Princess Suzanne, souvenir photo for Scenic Family Theatre and related notices (c.1913)
Princess Suzanne, souvenir photo for Scenic Family Theatre and related notices (c.1913).JPG
A vaudeville curiosity, this small wire-walker is purported to hail from Hungary and tours (at least) upstate New York in the early 1900s. Appears in papers as early as 1909, described as "bright and interesting," "The Royal Doll Lady," "The Tiniest Star in Vaudeville," "highly educated and cultured," an "actress," "perfectly formed," "32 inches tall" and "34 pounds." In 1911 Billboard calls her the "Human Atom," touting "character change, singing and tight wire novelty act" with a "beautiful wardrobe" who was just finishing a tour of the "Pacific Coast." A 1930 Billboard item under "Sparks Circus" notes that she went in a big seaplane at Pensacola. By 1938 the Forest Parkway Leader-Observer lists her in a little person program as "the butterfly dancer."
Collection: Scenic Family Theatre (40 Webster)