• Short Summary

    QUEEN ELIZABETH TONIGHT (MONDAY) ATTENDED THE ANNUAL ROYAL VARIETY PERFORMANCE AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM THEATRE.?

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    QUEEN ELIZABETH TONIGHT (MONDAY) ATTENDED THE ANNUAL ROYAL VARIETY PERFORMANCE AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM THEATRE. THE SHOW FEATURED PROMINENT BRITISH VARIETY STARS - AS WELL AS VISITORS FROM THE UNITED STATES AND FRANCE. PROCEEDS FROM THE PERFORMANCE GO TO THE VARIETY ARTISTES BENEVOLENT FUND.

    A LARGE CROWD GATHERED OUTSIDE THE LONDON PALLADIUM - ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST FAMOUS VARIETY THEATRES - TO WATCH THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH ARRIVE. THE QUEEN WORE A GLITTERING EVENING GOWN.

    THE PERFORMANCE FOLLOWED THE GENERAL PLAN OF PREVIOUS ROYAL VARIETY SHOWS. THERE WERE TWENTY SEPARATE ACTS - EACH FEATURING A SINGING GROUP, OR A COMEDY TURN. FROM ACROSS THE ATLANTIC CAME THE FOLK-SINGING GROUP, PETER, PAUL AND MARY - ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR SINGING GROUPS OF THIS TYPE IN THE WORLD. TWO OTHER FAMOUS AMERICAN NAMES WERE THERE TOO - JACK BENNY AND TONY BENNETT. FROM FRANCE CAME JOHNNY HALLYDAY. BUD FLANAGAN MADE AN UNEXPECTED APPEARANCE.

    THE BRITISH CONTINGENT WAS HEADED BY COMEDIANS. PETER SELLERS, SPIKE MILLIGAN, ARTHUR HAYNES, KEN. DODD, PETER COOK AND DUDLEY MOORE EACH REDUCED THE AUDIENCE TO HELPLESS LAUGHTER WITH HIS PARTICULAR BRAND OF HUMOUR. ALL ARE STARS WHOSE TELEVISION APPEARANCES HAVE MADE THEM FAMOUS IN MANY PARTS OF THE WORLD.

    LEADERS IN THE FIELD OF POPULAR MUSIC WERE WELL REPRESENTED TOO. AMONG THEM DUSTY SPRINGFIELD - WHOSE SONGS ALWAYS SEEM TO REACH HIGH UP THE HIT PARADE, THE DAVE CLARK FIVE, FRANK IFIELD, AND KEN DODD - THE COMEDIAN WHO SURPRISED HIMSELF WHEN HE HIT THE TOP OF THE CHARTS WITH A RECENT RECORD CALLED "TEARS".

    AFTER THE SHOW, THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH WERE INTRODUCED TO THE ARTISTS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA59JY03SOOZ895OTP7HH439T2S
    Media URN:
    VLVA59JY03SOOZ895OTP7HH439T2S
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/11/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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