Rogues & Vagabonds

theatre, film & tv past and present 2001-2008 & 2013…

Portraits of Alma Mahler, The most Beautiful Girl in Vienna | FROM THE BYGONE

A socialite and amateur composer known for her beauty and verve, Alma Mahler (1879 – 1964) was married to composer Gustav Mahler, architect Walter Gropius, and novelist Franz Werfel. She … Continue reading

06/01/2016 · Leave a comment

On this day… Scottish Opera Singer Mary Gordon

World-renowned Scottish opera singer Mary Garden poses in costume as Méĺisande in Debussy’s Pelléas et Méĺisande. 4th April,1908. Source: On this day…

04/04/2016 · Leave a comment

The short, sad story of actress Clara Bloodgood | MCNY Blog: New York Stories

On the evening of December 5, 1907, respected actress and society woman Clara Bloodgood fatally shot herself in a Baltimore hotel room. She was in town to star as the … Continue reading

03/10/2016 · 2 Comments

Ethel Barrymore for “Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines” (1901)

Ethel Barrymore (1879 – 1959) was a member of the Barrymore family of actors. Regarded as the First “First Lady of the American Theater” she and her brothers, John and Lionel, … Continue reading

11/15/2015 · 2 Comments

Gabrielle Ray as Frou Frou in The Merry Widow (1907)

Originally posted on FROM THE BYGONE:
In the first decade of the 20th century, Gabrielle Ray (1883 – 1973) had a good career in musical theatre, she was considered one of…

10/11/2015 · 2 Comments

May de Sousa by Bassano 1905

Originally posted on FROM THE BYGONE:
May De Sousa (1884 – 1948) was an American singer and a Broadway actress. She came to fame in 1898 as the singer of “Dear…

09/26/2015 · 1 Comment

Cymbeline; what’s a love story without some scandal? | MCNY Blog: New York Stories

Originally posted on MCNY Blog: New York Stories. It was January 25, 1897, the opening night of William Shakespeare’s romance Cymbeline, based on the legend of an early Celtic British king, … Continue reading

08/02/2015 · 3 Comments

Chantecler, a Barnyard Fantasy

Originally posted on MCNY Blog: New York Stories:
“Chantecler” theater still, 1911. From the Theater Collection. Museum of the City of New York, 48.367.65. While digitizing the vast collection of…

07/30/2014 · 1 Comment