Queen Mother's Royal Variety ; Fascinatin' Rhythm, The Story of Tap ; Lion Battlefield

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Title
Queen Mother's Royal Variety ; Fascinatin' Rhythm, The Story of Tap ; Lion Battlefield
Additional title: Queen Mother at the Royal Variety Show
Additional title: Lions in Savannah
Additional title: Norman Maen Archive
Names
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 (Production company)
Collection

Norman Maen Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 2000 - 2002
Table of 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.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 5992
Topics
Tap dancing
Clog dancing
Dance, Black -- United States
Racism and the arts -- United States
Lion
Revues
Genres
Filmed performances
Filmed dance
Television specials
Music
Notes
Source note: Title from opening video credits and original VHS label.
Content: 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).
Venue: Videotaped during off-air recording on BBC in London, England, aired between 2000-2002.
Acquisition: Gift; Domy Reiter-Sofer; 2014.
Physical Description
Videocassette
Extent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (171 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Off-air recording ; poor visual and audio quality.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 929989184
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20841003
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ae802920-aa1b-0133-a21c-60f81dd2b63c
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  • 2000: Created (Approximate)
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Queen Mother's Royal Variety ; Fascinatin' Rhythm, The Story of Tap ; Lion Battlefield" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 2000 - 2002. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/bd4cfd20-aa1b-0133-60db-60f81dd2b63c

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Queen Mother's Royal Variety ; Fascinatin' Rhythm, The Story of Tap ; Lion Battlefield" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 21, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/bd4cfd20-aa1b-0133-60db-60f81dd2b63c

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (2000 - 2002). Queen Mother's Royal Variety ; Fascinatin' Rhythm, The Story of Tap ; Lion Battlefield Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/bd4cfd20-aa1b-0133-60db-60f81dd2b63c

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Queen Mother's Royal Variety ; Fascinatin' Rhythm, The Story of Tap ; Lion Battlefield