Wednesday, March 09, 2016

"Scotch-Irish faces that were not given to smiling threw off their masks with reckless abandon"

So reads one review of Jean MacDonald, a Canada-born entertainer of Scotch-Irish ancestry on this 1926 publicity leaflet. Interestingly her management agent was Redpath Vawter of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, a town with long connections to Ulster through the Sinclair family's global business empire which had begun in Belfast in the 1800s.