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Vesta Tilley (1864-1952).

Vesta Tilley (1864-1952).

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Published by Lambeth Archives Department in [London] .
Written in English

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  • Tilley, Vesta, -- 1864-1952.

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    ContributionsLambeth (England). Archives Department.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination(2)p. :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21145340M

    British Music Hall and Variety: A Bibliography Don B. Wilmeth, Chair, Department of Theatre, Speech & Dance, Brown University with additions by Derek B. Scott, Professor of Critical Musicology, University of Leeds Roy Hudd's Book of Music-Hall, Variety and Showbiz Anecdotes. London: Robson's Books, Vesta Tilley. London: Virgo.


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So I bought this book/5(4). Vesta Tilley is, I should think, a now-forgotten star. In her own Vesta Tilley book she was immensely popular, not only in her native Britain, but also in the United States. A few years after her death Beaconsfield Studios made a film, 'After the Ball', which apparently is best Vesta Tilley book as a succession of music-hall numbers, rather than as a story/5.

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During her 53 year career as a performer, Vesta was acclaimed around the theatres of Great Britain and America and made a lasting impact on her audiences, not only as a Vesta Tilley book talented performer but also as a human being. Vesta Tilley, English singing comedienne who was the outstanding male impersonator in music-hall history.

The daughter of a music-hall performer, she appeared on the stage at three and first played in male attire two years Vesta Tilley book. Before she she was playing in.

The Vesta Tilley Society is a non-profit making organisation dedicated to furthering the memory of Vesta Tilley and raising her profile both locally and nationally. Visit their website - - for more details. Further Reading Gwynedd Sudworth, The Great Little Tilley: Vesta Tilley and Her Times, CourtneyFile Size: KB.

After the Ball is a British biographical film directed by Compton Bennett and starring Pat Kirkwood, Laurence Harvey and Jerry Stovin. It portrays the life of the stage performer Vesta Tilley.

It was made at Beaconsfield StudiosMusic by: Ken Jones (Uncredited), Eric. Vesta Tilleys - High Street West, SR1 3 City of Sunderland - Rated based on Reviews "17 of us out for a birthday, the staff are the most /5().

Vesta Tilley was a child star in the world of music hall, later becoming the world's most famous male impersonator, and over the years helped the Halls gain respectability with her 'clean' act, so much so that in she was asked to put on a Royal Command : Vesta Tilley book.

Vesta Tilley, Actress: The Vesta Tilley book Who Loves a Soldier. English actress Vesta Tilley ( - ) was the most famous and well paid music hall male impersonator of her day, nicknamed 'The London Idol'.

She was a star in both Britain and Vesta Tilley book United States for over thirty years. Tilley also appeared in some very early silent films.

Vesta Tilley was born as Matilda Alice Powles Occupation: Actress, Soundtrack. More About Vesta Tilley I read this book after reading Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters and becoming interested in Victorian music halls.

It is a very informative book, quite slim, but it certainly held my attention and widened my understanding of male impersonators. Maitland recounts the story of Vesta Tilley, who was to become famous for music-hall impersonations of men.

Her most famous character being the wounded soldier happy to be wounded and sent home () and the fashionable man about town/5(5). Vesta Tilley. Sara Maitland. Virago, - Cross-dressing - pages. 0 Reviews. What people are saying - Write a review. Maitland has contributes essays and reviews to mainstream and scholarly publication, and has written or edited over 20 books including "Virtuous Magic: Women Saints and Their Meaning," "A Big Enough God: A Feminist's.

When Vesta Tilley is on the bill you had best book far in advance, or you may tip-toe disconsolately at the back of the ‘standing room’, and catch but a stray glimpse of the goddess through the bobbing leafage of ladies’ hats. Genre/Form: Tilley, Vesta Biographies History Biography: Named Person: Vesta Tilley; Vesta Tilley: Material Type: Biography: Document Type: Book: All Authors.

Vesta Tilley Collection. Billy Rose Theatre Collection photograph file. Personalities. Vesta Tilley. Library locations Billy Rose Theatre Division Shelf locator: *T PHO A Genres Photographs Type of Resource Still image Identifiers Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d2f12fa0-fffda7bc34 Rights Statement.

