances. Signed [illegible] No
Monday 19th November 1928 Prince of Wales Theatre, Lucknow Blue folding advert for The Girl Friend   no
6th August 1930 Napier Hotel Mahableshwar, Western India Letter showing Stephen settled bills for Carl Rosa Opera Company More on Carl Rosa Opera company:

http://www.carlrosaopera.co.uk/history/index.asp
yes
18th February 1931 c/o the American Express Co., 143 Esplanade Road, BOMBAY Headed paper showing Stephen as General Manager for A. W. Schell’s American Talkies The only touring organization in the East. Presenting the world’s best super talking and musical pictures. Complete sound programmes. Hollywood’s greatest stars. Exclusive rights of exhibition. Yes – general manager
20th May 1931 Bombay Letter from Alex W Schell authorising Stephen Lopez to act as Schell’s representative in Mussoorie to obtain payment from Mr S Hakman of the Grand Hotel Mussoorie for Bauer sound equipment. "I approve whatever steps he may take to enforce payment of my claim against Mr Hakman" yes
9th July 1931 Ootacamund Supplement to the South of India Observer "I was among the very large audience at the First Talkies in the Nilgiris, at the enterprising Blue Mountain Theatre on the 6th…" No but Schells responsible.
Monday 9th November 1931 I.D.G Club, Delhi Paper flyer programme for The Adelphi Players in aid of the Ex-Services Association ‘under the distinguished patronage of of Their Excellencies The Viceroy & Countess of Willingdon" Similar lineup as Our Cabaret: Muriel Varna, Dorothy Wrenn, Fred Collier, Kenneth Rayner, Billy Bray No staff mentioned
Tueaday 16th August 1932 BUS Club Programme for Dinner dance with cabaret from the Hollywood Hi-Lights   no
Monday 12th September 1932 The Times of Ceylon ‘An Outstanding Variety Show’ review of the Hollywood, Hi-Lights in Colombo Page cut in half – some text missing no
Weds 19th – Fri 21st October 1932 Excelsior Theatre, Secunderabad Paper flyer – Rex Story & L. Mantell present The Hollywood Hi-Lights International Revue Company Rose Lee, Peggy Chann, Betty Benn, Dr. Foster, L.Ayres Mantell, Patsy Shannon, Isabel O’Brien, Esther Valey, Tellman The Mysterious no
Christmas 1932 Calcutta, India Cartoon Christmas card from Len, Est and Ellen Ayres and the Hollywood Hi Lights Cartoon includes Rex Story no
Undated but same period Unknown Leaflets advertising the Hollywood Hi-Lights international revue Rex Story and L. Mantell; Rose Lee, Peggy Chann, Betty Benn, Dr. Foster, L.Ayres Mantell, Patsy Shannon, Isabel O’Brien, Esther Valey, Tellman The Mysterious No staff mentioned
Undated but same period Unknown Black and white photograph of the Hollywood Hi-Lights Same photo is reproduced on the leaflet above no
1931-33 Shanghai Letterhead: Rex Story presents The Nine O’Clock Revue Permanent address: PO Box 565 Shanghai

Far Eastern Producer ond Manager of "New Yorkers" 1929-30; "Passing Show" 1930-31; "Hollywood Hi-Lights" 1931-33
No
Jan 5th 1934 Rangoon

Letterhead: Dick Norton New Globe Trotters "The Show

of Shows"

Speed, Splendour & Spice

Touring the Mediterranean, Egypt, India & the Far East

"My Dear Steve" (remainder cut off)

Reply to: Minto Mansions, Rangoon
yes
19th March 1934 Bombay Letterhead showing top of a letter to Stephen in Bombay from Simla Amateur Dramatic Club, Gaiety Theatre, Simla   yes
12th May 1934 Bombay Programme: Rex Story presents the Nine O’Clock Revue 4 pages including info about ‘Talkie Chats’ about 3 new B.I.P films in production at Elstree; Will Hay in his first film; Richard Tauber in Blossom Time; Wendy Barrie’s curio collection No staff mentioned
Undated but same period Madras Newspaper review of The Nine O’Clock Revue "to be seen at the Elphinstone theatre from Saturday" Rex Story; Rose Lee, The De La Rue sisters, Arline Bancroft, Des Desmond, Thelma Tyndall, Patsy Shannon. No
18th July 1934 Bombay

Letterhead: African Cosolidated Theatres Limited Head office EMPIRE BUILDINGS, 1st Floor, Corner Kruis and Commissioner Street JOHANNESBURG

