Lily Elsie (1886-1962), English actress and singer and star of musical comedy, at the time of her appearance in The Dollar Princess, which opened at Daly’s Theatre, London, on 25 September 1909 for a run of 430 performances, closing on 3 December 1910.
(photo: Foulsham & Banfield, London, circa 1910)
‘Which lady to-day has the cosiest dressing-room in London? Probably Miss Lily Elsie, at Daly’s Theatre. Nothing could be more tasteful or dainty that the boudoir of ”The Dollar Princess.” Wall-paper, curtains, furniture, and all fittings harmonize in a scheme of white and pale mauve, while refined luxury is hinted at everywhere, from the many-cushioned couch by the fire to the thick fur rug, from the baskets of cosy flowers to the silken photograph frames. The most exalted of grand dames could not wish for a more elegant room. At the same house Miss Gabrielle Ray has a pretty apartment where the walls are embellished with water-coloured paintings.’
(from ‘Dressing-Rooms of Actresses,’ The Albury Banner and Wodonga Express, Albury, New South Wales, Australia, Friday, 15 April 1910, p. 45c/d)
The Dollar Princess Souvenir Programme - 1910
Lily Elsie (1886-1962), English star of operetta and musical comedy, promoting Erasmic Soap, London, at the time of her starring role in The Count of Luxembourg, Daly’s Theatre, London, 20 May 1911
(photo: Foulsham & Banfield, London, 1911; advertisement from The Play Pictorial, no. 108, vol. XVIII, ‘The Count of Luxembourg’ edition, London, 1911, p. vii)
The Festival of Empire was held at Crystal Palace, south London, during 1911.