The Sincerest Form of Flattery of Clyde Fitch


Our namesake, inspiration, mascot and, dare I say, friend, Mr. Clyde Fitch, is popping up all over. Well, two places, but considering he’s been dead for over a century, we can call that “all over.”

Earlier this week, we reported on Clyde’s triumphant return to the theater-manifested from the beyond in the corporeal form of, fittingly, a porcelain doll-in The Bachelor’s Tea Party.

Now, the Museum of the City of New York has announced an online project examining Broadway lampoons circa 1900-Clyde’s heyday. The website showcases a selection of amazing production photos from some of Clyde’s plays juxtaposed with shots of Joe Weber and Lew Fields’ parody versions.

You know you’ve made it when they parody you! Congratulations, belatedly, to Clyde for his stupendous turn-of-the-20th-century theatrical success!