The Dollar Princess. 1909.

25th September 1909. Daly's Theatre. Elsie plays Alice Conder. 428 performances in total run.

A musical play by Willner and Gruenbaum, with music by Dr. Leo Fall, lyrics by Adrian Ross.

The story is basically that of a young American oil tycoon (Condor/Coyne) who, when recruiting domestic staff, takes on a succession of impoverished members of the European aristocracy. ... But the servants he selected, are all very well connected. Tho' we came here in the steerage, all are members of the peerage. ... His sister (Alice/Elsie), who of course has money, later follows the course of true love and takes a job in another household pretending to be impoverished - 'The Dollar Princess'.

As always with Elsie, the fashions are worthy of note. Act I. An extremely attractive frock fashioned in pale blue satin. The over-skirt of satin is most gracefully draped, the soft folds being gathered into three loose knots, below which a filmy under-robe of fine gauze is revealed. The soft pink and white of the gauze contrast delicately with the pale blue over-dress, and is softly swathed and gathered to form the corsage of the frock.

Act II.A dainty blue toilette, again fashioned in the form of an over-dress. The soft frills and folds of the lace under-robe are extremely pretty, and the touch of perfection is given by the large pink rose which adorns the corsage.

Act III.An exquisite gown of palest shell pink heavily paillette, with which a soft veil of pale blue gauze drapes the shoulders.

Hats for this show by Maison Lewis, London and Paris, and Zyrot et Cie, Hanover Square, London.


Miss Clara Evelyn. Understudy for Elsie.



Finale.


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