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    Brandy Purdy's Book Reviews and News Blog: Gilded Girls Women Entertainers of the Old West by JoAnn Chartier and Chris Enss

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    Lillian Russell, ca. 1904. Source: Library of Congress

  • Pamela Hill

    Actress #Lillian #Russell in Lady Teazle in 1904. When Alexander Graham Bell introduced long distance telephone service on May 8, 1890, Russell's voice was the first carried over the line. From New York City, Russell sang "Sabre Song" to audiences in Boston and Washington, D.C..

  • Cheyanne Cortez

    Lillian Russell -one of the most famous actresses and singers of the late 19th-early 20th centuries. Known for her beauty & style and voice & stage presence, she was referred to as "The American Beauty"

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