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Gertie Millar (1879-1952), Actress

Sitter in 85 portraits
From 1901 to 1910 Gertie Millar was the reigning star of London's Gaiety Theatre, appearing in a series of musicals composed for her by her husband, Lionel Monckton. Among the songs she made famous were Keep Off the Grass, from The Toreador (1901), Berlin Is On The Spree, from The Girls of Gottenberg (1907) and Moonstruck from Our Miss Gibbs (1909). After she left the Gaiety Theatre she took the lead in the Quaker Girl (1910), and then appeared as Lady Babby in Franz Lehár's Gypsy Love (1912). With the advent of the revue, Millar appeared at the Palace Theatre in Monckton's Bric-à-Brac (1915) and Airs and Graces (1917). After Monckton's death in 1924 she re-married, becoming the Countess of Dudley.

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x160532

Gertie Millar as Lally in 'The New Aladdin'

by Foulsham & Banfield, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1906
NPG x160532

x193946

Wedding of Edna May (Edna Pettie) and Oscar Lewisohn

by Bassano Ltd, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
postcard print, 1907
NPG x193946

x193950

Gertie Millar

by Bassano Ltd, published by The Philco Publishing Co
hand-coloured postcard print, circa 1907
NPG x193950

x193951

Gertie Millar

by Bassano Ltd
hand-coloured postcard print, circa 1907
NPG x193951

x193952

Gertie Millar

by Bassano Ltd
postcard print, circa 1907
NPG x193952

Ax160179

Gertie Millar; Lionel Monckton

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, circa 1909
NPG Ax160179

x131561

Gertie Millar as Mary Gibbs in 'Our Miss Gibbs'

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1909
NPG x131561

x131562

Gertie Millar as Mary Gibbs in 'Our Miss Gibbs'

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1909
NPG x131562

x135700

Gertie Millar

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, circa 1909
NPG x135700

x135939

Lionel Monckton; Gertie Millar

by Foulsham & Banfield
bromide postcard print, circa 1909
NPG x135939

x198151

Gertie Millar as Mary Gibbs in 'Our Miss Gibbs'

published by The Philco Publishing Co
bromide postcard print, 1909
NPG x198151

x160529

Gertie Millar

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, circa 1910
NPG x160529

x160533

Gertie Millar

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, early 1910s
NPG x160533

x160534

Gertie Millar as Prudence Pym in 'The Quaker Girl'

by Rita Martin, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1910-1911
NPG x160534

x138978

Gertie Millar as Mitzi in 'The Girls of Gottenberg'

by Foulsham & Banfield, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
postcard print, 1911
NPG x138978

x68978

Gertie Millar

by Rita Martin
bromide print on card mount, circa 1912
NPG x68978

x131563

Gertie Millar as Nancy Joyce in 'The Dancing Mistress'

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1912
NPG x131563

x131564

Gertie Millar as Nancy Joyce in 'The Dancing Mistress'

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1912
NPG x131564

x131569

Gertie Millar as Nancy Joyce in 'The Dancing Mistress'

by Rita Martin, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1912
NPG x131569

x131568

Gertie Millar

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, circa 1912
NPG x131568

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