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Double Bill: 1926

Double Bill: 1926

April 23, 1926. Washington, D.C. "Miss Dorothy Tierney with porcupine." The stage actress and prickly understudy. National Photo Co. View full size.

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Re: Wild Thing

"With a smile on her lips and "Get this thing away from me" in her eyes."

LOL! But the 'thing' is obviously a tribble.

The Little Ingenue

Washington Post, April 17, 1927.

Dot Tierney On The Way

Dorothy Tierney, the little ingenue of the National Theater Players, is coming back to Washington for the third season of that troupe. Just how she will manage to get away in time for rehearsals for the opening here May 9 is a problem Dorothy seems to have solved without letting the world know about it. She opened last Thursday night in a new play on Broadway, “It's a Wow,” in which cast also appeared Kathryn Givney, second lead of the Nationalites.

Between engagements this winter—there have been two—Miss Tierney fortified her flair for interior decoration by attending art school for six weeks. Her first training in this direction was gained in Baltimore girls' school and fortified the last two summer seasons here by her job as art director of the Players.

Miss Tierney is probably the busiest of all the National cast, for when she isn't rehearsing or acting, she is scurrying about the shops for the properties that transform a rather bare stage into an alluring living room, a library or drab lodging.

Further there is the daily levy of one hour of her time by the requirements of voice and piano study.

The opening play for the summer season will be the farce, “Laff That Off.”

Wild Thing

With a smile on her lips and "Get this thing away from me" in her eyes.

Hedging her Bets

That looks like a hedgehog to me.

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