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: Wynne Ajello in songs

Wynne Ajello's soprano voice was first heard by sound listeners in 1925 when she sang four coloratura arias with orchestra, since when she has broadcast regularly. On one occasion she broadcast on five successive nights. Her ancestors were Italian and although her family were keen amateurs she was the first to take up music as a profession. Her first appearance in public resulted in her winning a children's singing competition. Radio listeners know her beat for her work with the 'White Coons' (she was one of the cast when they were televised), and in musical shows produced by Gordon McConnel and John Watt.


Soprano: Wynne Ajello

: Architecture: 3: The Case for the Satellite Town

A talk by Sir Raymond Unwin, L.L.D.
Illustrated by models and films.
An architect who has practised since 1896, Sir Raymond Unwin has just returned from an extensive tour in America, where he has been investigating town planning conditions. Amongst his many claims to fame is the fact that he was president of the R.I.B.A. from 1931 to 1933, and from 1929 to 1933 he was Chief Adviser to the Greater London Regional Town Planning Committee. It was he who laid out the first garden city at Letchworth, and Hampstead Garden Suburb.


Presenter: Sir Raymond Unwin
Presentation: Mary Adams

: Scenes from: Abraham Lincoln

the play by John Drinkwater.
with Malcolm Keen as Abraham Lincoln


Author: John Drinkwater
Abraham Lincoln: Malcolm Keen

: Architecture: 3: The Case for the Satellite Town

A talk by Sir Raymond Unwin, LL.D.
Illustrated by models and films.


Presenter: Sir Raymond Unwin
Presentation: Mary Adams

: Cabaret

with Hildegarde, Rudi Grasl, The Metaxa Girls (by arrangement with Meta Kaye)

In addition to the appearance of the Metaxa Girls, this evening there will be the first television performance at Alexandra Palace of Hildegarde. This world-famous American singer was discovered by Gus Edwards, and made several appearances with him. Before taking up singing she was a pianist in a cinema in Milwaukee, and toured in a road show. She came to London about three years ago and conquered it almost overnight. She had a principal part, theatre-goers will remember, in "Seeing Stars". Since then she has sung in theatres and cabarets all over Europe. In America she was a great success in a television show transmitted from Radio City.


Singer: Hildegarde
Performer: Rudi Grasl
Dancers: The Metaxa Girls
Presentation: Dallas Bower

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