Grumpy old fart!!!

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

Elga Brink – The Bystander – Wednesday 20th July 1927

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Automobile Topics – The Bystander – Wednesday 11th December 1907

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Maid’s Caps & Aprons – The Bystander – Wednesday 7th December 1927

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Mabel Hirst – The Bystander – Wednesday 20th April 1904

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Smart Service – The Bystander – Wednesday 14th December 1927

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The Specialite Corset – The Bystander – Wednesday 8th March 1916

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Lily Elsie – The Bystander – Wednesday 3rd August 1921

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Phyllis Monkman – The Bystander – Wednesday 12th August 1908

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Lilie Elsie – The Bystander – Wednesday 17th July 1935

AN EVER YOUTHFUL PAIR _ LILIE ELSIE AND JOSEPH COYNE

 

In the galaxy of talent brought together by C. B. Cochran for the mammoth cabaret and ball at Grosvenor House, given in aid of the Actors’ Benevolent Fund, there was one incident which recalled the happiest of memories. This was when (see above) Joe Coyne greeted his waltzing partner, Lilie Elsie, for on June 8th, 1907, these two created the roles of Prince Danilo and Sonia in “The Merry Widow,” and so warmly were their efforts welcomed by the playgoing public that the run continued for 778 performances.

 

The Bystander – Wednesday 17th July 1935

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Goodbye Old Man

 

Fortunino Matania’s war-time painting, ‘Goodbye, Old Man’ depicts a soldier bidding farewell to his mortally wounded horse. It was commissioned by the Blue Cross Fund, a charity established for the benefit of horses wounded in war. During the course of the Firsy World War the Blue Cross attended to some 50,000 injured horses. It is estimated that the British Army used 1.2 million horses and mules during the war of which a staggering 484,000 were killed. Reproductions of Matania’s painting were sold throughout the war to raise funds for the cause. The original still hangs in the charity’s animal hospital in London.

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