Posts Tagged ‘Gene Gerrard’


Song sheet cover for ‘Leander,’ from the musical comedy, Katja, the Dancer, as sung by Gene Gerrard accompanied by Ivy Tresmand at the Gaiety Theatre, London, in 1925.

August 3, 2014

song sheet cover for the song, ‘Leander‘ from the first English production of Katja, the Dancer, a musical comedy with original music by Jean Gilbert, which opened at the Gaiety Theatre, London, on 21 February 1925, with a cast including Gregory Stroud, Bobbie Comber, Gene Gerrard, Dennis Hoey, Ivy Tresmand, Rene Mallory and Lilian Davies. ‘Leander’ was recorded in London by Gene Gerrard with Ivy Tresmand, accompanied by the Gaiety Theatre Orchestra, conducted by Arthur Wood, for the Columbia label (3628) about 11 March 1925.
(published by Ascherberg, Hopwood & Crew Ltd, London, 1925)

Katja, the Dancer was based on the operetta Katja, die T├Ązerin, which was first produced at the Neues Operetten-Theatre, Berlin, on 2 February 1923. It was also produced in Budapest (1923), Sydney, Australia (1925) and New York (1926).


Ivy Tresmand stars in Yvonne, Daly’s Theatre, London, 1926

August 26, 2013

programme cover for Yvonne, Daly’s Theatre, London, 22 May 1926, with a portrait of the English actress and singer, Ivy Tresmand (1898-1980) in the title role
(from original artwork by Charles Buchel; printed by Wightman Mountain & Andrews Ltd, London, 1926)

Yvonne, ‘a new and original musical comedy’ in three acts (based on an original Austrian production) was written by Percy Greenbank, with music by Jean Gilbert (1879-1942) and Vernon Duke (1903-1969), and additional numbers by Arthur Wood, was produced at Daly’s, London, on 22 May 1926. The cast, headed by Ivy Tresmand in the title role, included Mark Lester, Henry Hallatt, Gene Gerrard, Neta Underwood, Arthur Pusey, Maria Minetti, Dennis Hoey and the dancers Hal Sherman and Nan Wild.