London Agents: International Variety and Theatrical Agency, Limited, Daly’s Theatre Building, 31 to 33 Lisle Street London WC2

New York Agents: International Variety and Theatrical Agency Inc, 218 West 42nd Street, New York

Letter sent from Johannesburg to "S. Lopez Esq. C/O Messrs Thos. Cook & Son, Bombay, India"

Rest of letter is cut off
Yes
3rd August 1934 Calcutta Telegram from Gallfacio (see Galle Face hotel below) O LH COLOMBO SUB 3 24 STEPHEN LOPEZ ELPHINSTONE MADRAS MT RD AGREE EIGHT RUPEES EACH LESS TWENTYFIVE PERCENT DOES CONTRACT ALLOW YOU WORK HERE AUGUST EIGHTEENTH GALLFACIO Yes
Monday 20th August 1934 The Ceylon Observer Review of The Nine O’Clock Revue at The Empire, Colombo "Rex Story is a host in himself…One of his most amusing ‘gags’ was heard when he marched across the stage carrying two bowler hats. When some one asked him: ‘Where are you going, Rex?’ he replied ‘I am taking these two bowlers to help England.’ The allusion to the Test match brought down the house."

Page cut so some text is missing
no
Monday 20th August 1934 The Times of Ceylon Review of The Nine O’Clock Revue at The Empire, Colombo ‘One of the best variety shows put on in Colombo for many years’.

Page cut so some text is missing
no
Friday 24th August 1934 Queen’s Hotel Kandy, India Newspaper article advertising Rex Story’s Marvellous Cabaret Includes the words: ’Desmond and Lopez in most humorous turns’. This means Stephen performed??? Yes
Tuesday 13th, Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th November 1934 Excelsior Theatre, Lahore A4 size poster advertising Double Attraction: "London’s Latest Novelty on the screen Cicely Courtneidge screamingly funny production ‘Soldiers of the King’ plus on the stage in person Charles Chamier presents The Mayfair Revue of 1934" A pot pourri of London’s Latest Stage Successes with Sensational Dancing by Doris and Georgie; Steps on Steps sparkling comedy with Muriel Varna, Fred Collier, Charles Chamier, Reita Shield, Kenneth Rayner No staff mentioned
Undated but as above Mussoorie, India Small paper leaflet advertising The Mayfair Revue of 1934 Photo inside of Doris and Georgie; Caricature inside of Muriel Varna No staff mentioned
9th January 1935 Happy Valley Club, Mussoorie, India Telegram from Menaka in Bombay to Stephen Lopez asking him to arrange all India tour "Your letter writing fully would like you arrange all India tour, Menaka." Yes
14th January 1935 Happy Valley Club, Mussoorie, India Telegram from Menaka in Bombay to Stephen Lopez "Recd your letter please come Bombay earliest, Menaka." Yes
Undated India Programme for Menaka’s dance recital, heavily amended in pencil Lots of biographical information about her in the programme. Real name = Leila Sokhey. Found her on the internet – "In present times, the first distinguished name in the realm of the dance is the late Menaka (Smt. Leila Sokhey), friend and associate of Anna Pavlova, Menaka revived and introduced on the stages of India and Europe the Kathak, the classical dance of North India." No
Undated Bombay Headed paper for Menaka, showing Stephen Lopez as her manager   Yes – Manager
Wednesday 13th February 1935 Madras Article from The Hindu reviewing Menaka’s show "She stated that when she toured the capitals of Europe two years ago she was very well received, especially in Berlin. "But I do not know if Hitler will tolerate my presence", she added smiling, "I hear that he has proved to his own satisfaction that Indians are non-Aryans." No staff mentioned
Saturday 15th February 1935 Elphinstone Theatre, Madras Article from The Madras Mail reviewing Menaka’s show   No staff mentioned
4th March 1935 Madan Theatre, Calcutta Article from the Statesman reviewing Menaka’s show   No staff mentioned
Undated but as above Madan Theatre, Calcutta Article from the Amrita Bazar Patrika reviewing Menaka’s show   No staff mentioned
Undated Madras publication Leaflet with lots of pictures explaining who Menaka and her dancers are.   No staff mentioned
Wednesday 13th March 1935 The Lily Cinema, Chittagong Poster advertising "The Pavlova of the East, ‘Menaka’ with a company of 15 dancers and musicians"   No staff mentioned
Saturday 23rd March 1935 Rangoon Advert from newspaper for a change of programme at the Excelsior Theatre "By special request Madame Menaka will give a farewell recital at 9.30pm only" No staff mentioned
Thursday 4th April 1935 The Royal, Penang Article from the Straits Echo reviewing Menaka’s show   No staff mentioned
Thursday 18th April 1935 The Theatre Royal, Singapore Article from the Straits Times reviewing Menaka’s show   No staff mentioned
Wednesday 29th May 1935 The Rangoon Gazette Huge advert for Professor William Doorlay’s Tropical Express Non-stop Revue From tomorrow 2 daily performances

