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Quique

Random Pictures

Anything Les Mis related, whether it be production photographs or whatev...just post what you have. Rare pics are a major plus. I will love you if you post the name of each of the actors shown in the pics, if you can. Smile

I've posted these before, but will again in case anyone missed them...


My 1st national tour program. This was only my second time seeing the show - February 26, 1991, Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles.


Gary Morris as Jean Valjean.


Susan Tilson as Eponine (Still--after nearly 20 years---frantically searching for a boot that features her and the rest of this cast); Pete Herber as Enjolras; and company.

From the souvenir brochure:

















Fantine

Then I immediately would like to ask if I may take the photo's posted here and use them for icons.

I'll browse through my image maps to see if I have some rare pictures. (Which I rather doubt, sadly).
Quique

^ Of course! I have no problem with others using them.

But these scans are nasty. You might want to wait till I scan them again using my new scanner. =)
Timmy_Wishes he was Quast

I love the images of Morris...really shows how he does ACT. WOW. Thanx...you rock!
Kragey

I don't have anything really rare, to the best of my knowledge, but I did want to comment on how awesome the pictures you posted are! I don't really like Gary Morris' voice, but he is a great actor.
EponineMNFF

Ahhhh! Those are amazing! I collect pictures as well. Very Happy

I don't know if this is rare, but I'm more posting this because I have NO IDEA what it is. I found it about three years ago and I can't figure it out.



What IS this? Haha. o.O
Quique

That's Felix Martin and Jane Comerford of the Austrian production.

Jane's makeup looks garish in that photo.
Quique

Btw guys, the pictures don't have to be rare. The thread is entitled "Random Pictures" not "Rare Pictures." So post anything from favorite production photographs, stagedoor pics, artwork, program scans...anything. =)
mastachen

Favorite stage door pics..

Hmm..







I didn't get a picture with her though, which makes me very very very sad. Sad
EponineMNFF

Wow! I can't believe you know that! Well I'm not surprised, now that I think of it. Haha.

Ahhhh I'm totally posting more pictures then. I'm like obsessed with Les Mis pictures. But sorry, Quique, I like don't know any of the actors. Haha. X_x

This picture makes me sad. I love this tiny little scene and there are so few pictures of it.



I've been told this is Colm Wilkinson, and I believe that, but it's sort of hard to tell. I can imagine somebody just seeing a picture of Valjean and assuming it's him.



This picture is SO CUTE. There are so few Eponine and Gavroche pictures and it makes me sad. Even though this one isn't during a show, it's still fabulous.



This is one of my favorite moments in the show. I think this picture captures the lighting really well too.



Last but definitely not least. What is this? Haha it's the CUTEST thing I have ever seen! I've seen clips of Gavroches as Valjean and Javert and these are Little Cosettes, so I assume it was for some kind of presentation or other. Tiny little costumesssss!
Quique

^ Great pics, guys!

Some more 1st national tour pics:









Quique

Argentine production:


Pili Artaza

Quique

Japanese production:



















Not sure who the actors are. I'd be so grateful if anyone can help identify them.
Quique

Original London production:


Patti Lupone


Michael Ball and Frances Ruffelle


Colm Wilkinson and Patti Lupone


Colm Wilkinson and Roger Allam


Michael Ball and Rebecca Caine


Roger Allam and Colm Wilkinson
The Very Angry Woman

Eponine is Renee Veneziale. I'm not sure who the Marius is:



Ads from the 10th anniversary special issue of Variety:





lesmisloony

You. guys.
This may be the best topic I have EVER SEEN.

ETA: I don't really have much in the way of musicals pictures, but I have a ton of those... sketchy sketches from various copies of the Brick. If that applies.
mastachen

I saw a pic of Aaron Lazar and his wife once.

If I know where to look I'd post it, because they have got to be the hottest couple in the world.
The Very Angry Woman

Have some more ads:





Quique

I LOVE your ads, TVAW!

