Gladys Moncrieff

Gladys Moncrieff standing with arms folded.
Title:
Gladys Moncrieff
NFSA ID:
411593
Year:
1940
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Gladys Moncrieff was one of the great stars of the Australian musical stage for more than 35 years – described by many as Australia’s Queen of Song (a title that had originally had been given to Nellie Melba), or simply Our Glad.

This photograph shows Moncrieff dressed as the character Teresa from the operetta The Maid of the Mountains, by Harold Fraser-Simson and James W Tate. She played the part in 1921, performing for the theatrical organisation JC Williamson’s, and it made her a major star. Moncrieff subsequently performed the role of Teresa some 2800 times.