Posts Tagged ‘Adrienne Augarde’

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Huntley Wright

March 17, 2013

‘Mr. Huntley Wright as a Chinaman.
In See-See at the Prince of Wales’s he plays the part of Hang-Kee,
in love with Lee (Miss Adrienne Augarde). In order to win her love he has to adopt
many disguises, including that of a Tartar General.’
(photo: Ellis & Walery, London, 1906)

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Adrienne Augarde

February 20, 2013

Adrienne Augarde (1882-1913),
English actress and singer
(photo: The Biograph Studio, London, circa 1905)

AUGARDE, Adrienne:
‘Actress, made her first appearance on the stage in the chorus of the J.W. Turner Opera Company, rising gradually on tour to prominent parts. She went to London the following year, joining George Edwardes’s The Duchess of Dantzic company, playing the leading ingénue rôle at its opening at the Lyric Theatre, London in 1903. Following this she created the title rôle in Lady Madcap at the Prince of Wales Theatre in 1904. She came to New York, appearing in The Duchess of Dantzic with the original English company. She remained in the United States only two months and returned to London to assume the title part [sic] in The Little Michus, produced at Daly’s Theatre, 1905. She appeared in See -See for two months and a half, and then created the rôle of the Princess in The New Aladdin, produced at the Gaiety Theatre [29 September 1906].’
(Walter Browne and E. De Roy Koch, editors, Who’s Who on the Stage, B.W. Dodge & Co, New York, 1908, p.24)

Adrienne Augarde
Adrienne Augarde with one of George Graves’s Gazekas
at the time of her appearance as Blanche-Marie
in the first English production of André Messager’s The Little Michus,
Daly’s Theatre, London, 1905-1906
(photo: Bassano, London, 1905/1906)

‘Death of Adrienne Augarde.
‘One of the most gifted of musical comedy comediennes, Adrienne Augarde, died in Chicago last week following an operation for appendicitis. Miss Auguarde’s most recent successful performance in this country was in The Dollar Princess. An enthusiastic critic once said of Miss Augarde, “Give her two bits of ribbon, a frock as simple as a maid’s, a snatch of a song as simple as her frock, and she will outshine a regiment of stage beauties anywhere.” Miss Augarde made her debut on the London stage ten years ago. She made a tremendous hit singing Renee in The Duchess of Dantzic.
(The Washington Post, Washington, D.C., Sunday, 23 March 1913, Magazine Section, p.3a)

‘“MAKE-UP” BOX HER CASKET.
‘Ashes of Adrienne Augarde, English Actress, Mailed to Former Home.
‘Chicago, Mar. 22 [1913]. – A silver casket wrought from a “make-up” box will carry the ashes of Adrienne Augarde, the English actress, whose body was cremated here yesterday.
‘The casket, consigned to Mrs. Henrietta Augarde, the actess’ mother, was mailed today to England.’
(The Washington Post, Washington, D.C., Sunday, 23 March 1913, p.1e)

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Daisy Le Hay in the United States touring production of The Dollar Princess, 1910

January 9, 2013

Daisy Le Hay (b. 1883), English actress and singer,
as she appeared during 1910/11 in the United States’ touring production of
The Dollar Princess as Alice Cowder, a part originated on the
English-speaking stage by Adrienne Augarde at the Knickerbocker, New York, 6 August 1909,
and by Lily Elsie at Daly’s, London, 25 September 1909.
(photo: Moffett, Chicago, 1910)

‘Daisy Le Hay is the Alice. She plays the part with fire, and has a voice that will keep her in the front rank of musical comedy artists. She sang the songs allotted to her with a resonance and quality of tone that were delightful.’
(The Washington Post, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, 21 March 1911, p.5b)

Lillian Russell and Daisy Le Hay, who are appearing in Chicago, model their dresses at a dressmakers’ convention, 1910
‘Actresses set the fashion in dress for America. So insisted Mrs. Idah McGlone Gibson in the address she delivered at the dressmakers’ convention. And the reason therefor is that actresses ”dress the part.” their dresses always are en rapport with the character they seek to portray.
”’For that same reason the fashionably dressed woman must choose a gown indicative of her own temperament,” said Mrs. Gibson. ”The best dressed actresses of the stage choose gowns that exactly fit their own personalities.”
‘Just at that moment a velvet curtain cutting off a portion of the stage was drawn aside and in the glare of the lights appears Miss Lillian Russell, her daughter, Mrs. Dunsmore, and Miss Daisy Le Hay, actresses appearing now in the Chicago theatres.
”’No woman in America has spent more money in the American dress shops than Miss Russell,” said Mrs. Gibson, after she had introduced the actresses and each had performed a bewitching smile for the benefit of the audience of dressmakers.
‘Then she pointed out that the dress worn by Miss Russell was just the sort that should be affected by the sort of woman Miss Russell is. Miss Daisy Le Hay was attired in a frock of another character in perfect consonance with her individual type of figure.
‘Then Mrs. Gibson proceeded to hammer home the philosophy of perfect gown wearing.’
(New Castle News, New Castle, Pennsylvania, Friday, 30 September 1910, p.9b)