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Theatre costume

Theatre costume

  • Date:

    late 20th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Museum number:

    S.932:1, 2-1997

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Date

late 20th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Marks and inscriptions

'Supreme Cable Regd'
Stamp. Inner sole.

Object history note

Max Wall was a true eccentric, one of the most original performers of his generation. He suffered more than the usual reversals of public favour but came to be recognised as one of the few artists of the late twentieth century to preserve the true traditions of the Music Hall. He was also acknowledged as an accomplished actor. Wall's most famous character was Professor Wallofski, a lanky, long-haired professor of music whose grotesque movements owed much to Wall's training and early career as a dancer. The Theatre Museum purchased the Professor Wallofski costume and other stage costumes from Max Wall's daughter. Costumes devised and worn by Max Wall: S.919:1 to S.934-1997.

Descriptive line

Costume worn by Max Wall - pair of white leather shoes with attached wooden sole and heel

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Stage costumes; Footwear

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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