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Maude Fealy – Rotophot 0175

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Edna May (Rotary 2085 M) 1907

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Rita Walter

 

Rita Walter

 

1885?- 5th October 1906), German actress/soprano

‘PRIMA DONNA SHOT.
‘MURDERED BY DISCARDED LOVER
‘ASSASSIN’S SUICIDE.
‘From Berlin on the night of 5th October [1906] the corresponded of the Daily Mail [published in London] wrote:-
‘A few hours before she would have fallen upon the stage of the Opera Comique as Carmen, stabbed to death with the dagger of the jealous Don Jose, the young and beautiful prima donna Fraulein Rita Walter was last night murdered at her home by her discarded lover. Karl August Hesse, who then turned his weapon against himself and fell shot through the heart.
‘Hesse had waited all the afternoon at Fraulein Walter’s house, expecting to surprise her in the company of his rival, Senor Juan Raventos, a young Spanish tenor at the Opera Comique, for whom the prima donna had latterly shown a fondness, and to whom Hesse suspected that she was about to become engaged.
‘Only the fact that the Spaniard was lying in hospital saved his life, as letter left by Hesse indicate that he intended to kill him. Fraulein Walter’s mother was sitting in the adjoining room when her daughter was shot.
‘The singer was only twenty-one years of age, and of remarkable beauty and promising voice. She was the daughter of a well-to-do manufacturer, who died a few years ago. Hesse’s ambition was to be an operatic star himself, but he did not possess the required talent, and this made him exceedingly jealous of his fiancee’s success, as well as of her smiles upon other men. He had several times struck her in the midst of jealous fits.
‘Fraulein Walter attempted repeatedly to induce him to leave her and go his own way, but Hesse claimed to be madly in love with her and refused to be repulsed. The police found in his apartments to-day letters from his Spanish rival wherein the latter had rejected Hesse’s demand that he should break off his relationship with the prima donna. The murderer’s parent are wealthy residents of Hamburg.’
(The Grenfell Record and Lachlan District Advertiser, Grenvell, NSW, Australia, Saturday, 22 December 1906, p. 7g)

Footlight Notes

 

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Ivy Close (Rotary A. 118-5.)

 

Ivy Close (Philco 2772) 1915

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Ivy Close (Rotary A.115-1)

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Ivy Close (Rotary A.115-4)

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Ivy Close (Rotary A.115-2)

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Unity More

 

Unity More

(1894-1981), Actress, dancer and singer

Born in Galway, More made her stage debut at the Empire Theatre, London, in the ballet Round the World (1909). She was not a classical dancer and performed parts that did not require pointe work. She appeared as Eros in Sylvia (1911), alongside Kyasht in the title role and Mossetti en travesti as Amyntas. She took the part of Puck in Kyasht’s Titania, 1913, and appeared with Mossetti in Ship Ahoy!, 1914. She played Peter Pan at the New Theatre (1915) and danced in the musical comedy Happy Days at Daly’s (1916). On her marriage in 1918 she retired from the stage.

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Maude Fealy

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Maude Fealy – Ogden’s Cigarettes

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