"Vampire Baby" of 1917 (Vamp? Flapper?)

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Sun Aug 5 12:00:45 UTC 2001

>    The (RH)HDAS isn't at "V," but this should be considered.  It perhaps
> started the "vamp" craze of 1917.  A check for this author's name on the
> web yielded no results, so it's offically obscure.
>    See also my "vamp" posting in the old ADS-L archives (spotted during
> my "jazz" search).
>    From the NEW YORK HERALD TRIBUNE, 28 November 1939, pg. 15, col. 5:
>_Fanny Hatton Is Dead at 70;_
>_Co-Author of 30 Gay Comedies_
>_She and Husband Startled_
>    _N.Y. With "Vampire Baby,"_
>    _Wrote Plays for 15 Years_ ....

This was apparently a successful play:




-- apparently 1916, with "baby vamp" Olive Thomas.

-- Doug Wilson

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