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Pauline Chase

(1885-1962), Actress and dancer

Sitter in 52 portraits
American-born actress best known for her eight successive performances as Peter Pan. First appeared on the London stage with Edna May in The Girl From Up There in 1901. Chase was cast as the First Twin in the first production of J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan in 1904 before succeeding Nina Boucicault and Cissie Loftus as the title role in 1907. Her record number of appearances was not matched until Jean Forbes-Robertson took on the role in the 1930s.

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Pauline Chase, by Bassano Ltd, published by  Davidson Brothers - NPG x193678

Pauline Chase

by Bassano Ltd, published by Davidson Brothers
bromide postcard print, 1900s
NPG x193678

Pauline Chase, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x193679

Pauline Chase

by Bassano Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1900s
NPG x193679

Pauline Chase, by Lallie Charles, published by  Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG x199333

Pauline Chase

by Lallie Charles, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1900s
NPG x199333

Pauline Chase, by Lizzie Caswall Smith, published by  Millar & Lang Ltd - NPG x200412

Pauline Chase

by Lizzie Caswall Smith, published by Millar & Lang Ltd
hand-coloured halftone postcard print, 1900s
NPG x200412

Pauline Chase, by Lizzie Caswall Smith, published by  Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG x200413

Pauline Chase

by Lizzie Caswall Smith, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, early 1900s
NPG x200413

Pauline Chase, by Alfred Ellis & Walery - NPG x194415

Pauline Chase

by Alfred Ellis & Walery
bromide press print, 1900s-1910s
NPG x194415

Pauline Chase as 'The Pink Payjama Girl', by Elmer Chickering - NPG x197263

Pauline Chase as 'The Pink Payjama Girl'

by Elmer Chickering
carbon cabinet card, January 1902
NPG x197263

Pauline Chase as 'The Pink Payjama Girl', by Elmer Chickering - NPG x197264

Pauline Chase as 'The Pink Payjama Girl'

by Elmer Chickering
carbon cabinet card, January 1902
NPG x197264

Pauline Chase, by Alfred Ellis & Walery, and  J. Beagles & Co - NPG Ax160452

Pauline Chase

by Alfred Ellis & Walery, and J. Beagles & Co
matte bromide postcard print, mid 1900s
NPG Ax160452

Pauline Chase, by Lallie Charles, published by  Raphael Tuck & Sons - NPG x131847

Pauline Chase

by Lallie Charles, published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
postcard print, circa 1905
NPG x131847

Pauline Chase, by Lallie Charles, published by  Raphael Tuck & Sons - NPG x6003

Pauline Chase

by Lallie Charles, published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
hand-coloured postcard print, circa 1905
NPG x6003

Pauline Chase as Peter Pan in 'Peter Pan', by Bassano Ltd - NPG x104646

Pauline Chase as Peter Pan in 'Peter Pan'

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1906
NPG x104646

Pauline Chase, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x30794

Pauline Chase

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1907
NPG x30794

Pauline Chase, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x30958

Pauline Chase

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1907
NPG x30958

Pauline Chase, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x30959

Pauline Chase

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1907
NPG x30959

Pauline Chase, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x30960

Pauline Chase

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1907
NPG x30960

Pauline Chase, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x30961

Pauline Chase

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, circa 1907
NPG x30961

Pauline Chase, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x30962

Pauline Chase

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1907
NPG x30962

Pauline Chase, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x30963

Pauline Chase

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1907
NPG x30963

Pauline Chase, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x30964

Pauline Chase

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, circa 1907
NPG x30964

Pauline Chase as Peter Pan in 'Peter Pan', by Bassano Ltd, published by  Davidson Brothers - NPG x6002

Pauline Chase as Peter Pan in 'Peter Pan'

by Bassano Ltd, published by Davidson Brothers
postcard print, circa 1907
NPG x6002

Pauline Chase, by Bassano Ltd, published by  Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG x193680

Pauline Chase

by Bassano Ltd, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1907
NPG x193680

Wedding of Edna May (Edna Pettie) and Oscar Lewisohn, by Bassano Ltd, published by  Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG x193946

Wedding of Edna May (Edna Pettie) and Oscar Lewisohn

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

Pauline Chase as Peter Pan in 'Peter Pan', by Bassano Ltd - NPG x101155

Pauline Chase as Peter Pan in 'Peter Pan'

