Posts Tagged ‘Robert Michaelis’


Phyllis Le Grand and Hilda Antony in Autumn Manoeuvres, Adelphi Theatre, London, 1912

August 27, 2013

Phyllis Le Grand (Mrs Robert Michaelis, 1888-1981) and Hilda Antony (Mrs Owen Roughwood, 1886-1962) as they appeared in Autumn Manoeuvres, a play with music by Emerich Kalman, which was produced at the Adelphi Theatre, London, on 25 May 1912.
(photo: Foulsham & Banfield; gowns by Lucille Ltd, Hanover Square, London; hats by Maison Lewis, Hanover Square and Paris)


Phyllis Le Grand

June 11, 2013

Phyllis Le Grand (1888-1981), English musical comedy actress and singer
(photo: unknown, probably Foulsham & Banfield, London, circa 1912)

This hand tinted real photograph postcard of Phyllis Le Grand is no. A.132-3 from the well-known series published about 1915 by the Rotary Photographic Co Ltd of London, with the caption ‘This is a REAL PHOTOGRAPH of a BRITISH BEAUTY’. Miss Le Grand, who first came to notice as Clo-Clo in the first London production of The Merry Widow (Daly’s, 8 June 1907), married the French-born actor and singer Robert Michaelis (Robert Armand René Michaëlis, 1884-1965) in 1913. She appears to have retired from the stage in 1925.