|Title||Singer-comedienne Trixie Friganza, ca. 1917 |
|Photographer||White, New York |
|Date||ca. 1917 |
|Notes||Autograph on photo.|
Friganza's note to Burnett, "Come home safe, " may be a reference to Burnett being called up for service in WWI. There are newspaper clippings in the Carl Reiter scrapbooks related to Burnett being called up, but no information about any actual service.
PH Coll 569.74
|Contextual Notes||Trixie Friganza (1870-1955) was born Delia O'Callahan. She became a well-known vaudeville singer-comedienne. Many of her comic bits hinged on references to her weight. Friganza participated in the women's suffrage movement. She acted in films during her later career, but in 1939 sold her possessions and retired to live in a convent until her death.Trixie Friganza appeared in Seattle at least once, during October 1917.|
Charles "Tiny" Burnett was known for his popular orchestra leadership in the Orpheum Circuit vaudeville theaters here from 1915-1933. Over the years, Burnett amassed a large collection of souvenir photographs from the performers with whom he worked. Many of the photographs are studio portraits signed with fond notes by the performers, who range from novelty acts and circus attractions to opera singers and silent film actors.
|Subjects (LCTGM)||Singers; Comedians |
|Subjects (LCSH)||Friganza, Trixie, 1870-1955; Theater--United States--History--20th century; Women in the theater--United States |
|Location Depicted||United States |
|Digital Collection||Society and Culture Collection|
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|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collection Division |
|Repository Collection||Charles "Tiny" Burnett photograph collection. PH Coll 569 |
|Object Type||Photograph |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanner 1000x at 100 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 3 and resized to 768x600 ppi. 2010 |