Posts Tagged ‘Belloni’s cockatoos’

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Shepherds Bush Empire, west London, programme cover for the week of Monday, 14 May 1906

April 26, 2014

Shepherds Bush Empire programme cover for the week of Monday, 14 May 1906, with portraits of Horace Edward Moss (1852-1912) and Oswald Stoll (1866-1942), directors of the Moss Empires group of music halls and variety theatres.
(printed by J.J. Keliher & Co Ltd Southwark, London, SE, for the London & Provincial Advertising Agency Ltd, Strand, London, WC, 1906)

The bill for the Sherpherds Bush Empire for the week of Monday, 14 May 1906, comprised:
1. Overture – by the orchestra
2. Three Sisters Chester – Who Sing, Dance and Play
2. Odeyne Spark – The Delightful Comedienne and Dancer
3. Alcide Capitaine – A Fine Woman in a Fine Art [acrobat]
4. Binns and Binns – Eccentric Musical Comedians
5. Francis, assisted by Alfred – Cannon Ball King
6. Frank and Free – The Comedy Couple
7. Belloni’s Cockatoos – A Marvellous Example of Bird Training
8. The American Bioscope – New Series of Up-to-date Subjects
9. Mark Sheridan – The Genial Philosopher [comic singer]
10. Hackenschmidt – Still The Undefeated [strongman]

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Blanche Deyo

June 8, 2013

Blanche Deyo (née Pixley, 1880?-1933), American dancer and actress
(photos: unknown, USA, circa 1895)

”’The Girl from Paris” proved a popular attraction to the out-of-town visitors last week. Miss Mabel Clark has been engaged to give a dance, in place of Mlle. Deyo, who sailed for England last week.’
(New York Daily Tribune, Sunday, 2 May 1897, p. 10e. Blanche Deyo was not in the original cast of The Girl from Paris, which began its run at the Herald Square Theatre, New York, in December 1896)

The Tivoli music hall, London, week beginning Monday, 17 May 1897
‘Mademoiselle Deyo, who made her début before an English audience at the TIVOLI this week is a little danseuse who had a considerable success in America. She is light and graceful, evidently an enthusiast in her profession, and may go far, for the public is becoming rather tired of the many travesties on dancing, which a wealthy of sit only half conceals.’
(The Graphic, London, Saturday, 22 May 1897, p. 634b)

The Palace music hall, London, week beginning Monday, 11 October 1897
‘… pretty, smiling Miss Deyo wins all hears by her dainty dancing and her bright and buoyant expression.’
(The Era, London, Saturday, 16 October 1897, p. 20a)

‘Mlle. Deyo, more familiarly known here as ”the Beautiful Deyo,” who was favorably received in The Girl from Paris, Excelsior, Jr., and 1492, and who left our shores for new worlds to conquer, has again been heard from. At the close of her London engagement of several months at the Palace she went to South Africa, where she opened at the Palace Theatre, Johannesburg, on Jan. 24, making a decided hit. Mlle. Deyo will return to London in April and opens in Paris May 1, after which she will begin a Continental Tour, playing the principal cities of Europe as far as Moscow, Russia. She will not be seen in New York again until 1900.’
(The New York Dramatic Mirror, New York, 19 March 1898, p. 20b)

Empire Theatre, Leicester Square, London, Christmas 1899
‘The programme of Christmas holiday attractions at the Empire Theatre is long and varied. Belloni’s flock of white cockatoos perform some surprising tricks upon swing and miniature bicycles; this is followed by some clever character dancing by Miss Deyo and a gymnastic display by the ”Three Gladenbecks.” …’
(The Times, London, Wednesday, 27 December 1899, p. 8d)

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June 8, 2013

Blanche Deyo (née Pixley, 1880?-1933), American dancer and actress
(photos: unknown, USA, circa 1895)

”’The Girl from Paris” proved a popular attraction to the out-of-town visitors last week. Miss Mabel Clark has been engaged to give a dance, in place of Mlle. Deyo, who sailed for England last week.’
(New York Daily Tribune, Sunday, 2 May 1897, p. 10e. Blanche Deyo was not in the original cast of The Girl from Paris, which began its run at the Herald Square Theatre, New York, in December 1896)

