“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
City of Westminster in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom

Ivor Novello


Ivor Novello Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 14, 2017
1. Ivor Novello Marker
Composer and
Actor Manager
lived and died in a flat
on the top floor of
this building

Erected 1973 by Greater London Council.
Location. 51° 30.74′ N, 0° 7.141′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Aldwych and Catherine Street, on the left when traveling north on Aldwych. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11 Aldwych, City of Westminster, England WC2B 4LD, United Kingdom.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gaiety Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker); The Wellington (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Andrew Young (about 150 meters away); Bush House (about 150 meters away); Foundation Stone (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); RNLI Tower Lifeboat Station (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); British Broadcasting Company Studios (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Sir Walter Besant (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
Also see . . .
1. Novello Theatre (Wikipedia). (Submitted on October 20, 2017.)
2. Ivor Novello Biography (IMDB). "While his special gifts seemed to
Ivor Novello Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 14, 2017
2. Ivor Novello Marker - Wide View
The marker is visible here on the edge of the building, above head height.
lie in music and composing, the dapper, multi-talented Welsh actor Ivor Novello (ne David Ivor Davies), with his leading-man good looks, had a strong affinity for the camera....Born in Cardiff, Wales, in 1893, he was the son of a tax-collector father and a well-known singing teacher mother. His prodigious musical skills were evident fairly early. Trained at the Magdalen College Choir School on a soprano scholarship, he soon began writing songs under the name Ivor Novello. In his overall career, Novello would write over 250 songs, a large percentage of them uplifting, touchingly sentimental and war-inspired morale boosters. He moved with his family to London in 1914, and became an overnight celebrity after composing the patriotic World War I standard "Keep the Home Fires Burning," which was introduced much later in the film The Lost Squadron (1932)....." (Submitted on October 20, 2017.) 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment
<i>Ivor Novello </i> image. Click for full size.
Bain News Service, photograph courtesy of the Library of Congress, October 20, 2017
3. Ivor Novello
The Novello Theatre (Now playing: <i>Mamma Mia!</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 14, 2017
4. The Novello Theatre (Now playing: Mamma Mia!)
The theatre was built as one of a pair with the Aldwych Theatre on either side of The Waldorf Hilton, London, both being designed by W. G. R. Sprague. The theatre was opened by The Shubert Organization as the Waldorf Theatre on 22 May 1905, and was renamed the Strand Theatre, in 1909. It was again renamed as the Whitney Theatre in 1911, before again becoming the Strand Theatre in 1913. In 2005, the theatre was renamed by its owners (Delfont Mackintosh Theatres) the Novello Theatre in honour of Ivor Novello, who lived in a flat above the theatre from 1913 to 1951.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 20, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 95 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 20, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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