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First Night Design | Dame Gladys Cooper #Quote #Actress #Cards

First Night Design

Gladys Cooper [1888-1971] in Fancy Dress Greeting Card
Miss Gladys Cooper [1888-1971] in Fancy Dress Greeting Card by FirstNightVintage


Looking into a mirror on her deathbed: ‘If this is what virus pneumonia does to one, I really don’t think I shall bother to have it again.’ IMDb

I do hope this is not apocryphal!


Miss Gladys Cooper Greeting Card
Miss Gladys Cooper [1888-1971] Greeting Card by FirstNightVintage

Unless you’re a theatre buff, you will probably know Gladys Cooper better for her grand ladies on screen such as Bette Davis’ mother, Mrs Henry Vale, in Now, Voyageror Beatrice Lacy in Rebecca.

In Now, Voyager (1942) [Wikipedia] In Now, Voyager (1942) [Wikipedia]

I always find it enchanting to see how beautiful these wonderful actresses were in their younger days. Have you ever seen a photograph of Ethel Barrymore when young? I think you’ll be surprised. Which reminds me that I have a terrific theatre postcard of her brother John with which I must do something before the century turns.

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One comment on “First Night Design | Dame Gladys Cooper #Quote #Actress #Cards

  1. PJR
    03/17/2016

    Love it – perhaps even more than the Wildean wallpaper.

    Liked by 1 person

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