Posts Tagged ‘acrobats’

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Lenton Brothers

February 10, 2013

carte de visite photograph of
The Lenton Brothers, acrobats
‘Wonders of the World’
(photo: James Sunderland, Birmingham, UK, 1880s)

The Lenton Brothers to appear at Greene’s Opera House, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Friday, 21 May 1886 ‘GREENE’S OPERA HOUSE. The simple announcement that Barlow, Wilson & Rankin’s minstrels are to be here Friday evening will be sufficient to fill the house. They always give a splendid performance, and on this occasion will introduce several new specialties, among which are the Lenton Brothers, a couple of English acrobats said to be unequaled in their line. Mr. Carl Rankin will also positively appear here. Reserved seats are now on sale a the opera house office.’
(The Cedar Rapids Times, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Thursday, 20 May 1886, p. 3e)

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The Vedmars on tour in the United States with Watson’s Americans burlesque company, March 1903

January 10, 2013

The Vedmars (fl. early 20th Century), comedy acrobats
(photo: unknown, circa 1905)

The Vedmars on tour in the United States with Watson’s Americans burlesque company, March 1903
‘Watson’s Americans, which will be the attraction at the Gaiety for the first three days of next week, is one of the largest and oldest burlesque companies on the road. The management have spared neither time nor money to get the best talent in the profession this season. This large organization consists of 35 people. The company is headed by the versatile artists, Jeanette Dupre and W.B. Watson. Among the other artists are ”Selbini,” the phenomenal trick cyclist and juggler. This act alone is well worth the price you pay for admission. The Vedmars are direct from the music halls of London, which is a sufficient guarantee of their worth. Ella Shields, the phenomenal baritone; West and Williams, Hayman and Hayman, Batchellor Sisters, Burke and Raymond, and many others. Mr. Watson is producing the farce of Levy in Japan by request of different managers. This farce was a howling success last season. It introduces all members of the company.’
(The Albany Evening Journal, Albany, New York, Saturday, 21 March 1903, p. 6g)

‘The name sounds Hindoo, but the pose is Greek. The Vedmars, Renee and Bert, are, needless to say, lights of the vaudeville stage. There ”stunt” has a few original touches in it and is worth staying for, even if it’s after a musical act.’
(The Standard and Vanity Fair, New York, Friday, 16 February 1906, [p. 4])

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The Brothers Honrey, English acrobats and clowns

January 9, 2013

Honrey Brothers (Daniel and William, fl.1870s),
English acrobats and clowns
(photo: J. F. Naddermeier, Walsall, England, 1870s)

‘WILLIAM HONREY, of the Brothers Honrey, musical clowns and grotesques, died on Sunday, 15 51, Boundary-street, C.-on-M., Manchester, in very straitened circumstances. If any brother and sister artistes would kindly contribute a little towards the funeral expenses, the amounts will be thankfully received and duly acknowledged if sent to Sam Vernon at the address mentioned.’
(The Era, London, Saturday, 16 February 1895, p. 17b)

Deaths
‘HONREY. – On Sunday, Feb. 10th, at Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester, William Honrey (Armstrong), the Prince of Wales’s clown. Inquiries to Ellen Collins, 3, Gun-street, Bishopsgate, London, Gaertner and Richards note. Australian, Irish, and Spanish papers please copy.’ (The Era, London, Saturday, 16 February 1895, p. 12c)

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January 9, 2013

Honrey Brothers (Daniel and William, fl.1870s),
English acrobats and clowns
(photo: J. F. Naddermeier, Walsall, England, 1870s)

‘WILLIAM HONREY, of the Brothers Honrey, musical clowns and grotesques, died on Sunday, 15 51, Boundary-street, C.-on-M., Manchester, in very straitened circumstances. If any brother and sister artistes would kindly contribute a little towards the funeral expenses, the amounts will be thankfully received and duly acknowledged if sent to Sam Vernon at the address mentioned.’
(The Era, London, Saturday, 16 February 1895, p. 17b)

Deaths
‘HONREY. – On Sunday, Feb. 10th, at Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester, William Honrey (Armstrong), the Prince of Wales’s clown. Inquiries to Ellen Collins, 3, Gun-street, Bishopsgate, London, Gaertner and Richards note. Australian, Irish, and Spanish papers please copy.’ (The Era, London, Saturday, 16 February 1895, p. 12c)