Sunday, November 2, 2014

"Fun? Well Rather" The Diary of Virginia Clay McClure - part of the Sesquicentennial Stories Series



November 2, 1910



About two dozen girl went to see Ethel Barrymore.  “Babe” chaperoned one crowd, and “Shiny” one.  In our crowd were Jessie Milton, Irene, Ruth, Edna, Marry Pollet, “Shiny” and I.  She is almost the best actress I’ve seen, but I didn’t like the play.  It was a tragedy – her acting in the third act was grand.  I’ve now seen Maude Adams, Mrs. Leslie Carter, Lillian Russel, Henry James, and Ethel Barrymore.  “Peter,” says I, “Lie still; don’t wiggle.”

From the Henrietta Alice Metcalf Performing Arts Photographic Collection, 1880-1955

http://exploreuk.uky.edu/catalog/xt7gxd0qsz74_15_1


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