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The Happidrome


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with Vine, More, and Nevard, Gwen Catley, Jean Kennedy, Harry Hemsley, Murray and Mooney, and Harry Korris as Mr. Lovejoy, assisted by Cecil Frederick and Robbie Vincent. Happidrome Orchestra and Chorus. Devised, produced, and conducted by Ernest Longstaffe.
Some interesting facts about the three resident stars of the Happidrome shows - Mr. Lovejoy, Ramsbottom, and the irrepressible Enoch - will be found in 'Both
Sides of the Microphone' on page 2. The thousands of listeners who delight in their fun every week will be able to learn what these three comedians look like when they are indulging in their nonsense before the Happidrome audiences, which consist of war workers and troops.
A popular feature tonight should be the first broadcast of Harry Hemsley's enfant terrible, 'Horace', with the Male Voice Choir, an event which Hemsley himself has pictured in anticipation on page 5.


Unknown: Gwen Catley
Unknown: Jean Kennedy
Unknown: Harry Korris
Assisted By: Cecil Frederick
Assisted By: Robbie Vincent.
Conducted By: Ernest Longstaffe
Unknown: Harry Hemsley

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