ANNE ZIEGLER AND WEBSTER BOOTH

ANNE ZIEGLER AND WEBSTER BOOTH
ALL MATERIAL ON THIS SITE IS MY COPYRIGHT. DO NOT COPY IT FOR ANY PURPOSE WHATSOEVER WITHOUT OBTAINING MY PERMISSION! Webster Booth (tenor - 1902-1984) and Anne Ziegler (soprano - 1910-2003) were best known in Britain as duettists on the Variety circuit from 1940 to 1955. During that time they rose rapidly to fame and were frequently heard and seen on radio, records, television, film and stage. Besides this Variety Act, Webster Booth was one of the foremost tenors of his generation and continued to sing in numerous oratorios throughout his career on the Variety circuit. The Webster Booth-Anne Ziegler Yahoo group is for those who remember them from the days of their success in the UK and South Africa, and for others discovering them for the first time. In the group there is a discussion forum and access to rare recordings and photographs featuring them as duettists and soloists.

Monday, August 06, 2012

Sheet Music featuring Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth

Sheet Music featuring (or associated with) Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth

Webster Booth sang Chalita (Victor Schertzinger) in the late twenties at various Lyons Caf├ęs.

Tango project (1981)



Webster Booth took the role of the Duke of Buckingham in The Three Musketeers (1930) at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. He made his West End Debut in the production.

Front cover of Webster's score of Elijah (Mendelssohn) listing a few of his performances in the oratorio.



 The front pages of Webster's score of Messiah (Handel) given to him by his father Edwin Booth. Many of Webster's performances are listed here.

 Comfort Ye/Ev'ry Valley

 My Star (Bassett Silver) sung, recorded and broadcast by Webster in the 1930s.

Anne appeared in the musical Virginia by Arthur Schwartz at the Center Theater, New York in 1937.




Say That You Care from Me (Joseph White) was a song featured by Anne Ziegler in 1935.
Lilac of Louvaine was sung by Anne and Webster in the Blackpool show On With the Show produced by Lawrence Wright/Horatio Nicholls in the summer of 1940. 

In 1941 Anne and Webster appeared at the London Palladium in George Black's Show . Below are two songs the sang in the show. My Paradise (Harry Parr Davies)


Anne and Webster starred in a revival of The Vagabond King (Friml) at the Winter Garden Theatre, London in 1943. Their theme song Only a Rose is from the show.



Anne and Webster played strolling players in the film Waltz Time (Hans May) (1945)
They starred in the musical play Sweet Yesterday (Kenneth Leslie-Smith) at the Adelphi Theatre, Strand in 1945.
 
They starred in the film The Laughing Lady (Hans May). (1946)

They made a recording of Throw Open Wide Your Window with music by Hans May.


They recorded Dearest of All (Vernon Lathom Sharp) in the late 1940s. Vernon Lathom Sharp lived in East London, South Africa until his death in the 1990s.
 Here is Richard Tauber singing Dearest of All
 They discovered Blue Smoke when they were touring New Zealand in 1948 and made a recording of it as a duet.





















Blue Smoke (recorded in 1948)

When they returned to the UK in 1978 and began singing again (although they had "retired" in 1975), they often sang Ah yes, I remember it well from Gigi, the song made famous by Hermione Gingold and Maurice Chevalier in the film.

Hermione Gingold and Maurice Chevalier singing the song from the film.



Jeannie C August 2012
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