Posts Tagged ‘Grand Theatre (Decatur)’

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Sisters Levey

February 7, 2013

Sisters Levey (fl. 1890s)
English music hall dancers and singers
(photo: unknown, USA, 1890/91)

This real photograph card was issued in the United States of America by Duke’s in one of the Honest Long Cut series.

As well as appearing in New York during 1890/91, the three Sisters Levey (Adéle, Carlotta & May Lilian), who had made their debut at the at the Trocadero, London, on 19 September 1887, were on tour with Evans & Hoey’s company in A Parlor Match.

‘The Evans & Hoey comedy company gave A Parlor Match at the Grand [Decatur] last night and despite the inclement weather had an audience of fair size. The comedy was presented by the talented comedians who are up in G in their business, and Hoyt’s best will never grow wearisome as long as Evans & Hoey pilot it through the country. The Sisters Levey are shapely girls and sized up pleasingly in their specialties. They male quartet was great in music and the silent drill.’
(The Decatur Republican, Decatur, Illinois, Friday, 20 February 1891, p.3d)

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Lola Hawthorne, American vaudeville actress and singer

January 18, 2013

Lola Hawthorne (fl. late 19th/early 20th Century)
American vaudeville actress and singer, a sister of Lil Hawthorne (1877-1926)
(photo: unknown, circa 1905)

Eddie Foy on tour in Off the Earth, with Sadie McDonald, Kate Uart, Lola and Lillian Hawthorne, Joseph Doner, Henry Carter, et al, Grand Theatre, Decatur, Illinois, March 1895
‘On Tuesday evening, the 19th, at the Grand, Eddie Foy’s success in the new and revised edition of the fantastic operatic travesty, Off the Earth, will be presented. The production is said to be one of the finest in point of scenic beauty ever witnessed here, and the costumes and surroundings are beautiful in the extreme. The story is quaintly amusing, and Foy in the character of Cluster, an up-to-date cash boy, contributes one of the funniest performances he has ever given. The company numbers nearly 100, among the principals being Sadie McDonald, Kate Uart, Lola Hawthorne, Madeline Morando, Lillian Hawthorne, Joseph Doner, H.W. Tredenick, Henry Carter, and a recently imported Russian equilibrist, Sadi Alfaradi, whose act is said to border on the marvelous.’
(The Daily Republican, Decatur, Illinois, Saturday, 16 March 1895, p.3d)

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January 18, 2013

Lola Hawthorne (fl. late 19th/early 20th Century)
American vaudeville actress and singer, a sister of Lil Hawthorne (1877-1926)
(photo: unknown, circa 1905)

Eddie Foy on tour in Off the Earth, with Sadie McDonald, Kate Uart, Lola and Lillian Hawthorne, Joseph Doner, Henry Carter, et al, Grand Theatre, Decatur, Illinois, March 1895
‘On Tuesday evening, the 19th, at the Grand, Eddie Foy’s success in the new and revised edition of the fantastic operatic travesty, Off the Earth, will be presented. The production is said to be one of the finest in point of scenic beauty ever witnessed here, and the costumes and surroundings are beautiful in the extreme. The story is quaintly amusing, and Foy in the character of Cluster, an up-to-date cash boy, contributes one of the funniest performances he has ever given. The company numbers nearly 100, among the principals being Sadie McDonald, Kate Uart, Lola Hawthorne, Madeline Morando, Lillian Hawthorne, Joseph Doner, H.W. Tredenick, Henry Carter, and a recently imported Russian equilibrist, Sadi Alfaradi, whose act is said to border on the marvelous.’
(The Daily Republican, Decatur, Illinois, Saturday, 16 March 1895, p.3d)