Celebrity for the week ending
Saturday, 9 January 2010

Cecil Humphreys (1883-1947),
English stage and film actor,
as Lucifer D. Nation in My Lady Frayle,
Shaftesbury Theatre, London, 1 March 1916

Cecil Humphreys

Cecil Humphreys (1883-1947),
English stage and film actor,
as Lucifer D. Nation in My Lady Frayle,
Shaftesbury Theatre, London, 1 March 1916

(photo: Foulsham & Banfield, London, 1916)

'THE DEVIL HE IS!
'And a Very Fascinating Devil at that.
'MR. CECIL HUMPHREYS as Lucifer D. Nation in that clever musical piece, My Lady Frayle, at the Shaftesbury, in which he has made a pronounced success as the head partner in a great going concern which it is not always considered either polite or discreet to mention. The Cecil Humphreys type of Devil is perhaps not unfamiliar to those circles in which he moves with such distinction and success, and he is, as we know, ready as is Lucifer D. Nation to do most things to oblige a lady - at a price. Mr. Humphreys has entirely caught the atmosphere - if there is atmosphere in the place we are thinking about - but how we do not pretend to know.'
(The Tatler, London, 19 April 1916, p. 86)

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