Rogues & Vagabonds

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

Helen Reddy obituary | Music | The Guardian

Every social movement has its definitive song, and feminism got its anthem in 1972 when the Australian singer Helen Reddy released the single I Am Woman. In three elegant minutes, … Continue reading



The pretty woman seen in this vintage real photo postcard is Germaine Yvonne Arnaud (1890-1958). She had a noteworthy career as a pianist, singer, and actress. She was most popular … Continue reading

05/23/2020 · Leave a comment

Carrie Hope Fletcher | singer, author and actor| interview

Her CV boasts stints in big-name West End productions and her vlogs attract a huge following, but the multi-talented performer, author and internet star tells Mark Bonington her upcoming show … Continue reading

03/29/2018 · 2 Comments

How ‘Strange Fruit’ Killed Billie Holiday –

“Strange Fruit” may have been written by American songwriter and poet Abel Meeropol (a.k.a. Lewis Allen), but ever since Billie Holiday sang the three brief stanzas to music in 1937, she’s … Continue reading

03/07/2018 · 1 Comment

Vintage Photos of Berlin Cabaret Artists (1920s-1930s) | FROM THE BYGONE

Marlene Dietrich (1901-1992). Her earliest professional stage appearances were as a chorus girl on tour with Guido Thielscher’s Girl-Kabarett vaudeville-style entertainments, and in Rudolf Ne… Source: Vintage Photos of Berlin Cabaret Artists … Continue reading

05/11/2017 · 1 Comment

Happy Birthday Kitty Carlisle | Waldina

Today is the 116th birthday of the socialite extraordinaire Kitty Carlisle. NAME: Kitty Carlisle OCCUPATION: Theater Actress, Film Actress, Singer, Television Personality BIRTH DATE: September 3, 1… Source: Happy Birthday … Continue reading

09/03/2016 · 1 Comment

Archive Obituary • ELISABETH WELCH • 2003

The black American actress and singer  has died peacefully in Denville Hall at the age of 99, we have just heard. She was, says writer Patrick Newley, a lovely lady, … Continue reading

03/14/2016 · Leave a comment

Photos of Iconic Entertainer Fanny Brice (1891 – 1951) | FROM THE BYGONE

Source: Photos of Iconic Entertainer Fanny Brice (1891 – 1951) | FROM THE BYGONE

12/13/2015 · 2 Comments

Yvonne Arnaud by Bassano (1912)

See also the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford. Yvonne Arnaud (1890 – 1958) was a French pianist, singer and actress. After beginning a career as a concert pianist as a child, Arnaud … Continue reading

11/07/2015 · 4 Comments

May de Sousa by Bassano 1905

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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

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02/22/2015 · Leave a comment

Archive Theatre Review • ELAINE STRITCH AT LIBERTY & DOROTHY FIELDS FOREVER • Old Vic/King’s Head • 2002

Elaine Stritch – At Liberty If you are tired of tin-pot stars fashioned through the medium of small screen follies, then don’t miss the other pair of dames on the … Continue reading

07/11/2014 · Leave a comment