December 27, 2012

a cabinet photograph of Amy Sheridan (1838-1878), English burlesque actress (photo: Sarony, New York, probably 1872)

The Black Crook continues to hold undisputed possession of the boards of the Alhambra [Leicester Square, London] … Miss Amy Sheridan is also here, and may boast of many admirers, who cannot, however, have been secured by any histrionic merit on the part of the actress . Of dramatic ability she is utterly devoid – her voice is disagreeable, and her vocal attainments are as conspicuous by their absence as the unquestionably fine development of her figure is unsparingly exhibited to the pubic gaze.’ (The Sporting Times, London, Saturday, 10 May 1873, p. 149c)


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