Advert for Beck’s beer on the back!
No staff mentioned
Undated Bombay Letterhead: Theatrical Agents S. Lopez & Co. Telegraphic address: "Theatres Bombay" Bombay Post Box 1005 Yes
Undated Bombay Business card: Mr Stephen Lopez, Managing Representative for Prof Doorlay’s Non-Stop Revue and the Show Trust, Bombay

POBox 1005, Bombay

The Mediterranean, Egypt, India and the Far East

Pasted on top of the colour letterpaper (below)

Yes
Undated Written in French, mainly A4 colour letter paper: Tropical Express Super-Revue-Internationale, 101 tableaux, 70 Artistes Permanent address:Rio De Janeiro and Berlin.

List of international locations of successful performances – Europe, Africa, S. America
No
Around the same date but undated Unknown Various photos of a leopard on a table in between a man and a woman Advert in paper says "Ruth Hasse who plays with death dances with a living leopard." No staff mentioned
7th June 1935 Singapore Travel Issued today to Mr S Lopez a first class return ticket Singapore-Batavia-Singapore amounting to $170/16 (Dollars onehundred and seventy + cents 16 only) Singapore 7th June 1935 yes
Friday 21st June 1935 The Malaya Tribune, Singapore Article reviewing Professor William Doorlay’s Tropical Express Non-stop Revue   No staff mentioned
22nd June 1935 The Times of India Article in The Times of India summarising the Menaka tour. It was a three and a half month tour of India, Burma, The Straits Settlements and Ceylon with her company of 18 artists, starting in February from Poona, and she was going on to a 6 month tour of Europe and South America. No staff mentioned
15th July 1935 Batavia – Hong Kong Java-China-Japan Lijn First Class Passage sailing from Batavia to hong Kong Please receive Mr Stephen Lopez as a FIRST CLASS PASSENGER in the Company’s m.s. Ipsadane Voy 35 from Batavia to Hongkong

