Musical Stage Gallery III
Compiled by John Kenrick
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stars of Anything Goes (Ethel Merman, Victor Moore, Bill Gaxton and Bettina
Hall) can be seen in this 1934 program ad for The Caprice Room, a now-forgotten
nightspot. Even at the height of the Depression, businesses paid handsomely to be associated
with the glamour of Broadway.
Tillie Losch wore this art deco headdress in one of Cochran's
intimate 1930s London revues the magazine clipping this photo comes
from does not specify which. Imagine what it took to balance this
towering sparkler while cavorting about on stage eight times a week.
original logo for the Irving Berlin revue As Thousands Cheer
(1933) appears on the original sheet music for the wistful
John Raitt in his dressing room preparing for
a performance of Carousel.
Few of Shirley Booth's 1960s TV fans
(she starred in the popular sitcom Hazel) knew she was
a gifted musical comedienne. Here she plays a retired vaudevillian in By the Beautiful Sea (1954).
in two of her signature roles singing "Honey Bun" in South Pacific and
a rare color shot from the national tour of Annie Get Your Gun.