ONe of the ostcards sent to Emma Buffam from Carleton Place 1908– Click
Born-10th September 1873* – Eccleshill, Yorkshire (England).Died10th March 1930Real NameCaroline Maria Lupton.Married1) Gilbert James Porteous, 2) 12th September 1908, Harold Giles BorrettMiscellanea1892: Signed by Charles Wyndham to join his company at the Criterion Theatre in London.1897: Toured US with George Edwardes No. 1 company.From an early age was raised by her grandparents, Samuel Lupton [Grocer] and wife Mary Ann – possibly the daughter of their son Joseph.One of the most popular postcards beauties of her day.*Some sources say 1875 – 1873 is confirmed in census records.
Produced at The Prince of Wales Theatre, London.
Reviewed in Lloyds Weekly News [London] – 23rd June, 1906.
Mr. Lewis Carroll’s Alice – everybody’s Alice – became popular directly she was born, and her popularity was placed on a sure foundation immediately she became Alice in Wonderland.
She has more child-worshippers than any other heroine of fairy lore, and her reappearance in the Christmas season will, we expect, be welcome through ages yet to come. On Thursday, when the piece was revived there was general joy over the dance by a pack of cards with, of course, any number of “tricks,” and there was merriment over a Gollywog dance, which was to the credit of the funny and agile Mr. Will Bishop. And what laughter came of the droll antics of Tweedledum and Tweedledee, drolly impersonated by Messrs. Tom Graves and Buckstone! More welcome still was the Mad Hatter, who was portrayed in the most comical of colours by Mr. Stanley Brett. The hatter was not quite so mad as he looked, and his madness seemed modified by the presence of the pretty little March Hare, which was not mad at all, and by the gentleman of the White Rabbit, delightfully presented by Miss Rita Leggerie.
Miss Marie Studholme was beautiful, of course, as Alice, and easily found her way to favour by her graceful dancing. Then there was little Carmen Sylva, who took honours by storm in some remarkable vocal efforts, and there was cordial approval for Miss Florence Lloyd as the White Queen and Queen of Hearts; for Miss Phyllis Bedells, a wonderful juvenile dancer; and for Miss Marjorie West, who was our old friend the Cheshire Cat. A series of comic cinematograph pictures is presented between the two parts and will add to the enjoyment of all who see them. Alice, on Thursday, had to share attention with Miss Ellaline Terriss, who, with baby, was seated in a private box.