Jack Buchanan (1891 – 1957) autographed postcard
Size: 5.5in x 3.5in
Signed: ‘All good wishes, yours sincerely, Jack Buchanan’
slight smudge to ‘J’ in Jack
Jack Buchanan (1891 – 1957), was a British theatre and film actor, singer, producer and director. He was known for three decades as the embodiment of the debonair man-about-town in the tradition of George Grossmith Jr. and was described by The Times as “the last of the knuts”.
His best-known film is undoubtedly The Band Wagon (1953), in which he played the camp theatre director, Jeffrey Cordova, opposite Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse. He suffered from spinal arthritis (though this did not stop him from performing several dance numbers with Astaire in Band Wagon), he died in London only four years later.
Other roles included Smash and Grab (1937), The Gang’s All Here (1939). He also produced several films including Happidrome (1943) and The Sky’s the Limit (1938), which he also directed.