On this day in 1937 the International Ladies Garment Workers Union presented the union-themed musical revue, Pins and Needles.
Happy Thanksgiving to the US contingent of the cher public!
Born on this day in 1900 actress and politician Helen Gahagan Douglas.
Born on this day in 1927 tenor Alfredo Kraus.
Born on this day in 1892 artist and designer Erté (né Romain de Tirtoff).
Born on this day in 1924 actress Geraldine Page.
On this day in 1934, Anything Goes, with words and music by Cole Porter, opened at the Alvin Theatre to run 420 performances.
Happy 78th birthday to composer, performer, director, vocalist, filmmaker and choreographer Meredith Monk.
On this day in 1962 soprano Régine Crespin made her Metropolitan Opera debut as the Marschallin. Mezzo Hertha Töpper debuted as Octavian and Lotte Lehmann was stage director.
Born on this day in 1882 soprano Amelita Galli-Curci.
Born on this day in 1925 actor Rock Hudson.
On this day in 1926 the Metropolitan Opera presented the US premiere of Puccini’s Turandot.
On this day in 1918 soprano Rosa Ponselle made her Metropolitan Opera debut (and her first appearance in opera anywhere) as Leonora.
Born on this day in 1926 soprano Leonie Rysanek.
On this day in 1940 Walt Disney‘s animated musical film Fantasia premiered at New York’s Broadway Theatre.
Born on this day in 1929 actress Grace Kelly, later Princess Grace of Monaco.
Born on this day in 1889 debonair actor, dancer and singer Clifton Webb.
Born on this day in 1889 actor’s actor Claude Rains.
Born on this day in 1914 actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr.
On this day in 1926, the Imperial Theatre was the setting for the opening night of the George and Ira Gershwin musical Oh, Kay!, starring Gertrude Lawrence and Victor Moore.
Born on this day in 1926 soprano Joan Sutherland.
On this day in 1928 the American premiere of Richard Strauss‘s Die Ägyptische Helena at the Metropolitan Opera, with Maria Jeritza typecast as the most beautiful woman in the world.
Born on this day in 1913 actress Vivien Leigh.
Born on this day in 1881 singer and actress Gaby Deslys.
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