I’m so excited to share with you a collection of postcards on the subject of actors and actresses. This vintage delight of 102 postcards was a recent acquisition to add to my personal collection and over the coming days/weeks/months I’ll be posting my favourites. The 1st postcard shows English actress and singer Phyllis Dare (1890-1975) who was a famous performer in Edwardian musical comedy and other musical theatre.
This is an original scan of the postcard:
This is my cleaned up picture of Phyllis:
- Phyllis Dare was the younger sister of Zena Dare who was also an actress and singer.
- She was Born Phyllis Constance Haddie Dones in Chelsea, London.
- Like her sister Zena, Phyllis was a child star appearing on stage by the age of 9 – Zena appeared on stage by the age of 12.
You can find the full British Pathé clip on YouTube
You can find more images like these in my postcard gallery.