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A History Archive of some Theatre Hats Paris 1911

The front cover of the Paris Journal called “LE THEATRE” September 1911 caught my eye, which has survived in vivid colours. It features an Actress in an amazing dress and a very large brimmed hat.The style has softly rounded three corners, the centre crown has a white & grey feather plume.  Her name is Mlle Anna Held. The journal inside has black and white photographs of her costumes for the stage, and a long full page article about her.  Many different styles of hats were worn on stage making every performance a visual treat for the audience.  Here are some photographs from our archive Theatre Hats Paris – an era of great elegance.

Theatre Hats Paris
Theatre Paris 1911 Anna Held

 

Theatre Hats Paris
1911 – Anna Held Theatre

A full view of her dress below:

Theatre Hats Paris
Theatre 1911 Anna Held

Another Actress featured in this Journal is Jane Clairville, toilette de Bourbiche. 43 Avenue de la Opera, Paris.

Jane Clairville 1911
Jane Clairville 1911

The hat was styled around the face with gathers of black tulle on the crown.   Her dress was long and in a spotted fabric.

1911 Jane Clairville Theatre
1911 Jane Clairville Theatre

This costume was designed by Martial Armand, 10 Place Vendome, Paris.

Designer Martial Armand 1911 Theatre Mlle. Calvat
Mlle Calvat Du Palais-Royal 1911

This musical theme is staged with Mme. Aline Vallandri, her dress was probably blue and gold and he simple headpiece dates  back to earlier times perhaps medieval.   It is beaded lattice work simply tied under her hair at the back.

Photo details: Du Theatre National de l’Opera-comique.  Role d’Orlanda.  La Reine Flammette – Theatre San Carlo de Lisbonne

1911 Theatre Mme. Aline Vallandri
1911 Theatre Mme. Aline Vallandri
Du Theatre National Du L'Opera - Comique 1911
Du Theatre National Du L’Opera – Comique 1911