1. Kathy Phillips says

    Who is Miss Lily? I can’t decide if she looks more like Kate Winslet or Rachel Weisz.

  2. Miss Lily Elsie (1886-1962) was a celebrated Edwardian beauty and star of theater, especially of musical comedy – with “The Merry Widow” as her first huge success. She was a favorite of many, such as the prime minister Lloyd George, and it is reputed that Cecil Beaton’s facination with her was the driving force in his interest in fashion, costume and photographic portraiture. In her day she was as famous a beauty/personality as Marilyn or Audrey. She always reminded me of Kate Winslet, too, as she was in P & P or in Titantic!.

  3. What a great presentation of women and fashion. These lovely ladies may not be known to us today, but their photographs resonate with elegance of times past.

  4. Jil Flores says

    Wow, the silhouette photo of Miss Lily Elsie resembles Rachel Weisz so much. I wonder if there are related.

  5. Jen says

    Second from bottom is Ginger Rogers. I could be wrong but I believe the last photo is Loretta Young.

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