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Odette Myrtil arriving in New York, November 1923

October 13, 2013

Odette Myrtil (1898-1978), French born English and American violinist, singer, actress and entertainer, arriving at the Port of New York aboard the SS Aquitania on 9 November 1923
(photo: Fotograms, New York, 9 November 1923)

Odette Myrtil (Andette) was born in Paris on 28 June 1898, the daughter of Charles Quignard (sometimes Quignard-Myrtil), a theatrical artist. She married Robert ‘Bob’ J. Adams (1876-1948) of The Two Bobs, variety artists, in London on 8 March 1917 and after appearing successfully in various productions in England the couple settled in the United States in 1923. They were divorced before 1933 sometime after which Miss Myrtil married the English actor, Stanley Logan. She died on 19 November 1978.

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Hear Odette Myrtil singing ‘Chong – He Come From Hong Kong,’ one of the hits of 1919, written and composed by Harold Weeks, which she featured in Bran Pie, a revue which opened at the Prince of Wales’s Theatre, London, on 28 August 1919. The recording was made in London for the Columbia label (F-1012) on or about 14 October 1919.

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For further information, see The Skeins.

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