By Royal Command [and] Royal Variety Performance

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By Royal Command [and] Royal Variety Performance
Additional title: Norman Maen Archive
Taylor, Rod, 1930-2015 (Producer)
Pavlova, Anna, 1881-1931 (Performer)
Robey, George, 1869-1954 (Performer)
Prince, Arthur (Performer)
Tate, Harry, 1872-1940 (Performer)
Miller, Max, 1894-1963 (Performer)
Hope, Bob, 1903-2003 (Performer)
Kaye, Danny (Performer)
Davis, Sammy, Jr., 1925-1990 (Performer)
Burns, George, 1896-1996 (Performer)
Benny, Jack, 1894-1974 (Performer)
Chevalier, Maurice, 1888-1972 (Performer)
Horton, Robert, 1924- (Performer)
Howerd, Frankie (Performer)
Fields, Gracie, 1898-1979 (Performer)
Whitehouse, Brian (Television director)
Maen, Norman, 1932-2008 (Stage director)
Maen, Norman, 1932-2008 (Producer)
Maen, Norman, 1932-2008 (Choreographer)
Littlewood, Yvonne (Producer)
Lawley, Sue, 1946- (Speaker)
Hazlehurst, Ronnie (Musical director)
Van Laast, Anthony (Choreographer)
Richer, Jeff (Choreographer)
Rocker, Nicholas (Costume designer)
Hawes, Barrie (Sound designer)
Cunliffe, Paul (Sound designer)
Snape, Stan (Lighting designer)
Taylor, Don (Designer)
BBC One (Television station : London, England) (Presenter)

Norman Maen Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1986
Table of Contents
Royal Variety Performance preview commercial (1 min.) -- By Royal Command (The Making of the Royal Command Performance, 1986) (66 min.) / producer, Rod Taylor ; speakers, Ken Dodd, Paul Daniels, Jimmy Tarbuck, Bruce Forsyth, Mike Yarwood, Roy Hudd, Billy Marsh, Bob Monkhouse, Lord Grade, Florence Desmond, Max Bygraves, Julie Andrews, Lionel Blair, Bill Cotton, Tommy Trinder, Sammy Davis Jnr., Joan Collins, Patrick Duffy, Petula Clark, Rich Little, Tom Jones, George Burns, Lord Delfont, Harry Secombe, Charlie Drake, The Beatles, Roy Castle, Freddie Starr, Frankie Howerd, Lonnie Donegan, Ron Moody, Larry Hagman, Des O'Connor, Beryl Reid, Rod Hull, Evelyn Laye, Billy Dainty, Bernie Winters, Rowan Atkinson, Louis Benjamin. |||| Royal Variety Performance in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, accompanied by H.R.H. The Duchess of York (from the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, on November 24, 1986) (186 min.) / director, Brian Whitehouse ; stage director and associate producer, Norman Maen ; produced by Yvonne Littlewood ; musical director, Ronnie Hazlehurst ; choreography, Norman Maen, Anthony Van Laast, Jeff Richer ; costume designer, Nicholas Rocker ; sound, Barrie Hawes, Paul Cunliffe ; lighting, Stan Snape ; design, Don Taylor ; programme introduced by Sue Lawley ; starring, Victor Borge, Rory Bremner, Max Bygraves, Marti Caine, Frank Carson, Cyd Charisse, Petula Clark, Ronnie Corbett, Tyne Daly, Paul Daniels (assisted by Debbie McGee), Michael Davis, Ken Dodd, Val Doonican, Margot Fonteyn, David Frost, Sharon Gless, Stephane Grappelli, Simon Howe, Huddersfield Choral Society, Gloria Hunniford, David Jason, Stephen Jefferies, Aled Jones, Penelope Keith, Margaret Kelly, Kit and The Widow, Lulu, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Vera Lynn, Paul McCartney, Ruth Madoc, Valerie Masterson, Buster Merryfield, Bob Monkhouse, Nana Mouskouri, Paul Nicholas, Peking Opera, Carolyn Pickles, Su Pollard, Alan Randall, Angela Rippon, Leonard Sachs, Peggy Spencer Latin American Formation Team, Peter Ustinov, Marti Webb, Terry Wogan, Victoria Wood, The cast of Eastenders, and members of the companies of 42nd Street and Charlie Girl, The Royal Variety Dancers, Pipes and Drums of The First Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borders.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 6002
Television specials
Filmed performances
Filmed dance
Television programs
Source note: Title from opening video credits.
Acquisition: Gift; Domy Reiter-Sofer; 2014.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (253 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Off-air recording ; ending credits for By Royal Command are missing.
Clips from the first Royal Command performance at The Palace Theatre, London, England on July 1, 1912 with Anna Pavlova ; also includes performance excerpts from past shows with George Robey, Arthur Prince, Harry Tate, Max Miller, Bob Hope, Danny Kaye, Sammy Davis Jnr., George Burns & Jack Benny (as Gracie), Maurice Chevalier, Robert Horton, Frankie Howerd, Gracie Fields.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: 931544865
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20849363
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 3dd64f70-aa1d-0133-b5f6-60f81dd2b63c
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "By Royal Command [and] Royal Variety Performance" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1986.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "By Royal Command [and] Royal Variety Performance" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 8, 2023.

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By Royal Command [and] Royal Variety Performance