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Queen Mother's Royal Variety [and] Fascinatin' Rhythm, The Story of Tap [and] Lion Battlefield.

Title
Queen Mother's Royal Variety [and] Fascinatin' Rhythm, The Story of Tap [and] Lion Battlefield.
Publication
2000-2002.

Available Online

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Details

Additional Authors
  • Valentine, Richard
  • Bishop, Kevin
  • Delfont, Bernard, Baron, 1909-
  • Benjamin, Louis
  • Nesbitt, Robert
  • Maen, Norman, 1932-2008
  • Davies, Tudor
  • Davis, Bernie
  • Monkhouse, Bob
  • Wark, Kirsty
  • Bassett, Peter (Documentary television producer)
  • Desai, Nainita
  • Laws, Malcolm
  • British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.
Description
1 streaming video file (171 min.) : sound, color.
Alternative Title
  • Queen Mother at the Royal Variety Show
  • Lions in Savannah
  • Norman Maen Archive.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Filmed performances.
  • Filmed dance.
  • Television specials.
  • Revues.
  • Video.
  • Dance.
Note
  • Title from opening video credits and original VHS label.
  • Off-air recording ; poor visual and audio quality.
  • Fascinatin' Ryhthm dance clips include: Top Hat (1935), Gay Divorcee (1934), Broadway Melody (1929), Gold Diggers of 1935, Born to Dance (1936), Broadway Melody of 1940, Kiss me Kate (1953), Thousands Cheer (1943), Stand Up and Cheer (1934), The Little Colonel (1935), Orchestra Wives (1942), Stepping Toes (1938), White Nights (1985), Oklahoma (1955), Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk (1995), Olympics 2000 (Sydney, Australia), Tap Dogs (1996), Savion Glover performing in Bamboozled (2001).
Access (note)
  • Patrons can access streaming video online only at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Source (note)
  • Domy Reiter-Sofer;
Contents
  • Queen Mother at the Royal Variety Show (Queen Mother's Royal Variety) (2000, retrospective on BBC) (54 min.) / director, Richard Valentine ; producer, Kevin Bishop ; original stage presentation and direction, Lord Delfont, Louis Benjamin, Robert Nesbitt, Norman Maen, Tudor Davies ; original television production, Michael Hurl, Yvonne Littlewood, Stewart Morris ; lighting designer, Bernie Davis ; hosted by Bob Monkhouse ; performers/speakers, Bruce Forsythe (1961), Dame Edna, Tom Jones (1991), Rowan Atkinson (1984), Victoria Wood (1986), David Jason, Buster Merryfield, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Ronnie Corbett & Bruce Forsyth (1988), Frankie Howerd (1978), Mike Yarwood (1976), Freddie Starr (1970), Brian Conley (1988), Liberace (1972), George Carl (1974), Billy Dainty (1974), Dickie Henderson & Rod Hull & Emu (1972), Max Bygraves (1986 & 1984), Shirley Bassey (1976), Warren Mitchell, Dandy Nichols, Una Stubbs, Anthony Booth, Ann Miller and Mickey Rooney (1988), Ethel Merman (1982), Sammy Davis Jnr. (1980), Jackie Mason (1988), Bob Hope (1962), The Golden Girls (1988), Dionne Warwick (1970), Arthur Askey (1978), Eartha Kitt (1962), Gracie Fields (1978), Elton John (1972), The Jackson Five (1972), The Beatles (1963).
  • Omnibus: Fascinatin' Rhythm, The Story of Tap (Season 35, Ep. 3, aired 2/24/01, ends abruptly) (58 min.) / narrator, Kirsty Wark ; speakers, Rusty Frank (tap preservationist), Gregory Hines (tap dancer), Fayard Nicholas (tap dancer), Richard Barrios (film historian), Ann Miller (tap dancer), Mark Cantor (dance historian), Donald Bogle (film historian), Leonard Reed (Tap dancer), Brenda Dixon Gottschild (dance historian), George C. Wolfe (theater director), Tamango (tap dancer), Tony Barrand (folk historian), Sam Sherry (clog dancer), Ira Bernstein (step dancer), Brenda Bufalino (tap choreographer), Hazel Banting née Ascot (tap dancer), Derick Grant (tap dancer), Roxanne Butterfly (tap dancer), Louis Johnson (dance teacher), Dein Perry (director, Tap Dogs).
  • Lion Battlefield (a BBC/Discovery Channel Co-production, BBC Bristol, 2002) (59 min.) / producer, Peter Bassett ; music, Nainita Desai & Malcolm Laws.
Call Number
*MGZIDF 5992
OCLC
  • 929989184
  • 929989184
Title
Queen Mother's Royal Variety [and] Fascinatin' Rhythm, The Story of Tap [and] Lion Battlefield.
Production
2000-2002.
Country of Producing Entity
U.K.
Type of Content
two-dimensional moving image
Type of Medium
video
computer
Type of Carrier
online resource
Access
Patrons can access streaming video online only at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Event
Videotaped during off-air recording on BBC in London, England, aired between 2000-2002.
Original Version
Original format: 1 videocassette (PAL) ; 1/2 in.
Connect to:
NYPL Digital Collections
Added Author
Valentine, Richard, television director.
Bishop, Kevin, producer.
Delfont, Bernard, Baron, 1909- stage director.
Benjamin, Louis, stage director.
Nesbitt, Robert, stage director.
Maen, Norman, 1932-2008, stage director.
Davies, Tudor, stage director.
Davis, Bernie, lighting designer.
Monkhouse, Bob, host.
Wark, Kirsty, narrator.
Bassett, Peter (Documentary television producer), producer.
Desai, Nainita, composer.
Laws, Malcolm, composer.
British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.
Reiter-Soffer, Domy, donor.
Added Title
Norman Maen Archive.
Research Call Number
*MGZIDF 5992
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