Posts Tagged ‘Jean Gilbert’

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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 Täzerin, 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).

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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.

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January 21, 2013

Josef König and Mizzi Zwerenz
in an incident from Die keusche Susanne,
Carltheater, Vienna, 18 March 1911
(photo: L. Gutmann, Vienna, 1911)

This real photograph postcard, published in Vienna in 1911, is of Josef König and Mizzi Zwerenz in the operetta, Die keusche Susanne by Georg Okonkowski, with music by Jean Gilbert. The piece, which was originally produced at the Wilhelm-Theater, Magdeburg, on 26 February 1910, was first seen in Berlin at the Neues Operetten-Theater on 6 August 1911. The English adaptation, entitled The Girl in the Taxi, by Frederick Fenn and Arthur Wimperis, was first seen at the Lyric Theatre, London, on 5 September 1912, when the part of Susanne was played by Yvonne Arnaud.

For further information, see Kurt Gänzl, The Encyclopedia of The Musical Theatre, Blackwell, Oxford, 1994, vol. I, pp. 766-768.

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January 21, 2013

Josef König and Mizzi Zwerenz
in an incident from Die keusche Susanne,
Carltheater, Vienna, 18 March 1911
(photo: L. Gutmann, Vienna, 1911)

This real photograph postcard, published in Vienna in 1911, is of Josef König and Mizzi Zwerenz in the operetta, Die keusche Susanne by Georg Okonkowski, with music by Jean Gilbert. The piece, which was originally produced at the Wilhelm-Theater, Magdeburg, on 26 February 1910, was first seen in Berlin at the Neues Operetten-Theater on 6 August 1911. The English adaptation, entitled The Girl in the Taxi, by Frederick Fenn and Arthur Wimperis, was first seen at the Lyric Theatre, London, on 5 September 1912, when the part of Susanne was played by Yvonne Arnaud.

For further information, see Kurt Gänzl, The Encyclopedia of The Musical Theatre, Blackwell, Oxford, 1994, vol. I, pp. 766-768.

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January 21, 2013

Josef König and Mizzi Zwerenz
in an incident from Die keusche Susanne,
Carltheater, Vienna, 18 March 1911
(photo: L. Gutmann, Vienna, 1911)

This real photograph postcard, published in Vienna in 1911, is of Josef König and Mizzi Zwerenz in the operetta, Die keusche Susanne by Georg Okonkowski, with music by Jean Gilbert. The piece, which was originally produced at the Wilhelm-Theater, Magdeburg, on 26 February 1910, was first seen in Berlin at the Neues Operetten-Theater on 6 August 1911. The English adaptation, entitled The Girl in the Taxi, by Frederick Fenn and Arthur Wimperis, was first seen at the Lyric Theatre, London, on 5 September 1912, when the part of Susanne was played by Yvonne Arnaud.

For further information, see Kurt Gänzl, The Encyclopedia of The Musical Theatre, Blackwell, Oxford, 1994, vol. I, pp. 766-768.