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Pre 1897 thumbnails

Neg. No: 2263A
Neg. Size: 15"x12"
Neg. Date: [1900]

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Sitter: Miss Grace Palotta (stage name) ( ).

Born: 1870? Vienna, Austria Died: 21 Feb 1959 Notting Hill, London, England - source: The Australian Literature Resource:]

Miss Grace Palotta

Biog: Austrian actress.

Role: Daisy Dapple, a lady journalist.

Date: [1900].

Occasion: "The Messenger Boy", a musical play, by James T. Tanner and Alfred Murray, the Gaiety Theatre, 3 February 1900.

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

Descr: FL standing.

Costume: -

Costume Designer: Wilhelm.

Costume Suppliers: Miss Fisher, Madame Auguste, B.J. Simmons & Co., J.A. Harris & Co. Ltd., or Morris Angel. Modern dresses by Madame Auguste, Mrs. Nettleship, J. Shortbred & Co., or Boulter, Hepburn and Watts. Wigs by W. Clarkson.

Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop.

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

Evidence of photographer at work: -

No of poses: 1.

NB published image by Lafayette:

The Sketch, 6 September 1899, p 295
“Oh, Listen to the Band!”
Miss Grace Palotta in “The Runaway Girl,” at the Gaiety Theatre
From a photograph by Lafayette, New Bond Street, W

The Sketch, 6 September 1899, p 295

The Sketch, 17 June 1903, p 302

"Miss Grace Paolotta, who recently returned hom after a lengthy visit to Australia. Photography by Lafayette, new Bond Street, W


Image Caption: Miss Grace Palotta.

In: [Cigarette cards.] >  Actors and Actresses. (published 1890-1900)

Library Division: Humanities and Social Sciences Library / George Arents Collection

Description: 50 cigarette cards, 3.8 x 7 cm

Medium: Offset-Litho. Specific Material Type:

photomechanical prints


Actors -- Great Britain

Standard Reference(s):

Cartophilic reference books, M122-1

Collection Guide: Cigarette Cards: ABCs

Digital Image ID: 408393

Digital Record ID: 213396

Digital Record Published: 5-20-2004; updated 10-3-2007

NYPL Call Number: Arents Cigarette Cards 5

Grace palotta

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.   


Biog: The Green Room Book, London, 1907. [see also: A Viennese Romance, Or, The Life and Adventures of an Actress by Grace Palotta - 1906]

Role: The Era, 10 February 1900, p 13a.

Occasion: Play programme (production file at Theatre Museum); The Era, 10 February 1900, p 13a-b.


Costume Designer: The Era, 10 February 1900, p 13b; Play programme (production file at Theatre Museum).

Costume Supplier: Play programme (production file at Theatre Museum).

Reproduced: The Sketch, 28 February 1900, p 251.

Additional Information: -