Thursday, March 28, 2013

With Mr. Weedon Grossmith’s Compliments


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Starring actor Weedon Grossmith

THESE IMAGES, courtesy Robert Kirkpatrick, are images from a Souvenir brochure and a programme of the 204th performance of The New Boy in England. Peter Jensen Brown discovered a poster recently which shed much new light on the origins of Alfred E. Neuman (see HERE). The Souvenir brochure contained 12 b&w photos, mounted on card, of the cast along with their facsimile autographs. Peter Jensen Brown has a new post which examines ‘New Boy’ Willis Searle’s cross-dressing background HERE. No photos of Searle have turned up as yet. Also see Faces of the New Boy HERE.

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Programme, August 13, 1894

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Souvenir Brochure, February 21, 1895
 
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Playwrite Arthur Law
 
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May Palfrey

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Frederick Volpé

Actor Volpé played Felix Roach in later performances of The New Boy.

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Cast List

The cast list which is pasted to the inside cover of the Souvenir Brochure, with a slightly different cast to that in the earlier programme.

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