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Gertie Millar (1879-1952), Actress

Sitter in 84 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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Ax45875

Gertie Millar

by Bassano Ltd
postcard print, 1900s
NPG Ax45875

x21340

Gertie Millar

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
postcard print, 1900s
NPG x21340

x160530

Gertie Millar as Cora in 'The Toreador'

by Alfred Ellis & Walery, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1901
NPG x160530

Ax136827

Beatrice Ferrar; Gertie Millar; Maggie May

by and after Alexander Bassano
bromide print, circa 1902
NPG Ax136827

Ax136829

Miss R. Thomas; Gertie Millar; Dido Drake; Miss C. Granville

by and after Alexander Bassano
bromide print, circa 1902
NPG Ax136829

x21339

Gertie Millar

by W. & D. Downey
matte bromide postcard print, mid 1900s
NPG x21339

x160528

Gertie Millar

by W. & D. Downey, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, mid 1900s
NPG x160528

Ax29624

The Grand Finale in 'The Orchid' at the Gaiety Theatre

by Frederic G. Hodsoll
print on silver-toned printing-out paper, 1903
NPG Ax29624

x136257

Gertie Millar

by Foulsham & Banfield, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
postcard print, 1905
NPG x136257

x136258

Gertie Millar

by Foulsham & Banfield, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1905
NPG x136258

x160531

Gertie Millar as Lally in 'The New Aladdin'

by Foulsham & Banfield, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1906
NPG x160531

x160532

Gertie Millar as Lally in 'The New Aladdin'

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

x21341

Gertie Millar

by Bassano Ltd
hand-coloured postcard print, circa 1907
NPG x21341

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

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