Gladys Mavius (1884-1969)
Last updated: 12.06.21
p_maviusg.jpgAccording to information provided by web-surfer Georgina Short (of Victoria, BC, Canada), Gladys Mavius was an English-Canadian singer, dancer and music hall actress born in Lewisham, London.
Her father, Arthur, a tenor performing in comic opera died in 1887 aged just 27. It is said that Mavius ran away to perform on the stage sometime in 1898-1899. Various newspaper cuttings and playbills reveal that she travelled widely to England, Ireland, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Australian and New Zealand press described her as a music-hall comedienne and glamorous blonde. Of the 19 items of sheet music featuring Mavius published between 1903 and 1912, the music was composed by 13 different composers. She is credited as the lyricist of She's his Sunday Girl (1904 - music: Hermann E. Darewski) which featured one completely obscure Miss Nellie Lewis. The daughter-in-law of Kate Carney, in 1908 it was reported that she was a committee member of the prestigious Music Hall Ladies' Guild chaired by Marie Lloyd. She toured South Africa in 1916. Mavius went to Canada in June 1919 as a War Bride having married Canadian serviceman Eric Weston. They lived in and around Vancouver. She continued performing in Canada and made a final tour of England in 1935 together with her daughter.
She died in Victoria, BC.
My appreciation goes to Ms. Short for all the information that she provided. I look forward to a much larger biography on a Wiki webpage - there is so much more to tell.
Thanks a million Georgi!
Gladys Mavius (1884-1969) has at least 2 item(s) at the Amazons which you can order on-line by clicking the item's order icon.
Julia I Want Yer For My Wife
Music by: T.F. Robson.
Words by: W. Hyde
Sung by: Gladys Mavius
Publisher: Francis, Day & Hunter
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Printed: 1904. Sheet Music.
b0000cuvb1_m.jpgShe's his Sunday Girl
Music by: Hermann E. Darewski.
Words by: Gladys Mavius
Sung by: Nellie Lewis
Publisher: B. Feldman & Co.
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Printed: 1904. Sheet Music 3 pages.
This list is arranged by title and contains 1 lyric performed by Gladys Mavius. The lyrics/monologues and *.pdf files have been kindly compiled by monologues.co.uk/musichall
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url15.gif I Never Reply Herbert Rule (music)
Paul Pelman (words)
Gladys Mavius (sung by)
 
This list is arranged by composer and contains 20 songs sung by Gladys Mavius who is featured on sheet music covers. It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: (w&m)
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sm15.gif Won't They Be Glad to See Me! (1906) T.W. Connor Gladys Mavius (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif She's his Sunday Girl (1904) Hermann E. Darewski Gladys Mavius1 (words)
Gladys Mavius (sung by)
Nellie Lewis (sung by)
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sm15.gif Another Little Girl in Your Eye (1906) Alfred Glover(w&m) Marie Blythe (sung by)
Gladys Mavius (sung by)
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sm15.gif My London Gal (1904) J. P. Harrington Sam Mayo (words)
Stanley Stella (words)
Gladys Mavius (sung by)
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sm15.gif What's the Use of an Old Log-Cabin to Me? (1912) Alf J. Lawrance Tom Mellor (words)
Sisters Chester. (words)
Ella Shields (sung by)
Gladys Mavius (sung by)
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sm15.gif Will You Be My Eskimo? (1905) Alf J. Lawrance Tom Mellor (words)
Gladys Mavius (sung by)
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sm15.gif Coon Ambassador (1903), The George Le Brunn J P Harrington (words)
Gladys Mavius (sung by)
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sm15.gif My Little Prairie Flower! (1903) George Le Brunn J P Harrington (words)
Gladys Mavius (sung by)
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sm15.gif When the Leaves Are Falling (1904) George Le Brunn J P Harrington (words)
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sm15.gif Why Should We Wait Till We're Old? (1904) George Le Brunn J P Harrington (words)
Gladys Mavius (sung by)
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sm15.gif  Why Shouldn't I Love My Little Girl? (1903) George Le Brunn J P Harrington (words)
Gladys Mavius (sung by)
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sm15.gif It's No Use You Hanging Up Yer Hat Round Here! (1906) Tom Mellor Alf J Lawrance (words)
H. Gifford (words)
Gladys Mavius (sung by)
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sm15.gif Oh! Mr. Kaiser (1914) Arthur W. Parry Bert H. Delmar (words)
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Bert H. Delmar: (sung by)
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sm15.gif Go Through 'Welcome Avenue' (1910) Paul Pelham John P Long (words)
Gladys Mavius (sung by)
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sm15.gif Julia (1904) T.F. Robson W. Hyde (words)
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sm15.gif Let's Go Home Together! (1912) E.W. Rogers Fred Murray (words)
M. Sheridan (sung by)
Gladys Mavius (sung by)
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sm15.gif I Never Reply (1908) Herbert Rule Paul Pelman (words)
Gladys Mavius (sung by)
Billie Burford (sung by)
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sm15.gif Rose, With Her Sunday Smile (1907) Herbert Rule Paul Pelman (words)
Gladys Mavius (sung by)
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sm15.gif Mr. No-One From No-Where (1907) George A. Stevens(w&m) Gladys Mavius (sung by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Kiss Your Own Scotch Laddie! (1907) James W. Tate J P Harrington (words)
Gladys Mavius (sung by)
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