Visit of Sabu to Colclough China Ltd, Longton

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Date:1937 - 1940 (c.)

Description:The Indian actor Sabu (1924-1963) with employees pictured at his visit to Colclough China Ltd., Longton. Sabu is well remembered for his roles in a number of popular films in the 1930s and 1940s, including 'Elephant Boy', 'The Thief of Bagdad', 'The Jungle Book' and 'Black Narcissus'.

Colclough produced a series of 'Sabu ware' ceramic items, and Sabu visited the factory to launch the range, possibly following the success of 'Elephant Boy', released in 1937.

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Image courtesy of: Mrs Betty Hancock

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