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Who am I?
« on: Wednesday 03 April 19 16:03 BST (UK) »
I have two photographs believed to be dated 1920s and think that she is dressed in Character for a stage performance at Hull New Theatre. I don't know whether it is because I have looked at it so many times, but I feel that I should know who she is.
Any ideas please?
Thanks for looking.
Carol
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Re: Who am I?
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 03 April 19 16:23 BST (UK) »
Peggy Ashcroft comes to mind for some unknown reason.  I can't find a good enough likeness though.  Not much help I'm afraid.

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Added: I'd probably look glum too if someone made me wear that daft hat in public ::) ;D
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Re: Who am I?
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 03 April 19 16:34 BST (UK) »
Peggy Ashcroft comes to mind for some unknown reason.  I can't find a good enough likeness though.  Not much help I'm afraid.

Carol

Added: I'd probably look glum too if someone made me wear that daft hat in public ::) ;D

 ;D ;D ;D...and me. Thanks for your input Carol it's much appreciated, it's been bugging me for months  ::) ;D ;D

Carol
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Re: Who am I?
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 04 April 19 08:51 BST (UK) »
Have you looked at the Wikipedia page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hull_Repertory_Theatre_Company

It has a list of actors appearing in the 20's - some have pictures and there is one or two who might fit.  One of which is Colette O Neil (real name Lady Constance Malleson).

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« Reply #4 on: Thursday 04 April 19 09:28 BST (UK) »
I saw Peggy Ashcroft in Othello  at Manchester Opera House.
The cast was wonderful.
Orson Welles,as Othello
Peter Finch as Iago
Peggy Ashcroft as Desdemona.
When Othello was strangling Desdemona on the “bed” , makeshift platform draped with material, he banged her head so hard it resounded round the theatre.
When taking curtain calls he apologised .
This was a Saturday matinee,we were doing it at school and it would be about 19 50 ‘ish.
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« Reply #5 on: Thursday 04 April 19 09:47 BST (UK) »
Have you looked at the Wikipedia page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hull_Repertory_Theatre_Company

It has a list of actors appearing in the 20's - some have pictures and there is one or two who might fit.  One of which is Colette O Neil (real name Lady Constance Malleson).

Thanks for that...I will take a look  :D

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« Reply #6 on: Thursday 04 April 19 09:48 BST (UK) »
I saw Peggy Ashcroft in Othello  at Manchester Opera House.
The cast was wonderful.
Orson Welles,as Othello
Peter Finch as Iago
Peggy Ashcroft as Desdemona.
When Othello was strangling Desdemona on the “bed” , makeshift platform draped with material, he banged her head so hard it resounded round the theatre.
When taking curtain calls he apologised .
This was a Saturday matinee,we were doing it at school and it would be about 19 50 ‘ish.
Viktoria.

I have looked at photos of Peggy Ashcroft as suggested by Carol but can't find a match  ::)

Thanks for your interest.
Carol
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« Reply #7 on: Thursday 04 April 19 09:58 BST (UK) »
Whatever part she was playing required 2 different pieces of headgear in the same outfit.....
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« Reply #8 on: Thursday 04 April 19 11:57 BST (UK) »
Whatever part she was playing required 2 different pieces of headgear in the same outfit.....

Yes, from too different scenes, same dress though  ;D
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