Posts Tagged ‘Joyce Barbour’

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Mai Bacon at the time of her appearance in Whirled into Happiness, a musical farce with music by Robert Stolz, produced at the Lyric Theatre, London, on 18 May 1922.

March 10, 2014

Mai Bacon (1897-1981), English actress, singer and dancer, at the time of her appearance in Whirled into Happiness, a musical farce adapted by Harry Graham from the book of Robert Bodanzky and Bruno Hardt-Warden, with lyrics by Harry Graham, and music by Robert Stolz, produced at the Lyric Theatre, London, on 18 May 1922.
(photo: unknown, probably London, 1922)

Mai Bacon played Delphine de Lavallière, a French dancer; her duet, ‘That’s the Way It’s Done,’ with Billy Merson as Matthew Platt, proved especially popular.

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Whirled into Happiness was an adaptation of Stolz, Bodanzky and Hardt-Warden’s operetta, Der Tanz ins Glück, which opened at the Raimundtheater, Berlin, on 23 December 1920. The first night of the New York production, entitled Sky High, took place at the Shubert Theatre on 2 March 1925, when the part of Delphine de Lavallière was played by Vanessi. The cast also included the English actress, Joyce Barbour.

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programme cover for R.S.V.P., Vaudeville Theatre, London, 1926

April 6, 2013

programme cover for Archibald de Bear’s revue, R.S.V.P., produced at the Vaudeville Theatre, London, on 23 February 1926
(printed by Henry Good & Son Ltd, London, 1926)

The revue R.S.V.P., including Alice in Lumberland, ‘a fantasy in three phases,’ written by Archibald de Bear, with ballet and incidental music by Norman O’Neill, with additional scenes and lyrics by Reginald Arkell, was produced at the Vaudeville Theatre, London, on 23 February 1926. With dances arranged by J.W. Jackson and the ballet choreographed by Quentin Tod, with settings, costumes, &c by Clifford Pember, the piece included a cast headed by Robert Hale, J.H. Roberts, Quentin Tod, Joyce Barbour, Mimi Crawford and Enid Stamp-Taylor. The number of performances is uncertain because of the General Strike, but is thought to be in the region of 294, closing on 6 November 1926.

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Mimi Crawford, Joyce Barbour and Enid Stamp-Taylor as they appeared in R.S.V.P., Vaudeville Theatre, London, 23 February 1926
(photo: probably Foulsham & Banfield, London, 1926)