a carte de visite photograph of Mdlle. Cerito (fl. late 1860s), English transformation dancer, not to be confused with Fanny Cerrito (1817-1909) (photo: A.R. MacWilliams, Glasgow, late 1860s) ‘Mdlle. Cerito will shortly appear in London, being engaged to give her new transformation dance of all nations. Mdlle. Cerito has a magnificent wardrobe by Setrim of Paris.’ (The Music Halls’s Gazette, London, Saturday, 30 May 1868, p. 61b) ‘Cerito! Cerito!! Cerito!!! The Greatest Premiere Characteristique de Transformation Danseuse in Europe, has just returned from Paris, Rouen, &c. Will commence her Tour in England on Monday next. At Liberty September 28th, for Three Weeks only. Returns to Paris February 25th, 1869, for Eight Weeks. Address, Jones Hellawell, Argyle Rooms, Huddersfield.’ (The Era, London, Sunday, 14 June 1868, p.1b, advertisement) ‘… Mdlle. Cerito’s Transformation Dance, including Twelve Rapid and Marvellous Changes of Costume, excels anything of the kind ever offered to the public… .’ (The Era, London, Sunday, 28 June 1868, p. 1d, advertisement) * * * * * * * * ‘Patti Rosa Dead. ‘NEW YORK, Aug 6. Patti Rosa, a well known soubrette, died at St. Francis hospital from the affects of an operation performed for appendicitis. She was the wife of [the actor manager] John W. Dunne.’ (The Trenton Times, 6 August 1894, p. 8b) ‘Patti Rosa Dies in New York. ‘NEW YORK, Aug. 6. - Patti Rosa, a well-known soubrette, died Sunday. She was the wife of John W. Dunne, who will leave with the remains for Chicago, where the funeral will take place on Thursday next.’ (The Ohio Democrat, New Philadelphia, Ohio, Thursday, 16 August 1894, p. 7c) ‘Death. - Patti Rosa (Mrs. John W. Dunne), on august 5, at St. Frances’ Hospital, New York, aged thirty. Deceased was a native of England, and daughter of Madame Cerito, the transformation dancer.’ (The Music Hall and Theatre Review, London, Friday, 17 August 1894, p. 9b) ‘The Lyman Twins. ‘It is announced that the famous twin comedians, The Lyman Twin Brothers, will appear at the Grand [i.e. the Grand Opera House, Stevens Point, Wisconsin] next Saturday evening, May 13 [1911], in The Prize Winners, in their latest and greatest musical comedy success. This excellent company with its beautiful scenic equipment, numerous wonderful mechanical and electrical effects, together with one of the strongest casts today in musical comedy, comprising a pretty chorus, wonderful dancers and clever comedians producing original novelties, will give one of the most pleasing entertainments of the season. The costuming is superb, and together with the dazzling effects used in the numerous specialities, including the poppy girl dance, the country maidens, and the charming daisy girls, you are sure to an ovation seldom seen here. ”’Like father, like son,” is a familiar quotation of ancient lineage, but it is not often that one hears of three generations of female line following the same profession. This unusual occurrence is happily illustrated in the case of Patti Louisa Rosa, leading support with the Lyman Twins this season. Miss Patti Louisa Rosa should have a natural equipment for stage work, as both her mother and grandmother were footlight favorites of more than ordinary degree. The young lady is a daughter of the Jolly Patti Rosa, remembered with much affection by the majority of amusement loving public, and Patti Rosa was the daughter of Madame Cerito, a famous figure on the Italian stage in the last generation. Skill in dancing was a great gift in common with all three of the family.’ (The Gazette, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Wednesday, 10 May 1911, p. 1d)

a carte de visite photograph of Mdlle. Cerito (fl. late 1860s), English transformation dancer, not to be confused with Fanny Cerrito (1817-1909)
(photo: A.R. MacWilliams, Glasgow, late 1860s)

‘Mdlle. Cerito will shortly appear in London, being engaged to give her new transformation dance of all nations. Mdlle. Cerito has a magnificent wardrobe by Setrim of Paris.’
(The Music Halls’s Gazette, London, Saturday, 30 May 1868, p. 61b)

‘Cerito! Cerito!! Cerito!!!
The Greatest Premiere Characteristique de Transformation Danseuse in Europe, has just returned from Paris, Rouen, &c. Will commence her Tour in England on Monday next. At Liberty September 28th, for Three Weeks only. Returns to Paris February 25th, 1869, for Eight Weeks. Address, Jones Hellawell, Argyle Rooms, Huddersfield.’
(The Era, London, Sunday, 14 June 1868, p.1b, advertisement)

‘… Mdlle. Cerito’s Transformation Dance, including Twelve Rapid and Marvellous Changes of Costume, excels anything of the kind ever offered to the public… .’
(The Era, London, Sunday, 28 June 1868, p. 1d, advertisement)

* * * * * * * *

‘Patti Rosa Dead.
‘NEW YORK, Aug 6. Patti Rosa, a well known soubrette, died at St. Francis hospital from the affects of an operation performed for appendicitis. She was the wife of [the actor manager] John W. Dunne.’ (The Trenton Times, 6 August 1894, p. 8b)

‘Patti Rosa Dies in New York.
‘NEW YORK, Aug. 6. - Patti Rosa, a well-known soubrette, died Sunday. She was the wife of John W. Dunne, who will leave with the remains for Chicago, where the funeral will take place on Thursday next.’
(The Ohio Democrat, New Philadelphia, Ohio, Thursday, 16 August 1894, p. 7c)

‘Death. - Patti Rosa (Mrs. John W. Dunne), on august 5, at St. Frances’ Hospital, New York, aged thirty. Deceased was a native of England, and daughter of Madame Cerito, the transformation dancer.’ (The Music Hall and Theatre Review, London, Friday, 17 August 1894, p. 9b)

‘The Lyman Twins.
‘It is announced that the famous twin comedians, The Lyman Twin Brothers, will appear at the Grand [i.e. the Grand Opera House, Stevens Point, Wisconsin] next Saturday evening, May 13 [1911], in The Prize Winners, in their latest and greatest musical comedy success. This excellent company with its beautiful scenic equipment, numerous wonderful mechanical and electrical effects, together with one of the strongest casts today in musical comedy, comprising a pretty chorus, wonderful dancers and clever comedians producing original novelties, will give one of the most pleasing entertainments of the season. The costuming is superb, and together with the dazzling effects used in the numerous specialities, including the poppy girl dance, the country maidens, and the charming daisy girls, you are sure to an ovation seldom seen here.
”’Like father, like son,” is a familiar quotation of ancient lineage, but it is not often that one hears of three generations of female line following the same profession. This unusual occurrence is happily illustrated in the case of Patti Louisa Rosa, leading support with the Lyman Twins this season. Miss Patti Louisa Rosa should have a natural equipment for stage work, as both her mother and grandmother were footlight favorites of more than ordinary degree. The young lady is a daughter of the Jolly Patti Rosa, remembered with much affection by the majority of amusement loving public, and Patti Rosa was the daughter of Madame Cerito, a famous figure on the Italian stage in the last generation. Skill in dancing was a great gift in common with all three of the family.’
(The Gazette, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Wednesday, 10 May 1911, p. 1d)