British postcard by Holland Rowbottom, Theatrical Printer, Bournemouth & London. Photo: publicity still for the stage play The Girl Who Lost her Character.
The play The Girl Who Lost her Character by Walter Melville was produced in 1906. The Melville family were successful in their acting, writing and management of a number of theatres in London and the provinces. Perhaps the most spectacular success of the family was the partnership between Frederick and Walter Melville, who jointly ran the Lyceum, the Prince’s Theatre and other major theatres, mainly in London. Their melodramas, most notably the ‘Bad Women Dramas’, filled the Melville theatres after the pantomime season, continuing a long theatrical tradition well into the twentieth century.
Source: Special Collections blog University of Kent.