LML, yes, you may post artwork. Would love to see it. =)

3rd national tour, 1991:


Brian Lynch and David Jordan


Candese Marchese


David Jordan


Diana Rogers and Anna Marina Bensaud




J.P. Dougherty and Diana Rogers


Lisa Vroman





The Very Angry Woman

Wow, I've never seen that picture of Lisa Vroman before. Not a good look! The Christine ringlets are much more flattering.
Quique

Some ads I've posted before (I think):






A cute 3rd national tour ad.




Ad for the American premiere at the Kennedy Center in Washington.


Honolulu 3rd national tour ad featuring Lea.


A very old (and worn) 1st national tour ad from L.A. (1991).







Quique

The Very Angry Woman wrote:
Wow, I've never seen that picture of Lisa Vroman before. Not a good look! The Christine ringlets are much more flattering.



Exactly. They had some fugly Fantine wigs back in the day, lol. Poor Lisa, hehe.
mastachen

^I can't see any of the ads, Quique Sad
The Very Angry Woman

Eric Briarley backstage, as Feuilly. Not sure where I found this.

Quique

^ Ahh, cool. I saw him as Enjolras (understudy) a few years ago.

Mastachen, they are showing up fine on my computer. Hmmm. Is anyone else having trouble seeing them?

Mexican production (I've posted most of these before):












Pia Aun


Natalia Sosa and...ahh, his name escapes me.







The marquee in the backround during a semi-nude worker protest for higher wages in Mexico City.
Quique

Original Los Angeles production (2nd national tour)--first time I saw the show: June 23, 1989, Shubert Theatre.


Karen Fineman (Cosette); William Solo (Valjean); Elinore O'Connell (Fantine)




Michelle Nicastro (Eponine); William Solo (Valjean); Elinore O'Connell (Fantine); Reece Holland (Marius); Karen Fineman (Cosette)


Raynond Saar (Enjolras); Kenny D'Aquila (Grantaire)


Jeff McCarthy (Javert)
The Very Angry Woman

This picture appeared in a Shanghai newspaper, although I'm not sure if it was taken there or in San Francisco.

EponineMNFF

Okay I'm TOTALLY obsessed with this thread. I just went through my collection and picked out my favorites. ^^


I think somebody here on mdn might have posted this, but I thought I should post it again. It's some cast or other doing the A Chorus Line dance, I think. Haha.



Can you say ADORABLE?



I just like this picture. It's a lot sadder than those other ALFOR pictures where Eponine is just like *pout* Wow. I'm articulate. x_x



I forgot which cast this is from. I do remember trying to navigate a German website, but that might have been some other time. Help somebody?



I know that this is Vera Bolten (sp?) as Eponine, but I don't know who the other woman is.



This picture is so cool. I have no idea where I found it. It's the OBC, isn't it?
The Very Angry Woman

EponineMNFF wrote:
I think somebody here on mdn might have posted this, but I thought I should post it again. It's some cast or other doing the A Chorus Line dance, I think. Haha.



It's from the Broadway cast when their performance numbers surpassed A Chorus Line.
Quique

EponineMNFF wrote:
This picture is so cool. I have no idea where I found it. It's the OBC, isn't it?



I have that picture too. That's not the OBC, it's the OLC! From left: Frances Ruffelle, Roger Allam, Rebecca Caine, Sue Jane Tanner, Colm Wilkinson, and Patti Lupone.

It's incredible, isn't it?
mastachen

Frances Ruffelle is so cute. So is Vera Bolten.


Too bad the same can't be said for Patti.
lesmisloony

Quote:
This picture is so cool. I have no idea where I found it. It's the OBC, isn't it?


FAMILY FEUD! IT LOOKS LIKE THE LM VERSION OF FAMILY FEUD!
AND COLM IS WEARING A TOP HAT. AND JAVERT HAS A UNIBROW.
OH MAN. OHHH MAN.

