Gertie Millar (1879-1952) – Part 3

Gertie Millar (1879-1952) – Part 3

THE GOLDEN AGE OF THEATRE (1880-1920) Gertie Millar’s Musical Comedies (1906-9)Click thumbs to enlarge The New Aladdin (1906/7)Gertie Millar Rotary 4361 (1906) Rotary 4261P (1906) Rotary 4261R (1906)

Gertie Millar (1879-1952) – Part 2

Gertie Millar (1879-1952) – Part 2

THE GOLDEN AGE OF THEATRE (1880-1920) Gertie Millar’s Musical Comedies (1901-5)Click thumbs to enlarge The Toreador(1901) Gertie Millar as Cora Rotary 3062 (1901) Wrench 1478 (1901)

Gertie Millar (1879-1952)

Gertie Millar (1879-1952)

THE GOLDEN AGE OF THEATRE(1880-1920) Gertie Millar was born in Bradford, Yorkshire (UK), in 1878. She grew up to be tall, thin and attractive with dark hair and large limpid eyes. She was also tough, determined and ambitious. Her stage career began as a singer and dancer in the many music halls of Yorkshire. Later, […]

H. B. Irving (1870-1919) & Dorothea Baird (1875-1933)

H. B. Irving  (1870-1919) &  Dorothea Baird (1875-1933)

THE GOLDEN AGE OF THEATRE (1880-1920) H(enry) B(rodribb) Irving, the eldest son of Sir Henry Irving, was born in London on August 5, 1870. Although, as a child, he appeared a couple of times in his father’s productions, it was intended that he would become a lawyer. He went to Oxford University where he studied […]

Harley Granville Barker (1877-1946) – part 2

Harley Granville Barker (1877-1946) – part  2

THE GOLDEN AGE OF THEATRE (1880-1920) Although it appears that Bernard Shaw was the main financier of the Court Theatre project, it was clear that, with the limited budget, Granville Barker would, in addition to producing, also have to act in many of the plays. He chose as his leading lady Lillah McCarthy, who had […]

Harley Granville Barker (1877-1946) – part 1

Harley Granville Barker (1877-1946) – part 1

THE GOLDEN AGE OF THEATRE (1880-1920) Harley Granville Barker was born in Kensington, London. In 1891, at the age of 14, he made his first stage appearance at Harrogate (GB) in the  Vice Versa. After spending some months training for the stage with Sarah Thorne and performing in her stock company at the Theatre Royal, […]

Irene Vanbrugh (1872-1949)

Irene Vanbrugh (1872-1949)

THE GOLDEN AGE OF THEATRE (1880-1920) Irene Vanbrugh (or Irene Barnes as she was first named) was born in Exeter (UK) on December 2, 1872. Her father was Dean of Exeter and, when she and her older sister, Violet Vanbrugh, set out on their distinguished theatrical careers, they were generally considered to have been the […]

Isabel Jay (1879-1927)

Isabel Jay (1879-1927)

THE GOLDEN AGE OF THEATRE (1880-1920) Isabel Jay was born in Wandsworth, London, on October 17, 1879. Hers was a musical family and she began singing in public when she was twelve. In 1895, entered the Royal Academy of Music where, at the end of her course in July 1897, she became the first student […]

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