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Beyond Excited to Find Long Lost Photos of Actress Caroline Ferriday

By December 10, 2015July 26th, 20232 Comments

There are few archival photos of Caroline Ferriday (one of the heroines of my novel Lilac Girls) as a working actress so I was thrilled to find these five, which feature her in the play “Elmer the Great” playing Evelyn Corey.

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The play revolves around a rookie ballplayer with the Chicago Cubs from whom Cubs management hides the letters from his hometown sweetheart Nellie so that Elmer won’t leave the team and head for home. When Nellie comes to visit Elmer, she finds him in an innocent but compromising situation with a glamorous actress, Evelyn Corey (Caroline).

The one below is my favorite. That cloche hat!

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Just thrilled that these exist–it’s so wonderful to see Caroline in action.

 

Photos from the Collections of the Museum of the City of New York.

2 Comments

  • Polly says:

    Wow how incredible to see her come to life and so animated in these photos. What a great find and must be fun for you as someone who has spent so much time researching her! Thank you for posting:)

  • Kimberly Morgan says:

    Are you able to tell who Caroline’s real love interest was?

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