Vesta Tilley

Standard Name: Tilley, Vesta


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Leisure and Society Emmuska, Baroness Orczy
Music was very important to EBO (though she says she had inexplicably little talent), and she gives one of the five books of her memoirs to her musical life. She heard Edvard Grieg conducting his...
Textual Production Sara Maitland
SM published Vesta Tilley, a study for the Virago Pioneers series of the child performer and male impersonator (born Matilda Alice Powles ) who made a speciality of army recruiting for the First World War.
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1868: Actress and music-hall star Vesta Tilley...

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Actress and music-hall star Vesta Tilley (born Matilda Alice Powles) made her stage debut at the age of four at the Theatre Royal in Gloucester.

1934: Lady de Frece (as she then was), former music-hall...

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Lady de Frece (as she then was), former music-hall star, male impersonator, and parodist of class-identities, published her autobiography, Recollections of Vesta Tilley.


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