Sunday, June 2, 2013

Ship Ahoy

It looks as if my grandmother, Loraine Gunzendorfer, was an actress in her spare time.  In September of 1915, just 7 months after acting in the production of Military Girl, Loraine was Mrs. Jones (Wardrobe Mistress) in the production of Ship Ahoy, a musical comedy. 

Cast of Characters

Looks like the production had pretty good reviews.

Fine Comedy

I’m not sure what the difference between a “fine” comedy and a “pleasing” comedy might be but I’m sure the cast and crew was thrilled to have such positive reviews printed in the paper.

Pleasing Comedy

It's fun to see that some of grandma’s friends also participated in the production.  Remember Mildred Riecks and her witty autograph?

One of grandma’s parts must have come right after the song “Strolling on the Beach” – looks like she wrote her lines out.


And here’s a page with some of the song lyrics.


With all the photos I have, I should be able to find some from some of these productions.  Maybe I’ll get lucky!


  1. Your grandmother thought of everything! Writing down her lines for posterity was genius. (I'd love to hear "Goo Goo Man"! What a title!)

    1. Not only wrote them down, Wendy, but saved them!