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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 - 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

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