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By Royal Command: documentary
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, 1925-1990 (Performer)
Burns, George, 1896-1996 (Performer)
Benny, Jack, 1894-1974 (Performer)
Chevalier, Maurice, 1888-1972 (Performer)
Horton, Robert, 1924-2016 (Performer)
Howerd, Frankie (Performer)
Fields, Gracie, 1898-1979 (Performer)
BBC One (Television station : London, England) (Presenter)

Norman Maen Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1986
Place: London
Publisher: BBC1
Table of Contents
Royal Variety Performance preview commercial (3 min.) -- By Royal Command (Documentary of past Royal Variety Performances) (66 min.) / 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.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 6033
Television specials
Filmed performances
Filmed dance
Television programs
Source note: Title from opening video credits.
Creation/production credits: Producer, Rod Taylor.
Venue: Videotaped on BBC1 in London, England, possibly aired on 1986 November 28.
Acquisition: Gift; Domy Reiter-Sofer; 2014.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (69 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Off-air recording.
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: 929988553
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20840998
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 60837480-aa1f-0133-5d8f-60f81dd2b63c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1930: Creator Born
  • 1986: Created
  • 2015: Creator Died
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "By Royal Command" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1986.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "By Royal Command" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 13, 2021.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1986). By Royal Command Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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By Royal Command