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Campbell, Miss Patrick - Autographed postcard SOLD

Campbell, Miss Patrick - Autographed postcard SOLD
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Miss Patrick Campbell (1865 - 1940) - Autographed postcard
Size: 5.5in x 3.5in
UK - c1890

Real Name Beatrice Stella Taner.

B/W photo postcard ( J.Beagle & Co 6.A), signed by the great British actress, Miss Patrick Campbell 1865 - 1940. Unused. Silver tint around edges.

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At the height of her career Mrs. Patrick Campbell, known affectionately to all as 'Mrs. Pat', was Englandís most celebrated and notorious actress, admired for her beauty and her quick acid wit, and ill-famed for her eccentricity and bad behavour. During a rehearsal, Charles Frohman once made a constructive criticism which she took in poor part, replying acidly "Mr. Frohman, I want you to know that I am an artist," to which Frohman solemnly replied "Madam, I will keep your secret." Whilst an actress of great talent, she could be notoriously difficult to work with and had a very low boredom threshhold, often playing tricks on her co-stars.

She counted among her friends Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw, and the actor-producer Forbes-Robertson with whom she had an ill-concealed affair. Despite her success, she never amassed a personal fortune and lived her final years in relative poverty. The pragmatic approach she took to her career is perfectly summed up in this sample of her own words "Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm".
(Reproduced courtesy of Don Gillan (Copyright), www.stagebeauty.net)

Movie Credits
1930 - Aunt Emily in 'The Dancers'
1934 - Aunt Hetty Riversleigh in 'Riptide'
1934 - Lady Mont in 'One More River'
1934 - Lady Eve in 'Outcast Lady'
1935 - Pawnbroker in 'Crime and Punishment'
(source www.imdb.com)

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