About this artwork

Jimmy Logan received his first round of applause when he was carried on stage as a baby. In his teens he performed in pantomimes and summer variety shows and became the comedy lead in his parents’ show ‘The Logan Family’. He was soon known for the catchphrases: “Sausages is the boys” (derived from Tommy Lorne) and “Smashin’, isn’t it?” Logan was a versatile performer, equally at home as a comedian, cabaret artist and straight actor. In 1964, just as television was becoming a powerful medium, he bought the Metropole Theatre in Glasgow where for almost ten years he staged variety, farce and revue shows. Logan was most proud of his tribute show to Sir Harry Lauder, which he toured internationally.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
    Benno SchotzScottish (1891 - 1984)
  • title:
    Jimmy Logan, 1928 - 2001. Entertainer
  • date created:
    1970s
  • materials:
    Plaster
  • measurements:
    29.20 cm (height)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1997
  • accession number:
    PG 3078
  • gallery:
  • depicted:
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve
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