May Yohe performing as Little Christopher Columbus
Mary Augusta "May" Yohe (1866-1938) - American musical theatre actress. Performing In the title role of Little Christopher Columbus in the Revue Come Over Here, which opened at Oscar Hammersteins London Opera House on 19th April 1913, produced by Wilson Mizner and Max Pemberton - twenty years after her original performance in London of this burlesque opera in two acts, with music by Ivan Caryll and Gustave Kerker and a libretto by George R. Sims and Cecil Raleigh. Date: 1913
Cartoon, tailoring for actors, J L Toole
Cartoon, tailoring for actors -- Actors pieces may be made up nowadays with every consideration to peculiarity of figure. (This cartoon is not intended to apply to anybody in particular.) The man on the left bears a close resemblance to the actor John Lawrence Toole (1830-1906). Probably a reference to the adaptation of French plays for the English theatre, in particular Stage Dora, or, Who Killed Cock Robin, adapted by F C Burnand from Sardou's play, Fedora, then in production at Toole's Theatre, London.
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Sketch front cover, Gaby Deslys in Rosy Rapture
Front cover of The Sketch magazine featuring French actress and music hall artiste, Gaby Deslys, in the role of Lady Lil in the J. M. Barrie burlesque, Rosy Rapture, which was a popular show in 1915. Unusually for Ms Deslys she appears, at various times unfeathered and unpearled, which to say the least, is unusual, an allusion to her fame for lavish stage costumes. Date: 1915
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