Jenny Golder (Rosie Sloman)(circa 1896-1928), Actress and vocalist
Sitter in 6 portraits
Born in Australia to English parents, Golder first appeared in variety and musical comedy shows in England and in Brussels but it was in Paris where she became well known. According to The Times obituary her personality captivated even critical audiences and her eccentric dancing was as successful as her singing. Golder appeared in many revues with American dancer, Harry Pilcer, who had also been Gaby Deslys's dancing partner. In 1925 she had her greatest success with the Folies Bergères revue at the London Palladium. Golder is seen here in one of the costumes for that performance.
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