Passage money: Guilders one hundred twelve + 50/100 only
25% red. for Manager Tropical Express Review
Yes
Sept 5th 1935 Shanghai Professor Doorlay’s Tropical Express Non-Stop Revue played according to article in Japan Advertiser, Toyo (see below)   yes
Friday September 6th 1935 Shanghai Article in The Shanghai Evening Post and Mercury about the Tropical Revue   No staff mentioned
Thursday Sept 12th 1935 The Japan Advertiser, Tokyo Newspaper article quoting Stephen saying he would be bringing the Doorlay company to Japan Article lists all the places and dates the Revue played yes
Monday 21st October 1935 Regal Theatre, Ceylon Programme for "The Biggest and Snappiest show ever seen East of Suez" – Professor Doorlay’s Tropical Express Non-Stop Musical Revue Advert for Harold Lloyd in The Cat’s Paw on the back No staff mentioned
Wednesday 23rd October 1935 Regal Theatre, Ceylon Newspaper article from The Ceylon Daily News reviewing Professor Doorlay’s Tropical Express Non-Stop Revue Also adverts and articles of the same No staff mentioned
Undated but as above Unknown Photo of the Pastrana sisters from Prof Doorlay’s show "Con cariño a nuestro paisano Lopez de Hermanas Pastrana" Yes
Tuesday 12th November 1935 Empire Theatre, Calcutta Programme and newspaper articles on Professor Doorlay’s Tropical Express Non-Stop Revue Stephen = representative for Prof. Doorlay and Showtrust
Cast: Dimitri Tschakaloff (Sofia); Ruth Hasse (Marseille); Emilia Pastrana (Buenos Aires); Lolita Padilla (Barcelona); Julia la Cordobesa (Cordoba); Dorita Galego (Lisbon); Hertha Schlutow (Hamburg); Do-Lia-Kin (Shanghai); Lisa Qesinger (Vienna); Irma Wesphal (Amsterdam); Olga Loesch (Budapest); Ilse Scebesta (Czechoslovakia); Judith da Silva (Rio de Janeiro); Frank Kunkel (Koln); Fred Gordon (Arizona); Gostav Sinclaire, Karlshorst; Bob Caluway (Iran, Persia); Lio Hoi Tschen (Canton); Ivan Jacubovsky (Moscow); Kasimir Jacubovsky (Moscow);Joseph Waldmeier (Tyrol); Karl Huttemann (Geneva) and the 20 Doorlay Girls
yes
Possibly 1935 Japan? Envelope addressed to Mr Stephen Lopez –all in what looks like Japanese script On back says: "Ichiro Kihita, manager of Taharadzaka Girls Opera" yes
Sunday 19th January 1936 Lahore Article from the Lahore Tribune previewing the Non-stop revue Photo of Ruth Hasse on the guitar No staff mentioned
Thursday 23rd January 1936 Lahore Article from The Tribune newspaper previewing the Non-stop revue at Plaza "Tropical Express opens in Lahore today"   No staff mentioned
Friday 24th January 1936 Lahore Advert for Prof. Doorlay’s Non-stop revue "Tropical Express" TONIGHT!!   No staff mentioned
Undated but as above Bombay Postcard souvenir of the 125th performance of Prof. Doorlay’s Non-stop revue "Tropical Express"." Photo on back of Prof Doorlay and Ruth Hasse No staff mentioned
Undated but as above Unknown Booklet "With the compliments of Prof. Doorlay’s Non-stop revue "Tropical Express"." Lots of photos and text in different languages No staff mentioned
Feb/March 1936 (no date of performance but deduced from ad on back) Regal Theatre Ceylon Programme for Professor Doorlay’s Tropical Express Non-Stop Revue No mention of staff no
No date but clearly with Doorlay India somewhere Stephen in photo with Prof Doorlay publicising show Two scans – one larger yes
Saturday 14th March 1936 The Regal, Ceylon (Colombo?) Long, pink advert for Prof. Doorlay’s Non-stop revue "Tropical Express" On the back all in Malay(?) No staff mentioned
15th March 1936 The Regal, Ceylon Article from The Times of Ceylon Sunday Illustrated reviewing the Doorlay Revue Photo of Ruth Hasse included No staff mentioned
4th April 1936 Italy? Programme for Doorlay – apologising for lack of stage or orchestra but performance for the Italian Red Cross Performing under Mussolini?? No
Christmas 1936 The Taj hotel (where?) Christmas card with caricatures of the hotel staff Not addressed to anyone No
20th September 1937 SS Britannia Card from the Captain to Mr Lopez "The Captain requests the pleasure of your company at a Cocktail Party, in his Cabin this evening at 7.15pm." yes
Monday 27th September 1937 Theatre Royal Gibraltar Programme for "Peter Sergei in association wit the Showtrust Bombay presents The London Revue Company under the Patronage of H.E the Governor and Lady Harrington" Cover made of transparent paper with writing on.Cast: Peter Bernard, Bubbles Stewart, Renie Jolliffe, Judd and Ray, Robert Blair, Rhodes and Lane, Chika Lane, Billie Rhodes, Tina Ross, Oeter Sergei,

Lots of pages of adverts
No staff mentioned
Undated but as above Bombay Programme for "The London Revue Company Peter Sergei All West End Stars in Non-Stop Revues: Folie d’Apache, Let’s Be Gay, Beauty on Parade, Midnight rhythm, Krazy Variety etc etc etc" Cast photographed inside: Meg Williams, Bubbles Stewart, Renie Jolliffe, Bernice Richardson, Chika Lane and Billy Rhodes, Susie Stratton, Peter Bernard, Joy Carter, Peter Sergei, Florence Willis, Dorothy Maden, Gertrude Concannon, Bobby Blair, Norman Parry, Judd & Ray, Ingrid Bewley, Patricia Dinnie, Pat O’Mara, Frances Colligan, Olive Barley Yes – whole page advert: Showtrust theatrical agency – see below
Same item as above Showtrust theatrical agency P.O.B 161, Bombay

