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The Lyceum: 1904

The Lyceum: 1904

        Eugenie Blair (1864-1922) was what theater people would call a real trouper -- the actress dropped dead after a performance of "Anna Christie" at the Cort Theater in Chicago.

June 1904. "Lyceum Theatre, Detroit." Onstage this week: Eugenie Blair in "Claire or the Ironmaster." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

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Eugenie Was a Latecomer

Our star came in during the 40th week of the play's run per this clip from the Detroit Free Press on June 10, 1904.

It looks like the Lyceum Theatre was right where you would drive - going SOUTH - to get in to the Windsor Tunnel and cross under the Detroit River into Canada.

The Great White North is south of Detroit - at least at that part it is.

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