Difference between revisions of "Elysia"
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It was composed by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II.
She supposed to star in composer Sid Barnett's next show, The Love Story. But Barnett becomes enamored of amateur Adeline Schmidt, and insists on her in the starring role. Elysia is understandably angry and show backer Rupert Rockingham pulls out. But Barnett finds a new backer and the show goes on.
Later we learn that Elysia is a spy for the Spanish!
Elysia was played Winifred Shaw in the 1934 film. The character was either not in the original play, or had a different name.