More Bert Savoy...

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                       Information on Bert Savoy is VERY hard to find, so I'm sharing what I have...

   Bert Savoy

      Savoy & Brennan

              Below, from "Femme Mimics" by E.Carlton Winford....see also "Femme Mimics"

       

       

      

            Below, a 1917 theatre program for a show featuring Savoy & Brennan

      1917

     

                                     Savoy & Brennan

     And, from another 1917 program, rare pics of Savoy & Brennan, above, and the program, below.

      Savoy & Brennan

Below, a Very rare "interview" with them, from "Dramatic Mirror," September 18, 1920

                                

Brennan & Rogers

Below, an original advertisement for Jay Brennan and Stanley Rogers

Jay Brennon was the "straight" man for Bert Savoy, famous female impersonator.

After Savoy's death, Mr. Brennon teamed with Rogers. Later he went to Hollywood to write screenplays.

The lifelong bachelor died in 1961

Source: May 11, 1924 National Vaudeville Artists Annual

             

    1926    

   

      Below, Brennan & Rogers, 1928 and 1926

          

 

     Below, from the 1924 book "Seven Lively Arts," by Gilbert Seldes

      Bert Savoy

  For more on Bert Savoy see my section on this book,  by clicking here.