OH MAN.

Okay, now to actually contribute:


A photo that ran in the Times when LM left Bway the first time. I know that's Terry Mann as Javert... I know that whole cast, actually, but I couldn't say who they are with their backs to the camera... Possibly Randath Keith in the background, seeing how it's an old Valjean type. And is that my hero Christopher Mark Peterson on Javert's right? Perhaps? Eh.
Quique

^ Love the dumbfounded expression on Terry's face. XD

Another 3rd national tour, 1991 pic:


Gilles Chiasson and Marian Murphy are Marius and Cosette, Brian Lynch and Lisa Vroman are Valjean and Fantine. The Eponine's name escapes me...

One of my favorite "One Day More" photos ever. From the UK national tour:

Fantine

EponineMNFF wrote:
This picture is so cool. I have no idea where I found it. It's the OBC, isn't it?


I think I may have put it up here some time ago.

Awesome pictures everyone!
The Very Angry Woman

Fantine

Some of those are making Victor Hugo turn in his grave.
Quique

Spanish production:






A red-haired Fantine...interesting. Not to mention the actress, Gema Castaño, was only 19 years old here. That sure is an ugly wig, lol.




Pedro Ruy Blas


Carlos Marin and...what's her name...


Margarita Marban and Carlos Marin




Yikes! Scary looking Javert. Forgot his name.


This production had a very big, unusual looking barricade.

Quique

Ahh, I can't stop posting pics, lol. I don't work tomorow and I'm bored, so, yep.

Anyway...original Swedish production:


Maria Rydberg (sp?)


Maria Rydberg (Eponine); Tommy Korberg (Valjean)...forgot the rest.

Berlin Production:




Vera Bolten







mastachen

Quique, you've taken over this thread like Kragey took over the picture thread Laughing It's great! Keep them coming.


I'm strangely drawn to Vera Bolten. Do you have an audio of her singing or whatnot? lol
Quique

^ I do have an audio of her...somewhere. I'll let you know when I find it. Smile

Brazilian production:


Marcos Tumura








Marcos Tumura and Saulo Vasconcelos




Alessandra Maestrini


Eponine with major attitude, lol.





Quique

A very odd picture from the Mexican production...


Someone caption this, lol!!!
mastachen

^Oh my. I don't wanna caption this, but a lot of Cosette/Eponine fantasies are flashing through my mind right now.


Quique wrote:
^ I do have an audio of her...somewhere. I'll let you know when I find it. Smile



Yay!
Quique

Dutch production:


Henk Poort






Vera Mann












Pia Dowes

Quique

I LOVE this picture.

UK national tour:

Quique

mastachen wrote:
F



Lea looks so incredibly pretty there. I kick myself for not stage-dooring when I saw it last year.
mastachen

^My mom thought she was in her early 20s.

She was also surprised at how young John Owen Jones was. She thought he would have been at least 50.

Goes to show what a great job the make-up people do on these actors.
Fantine

I had never realised that one of the whores wore an eye cap. (is that how you call that?) (blindfold sorta thing).
mastachen



Since when did Little Cosette bow at the end of the show?

By the way, that's Ria "Tweety" Jones as Fantine.


"I Dweamed a Dweam in times gone by..." Laughing
Timmy_Wishes he was Quast

It looks to me like a last or anniversary production...possible the final Manchester night? Hence their presence on a special occasion?

Can i ask who the fantine is in the UK tour picture?
Quique

^ It's Ria Jones.
mastachen

Timmy_Wishes he was Quast wrote:
It looks to me like a last or anniversary production...possible the final Manchester night? Hence their presence on a special occasion?

Can i ask who the fantine is in the UK tour picture?


Ria Jones... she sounds like Tweety.

That's why I made fun of her.. lol
Quique

More UK tour pics:



Quique

More Mexican production pics:




Saulo Vasconcelos as a convict. He played both Javert and Enjolras in the Mex production, and Javert in the Brazilian production.

