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"If you talk to God you're religious. If God talks to you, you're psychotic."

Lilie Elsie – The Bystander – Wednesday 17th July 1935

AN EVER YOUTHFUL PAIR _ LILIE ELSIE AND JOSEPH COYNE

 

In the galaxy of talent brought together by C. B. Cochran for the mammoth cabaret and ball at Grosvenor House, given in aid of the Actors’ Benevolent Fund, there was one incident which recalled the happiest of memories. This was when (see above) Joe Coyne greeted his waltzing partner, Lilie Elsie, for on June 8th, 1907, these two created the roles of Prince Danilo and Sonia in “The Merry Widow,” and so warmly were their efforts welcomed by the playgoing public that the run continued for 778 performances.

 

The Bystander – Wednesday 17th July 1935

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Constance Drever – 1907

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Emmie Wehlen – The Graphic – Saturday 10th April 1909

A CHARMING EASTER EGG-THE NEW “MERRY WIDOW”

 

Miss Emmie Wehlen is now taking the title role in the popular Daly’s piece, Miss Lily Elsie having had to retire to Biarritz to recruit. Miss Wehlen is German by birth, and as late as October last knew not a word of English, which now she speaks with the utmost fluency. Photograph by Dover Street Studios.

The Graphic – Saturday 10th April 1909

 

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Lily Elsie – The Merry Widow – The Sketch – Wednesday 22nd April 1908

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The Merry Widow

What Katie Did

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Merry Widow

Season 4  Homer’s Triple Bypass

Season 4: Homer’s Triple Bypass

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Gabrielle Ray (Rotary 4869 H)

Gabrielle Ray (Rotary 4869 H)

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Lily Elsie (Rotary 4827 J)

Lily Elsie (Rotary 4827 J)

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The Merry Widow

The Merry WidowThe Merry Widow Coco-Cola advertisement 1934

 

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Gabrielle Ray (A 202 – 3)

Gabrielle Ray (A 202 - 3)

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