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Audrey Hepburn – The Sketch – Wednesday 26th March 1958

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The Pandora Fur Safe – The Sketch – Wednesday 30th July 1913

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Iris Hoey – The Sketch – Wednesday 24th July 1918

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Iris Hoey – The Sketch – Wednesday 31 July 1907

THE HEROINE OF THE NEW MYSTERY OF A HANSOM CAB: MISS IRIS HOEY.

  

Mr. Shirley Falcke, a very young man who lives with his parents in Cromwell Road, fell very deeply in love with Miss Iris Hoey, who played in “The Little Michus” at Daly’s. Miss Hoey did not encourage Mr. Falcke, as she was engaged. He became very depressed, and telling Miss Hoey that he was going to Canada, he asked her to spend his last evening in London with him. He took her to the theatre, and afterwards said that he was going to commit suicide. He drove Miss Hoey home, and when he said good-bye he repeated his threat. Miss Hoey became alarmed, jumped back into the cab, and insisted on seeing Mr. Falcke to Cromwell Road. On the way he pulled out a revolver and shot himself in the chest. Although very seriously wounded, Mr. Falcke was considered likely to recover.

 

The Sketch – Wednesday 31st July 1907

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Happy New Year – The Sketch – Wednesday 24th December 1913

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Marie Lloyd as Tricky Little Trilby – The Sketch – 25th December 1895

 

Marie Lloyd – The Sketch – Wednesday 25th December 1895

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Marie Lloyd – The Sketch – Wednesday 25th December 1895

Marie Lloyd – The Sketch – Wednesday 25th December 1895

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Pears Soap – The Sketch – Wednesday 21st September 1910

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Nona Otero – The Parlour Maid – The Sketch – Wednesday 25th April 1928

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Decima Moore – The Sketch – Wednesday 28th March 1894

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