Monthly Archives: October 2013

Crying in the Rain on the Pending Nuptials of Miss Lamois

On an August evening Edith Vail Ross was out in the city (NYC) and got caught in a “another hard thundershower [that] came up while we were at the meeting but I got home allright and not wet. Was fortunate … Continue reading

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Stage Names, Given Names – What is a Performer to do?!

Edith Vail Ross changed her mind several times about her personal and stage name. When she was young she wrote her name without reservation. In this sample she was twelve years old when she wrote a short letter to her … Continue reading

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Rooftop Games & “Three Men in a Boat”

The summer of 1903 saw Edith becoming quite the New Yorker and nothing speaks more loudly to that experience than hi-jinks on a rooftop patio. Edith Vail Ross, Miss Schirmer and fellow boarders Mr. Voight and Miss Clarke made an … Continue reading

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Luna Park, Coney Island, 1903 – “…I guess I will”

1906 1908 Letter July 29, 1903 “My Dears: No letter from you today which I regret. It has been cloudy most of the day and warm and muggy. Very disagreeable. Catherine came down just as my lesson was over and … Continue reading

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