Kiralfy Productions

(The poster dates on this page come from the copyright dates on the posters, info from the Library of Congress Performing Arts Poster Collection).

This is the earliest Kiralfy poster I've found, from 1873.  Haniola was evidently the star, Imre and Bolossy hard to tell apart (but distinguishable), Katie and Emily still performing.  (The sisters left the stage in the mid-1870's when they married).

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In the early 1870's, the Kiralfys went from "merely" performing to producing their own Grand Spectacles.  (There were many more than these - these are just the posters still available).  

Keep in mind the scale of all these productions and then look at the dates - they kept up a feverish pace!

Paradise Lost, London, 1873

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Around the Word in 80 Days, Niblo's Garden (New York), 1877.

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Around the World in 80 Days, Boston, 1882.

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Black Crook, Boston, 1882.

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Michael Strogoff, Boston, 1882

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Excelsior, NY, 1883

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Sieba and the 7 Ravens, NY, 1884

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Around the World in 80 Days, Chicago, 1885

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The Ratcatcher, Chicago, 1885

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Black Crook, NY, 1886

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Enchantment, NY, 1886

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(After the breakup of Imre and Bolossy, the posters below are Bolossy productions)

Dolores, NY, 1887 (Paris, 1887; Boston 1888)

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Seige of Troy, NY, 1887

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Mathias Sandorf, NY, 1888

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Savage South Africa, 1903

The Orient (date unknown?)

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