Vera Zorina (by arrangement with Lee Ephraim) in Dances
Lina Menova in Songs
Vera Zorina is now appearing in "On Your Toes" at the Coliseum. She was born of a Norwegian mother and a German father, and until recently she was known professionally as Brigitta. A brilliant dancer, she was in the Russian ballet for two years, and has danced with Anton Dolin. In August she will be in Hollywood to make a film for Sam Goldwyn.
[Starring] Clifford Stanton
After spending ten years in South Africa ranching and prospecting for gold, Clifford Stanton came to England to learn electrical engineering. Before the four years' apprenticeship was over, however, he was sacked for paying too much attention to the theatre. His first engagement was as a super at thirty shillings a week in a Shakespearean company in the West End. Three years later he became stage manager to Arthur Prince, the ventriloquist, and it was the latter who encouraged him to launch an act of his own.
A Masque arranged by Stephen Thomas and Quentin Tod.
With Linda Gray, Quentin Tod, Vivien Lambelet.
Harpsichord played by Irvin Hinchliffe
The BBC Television Orchestra
Leader, Boris Pecker
Conductor, Hyam Greenbaum
Vauxhall Gardens fell into the hands of the builder in 1859, after nearly two hundred years of brilliant existence, and in this masque its atmosphere during the eighteenth century will be recaptured. In its heyday it was a place of twinkling lights and gay music. Evelyn called it 'a pretty contrived plantation'. In 1736 a large covered orchestra was introduced. Along the sides of the open auditorium tiers of theatre-like boxes were built, in which people could listen to music and eat and drink. By the turn of the nineteenth century, there were few amusements that did not take place there: balloon ascents, operas, ballets, concerts, and firework displays.
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