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Phyllis Monkman

(1892-1976), Actress and dancer

Sitter in 41 portraits
Actress, dancer and singer. She began as a teenager, achieving success in Butterflies (1908). After many appearances in revues, notably Bubbly (1917), and Tails Up! (1918) in which she sang Ivor Novello's 'Any Little Thing' with Jack Buchanan, Monkman was one of the founders in 1921 of the 'Co-Optimists' 'pierrotic' concert party, in which she appeared on and off for several years with her husband, Laddie Cliff. Noël Coward cast her in his musical play Operette (1938), and Ivor Novello wrote a part for her in The Sunshine Sisters (1933).

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Phyllis Monkman, by Wrather & Buys - NPG Ax160366

Phyllis Monkman

by Wrather & Buys
bromide postcard print, 1910s
NPG Ax160366

Phyllis Monkman, by Wrather & Buys, published by  J. Beagles & Co - NPG x138973

Phyllis Monkman

by Wrather & Buys, published by J. Beagles & Co
postcard print, 1910s
NPG x138973

Phyllis Monkman, by Malcolm Arbuthnot - NPG x198127

Phyllis Monkman

by Malcolm Arbuthnot
bromide postcard print, 1910s
NPG x198127

Phyllis Monkman, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x83380

Phyllis Monkman

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 1913
NPG x83380

Phyllis Monkman, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x101407

Phyllis Monkman

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1915
NPG x101407

Phyllis Monkman, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x101408

Phyllis Monkman

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1915
NPG x101408

Phyllis Monkman, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x101409

Phyllis Monkman

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1915
NPG x101409

Phyllis Monkman, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x101410

Phyllis Monkman

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1915
NPG x101410

Phyllis Monkman, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x101411

Phyllis Monkman

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1915
NPG x101411

Phyllis Monkman, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x101412

Phyllis Monkman

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1915
NPG x101412

Phyllis Monkman, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x101413

Phyllis Monkman

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1915
NPG x101413

Phyllis Monkman, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x101414

Phyllis Monkman

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1915
NPG x101414

Phyllis Monkman, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x101415

Phyllis Monkman

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1915
NPG x101415

Phyllis Monkman, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x101416

Phyllis Monkman

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1915
NPG x101416

Phyllis Monkman, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x101417

Phyllis Monkman

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1915
NPG x101417

Phyllis Monkman, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x101418

Phyllis Monkman

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1915
NPG x101418

Phyllis Monkman; Jack Buchanan, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x83381

Phyllis Monkman; Jack Buchanan

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 28 January 1919
NPG x83381

Phyllis Monkman, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x83382

Phyllis Monkman

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 1919
NPG x83382

Phyllis Monkman, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x83383

Phyllis Monkman

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 1919
NPG x83383

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