1934 photo parade

Many of the Toronto Daily Stars from the 1930s reserved one page for all their photographs, since they were harder to reproduce than they are today.

The April 18 1934 edition of the Toronto Daily Star’s photo page included a picture of the Duchess of Northumberland and her daughters:


There are Wikipedia pages for Helen Percy, the Duchess of Northumberland, and her daughter Elizabeth. They didn’t do anything really exciting to write about, but they looked a lot alike.

There was also a picture of Roberta Semple Smythe, the daughter of famous evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson:


Ms. Smythe married her husband in 1931 when she was 21, and was divorced in 1934. She was removed as the heir to her mother’s church in 1937. In later life, she worked on and created radio and TV game shows. She passed away in 2007 at the age of 96.

And here is boxer King Levinsky leaping over his manager, his sister Lena:


King Levinsky (1910-1991) fought most of the leading heavyweight contenders of the 1930s, but didn’t challenge for the title himself. At about the time of this photograph, he was briefly married to exotic dancer Roxana Sand; she asked for a divorce after only five weeks on the grounds of cruelty. His sister was noted for swearing like a sailor and rooting loudly for her brother during fights.

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