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Lily Elsie – Pamela – The Sketch – 1918

Lily Elsie - The Sketch - 20th March 1918

 

The Pretty Heroine of a Pretty Play: Pamela.

The authors’ own description of their production at the Palace a Comedy with Music,” is distinctly apt, and Messrs. Arthur Wimperis and Frederic Norton may be congratulated upon the success of a particularly pleasing play wholesome and altogether charming, with an ideal actress in the title-role. Miss Lily Elsie was warmly welcomed on the first night, and has been received ever since with growing enthusiasm. Pamela Durham is an ideal English girl– very pretty, a sweet singer, a graceful dancer, and piquant in fresh and buoyant fashion that is half the secret of her popularity. “Pamela” is a play and a personality to be seen, and heard, with unqualified pleasure.

The Sketch, 20th March 1918

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Lily Elsie – The Tatler – 1916

Lily Elsie - The Tatler - 16th August 1916

 

Mrs Ian Bullough (Miss Lily Elsie)

A new photograph of the actress who has a claim to being considered one of the greatest public favourites of her day as she appeared in a special performance of “The Admirable Crichton” at the Coliseum. Miss Lily Elsie, as she is best known to her public, has virtually retired from the stage, and only appears for charitable purposes or at entertainments in aid of the war funds. She devoted the whole of her earnings in “Mavourneen” at His Majesty’s to the Red Cross, and she has also appeared at several “war matinees” since. Her husband is serving with his regiment in France.

The Tatler, 16th August 1916

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Lily Elsie – Mavourneen – The Sketch – 1915

Lily Elsie - The Sketch - 27th October 1915

A HEROINE FOR CHARITY: HER DRESSES IN ”MAVOURNEEN”

The greatest interest was aroused a little while ago when it was announced that Miss Lily Elsie, that extremely popular and clever musical-comedy actress, who made such successes in The Merry Widow and other pieces of the kind, was to return to the stage, from which she retired on her marriage. Miss Elsie, who is Mrs. Ian Bullough, is playing the heroine in “Mavourneen,” the light-hearted comedy Sir Herbert Tree arranged to produce at His Majesty’s on Saturday last. Some of the dresses she wears are shown above. She is giving the whole of her salary to the Fund for Disabled Soldiers and Sailors. Her husband is in training with his regiment.

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Non uniform day

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Ancilla Tilia

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Still waiting

Still waiting

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Ancilla Tilia – Too hot to drive

Ancilla Tilia – Too hot to drive

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A slight swelling

A slight swelling

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New perfume

New perfume

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Time for tea

Time for tea

Scarlet’s Real Magic

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