From page 77 of ' New Every Morning'
Just over five years ago Winifred Holmes married on nothing, against everybody's advice. Her husband was out of a job. They started life in a tenement flat and she kept things going by her pen. After about a year her husband got back into the film world, and although she found at first that married life and a career didn't work out, she has managed to be very successful at both, even though she has a baby daughter. She has been film critic to a weekly paper, writes film features for a well-known magazine, and baby articles for a leading newspaper, has had a book published, and had a radio play The Invisibles produced at Newcastle in January.
at the Organ of the Tower Ballroom,
Led by Harold Jones
Conducted by Alfred Barker
Directed by Henry Hall
Leader, Charles Vorzanger
Directed by Harry Davidson from the Commodore Theatre,
The Midland Automobile Club Hill
A running commentary on the first part of the afternoon's programme by F. J. Findon and Alan Hess
Wilhelm Backhaus (pianoforte) :
Rhapsody in B minor, Op. 79, No. 1. Waltzes, Op. 39-No. 1 in B ; No. 2 in E ; No. 15 in A flat. Scherzo in E flat minor, Op. 4 (Brahms)
Elisabeth Schumann (soprano):
Traum durch die Dammerung. Wiegenlied. Freundliche Vision (R. Strauss )
Guilhermina Suggia (violoncello):
Elegie. Sicilienne, Op. 78 (Faure)
with EVELYN DALL
MAx BACON and LES CAREW
including Weather Forecast
by Joseph Pessac
6.30 YR EGWYL GYMRAEG
(The Welsh Interlude)
Rhagolygon Cerddorol Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Machynlleth, 1937
(The Musical Prospects of the Royal National Eisteddfod at
Led by Ernest Element
Conducted by Reginald Burston
An Alphabetical Miscellany
Devised by Alan Keith and Produced by A. W. Hanson
Letter ' H '
MURRAY AND MOONEY
Even their relations think they're funny
BILLY BENNETT Almost a Gentleman
HARRY CLAFF supported by Winnie WAGER, in 'Bluff King Hal', an episode of Henry VIII
FLANAGAN AND ALLEN The Popular Comedians-'-Oi !
VARIETY ORCHESTRA conducted by CHARLES SHADWELL
A feature of tonight's Music-Hall is the appearance of a Royal Command Performance celebrity in Harry Claff of 'White Knight' fame, who will present his greatest character study, 'Bluff King Hal', an episode of Henry VIII. Before going into vaudeville, this fine artist appeared at the Savoy Theatre in Gilbert-and-Sullivan opera, and did five seasons at Drury Lane and a season at Covent Garden, besides fulfilling engagements at a number of other West End theatres.
He played two world tours with his various scenas. His costume for Henry VIII is a replica of the Holbein picture and, as the material is hand-woven brocade, it is uncomfortably heavy. While he was appearing in New York during a heat wave, the manager of the theatre was astonished to feel the weight of the costume. ' Say, Mr. Claff, you can't wear this. Why don't you play the act in a tuxedo ? ' Harry pointed out that he could not possibly play Henry VIII in evening dress. ' Why not ? ' replied the manager. ' And who is the guy anyway ? '
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
Arthur Fear (baritone)
Cyril Smith (pianoforte)
Discussed by Sir Richard Runciman Terry and illustrated by gramophone records
Sir Richard Runciman
Selected by Cloudesley Brereton and read by Anne Brooks
Dr. Cloudesley Brereton , who is directing the readings from Blake, has had a good deal of experience in the recitation of poetry, for he has been for many years one of the judges of diction at the Central School of Speech Training and Dramatic Art. He has also made a study of the prosody of French and English verse and the problems of rhythm in the two languages. He is one of the recognised authorities on the teaching of the French language in England, and many listeners may remember his notable broadcast talk on ' The Genius of France', when he made his radio debut in September, 1935.
(All arrangements by Margaret Gruffydd and Richard Charlton )
including Weather Forecast
a programme of Melodies and Memories revived by HENRY HALL 'S