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1921, London Hippodrome

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25th November, 1921
The Hippodrome, London

1921 marked the first time that the "Royal Variety Performance" became an annual event, when His Majesty King George V decreed that the Monarch, or a close representative of the Monarch, would attend an annual Performance, in aid of the Entertainment Artistes' Benevolent Fund, once a year thereafter.

Harry Marlow, Secretary of the Fund, was also responsible for securing His Majesty King George V as Patron of the charity in the same year. The evening raised £2,000 for the Fund, including £50 which the King himself gave for the Royal Box.

Harry Marlow was responsible for all Royal Performances until his death in 1956, when Mr. Arthur Scott took over the responsible task.

ROYAL VARIETY PERFORMANCE

Held in the presence of
HIS MAJESTY KING GEORGE V
and HER MAJESTY QUEEN MARY

Presented by: Oswald Stoll
Musical Director: Julian Jones
Stage Director: H.E.Bright

FREDERICK SYLVESTER & CO
NORAH BLANEY and GWEN FARRAR
G.S.MELVIN
RENEE & GODFREY
MALCOM NEIL McEACHERN
REBLA
THE PEEP SHOW with ANNIE CROFT
& REGINALD SHARLAND, FRED ALLANDALE,
ALBERT DARNLEY, RUTH FRENCH, MARY GIBBS
MILTON HAYES
BILLY MERSON
THE FIVE PETLEYS
1921
1921

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