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STAR-GAZING (No. 9)

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The radiobiography of JESSIE MATTHEWS
Presented by Leslie Baily and Charles Brewer
The story illustrated by songs and scenes from her stage shows and films including:
' This Year of Grace '
' Evergreen '
' The Good Companions'
' First a Girl'
'It's Love Again'
' Gangway '
'Sailing Along' with a glimpse inside the film studio during the making of her latest picture ' Climbing High' and A foretaste of the new musical play in which she will shortly return to the stage
Those taking part in this radiobiography include:
Charles B. Cochran
Victor Saville
Sonnie Hale
Arthur Rigby , Senior
Rosie Matthews
J. B. Rowe and Jessie Matthews
The programme compered by The Playgoer
The BBC Revue Chorus and the BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Louis Levy
Few figures of stage or screen can point to a career more romantic, and in itself theatrical, than Jessie Matthews. Shortly after the war she was selling apples from her father's barrow in Soho. Today she is a film and stage star of international repute. The story of this career will be unfolded tonight as Jessie, and many of those with whom she has been associated in her rise to fame, come to the microphone. Among these will be Arthur Rigby , at one time a famous pantomime ' dame ', who gave Jessie her first chance at the Kilburn Empire when she was a child. Here she appeared in Little Red Riding Hood as a dancer under the name Petite Ninette '. Soon after this she was dancing in a Charlot chorus, and within a very short time was signed up with C. B. Cochran , who is himself coming to talk about Jessie and the Cochran revues. Since then she has appeared in a number of musical films, and Victor Saville , who directed some of them, will tell listeners about this phase in her career.

Contributors

Unknown: Jessie Matthews
Presented By: Leslie Baily
Presented By: Charles Brewer
Unknown: Charles B. Cochran
Unknown: Victor Saville
Unknown: Sonnie Hale
Unknown: Arthur Rigby
Unknown: Rosie Matthews
Unknown: J. B. Rowe
Unknown: Jessie Matthews
Conducted By: Louis Levy
Unknown: Jessie Matthews.
Unknown: Arthur Rigby
Unknown: C. B. Cochran
Unknown: Victor Saville

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