• Short Summary

    QUEEN ELIZABETH LAST NIGHT (MONDAY) ATTENDED BRITAIN'S SHOW BUSINESS EVENT OF THE YEAR - THE ROYAL COMMAND VARIETY PERFORMANCE.

  • Description

    QUEEN ELIZABETH LAST NIGHT (MONDAY) ATTENDED BRITAIN'S SHOW BUSINESS EVENT OF THE YEAR - THE ROYAL COMMAND VARIETY PERFORMANCE. STARTS, OLD AND YOUNG, WERE AMONG THE PERFORMERS OR IN THE AUDIENCE.

    AMONG THE FIRST ARRIVALS WAS PLAYWRIGHT NOEL COWARD AND SINGER JOE BROWN, LEADER OF THE BRUVVERS POP GROUP. THEY WERE THERE AS GUESTS.

    THE BIG SHOW-STOPPER WAS THE QUEEN'S DRESS - A FULL-SKIRTED FROCK OF ICE-BLUE ORGANZA, FITTED BODICE EMBROIDERED WITH DIAMANTE AND FINISHED WITH DIAMANTE ICICLES AT THE WAIST.

    SHE WAS PRESENTED WITH A BOUQUET BY 95-YEAR-OLD FLO HASTINGS, THE OLDEST RESIDENT OF A HOME FOR RETIRED MUSIC-HALL STARS. THE SHOW IS HELD EACH YEAR PARTLY FOR THEIR BENEFIT.

    THE TALENT-PACKED LINE-UP IN THE SHOW INCLUDED SINGER KATHY KIRBY, THE IRISH BALLAD GROUP THE BACHELORS, COMEDIAN TOMMY COOPER, VETERAN GRACIE FIELDS AT 66 MAKING HER NINTH APPEARANCE, AND A HOST OF OTHERS.

    AFTER THE SHOW, IT WAS TIME TO RELAX FOR STARS LIKE POP IDOL CLIFF RICHARD, ACTRESS-SINGER MILLICENT MARTIN, AND ONE OF BRITAIN'S BIGGEST YOUNG FEMALE POPSTERS, CILLA BLACK.

    THE SHOW RAISED ABOUT GBP30,000 FOR CHARITY.

    FOOTNOTE: THE BEATLES -- LAST YEAR'S BIG HIT -- WERE NOT AMONG THE PERFORMERS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAM1O7T5D6DS1N7XDTDOMI83WD
    Media URN:
    VLVAAM1O7T5D6DS1N7XDTDOMI83WD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/11/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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