But then matinées always had this kind of effect upon Jackie. That ineffectual assumption of darkness and electric-lit revelry at three hours after noon in a theatre surrounded by a swirling, heavy-labouring and over-lunched London, stole the last shreds of enchantment from her calling. She could see the drama as a whole, and without emotion, at such times, and she was slightly appalled.
Patrick Hamilton: Twopence Coloured, 1928
Top: Sarah Bernhardt by Nadar.
Bottom: Sarah Bernhardt Asleep In Her Coffin, 1882