Musical Stage Gallery III

Compiled by John Kenrick

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Nightclub ad featuring the stars of Anything GoesThe 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 LoschDancer 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.

Sheet music cover for As Thousands CheerThe original logo for the Irving Berlin revue As Thousands Cheer (1933) appears on the original sheet music for the wistful "How's Chances."

John RaittJohn Raitt in his dressing room preparing for a performance of Carousel.

Shirley BoothFew 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).

Mary Martin in Annie Get Your GunMary Martin in South PacificMary Martin 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.

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