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Morris Harvey and H. G. Pélissier in "Count Hannibal". Photographic postcard, 191-.

249 D. Daily Mirror. "The Follies" in Pélissier's 'Potted Plays' - "Count Hannibal". Mr. Morris Harvey as 'Count Hannibal' and Mr. H. G. Pélissier as 'The Lady of Vrillac'

Download the full-sized image of Morris Harvey and H. G. Pélissier in "Count Hannibal". Photographic postcard, 191-.

Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.

They are in drag playing characters in the "potted" (condensed) 1911 play by Pelissier based on the 1901 novel Count Hannibal: a romance of the court of France by Stanley J. Weyman. H.G. Pelissier (1874-1913 ) was an enormously influential figure in British popular theatre for a decade before his premature death at the age of thirty-nine. His troupe 'The Follies', presented a long run of satirical musical plays, in which he acted as producer, composer and performer. These burlesques often featured cross-dressed characters, and here Pelissier himself appears in Elizabethan finery as 'The Lady of Vrillac'

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Identifier
0k225b334
Collection
James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
Institution
Wellcome Library
Date Issued
1910 to 1919?
Genre
Photographs
Prints
Topic(s)
Female impersonators
Resource Type
Still Image
Analog Format
1 photograph : photoprint ;
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