The 8 O'Clock Revue, "Desert Flowers"

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Aug 1936
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Six young women are posed in front of a dark curtain in genie-style costumes. They are wearing long voluminous trousers, blouses with full sleeves, waistcoats, sashes and peaked hats decorated with crescent moons. In the back row are Doss Wan, Nell Perry and Madge Gilshnan. Seated in the front are Naomi McNaem Hazel Fraser and Vera Hickey. The women are in their costumes for "Desert Flowers," a dance they performed as part of "The 8 O'Clock Revue." The Revue was a fundraising concert held for the Opunake Surf Club.
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Aug 1936
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Extract from a review in the Opunake Times: " Another dance item which was greatly appreciated was “Desert Flowers,” with Mr S. Watson as vocal soloist. His voice was heard to advantage in this item, and the bright eastern costumes of the ballet all added to the general effect. Those taking part were Mrs J. Morris, Misses D. Wan, M. Gilshnan, V. Hickey, N. McNae and N. Perry. Their costumes were in red, mauve and green, with gold blouses and sashes and peaked headgear. Mr. Watson was also dressed in a red and gold eastern costume."

- Pam Childs on 11-11-2014 23:33:44

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