Aida Overton Walker in male costume

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Title

Aida Overton Walker in male costume

Subject

Digitized image of a newspaper clipping originally printed in the Philadelphia Tribune. The clipping is taken from a column entitled "The Stage: Doings of the Profession on and off the Boards", written by James Austin. It consists of a brief paragraph with the heading "Aida Overton Walker in Male Attire at Hammersten's [sic] Theatre" and an accompanying photo of Walker in male costume. The snippet describes a vaudeville performance by Walker "and her dancing girls". It concludes with a mention of Walker's closing number, in which she dressed as a man and performed "Bon Bon Buddy", a song made famous by her late husband George Walker.

Creator

Text by James Austin.
Photographer unknown.

Source

Philadelphia Tribune

Publisher

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Philadelphia Tribune (1912-2001)

Date

Feb. 8, 1913

Format

Electronic Resource

Type

Still Image

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Text

THE STAGE
Doings of the Profession on and off the Boards.
By James Austin, The Observer.

AIDA OVERTON WALKER IN MALE ATTIRE AT HAMMERSTEN'S THEATRE
One of the big hits of the bill at Hammersten's Victoria Theatre, New York, last week, was Aida Overton Walker and her dancing girls. Will H Vodery is musical director.
Miss Walker opens in front of a heavy velvet curtain, singing, "Droom Them Eyes." The curtain next rises with the members of the company in full view, who sing, "Poppyland." Miss Walker follows doing the "Poppy Prance" and singing, "Hannah from Savannah." The company then sings, "Holiday in Dixieland," and Miss Walker closes the turn by appearing in male attire singing "Bon Bob Buddy," the song made famous by the late George W. Walker.

Original Format

Digital reproduction of print newspaper clipping