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Marie Lloyd (Rotary 1601 F) 1906

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Alice and Marie Lloyd – The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News – Saturday 17th January 1903

THE PANTOMIME SEASON –  SOME PRINCIPALS IN LONDON AND THE PROVINCES.

 

There has been quite a boom this year in pantomime production, if not in successes. In and about London alone no fewer than between thirty and forty Christmas pieces have been produced.

Miss Alice Lloyd is one of the five Little Red Riding Hoods who are to be seen in London this season. She is very successful in Mr. Isaac Cohen’s production, singing, acting, and dancing with equal taste. Miss Jessie Preston, Miss Poppy Williams, and several excellent male artists support with spirit a performance which is strongly supported in a spectacular sense. Our picture is from a photo graph by Langfier, Ltd.

Miss Lil Hawthorne is praised by the Birmingham writers for her good presence and good voice. She is associated with Mr. George Robey in the performance, Mr. John Brabourne, Mr. Herbert Sparling, Miss Ethel Newman, Miss Lulu London, Miss Carlotta Levey, and other favourites. Our picture is from a photograph by Geo. Garet-Charles, Acacia- road, N. W.

Aladdin, the fifth annual pantomime at the Crown Theatre, is also its fifth annual success. Miss Marie Lloyd is a great favourite here, and her Aladdin sustains her popularity. Miss Lloyd’s performance has lost none of its spirit since her earlier triumphs, while it has gained in those other qualities which the critical like to find. Our picture is from a photo graph by Langfier, Ltd.

Miss Ada Blanche, whose capital performances in Drury Lane pantomime are not yet forgotten, is, at Liverpool, once again a very effective Dick Whittington. She has the advantage of appearing in a version of the old story pleasantly retold, and of being very capably supported. Our pictures of Miss Blanche in costume are from photographs by Ellis and Walery, Baker-street, the remaining one being .by Henry, The Vandyke Studio, Liverpool.

MISS ALICE LLOYD, THE DAINTY “LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD,” AT I HE PAVILION THEATRE, MILE END.

MISS LIL HAWTHORNE, AS PRINCIPAL BOY IN “JACK AND THE BEANSTALK,” AT THE PRINCE OF WALES’S THEATRE, BIRMINGHAM.

MISS MARIE LLOYD, WHO PLAYS THE NAME-PART IN “ALADDIN,” AT THE CROWN THEATRE, PECKHAM.

MISS ADA BLANCHE AS THE PRINCE IN “THE BABES IN THE WOOD.”

MISS ADA BLANCHE.

MISS ADA BLANCHE IN “ALADDIN” AT DRURY LANE THEATRE.

MISS ADA BLANCHE, WHO FOR SIX CONSECUTIVE YEARS WAS PRINCIPAL BOY IN THE DRURY LANE PANTOMIME, AND IS NOW PLAYING DICK WHITTINGTON AT THE SHAKESPEARE THEATRE, LIVERPOOL.

 

The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News – Saturday 17th January 1903

 

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The Marie Lloyd Family – The Sketch – Wednesday 8th February 1933

“THE MARIE LLOYD FAMILY” – FOR RECALLING MARIE AND THEMSELVES

 

They are (from left to right) Alice Lloyd; Marie Lloyd junior, daughter of the great Marie; Daisy Wood (the only one using the real family surname, instead of the famous stage name); and Rosie Lloyd. They are at the Palladium, where they are reviving a number of Marie’s songs and some of their own.)

The Sketch – Wednesday 8th February 1933

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Alice Lloyd – The Tatler – Wednesday 16th September 1908

£500 A WEEK – AND WORTH IT,

MISS ALICE LLOYD

Who is now on her way to New York to appear at the New York Theatre, Broadway, at a salary of £500 a week, reputed to be the largest ever paid an English music-hall artiste in musical comedy. The contract is for forty-two weeks a year for two years – a record contract for either England or America. Miss Lloyd is to appear in a musical comedy, specially written for her, entitled “The Bonnie Belle of Scotland.”

The Tatler – Wednesday 16th September 1908

Due to an error in communication Alice Lloyd was booked to perform in America, the agent had sent a cable saying that he could “Send Lloyd by next steamer” she was booked for the Colonial Theatre on New York’s Broadway at 63rd Street, bills were prepared announcing Marie’s first American visit, an error as she had already performed in America in 1890, 1894 and 1897. Before the bills had been put up Alice cabled from Liverpool, announcing that she was about to set sail, signing herself Alice Lloyd. Realising their error the bills were destroyed and another star booked. When she went to the Colonial Theatre to rehearse she had been placed as a fifth turn and her time on the programme limited to fifteen minutes. By the time she had reached her third song the audience were on their feet. Encore followed encore and she wasn’t allowed to leave the stage and her fifteen minutes became forty-five. The day after her triumph she was placed top of the bill with her name up in lights outside the theatre. The following day her salary increased from $300 (£60) to $1,500 (£300) a week. Her stay in America was extended to three months. Before returning to England, she signed a five-year contract starting in March 1908, she was to work forty weeks a year in the United States at a salary of $2,000 (£400) a week. Alice expected to make a total of £75,000. With the exception of Harry Lauder, she became the most successful British artist of her day in America.

 

Barker, R.A. (1990) “Marie Lloyd, Queen of the Music-Halls, Chivers Press, Bath (p163 – 165)

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