Maude Adams

The character of Elise McKenna in the movie Somewhere in Time was actually based on a real actress whose name was Maude Adams. Here early career was largely comedy and light plays but she later branched out into more "serious" acting roles.

Information on the earliest part of her career, especially in relation to some of the plays she was in, is very hard to find.

Image courtesy EggsAckley on Reddit.

General photographs of Maude Adams:

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A series of paper dolls of Maude Adams

Other Sources of Information about Maude Adams

Biographical References
Books about her
Books with references to her in them
Encyclopedia entries
Magazine articles
Maude Adams on Radio
Maude Adams series The One I Knew the Least
Movie screen test
Newspaper articles about her
New York Times, October 3, 1937
Peter Pan play booklet
Plays and Players Magazine, Jan. 15, 1915
Other information on her
The Story Maude Adams Never Told

My You Tube video on Maude Adams


The Girl Who Grew up to be Peter Pan
Maude Adams Heads West
Maude Adams Experiences Tragedies
Maude Adams Returns to the Stage
Becoming Peter Pan

The plays that Maude Adams was in:

The Roller-Coaster Train

The Rail

Ride the Train to a Different Destination Each Day