Press Clippings for the week ending
Saturday, 2 October 2004

A random selection of cuttings
from newspapers and magazines

Jules Poiret's hand-painted dresses
for chorus girls, London, 1917

'Why Hand-Painted?
'"A great quantity of brocades, charmeuse, chiffons, crpe de Chine, etc, much of which is hand painted, being prepared for the new Empire revue," according to the Press agent has been stolen from the Hanover-square shop of M. Jules Poiret, the French Futurist costumier. Fancy using labour nowadays on hand-painted dresses for a beauty chorus!
(The Weekly Dispatch, London, Sunday, 18 February 1917, p.6a)

* * * * * * * *

Millie Sim progresses from revue
to Shakespeare, London, 1917

'More revue artists have an idea at the back of their minds that they can play Shakespeare, but few of them are given an opportunity to carry out their desires. And for that we have to thank the managers. But for one Millie Sim, the daughter of Millie Hylton has done the trick. She appeared in Odds and Ends at the Ambassadors, and, I believe, was to have been seen in a Palace revue. Now comes the news that she has been playing Mistress Page in The Merry Wives of Windsor and under Sir Herbert [Beerbohm] Tree's management too! But then Millie Sim is more than a revue artist!"
(The Weekly Dispatch, London, Sunday, 18 February 1917, p.6c)

* * * * * * * *

Daisy Dormer in London Pride, 1917

'Another variety artist is going into the legitimate. I hear that Daisy Dormer has been engaged by Gerald du Maurier to play the part of Cherry [originally played by Mabel Russell, Wyndham's, London, 6 December 1912] in the touring company of London Pride.
(The Weekly Dispatch, London, Sunday, 19 August 1917, p.6a)

* * * * * * * *

Regine Flory to appear in Paris, early 1919

Regine Flory

Regine Flory (1894-1926), French actress and singer,
as she appeared for the duet 'Some Sort of Somebody' (with Nelson Keys) in the revue,
Vanity Fair, Palace Theatre, London, 16 November 1916.

(photo: unknown, London, 1916)

'Sir Alfred Butt left London for Paris yesterday to superintend the finishing touches which are being put to his new theatre in the Rue Mogador. He hopes to open this house on the lines of the Palace Theatre in London early in the New Year. Mdlle. Regine Flory will be in the opening revue, for which Mr. Herman Finck is composing some of the music. In the chorus Sir Alfred desires to show Paris some types of English beauty.
'With the large numbers of English and Americans who are sure to fill Paris for some time to come there seems to be great prospects before the new venture. The Paris Palace has been built during the war. It has accommodation for an audience of two or three thousand.'
(The Daily News, London, Friday, 13 December 1918, p.3e)

* * * * * * * *

Return to home page

John Culme, 2004