Mrs. Chas Hopkins as "Columbine" (LOC)

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    Mrs. Chas Hopkins as "Columbine"

    [between ca. 1910 and ca. 1915]

    1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

    Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative.
    Photograph shows Mrs. Charles Hopkins (1886-1960), an English actress whose maiden name was Violet Vivian. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2012)
    Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

    Format: Glass negatives.

    Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

    Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,

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    Call Number: LC-B2- 3301-9

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    1. trialsanderrors 40 months ago | reply

      The Marriage of Columbine
      Punch and Judy Theatre
      Opening:Nov 10, 1914
      Closing: Dec 1914
      Total Performances: 31

    2. trialsanderrors 40 months ago | reply

      CUTEST OF ALL PLAYHOUSES TO OPEN TUESDAY NIGHT; Everything in Readiness for the First Performance of "The Marriage of Columbine" at the Punch and Judy Theatre.

      WITH six new shows opening in as many of the larger theatres last week it is strange that the coming week is to be given over entirely to the opening of the smallest theatre in the city, but on Tuesday night the new Punch and Judy Theatre, on Forty-ninth Street, near Broadway, will throw open its doors, when "The Marriage of Columbine," a new comedy in four acts, by Harold Chapin, will be the attraction.

      Mr. Charles Hopkins is the owner of the Punch & Judy, and Mrs. Hopkins does not appear to have a first name...

    3. Abaraphobia 40 months ago | reply

      She's beautiful, with or without a name!! :)

    4. j3net 40 months ago | reply

      Her maiden name was Violet Vivian. She was from England, retired from the stage in 1919 and died in 1960.

      According to her obituary she was best know for playing Juliet in "Romeo and Juliet", Jim Hawkins in her husband's production of "Treasure Island" and Peter Pan in Barrie's Peter Pan.

    5. Trees n stuff 40 months ago | reply

      Great portrait ...'love the tones.

    6. artolog 40 months ago | reply

      An article from 1911 that pokes light fun at Violet Vivian for her insistence on being known professionally as Mrs. Charles Hopkins:
      (lower right hand corner of newspaper page)

      history of the Punch and Judy Theatre, from "Demolished Broadway Theatres:
      "Punch and Judy
      153 West 49th Street
      Later named: Charles Hopkins, Westminster, World, Embassy 49th Street
      Built: 1914
      Demolished: 1987
      Seats: 299
      History: Actor Charles Hopkins built this as a home for experimental productions, and renamed it for himself in 1926. From 1933 on, this became a movie theatre under various names. Rockefeller Center purchased and demolished this structure to make way for another skyscraper."

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