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Everyone these days wants their time in the limelight. All these celebrity magazines and the glamorous lifestyle of the rich and famous has made everyone, talented and talentless alike, crave a bit of the limelight, a bit of action... but where does the phrase come from I don't hear you ask?

Well, the answer, since you didn't ask, is that the phrase limelight is indeed theatrical in origin.

It refers to the fact that lime of the chemical variety was used to spotlight people and actors on the stage in the shocking days that were those before electricity when sound and light really came under our whim and fanciful control.

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