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FOOTLIGHT NOTES
no. 439

updated
Saturday, 11 February 2006

'A Very Merry Merry Widow Party Leaving for the States'

Lily Elsie and her grandmother, Alexandra Carlisle and Joseph Coyne
and party at a London railway station, 1907/08

Lily Elsie, Alexandra Carlisle, Joseph Coyne et al

top centre, left to right: Lily Elsie, Alexandra Carlisle, Joseph Coyne;
foreground, standing: George Graves with Miss Elsie's grandmother;
with, second from left, William Lestocq, Charles Frohman's London manager

(photo: unknown, London, 1907/08)

Lily Elsie (eat your heart out, Kate Moss)


Lily Elsie (1886-1962), English musical comedy actress and singer,
star of the first London production of The Merry Widow, Daly's Theatre, 8 June 1907

(photo: Foulsham & Banfield, London, 1907/08)

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