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LANGTRY, MRS
Neg. No: 2194A
Neg. Size: 15"X12"
Neg. Date: 10-11-1899

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Sitter: Lillie Langtry (stage name) Lady De Bathe, née Emilie Charlotte Le Breton (1853-1929).
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Biog: Actress-Manager; only daughter of Very Rev. W.C. Le Breton, Dean of Jersey; m. 1stly (1874) Edward Langtry (d. 1897), [div. 1897, Lakeport, California]; m. 2ndly (1899) Sir Hugo Gerald De Bathe, 5th Bart.

Role: Possibly as Mrs Trevelyan in The Degenerates, a comedy in four acts by Sydney Grundy, opened the Haymarket Theatre, 31 August 1899. The series of negatives dated 10 November 1899 include authenticated images of Lillie Langtry in a Worth costume commissioned for that production. (See neg. nos. 2193 D, 2194, 2195, 2197A, 2197 C.)

Date: 10 November 1899.

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Location: The Lafayette studio, 179 New Bond Street, London.

Descr: FL standing.

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Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop; Rococo fireplace with painted mirror; giltwood cabinet.

Photographer: Lafayette Ltd., 179 New Bond Street, London.

Evidence of photographer at work: -

No of poses: 2.

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.

References:

Biog: Burkes' Peerage; P. Hartnoll (ed.), The Oxford Companion to the Theatre, 4th ed., London, 1983; Lillie Langtry, The Days That I Knew, London, DATE; E. Dudley, The Gilded Lily, London, 1958.

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