The 8 O'Clock Revue, "The Lady in Red"

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Aug 1936
Nine young women are posed in two rows front of a dark curtain in dancing costumes. The costumes consist of dark-toned dresses with ruffles at the neck and tall cone-shaped hats decorated with fabric flowers. The woman seated on the floor in the front row and not wearing a hat is the ballet's soloist, Donnie Morris. There is a tambourine on the floor in front of her. Some of the dancers are holding onto the edges of their skirts, others raise their arms in dramatic poses. The women are in their costumes for "The Lady in Red," 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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Extract from a review in the Opunake Times: " A most effective item was the red ballet with Mrs R. McTavish singing “The Lady in Red” and Mrs J. Morris as dance soloist. Mrs McTavish’s frock was a scarlet taffeta evening gown trimmed with silver ribbon. Mrs Morris’s ballet frock was of red taffeta, with short frilled skirt, red neck and arm ruffles and silver bandeau. Red shoes were worn and her solo was excellently executed. The ballet, which comprised Mrs H. Smith, Mrs J. Clouston, Mrs A. & K. Blackman, J. Whiting, J. Bishop, W.Murray and M. Coad, were frocked in short red taffeta frocks, red neck and wrist ruffles, red pierrot hats and red shoes."

- Pam Childs posted 8 years ago.

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