The Tivoli music hall, London, week beginning Monday, 17 May 1897
‘Mademoiselle Deyo, who made her début before an English audience at the TIVOLI this week is a little danseuse who had a considerable success in America. She is light and graceful, evidently an enthusiast in her profession, and may go far, for the public is becoming rather tired of the many travesties on dancing, which a wealthy of sit only half conceals.’
(The Graphic, London, Saturday, 22 May 1897, p. 634b)

The Palace music hall, London, week beginning Monday, 11 October 1897
‘… pretty, smiling Miss Deyo wins all hears by her dainty dancing and her bright and buoyant expression.’
(The Era, London, Saturday, 16 October 1897, p. 20a)

‘Mlle. Deyo, more familiarly known here as ”the Beautiful Deyo,” who was favorably received in The Girl from Paris, Excelsior, Jr., and 1492, and who left our shores for new worlds to conquer, has again been heard from. At the close of her London engagement of several months at the Palace she went to South Africa, where she opened at the Palace Theatre, Johannesburg, on Jan. 24, making a decided hit. Mlle. Deyo will return to London in April and opens in Paris May 1, after which she will begin a Continental Tour, playing the principal cities of Europe as far as Moscow, Russia. She will not be seen in New York again until 1900.’
(The New York Dramatic Mirror, New York, 19 March 1898, p. 20b)

Empire Theatre, Leicester Square, London, Christmas 1899
‘The programme of Christmas holiday attractions at the Empire Theatre is long and varied. Belloni’s flock of white cockatoos perform some surprising tricks upon swing and miniature bicycles; this is followed by some clever character dancing by Miss Deyo and a gymnastic display by the ”Three Gladenbecks.” …’
(The Times, London, Wednesday, 27 December 1899, p. 8d)

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June 8, 2013

Blanche Deyo (née Pixley, 1880?-1933), American dancer and actress
(photos: unknown, USA, circa 1895)

“‘The Girl from Paris” proved a popular attraction to the out-of-town visitors last week. Miss Mabel Clark has been engaged to give a dance, in place of Mlle. Deyo, who sailed for England last week.’
(New York Daily Tribune, Sunday, 2 May 1897, p. 10e. Blanche Deyo was not in the original cast of The Girl from Paris, which began its run at the Herald Square Theatre, New York, in December 1896)

The Tivoli music hall, London, week beginning Monday, 17 May 1897
‘Mademoiselle Deyo, who made her début before an English audience at the TIVOLI this week is a little danseuse who had a considerable success in America. She is light and graceful, evidently an enthusiast in her profession, and may go far, for the public is becoming rather tired of the many travesties on dancing, which a wealthy of sit only half conceals.’
(The Graphic, London, Saturday, 22 May 1897, p. 634b)

The Palace music hall, London, week beginning Monday, 11 October 1897
’… pretty, smiling Miss Deyo wins all hears by her dainty dancing and her bright and buoyant expression.’
(The Era, London, Saturday, 16 October 1897, p. 20a)

‘Mlle. Deyo, more familiarly known here as “the Beautiful Deyo,” who was favorably received in The Girl from Paris, Excelsior, Jr., and 1492, and who left our shores for new worlds to conquer, has again been heard from. At the close of her London engagement of several months at the Palace she went to South Africa, where she opened at the Palace Theatre, Johannesburg, on Jan. 24, making a decided hit. Mlle. Deyo will return to London in April and opens in Paris May 1, after which she will begin a Continental Tour, playing the principal cities of Europe as far as Moscow, Russia. She will not be seen in New York again until 1900.’
(The New York Dramatic Mirror, New York, 19 March 1898, p. 20b)

Empire Theatre, Leicester Square, London, Christmas 1899
‘The programme of Christmas holiday attractions at the Empire Theatre is long and varied. Belloni’s flock of white cockatoos perform some surprising tricks upon swing and miniature bicycles; this is followed by some clever character dancing by Miss Deyo and a gymnastic display by the “Three Gladenbecks.” …’
(The Times, London, Wednesday, 27 December 1899, p. 8d)