Elsie Carlisle

Elsie Carlisle was beyond a doubt the most popular radio performer in England in the '30s. Proof is even available in the form of her nickname, "Radio Sweetheart Number One." She was a slightly small, unassuming performer who in some ways crystallized the idea of the blonde flapper, an image also utilized by American big-band vocalists such as Annette Hanshaw and Ruth Etting. Comparisons to other ...more

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