Rare Film Posters



Original 9 3/4 inch x 7 1/2 inch Key Book Portrait of CHARLES HAWTREY as Percy Thorne in the 1941 Marcel Varnel Ealing Studios Comedy THE GHOST OF ST. MICHAEL’S.

Born in 1914 and on stage from 1925, Charles Hawtrey (real name George Frederick Joffre Hartree) became famous for his participation in the Carry On series, where his camp behaviour and pursuit of the opposite sex lent sexual ambiguity to his persona.

In films since the early 1930s, he cut his teeth on several Will Hay comedies, including Good Morning Boys! (1937), Where’s That Fire? (1939), The Ghost of St. Michael’s (1941) and The Goose Steps Out (1942) and had made about 30 films, supporting other comedians, such as George Formby and Benny Hill before finding his Carry On niche, which he finally deserted as a result of a row over billing.

The portrait, from the original key book, is in very good condition with minor surface marks.

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