The Gnomes, Vaudeville Entertainers

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The Gnomes, Vaudeville Entertainers

The Gnomes, Vaudeville entertainers (photo on Flickr)

Almost a hundred years ago, my great grandparents (my father’s father’s parents) were in The Gnomes, a group of London-based vaudeville entertainers.

My great-grandfather, Edgar Sidney (standing on the right in this photograph), directed the group. He wrote the words for the “humorous song”¬†I’m going to grow a moustache (photo of front cover).

My great-grandmother Gertrude Clive (second from the left in the photograph), was an accomplished piano accompanist.

The full line-up of The Gnomes (from photo of hire sheet):

  • Gladys Glover, Soprano
  • Mamie Bell, Comedienne
  • Gertrude Clive, Accompanist
  • Geoffrey Arnott, Baritone
  • Marshall Holt, Comedian
  • Edgar Sidney, Entertainer

If anybody has any further information about The Gnomes (sometimes also known as The Merry Gnomes), it would be great to hear from you.