Exclusive business agents to The London Revue Company. Sole Booking agents for India to: Uday Shankar’s Hindu Dancers & Musicans. Future Attractions: The Marcus Show World’s Largest Travelling Revue. Peter Haddon The well-known London Actor-Manager with his West End Comedy Company in a selection of latest West End successes. Business Manager and Representative for Showtrust: - Mr. STEPHEN LOPEZ
October 22nd 1937 Bombay, Capitol Theatre Article in The Times of India about Peter Sergei’s Folie D’Apache Cartoon drawing of Peter Bernard No staff mentioned
Friday October 22nd 1937 Bombay The Evening News of India article about Peter Sergei’s Folie D’Apache at the Capitol   No staff mentioned
December 1937 Globe Theatre (where?) Advert from newspaper about Peter Sergei’s London Revue Company in Beauty On Parade   No staff mentioned
Saturday 4th December 1937 Globe Theatre (where?) Article in The Statesman about Peter Sergei’s London Revue Company’s first change of programme Picture of Joy Carter No staff mentioned
Saturday 11th December 1937 Globe Theatre Article in The Statesman about Peter Sergei’s London Revue Company’s first change of programme Picture of Joy Carter No staff mentioned
Thursday 30th December 1937 Rangoon Jubilee Hall Article in the Rangoon Times about the London Revue Company ‘Let’s be Gay’-first night on previous Wednesday Photo of Noreen Colligan No staff mentioned
Late 1937 Unknown Article in unknown paper about the salaries of famous stars such as Gracie Fields, Harry Lauder, Ruth Draper and Maurice Chevalier Photos of the 4 mentioned Not to do with Bandman
Early 1938 Rangoon General Hospital Article in unknown newspaper about 6 artists from the London Revue Company being admitted to hospital with typhoid Bubbles Stewart, Rene Joliffe, Chika Lane, Susie Stratton, Ingrid Bewley and Bobby Blair. The first two said to be dangerously ill. Anonymous\philanthropist offered to defray their medical costs. No staff mentioned
10/01/1938 Minto Mansions Hotel Receipt for payment of bill by Miss Joliffe   no
Tuesday 18th January 1938 The Rangoon Gazette Write-up of the funeral of Rennie Joliffe

"Among those who attended at the graveside were the Bishop of Rangoon, Captain R.B.Rushall MBE, members of the London Revue Company, Mr Ben A Shadrack and Mr J.H. Pastakia. The Rev G.E. Stevenson, Chaplain of Christ Church, conducted the service."

Photo of Rennie Joliffe

Wreaths from:

Management of the Globe Theatre, Mr J.H. Pastakia, the management of the London Revue Company, the members of the London Revue Company, Misquith Ltd, The Silver Grill, Messrs Wally Banvard and Harold Smith, Mr H.W. van Beuren, Mr J Green, The Minto Mansions Hotel, Mr J.A.Gunn, The European Wrestlers in Rangoon, Miss M. Otter and Desewffy Florica.

Article below:

"No cabaret turns of the London Revue Company were given at the Silver Grill last night."

Not mentioned
Same date Photo of grave Black and white photo of grave, piled high wth flowers   no
Monday 4th April 1938 The Eros Theatre, Bombay The Evening News of India article about Josef Lampkin   No staff mentioned
    Programme of the above Includes biography No staff mentioned
    Single A5 sheet programme for Josef Lampkin Violin Recital Grace Calwell at the piano No staff mentioned
Wednesday April 27th 1938   Article in The Daily Post reviewing Josef Lapkin’s Second Violin Recital   No staff mentioned
25th May 1938 Government House Ootacamund Letter on behalf of Their Excellencies to Mrs Calwell, ‘Rolston’ Ootacamund Thank you for your letter of date. Their Excellencies will arrive at the YMCA at 6.15PM tomorrow, but must leave at 7.30pm. Will you kindly make arrangements accordingly? 100 chairs will be sent to the YMCA tomorrow morning and will be collected on the morning of the 27th. Yours sincerely [illegible] No
Saturday 28th May 1938 The South of India Observer News article reviewing Mr Lampkin’s violin recital at the Willis Hall in ‘Ooty’ (Ootacamund) last evening In the presence of Lord Erskine, governor of Madras and Lady Marjorie Erskine as well as the Princess of Berer and the Princess Niloufer. No staff mentioned
Saturday 28th May 1938 The Madras Mail As above As above No staff mentioned
March 6th 1939 The Times of India Article about the Governor’s Visit to Haffkine Institute Photo with caption: His Excellency the Governor and Lady Lumley deeply interested in a Russell’s viper No
9th Feb 1941   Postcard showing Winston Churchill and quoting his speech to Roosevelt   no
Weds 4th August 1954 The London Financial Times Page showing the state of Hong Kong finance   No

Bills, Receipts and Headed notepaper from the following hotels (in alphabetical order of establishment):

Name of hotel Dated? Anything else?
Adelphi Hotel, Singapore 191_

Established 1863

J. Caraiet, proprietor

Blue line drawings of the hotel and view from balcony.

