The Fascinating Madame Sherri

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Madame Sherri, with her husband, Andre, were involved in show business in New York City from about 1912 to 1924 (when Andre died). They were dancers early on, but Andre mostly turned his attention to producing musical shows, and Madame Sherri (whose first name was Antoinette), became a costume designer. Their company was called Andre Sherri, Inc.

After the death of her husband, Madame Sherri purchased property in Chesterfield, New Hampshire, and had an unusual, castle-like home built there. She was known to drive around the area in a Packard automobile, which thrilled (or annoyed) local residents.

As her health declined and her money gave out, she was relocated to nearby Brattleboro, Vermont, where she died without the fanfare she had enjoyed during her Broadway career.

Her treasured "Castle" was destroyed by fire, and today the barren remains stand in a wooded area. The area surrounding her home has been made a recreational area, known as Madame Sherri Forest.

Madame Sherri Book

Amazon listing for book, Madame Sherri - The Special Edition, by Eric Stanway and David Fiske (2014). This book updates Stanway's earlier work on Madame Sherri, and contains much new information on this fascinating woman. Though it has been known for some time that she was a costume designer, there was much more to her show business career She and her husband Andre traveled the vaudeville circuit, performing as dancers. Later, Andre produced musical shows, which Madame Sherri "dressed."

David Fiske will be one of several authors participating in the Holiday Book Bazaar at the Village Booksmith, 223 Main Street, Hudson Falls, New York. The December 5th event is free and will take place from 1 pm to 4 pm. You can call the store at 518-747-3261 if you have questions. He will be selling and signing several of his history titles, including Madame Sherri - The Special Edition. More info.

Read a press release about Madame Sherri - The Special Edition.

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Madame Sherri Photos

Photo, Madame Sherri Castle   Photo, Madame Sherri Staircase   Photo, Steps to Madame Sherri  

Madame Sherri Articles

Author David Fiske writes about the show business careers of Madame Sherri and her husband Andre: Madame Sherri: Early 20th Century NYC Show Business

Keene Sentinel article on Stanway's 2012 book

2010 article on Madame Sherri, by Eric Stanway

Articles from Yankee Magazine:

Madame Sherri | New Hampshire's Most Eccentric Resident?

Madame Sherri's Castle Ruins | A Legendary Site in West Chesterfield, New Hampshire

Amazon's Author Pages

Eric Stanway

David Fiske

How to contact David Fiske.