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No. 25

Lucie Mannheim as a Butcher's Wife in a Classic German Comedy

On her very first appearance in London, the famous German actress, Lucie Mannheim, proved herself a past-mistress of make-up. She acted Nina, a film star, in the play of that name. Also, under another name, she played Nina's understudy, or "stand in". And even experienced first-nighters had no idea that they were seeing the same actress in both parts. Here is another example of her art, showing how the dark, slim, refined actress can transform herself into a fair, fat and blowzy creature of quite another class.