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Lily Elsie – The Tatler – 1915

Lily Elsie - The Tatler - 1st September 1915

Returning to the stage – to devote her salary to the wounded: Miss Lily Elsie, who is to appear at Her Majesty’s in a light hearted comedy.

There is something curiously apropos in the fact that the famous “Merry Widow” should be returning to the stage from a big-hearted desire to do something for the wounded in the terrible war which has made thousands of widows in saddest earnest. Miss Lily Elsie (Mrs. Ian Bullough) has shown characteristic kindness in agreeing to appear in Sir Herbert Tree’s new production at His Majesty’s, early in October, when she will play the heroine of a “light-hearted comedy” by Mr. Louis N. Parker. Miss Lily Elsie will devote her salary to the Fund for Disabled Soldiers and Sailors, and for that reason, as well as for her charm and cleverness, may feel sure of a most cordial welcome. At present she is staying in Lincolnshire, near where her husband, Mr. Ian Bullough, is in training.

The Tatler, 1st September 1915

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Mabel Green (V.B. 1932)

Mabel Green (V.B. 1932)

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Medication time

Medication time

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Lily Elsie – The Tatler – 1915

Lily Elsie - The Tatler - 15th December 1915 a

Lily Elsie – The Tatler – 1915

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Lily Elsie – The Tatler – 1915

Lily Elsie - The Tatler - 15th December 1915

Miss Lily Elsie (Mrs. Ian Bullough)

At her charming house just outside London, where she is now living with some devoted admirers who are privileged to bark – pardon! – bask in the sunlight of her smile.

The Tatler, 15th December 1915

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Lily Elsie – The Bystander – 1914

Lily Elsie - The Bystander - 30th December 1914

Miss Lily Elsie (Mrs. Ian Bullough)

Whose recent re-appearance at the Coliseum at the concert in aid of the Belgian Christmas Fund, was the signal for an ovation which testifies to the abiding loyalty of playgoers to their favourites. The desire of hundreds to see and hear her sing once more helped to raise the sum realised by the entertainment to well over four figures. [We are also glad to have her again as one of our full pages. It’s like old times, Ed.]

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Ready for summer

Ready for summer

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You’re next

You're next

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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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