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1907
NPG x101155

Pauline Chase as Peter Pan in 'Peter Pan', by Bassano Ltd - NPG x101156

Pauline Chase as Peter Pan in 'Peter Pan'

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1907
NPG x101156

Pauline Chase as Peter Pan in 'Peter Pan', by Bassano Ltd - NPG x101157

Pauline Chase as Peter Pan in 'Peter Pan'

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1907
NPG x101157

Pauline Chase as Peter Pan in 'Peter Pan', by Bassano Ltd - NPG x101158

Pauline Chase as Peter Pan in 'Peter Pan'

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1907
NPG x101158

Pauline Chase as Peter Pan in 'Peter Pan', by Bassano Ltd - NPG x101159

Pauline Chase as Peter Pan in 'Peter Pan'

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1907
NPG x101159

Pauline Chase as Peter Pan in 'Peter Pan', by Bassano Ltd - NPG x101160

Pauline Chase as Peter Pan in 'Peter Pan'

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1907
NPG x101160

Pauline Chase as Peter Pan in 'Peter Pan', by Bassano Ltd - NPG x101161

Pauline Chase as Peter Pan in 'Peter Pan'

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1907
NPG x101161

Pauline Chase as Peter Pan in 'Peter Pan', by Bassano Ltd - NPG x101162

Pauline Chase as Peter Pan in 'Peter Pan'

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1907
NPG x101162

Pauline Chase as Peter Pan in 'Peter Pan', by Bassano Ltd - NPG x101163

Pauline Chase as Peter Pan in 'Peter Pan'

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1907
NPG x101163

Pauline Chase as Peter Pan in 'Peter Pan', by Bassano Ltd - NPG x101164

Pauline Chase as Peter Pan in 'Peter Pan'

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1907
NPG x101164

Pauline Chase as Peter Pan in 'Peter Pan', by Bassano Ltd - NPG x101165

Pauline Chase as Peter Pan in 'Peter Pan'

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1907
NPG x101165

Pauline Chase as Peter Pan in 'Peter Pan', by Bassano Ltd - NPG x101166

Pauline Chase as Peter Pan in 'Peter Pan'

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1907
NPG x101166

Pauline Chase as Peter Pan, by Bassano Ltd, published by  Davidson Brothers - NPG x198203

Pauline Chase as Peter Pan

by Bassano Ltd, published by Davidson Brothers
bromide postcard print, 1908
NPG x198203

Pauline Chase, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x101167

Pauline Chase

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 4 June 1908
NPG x101167

Pauline Chase, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x101168

Pauline Chase

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 4 June 1908
NPG x101168

Pauline Chase, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x101169

Pauline Chase

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 4 June 1908
NPG x101169

Pauline Chase, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x101170

Pauline Chase

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 4 June 1908
NPG x101170

Pauline Chase, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x101171

Pauline Chase

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 4 June 1908
NPG x101171

Pauline Chase, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x101172

Pauline Chase

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 4 June 1908
NPG x101172

Pauline Chase, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x103865

Pauline Chase

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1908
NPG x103865

Pauline Chase, published by Davidson Brothers - NPG x198201

Pauline Chase

published by Davidson Brothers
bromide postcard print, 1910s
NPG x198201

Pauline Chase as Peter Pan, by Bassano Ltd, published by  Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG x198202

Pauline Chase as Peter Pan

by Bassano Ltd, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, late 1910s
NPG x198202

Pauline Chase, by Bassano Ltd, published by  Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG x198204

Pauline Chase

by Bassano Ltd, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, late 1910s
NPG x198204

Marie Löhr (Lohr), Phyllis Neilson-Terry and Pauline Chase in 'The Amazons', by Foulsham & Banfield, published by  Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG x197872

Marie Löhr (Lohr), Phyllis Neilson-Terry and Pauline Chase in 'The Amazons'

by Foulsham & Banfield, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
postcard print, 1912
NPG x197872

Pauline Chase, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x101173

Pauline Chase

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1913
NPG x101173

Pauline Chase, copy by Bassano Ltd - NPG x30965

Pauline Chase

copy by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, October 1934
NPG x30965

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Pauline Chase

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, circa 1907
NPG x151622

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