Adelphi Hotel, Singapore No Proprietors New Adelphi Hotel Ltd

Manager H.O. Waser
Adelphi Hotel, Singapore RECEIPT 20 Apr 1935 Proprietors New Adelphi Hotel Ltd

Received from S. Lopez esq Dollars sixty two Cents forty five only in payment of Hous a/c Bill No. 10353 Stamp: Straits Settlements 4c (orange)
Adelphi Hotel, Singapore RECEIPT 24-28 June year illegible S.Lopez room no 90 Paid extra for sea view
Astor House Hotel Company Limited, Shanghai, China 190_ ‘Electric lighted, steam heated, 20o bedrooms with private bathrooms attached to each’

Line drawing of a flag with a dragon on it.
Braganza & Sons’ Hotel, Lahore 193_ Telephone 3659; telegrams "Braganza"
Bombay Hotel bar and restaurant Khanpur, Ahmedabad RECEIPT 8th June 1936 S. Lopez esq 4 days B. & Lod. From 4th to 7th @ R7/- per day 28Rs
Bristol Hotel, Gibraltar No Line drawing of the hotel

Telephone 618 automatic
Bristol Hotel Gibraltar RECEIPT 3-10-1937 Received from Mr Lopez the sum of two pounds five shillings and four pence in payment of attached document. With thanks M Gonzalez (signed), Cashier

Postage stamp for 2d showing King George 6
th and Elizabeth with date 12th May 1937 (his coronation)
Carlton House Hotel, Hong Kong August 1917 Postcard sent from Taai Volcano, Batangas, PI (Philippine Islands) to himself in Hong Kong
Carlton Hotel, The Mall, Simla No P.W. Fitz-Holmes. Line drawing of the hotel
Carlton Hotel, Lucknow No Telephone 120, Telegrams "Comfort"
Cecil Hotel Benares India No Luggage label
Charleville Hotel Mussoorie, India No Luggage Label
Connemara Hotel, Madras 192_ Hotels under the proprietorship of Spencer & Co Ltd Connemara Hotel, Spencer’s Hotel MADRAS, West End Hotel, BANGALORE, The Malabar Hotel COCHIN HARBOUR, Old Palace Hotel, MORMUGAO
Connemara Hotel, Madras BILL & RECEIPT 30th April - 22nd May 1938 Stephen Lopez room no 33
Continental Hotel, Calcutta RECEIPT 29/3/1933 Received from S. Lopez Esq. the sum of Rupees Twenty One + Annas Fourteen only with thanks in payment of Bill No. 809

Stamp: India Revenue 1 Anna (brown)
Coonoor Club, Coonoor, S. India No No
Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang No

Sarkies Brothers, Proprietors

Aviet Sarkies, Arshak Sarkies, M. S. Arathoon

Branches: Raffles Hotel, Singapore, Strand Hotel Rangoon

Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang BILL 5th April 1934 S. Lopez esq Room No 200 Board and Lodging for 4 days @ $7; wines etc 8.15
Faletti’s Hotel, Lahore No No
Faletti’s Hotel, Lahore BILL & RECEIPT 21- 31 Feb 1936 Itemised bill. S Lopez esq Room No 101/10 Paid in cash Note: Mved to No 10

Stamp: India Revenue 1 Anna (purple)
Flashman’s Hotel, Rawal, Pindi No No
Frederick’s Hotel, Landsdowne Road, Apollo Bunder, Bombay BILL & RECEIPT 1st and 10th March 1939 Bill: For ten days from 1st to 10th March 1939, room no 20

Receipt: Received from Mr Stephen Lopez the sum of Rupees Sixty Only on account of Bill No 341 Stamp: India Revenue 1 Anna (purple)
Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, Ceylon No Telegram: "Gallefacio", telephone no 1000, P.O.Box no 65

Separate letterhead shows line drawing of crest Galle Face Hotel depicting elephant and palm trees
Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, Ceylon BILL & RECEIPT 19th - 24th October 1935 Itemised bill and receipt Stephen Lopez esq. Room No 146
Grand Hotel Homann, Bandoeng, Java 193_

Pres.Dir.FR. J.A. Van ES

Lid Der Jury Culinaire Salon, Den Haag Oct. 1930

Telefoon No 27-28-849-1764

Grand Hotel Homann, Bandoeng, Java BILL & RECEIPT 15-6-1935 Heer S Lopez Kamer No 11 Logies 1 dagen à fl 8 per dag; Dranken 2.60; Voorschotten 1.40

Stamp: 15 cent (beige)
Grand Hotel Valparaiso No Line drawing of the hotel.

