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The Globe

A three Act play for one night only by *Arthur Wimperis from the French of *Alfred Savoir.

The Play was by for the Benefit of The Green Room Rag Society Fund, including the auction of the original drawing by Sir William Orpen of the backs of Adam and Eve which is reproduced on the cover (photo attached).

The auctioneer caused some laughter when he assured the audience that the man in the sketch was not Willy Clarkson (1861 – 1934) a well-known theatre costume designer and wigmaker.

The male nude does look like Orpen’s one time friend and fellow artist Augustus John but this is unlikely as they had fallen out some years earlier.

The sketch sold for £60 after a false bid for £70. The total raised from the night was £910, announced by Fred Terry (1863 – 1933) actor and theatrical manager, famous for his beautiful voice and his role in ‘The Scarlet Pimpernel.

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