Sunday, 31 July 2016

Miss Maude Fealey star of stage and screen in 1902

Now there will be those who accuse me of losing the plot as I focus on another of those celebrity picture postcards from the early 20th century.

But I do think they deserve to be brought out of the shadows, partly because so many of them a re stunning images and also because in their time these young actors and actresses were as popular as our modern footballers and singers.

So here we are with Maude Fealey, born in 1883 in Memphis Tennessee.  She performed on both the stage and screen appearing in twenty films between 1911 and 1955.

Now there is much more but I think that I shall leave it there.

Except to reflect that the series from which this image was taken must have been a profitable one for Tuck and Sons who marketed it.

There are a large number in the collection and they spanned not only these "young beauties" but character actors, music hall stars and Shakespearean performers.

Picture; Maude Fealey, from the series CELEBRITIES OF THE STAGE, by Tuck and Sons, 1905, courtesy of Tuck DB, http://tuckdb.org/

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