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Russell Wallett, ‘The Lady in Black’

January 11, 2013

Russell Wallett (1867-1912)
English actor, music hall entertainer and female impersonator,
as a ‘Gibson Girl’
(photo: unknown, UK, circa 1906; half-tone publicity postcard)

Russell Wallett appears as an extra turn at the London Coliseum, February 1908
‘Mr. Russell Wallett appeared on Monday afternoon as an extra turn at the Coliseum. Dressed as a lady, he played the piano and sang. For his sudden lapse into masculinity few were prepared, and he scored a distinct success, especially in his advice to the girls.’
(The Era, London, Saturday, 4 April 1908, p. 19a)