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The Leading Ladies

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Evelyn Laye recalls aspects of her varied and distinguished career.
' The theatre of the first half of this century had what they called " Glamour! " Champagne was guzzled from ladies' shoes. Diamonds lurked in bouquets of flowers, left at stage-doors by that now-vanished race of gentlemen - The Stage-Door Johnnies-the humbler ones who weren't Dukes or Lords were merely millionaires and all a girl needed to land herself one of these was to get a job in the shows of the Gaiety Theatre.'
Introduced by Vanessa Lee Series devised and written by FRANK SALTER Producer BARRY KNIGHT

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Unknown: Evelyn Laye
Introduced By: Vanessa Lee
Written By: Frank Salter
Producer: Barry Knight

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