First Night Design | The Lure of the Archive — Miss Vesta Tilley


I’ve run out of bandwidth so I’m having to squeeze out a quick post that I prepared at Christmas when I sold 25 postcards of the male impersonator Miss Vesta Tilley, about whom you can read here. It was the best Christmas present!

Vesta Tilley Post Cards
Miss Vesta Tilley Post Cards

This is the original postcard from my theatre collection:

Vesta Tilley (1864-1952)
Miss Vesta Tilley (1864-1952)

As you can tell, and as is my wont, I gave her a new look with a different background, though I do intend to sell copies of the original when I get round to it. Hah! I wonder when that will be.

I trust you are all having a diverting May Day weekend! I’m spending it reading the first novel of Beguiling Hollywood’s inimitable Vicki Lester, It’s In His Kiss.

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah

6 thoughts on “First Night Design | The Lure of the Archive — Miss Vesta Tilley

  1. This is very cool – looks like Miss Vesta Tilley comes out on your card and takes center stage as the interesting layers are wrapped around her. A ghost-like appearance that really appeals to me.

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