‘F. Nöel Propietario’
Grand Hotel Ltd Calcutta RECEIPT 12/3/1935 or 1938 Received with thanks from Mr S Lopez the sum of Rupees One hundred and twenty four & (illegible) Stamp: India Revenue 1 Anna
Grand Hotel Ltd Chowringhee Road Calcutta RECEIPT 16-21 May 1935 Itemised bill. Stephen had wine in his room every day!
Grand Oriental Hotel, Colombo

BILL & RECEIPT
26th March 1936 Full itemised bill plus receipt for 33.95 Rupees
Grand Oriental Hotel Colombo, Ceylon Luggage label Elephant and palm trees
Grand Oriental Hotel, Colombo Luggage label Famed for Comfort, Highest Class, Moderate terms, Central, Attractive and Convenient Situation facing Harbour
Hong Kong Hotel 192_ Line drawing of a coat of arms – Hong Kong Hotel with rampant lion on left, crown on top
Hotel Allenby, Jerusalem 192_ Crest in both scrpts showing building seen from between 3 archways
Hotel Bosotto, Madras No Bosotto Bros. Ltd.
Hotel Bosotto, Madras RECEIPT 8-3-1936 Received from S.Lopez esq. the sum of Rupees Eighty Four + Annas fourteen only by cash in full payment of hotel bill. Signed fr Bosotto Ltd C Fernando. Stamp: India Revenue 1 Anna
Hotel D’Angelis, Madras 19_ Crest of lion with Labore Vince below
Hotel De France Co. Manila, P.I. No H.F. Modelo No 12 Phone 2015

Small round crest showing palm trees and castle
Hotel des Indes Batavia 193_ Small line drawing of the hotel

‘Cables Indes’
Hotel des Indes Batavia BILL & RECEIPT 13 Jul 1936 De WelEdG Heer S. Lopez Kamer No 96
Hotel Majestic, Bombay No A.A. Domeneghetti

Telephone 20384 (five extensions)
Hotel Majestic, Bombay RECEIPT 4/11/1937 Received from Mr Stephen Lopez the sum of Rs. Sixtynine 9/9 in full payement of bill no. 10524

Staped with postage stamp India Revenue 1 Anna (upside down!)
Hotel Plaza, Shanghai No Small line drawing of hotel with slogan "Absolutely Fireproof"
Hotel Prinz Heinrich Stadt-Hotel und Strand-Hotel, Tsingtau, Den, China No Small line drawing of a bunch of grapes
Hôtel Royal, Bangkok 192_ Proprietress: Madame A STARO

Red crest – looks like a cross between an eagle and a budda. Beneath it’ By Special Appointment to His Majesty the King’
Hotel Shanghai, Rue Du Consulat at Montauban Shanghai, China

BILL & RECEIPT
12-22 Aug 1935

6-8 Oct 1935
Mr S Lopez Room No 301 10 days @ $7 per day

Mr S Lopez Room No 301 2 ½ days @ $4.50 per day
Imperial Hotel, Tokyo No No
Imperial Hotel, Tokyo BILL & RECEIPT Sept 4 – 14th 1935 2 pages, each day listed. Arrival Sept 4 1935 at 9pm Mr Stephen Lopez room no 371. Room cost 6 Yen per day Stamp: in Japanese!
Imperial Hotel, Tokyo RECEIPT 14th Sept Mr Lopez Room 371 Yen 500 received with many thanks as gratuities for our employees by Head Boy.
Imperial Hotel, Tokyo GENTLEMEN’S LAUNDRY LIST 6 Sept 1935 Stephen sent the following to be laundered: 1 cotton coat, 8 soft collars, 3 soft shirts, 3 cotton and 2 silk or woollen trousers, 1 combination underwear
Laurie’s Great Northern Hotel, Agra No No
Laurie’s Great Northern Hotel, Agra No No
Lavender’s Hotel, No. 4 Cubbon Road, Bangalore 193_ No
Maiden’s Hotel, Delhi No No
Maiden’s Hotel, Delhi No Luggage Label: Associated Hotels of India Ltd
Maiden’s Hotel, Delhi BILL & RECEIPT 10 - 21/1/1936 Mr S. Lopez Room No 20 Rate 7- (theatrical)
He had wine or spirits every day! Stamp: India Revenue 1 Anna (purple)
Metropole Hotel (where?) RECEIPT 1st August 1935 Mr S. Lopez Room no 26 To Room and Board 9 days from 23rd to 31st @ $6 per day; To chits attached $3.30 Stamp: Hong Kong ten cents mauve Received payment with thanks.
Minto Mansions Hotel, Rangoon No Telephone nos 799 & 800
Minto Mansions Hotel, Rangoon No Mr Lopez To Board and Lodging for 6 days at Rupees 6 per day
Mountview Hotel, Sialkot 1934 Telephone 95
N.V.Hotel Simpang No V/H Broekman Exploitatie Stam & Weijns Telefoonnummer 1652 Zuid
Napier Hotel, Poona No Lessee Frederick Brothers of Frederick Hotel Mahableshwar. Tel no 627
Nedou and Sons’ Hotels, Kashmir No

