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"If you talk to God you're religious. If God talks to you, you're psychotic."

Maud d’Orby

 

 

Maud d’Orby, born in Valladolid, Spain, (1851-1929) performing during the Belle Epoque era.

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Marie Lloyd Song Album – 1954

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Gabrielle Robinne

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Friday Froth

 

Gladys Archbutt (Rotary 1752) B

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The Lloyd Family (Rotary 1838 A) c1900

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Gabrielle Robinne (F. C & C 244)

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Ivy Close (Philco Series No 1072-4)

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Ethyl Hayden and George Robey (Rotary 1176 A)

I found this card on eBay and bought it because I like the perambulator , I had no idea whom the actress and actor were, thanks to my trusty actress book the mother was Mrs Robey, (Ethel Hayden) and Australian actress (1878-1954) her husband, Sir George Edward Wade, CBE known professionally as George Robey (20/09/1896 – 29/11/1954) an English comedian, singer and actor in musical theatre, who became known as one of the greatest music hall performers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Their two children Eileen and Edward. The post mark is 2nd December 1903 and corresponds with a similar picture published in The Sketch on 2nd September 1903

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Arlette Dorgere (S.I.P. 1257)

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Marie Lloyd – That was a bloomer – 1896

 

Sheet music cover for ‘That Was A Bloomer’ as sung by Marie Lloyd, written by Harry Castling and composed by George Le Brunn. Published in London by Francis, Day & Hunter and in New York by T. B. Harms & Co., 1896.

Before the use of gramophones and radio became widespread, the music sheet was the mainstay of the music industry. The explosion in popularity of parlour music in the late 19th century, with a piano becoming a fixture in the home, led to the printing of famous songs from the music hall stage. This music sheet is one of many that were issued with the words and music of songs performed by the music hall star Marie Lloyd.

Marie Lloyd (1870-1922) had a career spanning 40 years. She first appeared at the Eagle Tavern in London aged 15 as Bella Delmare, singing ‘My Soldier Laddie’. By 1885 she had become Marie Lloyd with her hit song ‘The Boy I Love is Up in the Gallery’. She was a huge success and topped the bill at the West End music halls. Her songs were full of innuendo and double meaning. ‘She’d never had her ticket punched before’ and ‘Oh Mr Porter what shall I do?’ appeared innocent on first reading but took on a very saucy interpretation when performed by Miss Lloyd.

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