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Miss Lily Elsie


spellbound-one:

Said to be Gabrielle Ray, Lily Elsie and friend in 1912.


Dated 1913, however the style looks more late teens early 20s


summertime75:

The Gaiety Theatre – 1932





"Miss Lily Elsie enchanted the audience last night with her portrayal of Princess Soo Soo in George Edwardes oriental fantasy farce at the Royal Strand Theatre. On her first entrance the audience were heard to audibly gasp not only at her beauty but also her acting and singing. The fact she packaged her talents and presented herself with an oriental fashion added to the delight. Her rendition of the songs ‘But Yesterday’  drew more gasps as the silver lined notes soared up to the gods effortlessly. Her predecessor in the roles was Beatrice Edwards, Beatrice who? The only name on the lips of patrons as they left the theatre for their carriages was Lily Elsie"




summertime75:

Lily Elsie (J. Beagles 139 K)


summertime75:

Lily Elsie (Rotary 3295 C)


summertime75:

Lily Elsie (Rotary 11594)


summertime75:

The Little Cherub – Lily Elsie – The Sketch – 1906




nextweeks-lastweek:

Edwardian actress Miss Lily Elsie.  Restored and colored.



A blog dedicated to my favorite Edwardian actress Lily Elsie, I'll post her postcards and any information I can find about her such as clippings and etc.

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