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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

August 30, 2015 - Posted by | Lily Elsie, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , ,

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