Chelsea Palace Music Hall autograph albums

Chelsea Palace Music Hall autograph albums

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Title: Chelsea Palace Music Hall autograph albums
Dates: 1912-1928
Quantity: 0.2 Linear feet (2 volumes; MS 819 and MS 821 in 1 document box)
Abstract:The collection consists of two bound autograph albums belonging to the stage door keeper of the Chelsea Palace Music Hall from 1912-1928. The volumes contain autographs, poems, sketches, and photographs, mainly picture postcards (some hand colored), of various British music hall stars including Gus Elen, Florrie Forde, George Fromby, Grock, Hetty King, and Harry Lauder.
Coll. Number: ms819
Location: 32108050815086

Biographical/Historical Note

"Florrie Forde (16 August 1875 – 18 April 1940[1]), born Flora May Augusta Flannagan, was an Australian popular singer and entertainer. She was one of the greatest stars of the early 20th century music hall."

Source: "Florrie Forde." Wikipedia.

"Gus Elen (22 July 1862(1862-07-22) – 17 February 1940(1940-02-17) (aged 77)) was a British music hall singer. He achieved success from 1891, performing cockney songs and sketches as a 'coster' comedia."

Source: "Gus Elen." Wikipedia.

"Sir Henry Lauder (4 August 1870 – 26 February 1950), known professionally as Harry Lauder, was a Scottish entertainer, described by Sir Winston Churchill as "Scotland's greatest ever ambassador!""

Source: "Harry Lauder." Wikipedia.

"Winifred Emms (4 April 1883 – 28 September 1972[1]), best known by her stage name Hetty King, was an English entertainer who played in the music halls over a period of 70 years."

Source: "Hetty King." Wikipedia.

Index Terms

Autograph albums.
Chelsea (London, England)
Chelsea Palace Music Hall (England).
Entertainers--England--20th century.
Music-halls (Variety-theaters, cabarets, etc.)--England.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Chelsea Palace Music Hall autograph albums. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.