He also played the Phantom in both the Mex and Brazilian productions of Phantom.


A Mex bus advertising the show.


Natalia Sosa and Rodrigo de la Rosa.


Roberto Blandon


"At the End of the Day"/and Pia Aun in "I Dreamed a Dream"


Fazio Galvan as Valjean


Rodrigo de la Rosa as Marius


Natalia Sosa


Natalia Sosa as Eponine


Saulo Vasconcelos as Javert


The Mex cast fooling around backstage.


Leonardo Luiz played Enjolras both in Mexico and Brazil.
Quique

London production:

Can you point out Lea Salonga in this pic?




One of my fave Lea pics.


Lea in "In My Life."

Quique

Anyone who wants the full, live Mexican recording...PM me. It's fab.
Quique

Oh, I love this show so much, I could cry...

The program from the 1st time I saw the show, 23, June, 1989...

Fantine

Quique wrote:
London production:

Can you point out Lea Salonga in this pic?



Is she the one just under the pimp with the pink glove?

Quique wrote:
[color=darkblue]
Lea in "In My Life."


I have NEVER seen that one before *exited*
Quique

No, she's next to the gal with the pink glove, to the left. =)
Kragey

Quique wrote:


Pili Artaza


Pili friggin' rocked "On My Own."

Quique wrote:


This production had a very big, unusual looking barricade.


I think it's pretty neat looking, actually.
Quique

Oh, yes, I LOVE Pilis "Sola Estoy." It's gorgeous.
lesmisboy

Fabulous pics, I love all the Cosette ads. What's the easiest way for me to upload pictures onto this thread?
Fantine

Use photobucket Smile
The Very Angry Woman

lesmisboy wrote:
Fabulous pics, I love all the Cosette ads. What's the easiest way for me to upload pictures onto this thread?


TinyPic or Imageshack.
zombiefl12

Slightly off topic...but while we're on the foreign recordings...what is the best way to get a hold of a Spanish language recording...and which of the three casts is best?
Orestes Fasting

The Madrid one is the only one with a legal recording.

I personally like the Buenos Aires cast the best, but Quique probably prefers the Mexican cast.
Orestes Fasting

Scans from the Montréal souvenir brochure. (What, where did you think I got all my obscure trivia questions about that cast?) It was also unusual in that the commentary was printed in side-by-side French and English, and that some of the stuff printed in there referred specifically to that production (mostly relating to the French translation of the lyrics).

I'm really sorry these are so washed out--someday I'll re-do them with a better scanner. I think they're pretty rare; I've never seen them online, though the brochure comes up on ebay from time to time.

















































Cast:

Valjean: Robert Marien
Javert: Peter Zinko
Fantine: Louise Pitre
Eponine: Stéphanie Martin
Marius: Frayne McCarthy
Cosette: Martine Fugère
Thénardier: André Thérien
Mme Thénardier: Mireille Thibault

If anyone can give me more complete cast info (who is that Enjolras, anyway?) or a bootleg, I will love you forever and ever.
lesmisloony

And if you wanted to *cough*pass the bootleg this way as well*cough* I, too, would love you forever...

Hmm, Robert Marien looks someting like Hugh Jackman in that Soliloquy pic...
EponineMNFF

Quique wrote:
EponineMNFF wrote:
This picture is so cool. I have no idea where I found it. It's the OBC, isn't it?



I have that picture too. That's not the OBC, it's the OLC! From left: Frances Ruffelle, Roger Allam, Rebecca Caine, Sue Jane Tanner, Colm Wilkinson, and Patti Lupone.

It's incredible, isn't it?


That's really embarrassing that I got that wrong. *Facepalm* It's so obvious now. Sue Jane Tanner just looked so much like Jennifer Butt when I glanced at it for a second. *Heavy sigh*
lesmisloony

OKAY. I have some pictures for you now.

