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Miss Kathleen Watt poses in her dancing costume for "Little Miss Vanity", a ballet solo she performed as part of the 1940 Opunake Patriotic Concert on 27 May 1940. Kathleen is seated on a stool and holds up a small, round mirror with both hands. She wears a short-skirted dress with ruffles around the neck, ruffles on her wrists, a ruffled head-piece and socks and ballet shoes. She is posed in front of a landscape backdrop.
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Extract from a review in the Opunake Times: "For her first solo, “Little Miss Vanity,” Miss K. Watt chose a salmon pink ballet frock of satin and net, with frilled neckline and wrist ruffles, salmon pompadour hat trimmed with silver, the frock being finished with silver tinsel bows. Pink ballet shoes and sockettes were worn."

- Pam Childs

Posted on 11-11-2014 23:52:35