Posts Tagged ‘Hana (photographer)’

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Mabel Berra in London, 1910

October 17, 2014

Mabel Berra (1886-1928), American prima donna and vaudeville star, as she appeared at the London Coliseum ‘in operatic excerpts and other songs’ in August 1910.
(photo: Hana, London, probably 1910)

Mabel Berra was accidentally killed on 28 December 1928 when she was hit by a motor car on Park Avenue, New York City. She was buried with her mother and sister in the Vermillion Cemetery, Haesville, Ashland County in her home state of Ohio.

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The Revilos, English dance band, London, early 1920s

October 5, 2014

The Revilos (active early 1920s), English dance band, as they appeared at the Princes’ Hotel and Restaurant, Jermyn Street, Piccadilly, London, in 1922
(photo: Hana, London, 1922)

‘A First Class English Band at Prince’s.
‘The Revilos, who came to the fore at our ”Tango Ball” [in May 1922], are now playing at Prince’s [sic]. They have a first class combination, including two French horns, and are featuring the Lawrence Wright productions, especially ”Caravan” [a fox-trot by Gene McCarthy and Gene Williams]. As will be seen from the photograph [above], they can put their usual instruments on one side and give a delightful Hawaiian interlude.’
(The Dancing Times, London, November 1922, p. 147)

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Wray and Wricks, boy comedians

July 6, 2014

Wray and Wricks (Harry Wray and Len Wricks, active 1913-1915), English boy comedians
(photo: Hana, London, circa 1913)

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Clive Watts, English comedian and eccentric dancer

February 26, 2014

Clive Watts (1865?-1932), English comedian and eccentric dancer, who appeared at music halls and in pantomime, revue and other popular entertainments
(photo: Hana, London, circa 1910)

The Bedford music hall, London, week beginning Monday, 20 July 1908
‘Clive Watts scores heavily with ”Please, Mr. Manager” and some excellent patter. Smartly dressed, he also executes a neat and clever eccentric dance, which is loudly applauded.’ (The Stage, London, Thursday, 23 July 1908, p. 11e)

‘Clive Watts is a comedian who can tell funny stories and sing comic absurdities with equal ability. He made a great hit with his stories, and the audience appreciated his efforts. His dancing was really marvellous and he introduced many new steps into his whirlwind dancing.’
(Weymouth and Portland Standard, Weymouth, Dorset, England, Tuesday, 10 March 1914)

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Lily Harold

August 2, 2013

Lily Harold (née Lillie Nesta Morris Watkins, 1870-1952), English Gaiety Girl and music hall singer
(photo: possibly Hana, London, circa 1895)

‘The London Pavilion, which remains entirely unaffected by the [Music Hall] strike, is now presenting Miss Lily Harold in a striking song-scena entitled Snowflakes, which has been specially arranged and produced by Mr. Newman Maurice. New and elaborate scenery is employed, and Miss Harold is assisted by a chorus of twenty-four ladies.’
(The Encore, London, Thursday, 31 January 1907, p.8b)

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August 2, 2013

Lily Harold (née Lillie Nesta Morris Watkins, 1870-1952), English Gaiety Girl and music hall singer
(photo: possibly Hana, London, circa 1895)

‘The London Pavilion, which remains entirely unaffected by the [Music Hall] strike, is now presenting Miss Lily Harold in a striking song-scena entitled Snowflakes, which has been specially arranged and produced by Mr. Newman Maurice. New and elaborate scenery is employed, and Miss Harold is assisted by a chorus of twenty-four ladies.’
(The Encore, London, Thursday, 31 January 1907, p.8b)

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August 2, 2013

Lily Harold (née Lillie Nesta Morris Watkins, 1870-1952), English Gaiety Girl and music hall singer
(photo: possibly Hana, London, circa 1895)

‘The London Pavilion, which remains entirely unaffected by the [Music Hall] strike, is now presenting Miss Lily Harold in a striking song-scena entitled Snowflakes, which has been specially arranged and produced by Mr. Newman Maurice. New and elaborate scenery is employed, and Miss Harold is assisted by a chorus of twenty-four ladies.’
(The Encore, London, Thursday, 31 January 1907, p.8b)