Vesta Tilley was an actress famous for her cross dressing stage performances during the Victorian and Edwardian eras. She retired in Vesta_Tilley_(poster) She performed before Queen Mary by Royal Command in The queen is reputed to have averted her eyes the entire time because she thought a woman in trousers was the height [ ].

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Directed by Compton Bennett. With Pat Kirkwood, Laurence Harvey, Jerry Stovin, Jerry Verno. The life and loves of Music hall singer Vesta Tilley, who married into the nobility/10(57). Vesta Tilley (), Music hall entertainer.

Vesta Tilley (Matilda Alice (née Powles), Lady de Frece) Sitter in 59 portraits As a child, Tilley toured the music halls in a. Back to book. chapter 2 Pages. VESTA TILLEY. Recollections () The rise of the Music Hall to Variety Theatre, from “Sing-Song” to “Palace”, began with the advent of women visitors.

Some of the original Music Halls were literally Pot Houses with wooden platforms for the artistes, and plain benches and tables for the patrons.

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: vesta tilley. Skip to main content. Try Prime Hello, Sign in Account & Lists Sign in Account & Lists Orders Try Prime Basket. All. • Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters (Virago, £). To order a copy for £, go to or call Free UK p&p over £10, online orders only.

Fans could also buy the Vesta Tilley cigar. Vesta Tilley was invited to take part in the first ever Royal Command Variety Performance at the Palace Theatre, London in which gave the music hall a seal of respectability.

Vesta sang ‘Algy, the Piccadilly Johnny with the little glass eye – the most perfectly dressed young man in the house’. Vesta Tilley was a remarkable woman by any standards. Here are a few random facts about her: Born on 13 May in Worcester, just off Wylds Lane, she was the second child of thirteen.

She never attended school for one single day. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Vesta Tilley by Sara Maitland (, Paperback) at the best online prices at eBay. Free shipping for many products. Vesta Tilley was the most famous of all vaudeville male impersonators.

Completely unthreatening by today’s standards, she typically portrayed a dandy young man. Nevertheless she was the first male impersonator to be even a jot convincing and the first to dress wholly in male clothes, so she was revolutionary.

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How to Book Tickets. Advance tickets for all events are available from the Worcester Live Box Office, situated at Huntingdon Hall in Crowngate Shopping Centre from 10am - 5pm, Monday to Saturday. The Box Office at the Swan Theatre is only open 45 minutes before each performance and tickets can only be purchased for that event.

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Tilley, Vesta (–)English performer and male impersonator. Name variations: Lady de Freece; Great Little Tilley; Pocket Sims Reeves; London Idol. Born Matilda Alice Powles in in Worcester, England; died in in Monte Carlo; daughter of a variety-hall manager; married Sir Walter de Freece (a music-hall owner and member of Parliament), in (died ).

Nothing can bring the kilted Scot Harry Lauder, the most famous and (richest) of all music hall artists, back from the dead; and Major rather throws in the towel with Vesta Tilley ("she was, quite. Love for the theatre is the theme of this autobiography, written by one of Britain's most highly respected directors.

Peter Cotes traces his theatrical obsession to his stage debut at the age of four, when he was handed over the footlights to present a bouquet to Vesta Tilley. From that time on, he scarcely left the stage. He trained at the prestigious Italia Conti Stage School, and later.

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To find out more about the performers and music hall culture, Jo has worked in the unique Mander and Mitchenson archive of British theatre ephemera at the University of Bristol Theatre Collection as well as looking through Vesta Tilley’s own personally curated scrap books at Worcester County Record Office.

Vesta TilleyVesta Tilley (–) was a star of the English music hall circuit for more than four decades. Tilley's stage persona was that of an upper-crust male fop, and her cross-dressing made her one of the earliest male impersonators to achieve mainstream renown.

Tilley later dressed in the khaki uniform of a World War I-era British soldier and delivered patriotic. Online shopping from a great selection at Digital Music Store.

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