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no. 303

Saturday, 5 July 2003

Basil Hallam as Gilbert, the Filbert in congenial society
in The Passing Show of 1915,
Palace Theatre, London, 9 March 1915

Basil Hallam with ladies of the chorus

Basil Hallam (1889-1916), English actor and singer
as Gilbert, the Filbert with ladies of the chorus in the revue,
The Passing Show of 1915, Palace Theatre, London, 9 March 1915.

The dresses by Madame Suzanne, 31 Baker Street, London.

(photo: Foulsham & Banfield, London, 1915)

Basil Hallam created the character of Gilbert, the Filbert for The Passing Show, the original revue of that title, produced at the Palace Theatre, London, on 20 April 1914. He recorded the accompanying song, 'Gilbert, the Filbert,' for the HMV label (4-2468, B-481) at Hayes, Middlesex, on 4 June 1914.

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