Lillie: 4 Volume Gift Boxed Set

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The real Lillie Langtry (1853-1929) was the original Victorian supermodel and America’s first “superstar.” Inauspiciously born on the Isle of Jersey, Lillie began life as a small-town tomboy and went on to challenge Victorian society’s attitudes toward women. Eventually sought after by painters, photographers, writers, and hostesses, the beautiful Lillie befriended Oscar Wilde, bedded the Prince of Wales, bore a daughter to Prince Louis of Battenburg, owned a California wine… More >>

Lillie: 4 Volume Gift Boxed Set

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5 Comments
  1. I HAVE NOT YET RECEIVED THIS ITEM BUT SAW THE ORIGINAL PRESENTATION ON MASTERPIECE THEATRE IN 1980 OR ’81. I LOVED IT! I’M GIVING IT A 5-STAR RATING FOR THIS REASON. I CAN ONLY HOPE THE QUALITY OF THIS RECORDING IS EQUALLY IMPRESSIVE. (It is!!)
    Rating: 5 / 5

  2. The service I received in attaining this DVD was first rate. I would not hesitate doing business with this seller again. 100%!!!!

    Rating: 5 / 5

  3. lillie langtry starts of as a tomboy living on the jersey isle but soons uses her beauty and intellegents to be the most sucessfull cover girl in engeland at the time.

    Rating: 5 / 5

  4. There are 13 episodes in this series (about 45 mins each), and I couldn’t stop watching… I finished the entire series in four nights! I love English period pieces, and this is one of my favorites. The acting is supurb and the entire story is historically accurate…Very juicy. If you enjoy history and salacious British drama, I promise you will love this series and want to see everything Francesca Annis has been in! ENJOY!
    Rating: 5 / 5

  5. Intelligent, practical and generous, Lillie Langtry’s wit, beauty, charm and ambition took her from small town life on the Isle of Jersey to London and beyond where she was the center of attention from the likes of Oscar Wilde and King Edward VII. Forced by circumstances to work for a living, she took to the stage and had a stellar theatrical career touring all over the world. What a ride she had, and what a great story to tell!

    Francesca Annis is incandescent as Lillie Langtry, and it’s hard to imagine the real Lillie being any different from Ms. Annis’ portrayal. She’s so good that at no point does all the praise and attention she garners as Lillie become incredible. The supporting characters are equally wonderful and I’ll warn anyone who purchases this set–don’t start watching it unless you have time to finish it–you won’t want to stop until the end.

    As always in one of these series from the Golden Age of the BBC, every detail of set and costume is perfect, as is the writing. This is a great accompaniment to the series Edward the King (in which Francesca Annis appears as Lillie Langtry), and the marvelous Jennie, with Lee Remick though the second is not available on DVD.
    Rating: 5 / 5

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