From my article about Rhapsody in Blue.

by Albert Haim

November 9, 1929. The third anniversary revue at the Paramount Theatre in New York City ranged from slapstick comedy to male eccentric dancers to lavish numbers. The last number was an interpretation of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with girls in blue tinsel dresses dancing to the music played by violinist David Rubinoff (born in Russia in 1897, died in Columbus OH in 1986) conducting the pit orchestra. The Rhapsody number ended with a fire backstage behind a protecting scrim.


Posted on Dec 27, 2017, 6:17 AM

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