Article

Sir Harry Lauder and the Scots Diaspora: Cementing Identity through Stage and Screen

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Citation

Ritchie J (2019) Sir Harry Lauder and the Scots Diaspora: Cementing Identity through Stage and Screen. Visual Culture in Britain, 20 (3), pp. 278-295. https://doi.org/10.1080/14714787.2019.1688675

Abstract
Once the most famous Scotsman in the world, Sir Harry Lauder never managed to become a star of the silver screen. Despite this, his name and image still immediately signify Scottishness because of his successful and lengthy stage career. This article examines Lauder and the manner in which he helped to cement this specific identity for Scotsmen across the English-speaking world, tracing his forays from stage to screen in both silent and early sound cinema.

Keywords
Lauder, Harry; silent cinema; sound cinema; music hall; constructed Scottishness; rhotacism

Journal
Visual Culture in Britain: Volume 20, Issue 3

StatusPublished
Publication date31/12/2019
Publication date online31/12/2019
Date accepted by journal13/09/2019
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/33962
PublisherInforma UK Limited
ISSN1471-4787
eISSN1941-8361

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People

Dr John Ritchie
Dr John Ritchie

Research Fellow, Communications, Media and Culture