M. Nedou and Sons Proprietors

Lahore, Srinagar & Gulmarg in Kashmir

Line drawing of the hotel

North-Western Hotel, Queen’s Road, Karachi 192_ Telephone 456; telegraphic address "Western"
North-Western Hotel, Karachi RECEIPT 13-2-1936 Mr S Lopez to North-Western Hotel, Krachi 66Rs (bottom part cut off)
North-Western Hotel, Karachi RECEIPT 13-2-1936 Received with thanks for Mr S Lopez the sum of Rupees Eighty One + Annas Twelve only towards the full payment of our bill No. 326D/13.2.1936 Stamp: India Revenue 1 Anna
Queen’s Hotel, Kandy, Ceylon 193_ Proprietors: Kandy Hotels Ltd
Queen’s Hotel, Kandy, Ceylon BILL & RECEIPT 20-23 March 1935 Stephen Lopez Esq Room No 125. Itemised bill with receipt glued on top total paid Rs42-90 on 24-3-35 Stamp: India Revenue 1 Anna (purple)
Royal Bombay Yacht Club No Telegrams "Snaplock" Bombay
Royal Hotel, Lucknow 192_ No
Sea View Hotel, Singapore RECEIPT 28 June 1934 Received from S. Lopez esq. Dollars Seven and cents twenty five only in payment of City a/c Bill No..signed by C. Ferrazzini, Manager
Simpang Hotel Stam & Weijns N. V. Soerabaia BILLS 3-6 July 1935

14-16 July 1935
Stamp: 15 cent (beige) on each
Strand Hotel, Rangoon Nov 16 1921 Sarkies Brothers, Proprietors
Taj Mahal Hotel, Bombay 23rd Nov 1925 Telegraphic address Palace Bombay
Taj Mahal Hotel, Bombay BILL [SCANNED] 11 – 17th Dec 1935 "Nine O’Clock Revue" Bill made out to Mr Stephen Lopez of room 411

They arrived at 7.45am on 11
th Dec and total bill was 68/4 Rs. Itemises the services he used.
Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Bombay 19_ Elaborate name crest with flowers
The Belmont Hotel, No 87 Main Street, Yokohama, Japan No Luggage label
The Eastern Exchange Hotel, Port Said No Line drawing of the hotel
The Eastern Exchange Hotel, Port Said Luggage label Yellow with line drawing of hotel
The Grand Hotel Ltd, Chowringhee Road, Calcutta 19_

500 rooms, 500 baths

Line drawing of the hotel

Hotel symbol: a tiger and a palm tree

The Oriental Hotel, The Bund, Kobe, Japan No Operated by Toyo Kisen Kaisha

Kent W Clark, Manager
The Oriental Hotel, The Bund, Kobe, Japan BILL & RECEIPTS 15th Sept 1935

Bill: Mr Stephen Lopez room 61 Rate ¥ 12 per day American Plan (European crossed out)

Receipts:1. Baggage Transfer Lopez 5 suitcase or small box etc. ¥@ 0.50 Total ¥2.50

2. Dining Room: 1 grape fruit 0.70; 1 fish 0.50; 1 house eggs 0.80; 1 coffee toast 0.50 S Lopez total ¥2.50

The Tor Hotel Ltd, Kobe, Japan No

H. Lutz, manager

H.O. Waser, Asst Manager

Phone no 1067. Sannomiya

Line drawing of a gateway

West End Hotel, Bangalore No Managing Agents: Spencer & Co Ltd
Windsor Hotel Alexandria June 1926 postcard from Bessie to a friend 'Gracie' (not finished and never sent).