Ethel Matthews (1869-1957), English actress, was born at Le Harvre, France, on 12 October 1869, was the eldest child of Lieutenant Colonel Henry Garland Matthews (1838-1908) of the 44th and Manchester Regiments and his wife, Emily Thérèse (née Johnson, 1845-1905). Her parents were subsequently divorced (1883-1885). I have seen her name spelled both ways with […]
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It is amazing how many of the rich and famous... from silent films, to politics, and socialites adored their chows. The breed was quite the status symbol in America from the turn of the century through the 1940's and many stars even showed chows.
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This photo in my private collection was a real surprise to find. It was a old 8×10 original publicity shot. Somewhere I have more information about her chow in a newspaper article that I can’t seem to locate yet. I’ll add it as soon as I unearth it!! SOURCE WIKIPEDIA -Gertrude Maud […]
This photo above of actor Lionel Brough came from a Victorian drama magazine I purchased, and is one of the earliest celebrities I have in my photo collection, dating to 1899! The chow was just in the beginning stages of making big splash in England with America following only a few years later . English […]