Musical Stage Gallery II
Compiled by John Kenrick
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The original sheet music cover for "Whip-poor-will," one of the
less memorable songs in Sally (1920). The illustration shows dishwasher
Marilyn Miller sharing her dreams of ballet stardom with friend
These ads for 1924 revues
were in a free booklet passed out to Broadway theatre goers.
Evelyn Laye in
one of the spectacular gowns she wore in the London production of The New Moon
(1929), exemplifying the glamour of 1920s operetta at its grandest. Laye was a major
musical stage star on both sides of the Atlantic and starred in a several screen musicals.
Evelyn Laye is also at the center of this panoramic full
stage shot of the first act finale of Romberg and Hammerstein's The New Moon,
as seen in its 1929 London production.
Irving Berlin provided the songs for a series of
Music Box Revues, named for the theatre he co-owned with producer Sam Harris.
Berlin's "What'll I Do" was introduced by John Steel and future film star
Grace Moore in the 1923 edition. The young woman depicted on the sheet music
cover is unidentified.