Accompanied by Gilbert Stacey.
Fredrika, the daughter of an Austrian mother and a Polish father, was born in Vienna. At the outbreak of the war she was in Belgium and left it to find shelter in England. Small as she was in those days, she charmed thousands with her performances in concerts on behalf of wounded soldiers. An introduction to Adrian Boult and the late Alfred Kalisch made it possible for her to study at the Royal College of Music under Gustave Garcia. Since then she has appeared all over the world. A point of interest about this programme is that she appeared in a television programme at the end of 1932, long before the BBC television service was installed at Alexandra Palace.
John Mansbridge will describe the principles which underlie portrait painting, and will also demonstrate his own methods, with the use of a living model.
It is hoped that in this programme viewers will see a famous literary figure sitting as a model. John Mansbridge is a very well-known artist who is particularly famous for his portraits and Underground posters. Amongst others, he has painted portraits of Viscount Cecil of Chelwood, the late Bishop Gore, and John Masefield. He is now at work on a portrait of the Marquess of Lothian.
These two brilliant Hungarian artists - they are husband and wife - made their first appearance together in London to play at the Duke of York's in 1934, when they appeared in "Happy Week-End". Steve Geray played the part of Richard Brunt, and Magda Kun that of Mitzi Prisky. They have endeared themselves more and more to English theatre-goers and cinema-goers and in West-End cabarets their act has been a star attraction. They made their television debut on March 23, and their act this evening will be their second visit to Alexandra Palace.
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