I didn't know Esther well. She was a friend of friends. After she passed away, there was a box filled with snapshots she'd taken. Many were recognizable theatre celebs of long ago. Other photos were of her and others. Some photos had inscriptions on the reverse, which I've noted. Others had nothing. This box was destined for the trash bin. I saved it.

07 September 2009

Panama Hattie

This photo's labeled "Shubert 1940 PH"
which stands for Panama Hattie. 
It was also inscribed,
"To Esther, Best Always, Marguerite."
ibdb.com says there was a
Marguerite Benton billed as a
"singing girl" in this show.
But there was another
Marguerite in the show,
one Marguerite James.
It could be her?

The next post might shed some light on this mystery.

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