PERSONAL RECORD. BARTON, WT. MARCUS SHOW
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COL - Billing: “Opera House. Coming Sat May 8th. Marcus Show - Spirit of The Dance”. Wider shot of billing showing inset poster: “... Direct from USA... La Vie Paree” [Adjoining movie poster for the “De Luxe” - “Man [Who] Lived Twice” with Marian Marsh and Isabel Jewell; released USA 1936.].
B&W - Rows of women on tiered stage wearing flowing gowns. Women performing cabaret act. Woman in diaphanous gown dancing around the stage with other women wearing sequinned outfits in the background. Man and woman dancing in richly decorated [Spanish style] costumes. Song and dance routines. Man singing and playing guitar.
Title: ‘The “Applicant” but what the Manager insists on seeing’. Man and woman. The woman moves behind a dressing screen and the man waits on the outside in anticipation - a man wearing long-johns and a hat jump out. Man playing mouth organ and guitar. Man playing a ukulele.
Title: “Lilian Warner”. Woman standing at a microphone. Man and woman on stage. Dancing (B&W).
Title: “Senorita Sofia Alvarez” Shots of woman performing [probably singing] in very ornate costume. Shot of various [vaudeville and cabaret] acts.
COL - Title: “Imitation of a man going up in a lift”. Man performing mime.
B&W - Group of women waving from the deck of the “S.S. Aloha” (stage set). Sign on gangway: “Marcus Transportation Co. Nashua”.
Historical note: The A.B. Marcus Show (Produced [& Directed] by A. B. Marcus) was a large American musical review which toured the Southern hemisphere and played in New Zealand during the 1930s.