Monday, April 11, 2011

Edna Aug


I haven’t been able to find out much about Edna Aug. I think that she was probably an American actress who came to Paris. The photograph here was taken by Reutlinger in Paris around 1900, so she must have been well thought of. If anyone has more details please let me know.

10 comments:

A Lady's Life said...

These old pictures are beautiful.

Dirty Butter said...

She's very photogenic. Beautiful pc.

Tawnya Shields said...

I have never heard of her but she is adorable! In those days women looked so more innocent then they do today. I love this photo! :)

Anji said...

Thank you all for your comments. She is pretty - and a good sport too, posing with cherries in her mouth

Anonymous said...

Pretty and petite Edna Aug has several Broadway and Vaudeville credits to her name, and she most definitely starred in one silent movie. You can see an ad for that at this link:
http://archive.org/stream/movwor31chal#page/8/mode/2up

I would like to know more about her, too. Anyone with information about Edna Aug please write to me. -David W. Menefee, author of SWEET MEMORIES, WALLY: THE TRUE WALLACE REID STORY, THE RISE AND FALL OF LOU-TELLEGEN, and many more. Write davemenefee@aol.com

Anji said...

David: Thank you very much for your comment. I loved looking at the pictures your link sent me to. I hope this discussion provides a place where information can be gathered about Edna so that she's not forgotten. Good luck with your research!

Anonymous said...

Edna Aug was my great-great aunt.

Anji said...

Is that you david? Have you found out any more?

Barbara Casey said...

My name is Barbara Casey. Edna was my great grandmother's sister. I know some stories, but I have been searching for more on her professional life. I was unable to open the link that David had posted.
She died in her home of 90 plus acres outside of Woodstock, New York. It is, sadly, a story of crying wolf. She used to call frequently because she was "ill" and when people got there, it seemed like she was actually lonely. The last time she called for help, they didn't rush and she died of a ruptured appendix. They had to shoot her dogs to retrieve her body.
On a funny note, a friend moved there in the 1980s and found that Edna's is a local ghost story.
One of Edna's signatures was a skit of a worn washwoman, popularized by Carol Burnett.

Anji said...

Barbara: Thank you very much for the information you provided. It's very sad that Edna was so lonely in her old age