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(established 1994)

Theatre -Variety
Music Hall -Vaudeville
Musical Comedy
Revue - Circus
Ballet - Opera
and other popular entertainment

portraits - biographies
reviews - recordings


Ivy St. Helier

Ivy St. Helier (1886-1971),
British actress, singer,
composer and lyricist

(photo: Rita Martin, London, circa 1918)

Footlight Notes no. 709

for the week ending
9 February 2013

Jennie Benson

Jennie Benson (fl.1912?-1920s)
English variety artist

(photo: Metropole Studios, Cardiff, circa 1915)

Sound file (1.6mb mp3) - Jennie Benson sings 'Take Advice from One Who Knows' (HMV 03367, mx 7723f, recorded London, 2 January 1914)


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John Culme, 2013