They're sketches. You've probably seen the likes of them before, but I love them. A lot. Got them from various places online.

Gavroche:


Luc-Esprit Gillenormand:


Georges Pontmercy:


"Down with the Bourbons, and that fat pig Louis XVIII!"


Theodule and Mlle Gillenormand:


Les Amis:




Marius pouting:


Mabeuf and Plutarque:


M Leblanc and Mlle Lanoire:


That old guy who saw Cosette's ankle and pissed Marius off:


Patron-Minette (this picture is AMAZING, even though Monty looks... well...):


Marius and Eponine:


The Jondrette lair:


Okay, that's enough for now. But I do have more.
Fantine

lesmisloony wrote:
Okay, that's enough for now. But I do have more.


I'd love to see them Smile
Quique

I have never seen most of those Montréal pics. Thanks, Orestes!

Love those sketches, LML.


Orestes Fasting wrote:
I personally like the Buenos Aires cast the best, but Quique probably prefers the Mexican cast.


I love both recordings almost equally, though I find myself listening to the Mexican one more often because of its excellent translation. The Argentine's sound quality is amazing. The orchestra jumps out at you. The Mexican recording's sound isn't as great: some parts are really low, then it gets loud and you can't hear the orchestra as clearly. There's also this woman in the audience who speaks LOUDLY for about 15 seconds during the prologue. Shocked Thankfully she shuts up for the rest of the show, lol.

As for the casts, both have their strengths and weaknesses. I love the Argentine Fantine, Valjean (who's also on the Mex recording), Eponine, the kids, the Thenardiers, and Javert. I'm not too fond of the Marius, Enjolras, and Cosette. It's a great soundboard, though my copy has many skips and clicks in it for some reason, especially during the loud parts. Not sure if it has always been like that or if it's just my copy.

The Mexican cast is vocally stronger overall, imo. Leonardo Luiz's Enjolras is incredible as is Rodrigo de la Rosa's Marius. I sort of like Natalia Sosa's Eponine, but Pili is 10,000 times better. Claudia Cota's Cosette is wonderful.

As for the Spanish recording...the translation is so bad, it makes me weep, lol. But the cast is pretty good.
lesmisloony

Quote:
Quote:
Okay, that's enough for now. But I do have more.

I'd love to see them


Yay! Good, cos I really love the sketches. But that's my Book obsession.

That Monty sketch I leave everywhere...


Theodule and M. Gillenormand:


I think this is Jondrette's lair again:


Valjean and Cosette chez Jondrette:


Ponine thinking she's alone in Marius's room:



Valjean burning himself and pwning during the robbery:


WOULD YOU LIKE MY HAT? (one of the greatest moments of the Book, imo):


Mme T tries to attack Javert:


That *other* barricade Hugo describes for a while:


Valjean arrives at the barricade with the fifth uniform:


Shooting down the mattress:


Marius and Gillenormand:


Cosette on the morning of the battle:


Valjean letting Javert go:


Barricade overrun:


The sewers:




Javert and Valjean with unconscious!Marius:



And now you've seen about half of my sketches... but I don't want to make excessively long posts...
Fantine

I love them! The barricade ones make me sad.

Cosette looks kinda scary... I have some of these too (though I'm not sure if they're from the same edition and if they are, you probably already have them).

I had never imagined Mme Thenardier with long hair.
lesmisloony

Quote:
I had never imagined Mme Thenardier with long hair.

Me neither, but I really like it!
(That was literally my first reaction when I saw that picture, too.)


Quote:
I have some of these too (though I'm not sure if they're from the same edition and if they are, you probably already have them).

