Grumpy old fart!!!

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

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

October 30, 2022 Posted by | Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mr. Malcolm Scott – The Sketch – Wednesday 17th June 1908

 

WILL MANCHESTER BAR HIM OR WATCH HIM?

  MALCOLM SCOTT AS SALOME AND IN DIRECTOIRE DRESS.

 

Mr. Malcolm Scott, who is appearing at the London Pavilion, now gives a “Salome” dance in the Maud Allan manner (more or less), and also dons a Directoire dress. When next he goes to Manchester, will the Watch Committee who decided to ban Miss Allan’s “Salome” dance bar him also? If so, Manchester will suffer yet another blow. The end of the chorus of Mr. Scott’s Directoire song is as follows; “You think I’m fast, and you think I’ve got a past, You have never seen my costume in a rectory. If you want my name simply go and look in your directory.”

 

The Sketch – Wednesday 17th June 1908

August 7, 2022 Posted by | Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Maude Fealy – The Sketch – 15th February 1905.

 

“Miss Maude Fealy, who is playing fair Rosamund in Tennyson’s “Becket”

June 5, 2022 Posted by | Maude Fealy, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ethyl Haydon – The Shop Girl – The Sketch – Wednesday 6th November 1895

Ethyl Hayden and George Robey (Rotary 1176 A)

December 27, 2021 Posted by | Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Deanna Durbin – The Sketch – Wednesday 21st December 1938

December 21, 2021 Posted by | Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Deanna Durbin – The Sketch – Wednesday 8th December 1937

November 28, 2021 Posted by | Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Deanna Durbin – The Sketch – Wednesday 19th June 1940

November 22, 2021 Posted by | Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mary Pickford – The Sketch – Wednesday 20th May 1931

August 7, 2021 Posted by | Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Vesta Tilley – 1896 – 1919

Matilda Alice Powles (13 May 1864 – 16 September 1952) was an English music hall performer. She adopted the stage name Vesta Tilley and became one of the best-known male impersonators of her era. Her career lasted from 1869 until 1920. Starting in provincial theatres with her father as manager, she performed her first season in London in 1874. She typically performed as a dandy or fop, also playing other roles. She found additional success as a principal boy in pantomime.

By the 1890s, Tilley was England’s highest earning woman. She was also a star in the vaudeville circuit in the United States, touring a total of six times. She married Walter de Frece, a theatre impresario who became her new manager and songwriter. At a Royal Command Performance in 1912, she scandalised Queen Mary because she was wearing trousers. During the First World War she was known as “England’s greatest recruiting sergeant” since she sang patriotic songs dressed in khaki fatigues like a soldier and promoted enlistment drives.

Becoming Lady de Frece in 1919, she decided to retire and made a year-long farewell tour from which all profits went to children’s hospitals. Her last performance was in 1920 at the Coliseum Theatre, London. She then supported her husband when he became a Member of Parliament and later retired with him to Monte Carlo. She died in 1952 on a visit to London and is buried at Putney Vale Cemetery. Her life story was commemorated in the 1957 film After the Ball.

BritishMusicHallSoc

August 7, 2021 Posted by | Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Peggy Kurton

 

Peggy Kurton was born on 4th May 1895 in Bristol, England as Gladys Augusta Harriet Kurton.

She died on 25th April 25, 1977 in Southwark, London, England.

June 27, 2021 Posted by | Deltiology, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment