WORDS & PHOTOS BY BURR McINTOSH • January 1904
This is the second in a summer series designed to acquaint you with the camera and the pen of the multi-talented Burr McIntosh. This post focuses on:
The Burr-McIntosh Monthly • Vol. 3, No. 10 • January 1904
is the girl who is presented in glowing colors this month. And so she should be. During her brief but wonderfully successful career on the stage she established herself as one of the greatest favorites with the theater-goers who appreciated cleverness and refined methods. “Rhoda” will never more tell of her “pagoda.” A very fortunate young man, who has won his own spurs on many worthy fields, has succeeded in leading Miss Ashley to change her name to Mrs. W. Astor Chandler. Once more is the stage impoverished.
Besides being the proud and happy husband of his wife (below referred to), Forbes Robertson is now, and has been for years, one of the very best and most interesting actors on the stage. Americans have seen only too little of him, but in England he is one of her greatest favorites. In his present tour in The Light That Failed, he has increased, very materially, our very great regard for his splendid genius.
has also been and gone and done it. Four years ago last summer her name was plain, simple “Midge.” As Joe in The Cowboy and the Lady, I used to tell her what a fine little girl she was, night after night. And she used to tell me in return—well, such pleasant things that, in my advanced age, I can but look back upon and marvel. And yet—woman-like—no sooner did we close up the ranch than she flies away and marries another man. But, as they are both very happy and very much in love, why shouldn’t I join in the chorus of well-wishers? I do.
(Carla's Note: The photo of Gertrude Elliott is from an old postcard, and is not a Burr McIntosh photo. Her picture had removed from the book. Sorry.)
is my idea of a beautiful, wholesome girl from dear old England. She nightly adds to the enjoyment of Three Little Maids, but in no greater degree, I’m sure, than the reproduction here offered will give to the beholder.
What a flood of delightful memories must sweep over the minds of our theatre-goers of the recent past. When Colonel Moberly bent over her hand, down in Alabama, and cried with all of the gallantry and chivalry in his soul, “Mistress Page, I kiss you’ hand,” there wasn’t a man in the audience who didn’t echo the expressed sentiments. And then Nina Ralston in Captain Swift and the scores of other charming portrayals will live with thousands of Agnes Booth’s admirers while life shall last.
Maude Lillian Berri
is a very beautiful woman. She is also a very clever one, as all of those who have seen The Sultan of Sulu will testify. Miss Berri is destined to become even better known to our public than she is at present.
is assisting William Gillette to make The Admirable Crichton the great success which it is. Miss Carlisle visited our shores a few years ago, and was a popular member of the late Augustin Daly Company. Since returning to her native country she has made very rapid strides in her chosen profession and is an extremely popular young woman, off the stage as well as on.
has just flitted back from dear Paris, and is here presented in one of the choicest creations which returned with her. Miss Nesbit is one of the photographic beauties of the stage, and I’m sure that he who observes this reproduction will agree that there is just cause for the fact. At this writing Miss Nesbit is assisting The Girl from Dixie to become popular.