I actually don't have any of the pictures from the first half of the Book, so if you have ones from "Fantine," "Cosette," or "Saint-Denis"... I don't have them. And would love to see them, of course.
Elin

OSLO 1988
Kari Gjærum (Fantine), Mira CB Rui (Cosette), Angelique Mellouk (Eponine)
EponineMNFF

Why is young Eponine wearing dirt? Haha. That's a cool picture though. =D
curlyhairedsoprano91

Awww I love Miz kids.

When I grow up I want to give birth to Miz kids.
bigR

i should be able to post some backstage pics with Carlos Marín (Il Divo) as Marius in a few days (the pics are pre-digital photography and I don't have a scanner at home)
Elin

Why is young Eponine wearing dirt?

Probably a burning desire to be Cosette instead ... Mr. Green

I bet she took it off before she went on stage.
Quique

Another London production pic featuring Lea...

The Very Angry Woman




Gabriella Malek, David Benoit, and Jennifer Butt




Gabriella Malek
Quique

1st national tour, 1991:


Gary Morris


Rosalyn Rahn
Quique

2nd national tour (L.A.), 1988:


Elinore O'Connell


Gary Beach


Raymond Saar (Enjolras) and Reece Holland (Marius)


Gary Beach, Kay Cole, and William Solo. Don't know who the young Cosette is.
Quique

3rd national tour:


Lisa Capps (1995)

From a 1992 brochure:





Valjean - Dave Clemmons
Javert - Chuck Wagner
Marius - Ron Sharpe
Cosette - Tamra Hayden
Eponine - Candese Marchese
Enjolras - Aloysius Gigl
Gavroche - Joey Morano
The Very Angry Woman

Oh man. Aloysius Gigl didn't skimp on the blush, did he? Funny, that was my reaction when I saw him as Raoul, too...and no, I wasn't sitting that close.
Quique

He played Raoul? Didn't know that. I never saw him as Enjolras, but I've seen clips of a boot and he sounded good. As for the blush...well, he's just such a 'pretty' Enjolras in general. Look at that perfect hair, lol.
The Very Angry Woman

Yeah, he was the second Raoul in San Francisco (he replaced Raymond Saar, actually) and seems to have dropped off the face of the showbiz earth.

Since I'm here, I might as well contribute some more:


Takeshi Kaga as Valjean, but not sure when








Another batch from the same folder (maybe this was around 2006?)
Quique


Are those drawn-on sideburns? XD
Fantine

The Very Angry Woman wrote:


I don't know why I find her so scary.
Timmy_Wishes he was Quast

Quote:
Are those drawn-on sideburns?


But it doesn't take away from how FABULOUS he looks! ;-p
mastachen

I wonder what an Asian Enjolras in an English production would look that.


Quite curious.
lesmisloony

I miss this topic.
Here, have s'more sketches.

Marius recovering and Gillenormand hovering:




Gillenormand dancing:


Various Marius/Cosette wedding and aftermath type pics:






Valjean confessing to Marius:




Cosette and "M. Jean":


My favourite non-Monty picture:


Thenard (don't ask why the caption says "Thenaud"):


About a million pictures of Valjean dying:










Okay. Enough for now.
Quique

^ Awww, those Valjean death pics are beautiful.
EponineMNFF

The last one kind of reminds me of the picture of Hugo on his death bed. I doubt it's done on purpose, but hey.
lesmisloony

Shocked



SO TRUE!
Quique

London, 1991:



Enjolras - Keith Burns
Marius - Darryl Knock
Eponine - Meredith Braun
Orestes Fasting

Holy bleach and curling irons, Keith. Shocked
Quique

3rd national tour, 1994:


Alice Ripley





Valjean - Donn Cook
Cosette - Barbra Russell
Thenardier - J.P. Dougherty
Mme. Thenardier - Gina Ferrall
Quique

Orestes Fasting wrote:
Holy bleach and curling irons, Keith. Shocked



Hehehehehe, yeah, his hair was all over the place then. XD I think I might have another pic of him. I'll post it if I find it.
Orestes Fasting

Wow, that Look Down one is gorgeous.
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