phantoms of asia

Thirty film Christines, each  more fabulous than the last!

1) Mary Philbin in The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
2) Hu Ping in Song at Midnight (1937)
3) Susanna Foster in Phantom of the Opera (1943)
4) Susanna Foster in The Climax (1944)
5) Ana Luisa Peluffo in The Phantom of the Operetta (1960)
6) Amelita Vargas in The Phantom of the Opera (1955)
7) Betty Loh-Ti in Midnightmare (1962)
8) Heather Sears in The Phantom of the Opera (1962)
9) Barbara Howard in The Monster of the Opera (1964)
10) Jessica Harper in Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
11) Skye Aubrey in The Phantom of Hollywood (1974)
12) Emily Spindler in The Meateater (1979)
13) Jane Seymour in The Phantom of the Opera (1983)
14) Cristina Marsillach in Opera (1987)
15) Edwige Fenech in Phantom of Death (1988)
16) Kari Whitman in Phantom of the Mall (1988)
17) Deborah van Walkenburgh in Phantom of the Ritz (1988)
18) Jill Schoelen in The Phantom of the Opera (1989)
19) Teri Polo in The Phantom of the Opera (199)
20) Jill Schoelen in Popcorn (1991)
21) Carolina Ferraz in The Phantom of the Opera (1991)
22) Michelle Zeitlin in Dance Macabre (1992)
23) Ivey Lloyd in Rigoletto (1993)
24) Jacqueline Chien-Lien Wu in The Phantom Lover (1995)
25) Asia Argento in Phantom of the Opera (1998)
26) Emmy Rossum in The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
27) Kelly I. Lynn in Prometheus Triumphant (2009)
28) Autumn Hyun in Erik: Portrait of a Living Corpse (2010)
29) Minnie Driver in Stage Fright (2014)
30) Desiree Saetua in Phantom of the Grindhouse (2014)


The two principal South African Meg Girys:

Left: Tandi Meikle, was the original Meg Giry of the South African productions in 2004, performing in Johannesburg and Pretoria. In the revival in 2011-12 she was the dance captain and, I believe, understudying the role of Meg. 

Right: Cat Lane was Meg Giry in the 2011-12 revival. Like many other from the South African cast and crew she stayed with Phantom when touring in Asia from 2012 (the World Tour). She left the tour in 2013 to star as Meg Giry in London’s West End. 

Photos in large by Pat Bromilow-Downing.  


azry_photography Aerial survey during geology mapping camp. Dense asian jungle that sits above chert formation and basaltic oceanic crust. |Recorded with DJI Phantom 4


POTO Costume Exhibition 
- 26th Oct, 2014 at Harbour City, HK 

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