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The Famous Revue Star in Some of her Revue Successes
'MISS VIOLET LORAINE had a varied and successful career in musical comedy, variety and pantomime—she was an ideal ' principal boy ' ; but probably she will be best remembered for her acting in the war-time revues at the London Hippodrome and the Alhambra. ' Business as Usual,' ' Push and Go,' and ' The Bing Boys ' arc names that, to many listeners, will recall the rare joys of a London leave, and there are thousands in whom the memory will awaken a sincere gratitude to Miss
Violet Loraine. After the war she acted in three more London shows, and then, on the conclusion of the run of ' London, Paris and New York,' retired from the stage on the occasion of her marriage. That was six years ago, and, in spite of offers of the most alluring character— how many of us could resist £600 a week ?—she has so far resisted the temptation to return to the stage.


Unknown: Bing Boys
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