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Tricks of the Trade


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A programme of light entertainment in which the camera plays the lead.
with Pamela May and Alexis Rassine, Lesley Osmond, Benny Lee, Humphrey Lestocq, Ian Carmichael, Alan Shires and Joanna.
At the pianos: Jimmy Bailey and Billy Hill
(Pamela May and Alexis Rassine appear by permission of the Covent Garden Trust)
(Second performance)


Dancer: Pamela May
Dancer: Alexis Rassine
Performer: Lesley Osmond
Singer: Benny Lee
Performer: Humphrey Lestocq
Performer: Ian Carmichael
Performers: Alan Shires and Joanna
Pianist: Jimmy Bailey
Pianist: Billy Hill
Presented by: Michael Mills

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