THE MATINEE HAT; OR, THE MAN BEHIND. BY BERT LEVY, 1908 THE LIGHTNING ARTIST AT THE PALACE THEATRE The Tatler – London Wednesday 04 November 1908 Before and during his vaudeville career, Bert sketched for many newspapers and magazines in both the UK and USA. On his first trip to England in 1908 he joined…
Bert Levy Bio tip # 1
The best strategy may be slowly introduce you to the life of Bert Levy in short doses. Here goes the first Bert Levy Biographical Tip # 1. Bert was born in the city of Ballarat in 1871 in the Colony of Victoria at the time, which became part of the Commonwealth of Australia thirty years…
Bert Levy was the first to provide free entertainment to poor children
The above photo and news clip appeared in the The Indianapolis times. [volume] (Indianapolis [Ind.]), March 02, 1923, Home Edition, Page 11, Image 11 in 1923. Bert Levy initiated the concept of providing free entertainment for poor children 15 years earlier when his Vaudeville career was just taking off. In London in 1908 for the…
Bert Levy – ‘Round the World with a Pencil’
Welcome to the Bert Levy blog. Bert was one of Australia’s first performers on a truly global stage, yet so few Australians know anything about his life and / or career. I hope this blog can redress some of this lack of knowledge, albeit nearly 120 years after his stage career took off. I’m hoping…
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