an episode in Max Reinhardt's first London production of
Olympia, 23 December 1911
This real photograph postcard is of an episode from Max Reinhardt's first London production of The Miracle, staged at Olympia, Hammersmith, West London, on 23 December 1911; it was published at that time by the Rotary Photographic Co Ltd in London in its Rotary Photographic Series (no. 11807 C). The central figure of the Madonna, surrounded by some of the 2,000 strong cast, was played by Maria Carmi.
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© John Culme, 2008