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Evelyn Dall was an American cabaret singer and dancer who came over to Britain to join the famous British dance band leader, Bert Ambrose in 1935.

As you can see, Evelyn was a beautiful girl with a lot of sex-appeal. She was an all round performer, singer, dancer and actress. I particularly like her self-confidence and ability not to take herself too seriously.

More information on Evelyn's career, can be found on Grahame Newnham's excellent site.

Thanks go to Lynda Adams who has provided a number of sources to help fill in some of Evelyn's appearances around the country.

Evelyn's short but hugely successful career is illustrated below. I welcome any additions to the list. Evelyn died aged 92 on 10 March 2010.

Evelyn Dall Timeline

(Note that the dates for theatre appearances with Ambrose are often Monday for the week with Sundays off, unless otherwise shown.)

08-Jan-18

Evelyn Mildred Fuss, born in the Bronx, New York City, daughter of a Manhattan postal clerk Isadore. Evelyn also had a brother Robert born in 1921.
(Evelyn chose her stage name from President Roosevelt's grandchildren).

1933
Left school (aged 15)

1933

Paramount Theatre, New York aged 15 (Al Seigel singing coach)

Nov-33
Fields, Marvin and Dall 'The Sidesplitting Funsters' appear at the Palace Theater, Springfield, MA
09-Dec-33
Fields, Marvin and Dall appear at Alden Theatre, Jamaica Long Island, NY
26-Jan-34
Fields, Marvin and Dall appear at Shea Theatre, Buffalo, NY.

02-Feb-34

(Release date) Warner Bros. Comedy Film Short (22 minutes) 'The Inventors'

Mar-34

Evelyn Dall broadcasting on radio

Jun-34
Evelyn Dall appears in Billy Rose's Revue at the Casino de Paris, New York
26-Jun-34
In Milton Berle's Show at Shea's Buffalo Theater, Buffalo, New York (1 week)
Jul-1934
Al Siegel, producer, pianist and arranger meets Evelyn at a social function. This led to an audition, a personal contract and coaching. Siegel arranges for her to be engaged by Felix Ferry for his planned Monte Carlo Follies show. Rehearsals start in July.
Late July-34 'Follies' cast sail to Monte Carlo
1-Aug-34
Monte Carlo Follies opens with Evelyn as principal, Evelyn Kelly, 16 girl dancers, and the Robinson Twins.
20-Aug-34
The Press reports that Stephen Royal and Evelyn are to be married.
17-Sep-34
The Press report that Victor de Rothschild is dating Evelyn Dall
1-Oct-34
Monte Carlo Follies at the Rex Cinema, Paris, then travel to London.
4-Oct-34
Monte Carlo Follies open at the New Silver Restaurant, Grosvenor House, London. (This is where Bert Ambrose sees her perform). The show is accompanied by Sydney Lipton and his band.
21-Oct-34
The Press report that Victor de Rothschild is still dating Evelyn Dall and that they will be attending a society wedding as a couple on 27 October..
26-Oct-34
Evelyn at the Embassy Club before the night's performance in the Follies. Friend Lord Poulet (David Plunkett-Greene) takes her to Grosvenor House for her show.

18-Dec-34

Evelyn boards the Aquitania bound for New York

26-Apr-35

Evelyn signed up to appear in the forthcoming show 'Parade'

5-May-35

Appears in the pre-Broadway try out of the satirical show "Parade" in the Colonial Theatre, Boston. Cast includes Eve Arden, Jimmy Savo, Ralph Riggs, J. Elliot Leonard. Evelyn sings "I'm All Washed Up On Love" with Ralph Riggs and solos on "Selling Sex" and I'm An International Orphan." (2 weeks, 5 to 18 May)

20-May-35
Guild Theatre Production of the show 'Parade' on Broadway, New York which closes 22 June after 40 performances.
3-Jun-35
Evelyn reported to be dating Chuck Walters, co-starring in the show 'Parade' They visit Coney Island during break days.
12-Jun-35
Evelyn signed up to appear in some of the 130 film shorts planned by Warner Bros during the 1935-36 season
2-Jul-35
Start of filming of the film short 'Doorman's Opera' (at Vitaphone Studio, Brooklyn). Charlotte Aarton, Ray Heatherton, Thelma Leeds featured. Director, Roy Mack.
Jul-35
Vitaphone Musical Film short 'Tickets Please'. It is known that Evelyn made another 3 film shorts for Warner Bros at this time.

Jul-1935

Evelyn Dall in a night club act appearing at the Manhattan Music Hall where she is contacted by Ambrose to join his orchestra and she accepts.

10-Aug-35

Broadcast with the Ambrose orchestra on the first night of arrival in England

11-Aug-35

Tower Ballroom, Blackpool - second day in England appears in front of 5,000 fans sings 'South American Joe' to a great response.

12-Aug-35

Liverpool Empire (1 week)

mid-Aug-35

Grafton Rooms, Liverpool (late night dance date)

19-Aug-35

Glasgow Empire with Ambrose until Saturday 24 August (Thanks Peter Wallace) arrived from Liverpool by train at 14.40.

24-Aug-35
Broadcast from Glasgow (with Ambrose)
26-Aug-35
Edinburgh Empire Theatre with Ambrose (1 week)
29-Aug-35
Marine Gardens Ballroom, Portobello, Edinburgh (late night dance date 11.30-03.00)
31-Aug-35
Birkenhead Advertiser reports listeners are anxious to know about Evelyn Dall who has "taken the country by storm"
02-Sep-35
Appearing at Newcastle Empire with Ambrose (1 week)
06-Sep-35
Oxford Galleries, Newcastle (Ambrose dance date) during above residency
09-Sep-35
Hippodrome, Birmingham (with Ambrose) (1 week)
14-Sep-35
Hippodrome, Birmingham Broadcast at 17.15
16-Sep-35
Palace Theatre, Manchester (with Ambrose) (1 week)
25-Sep-35
Recording session with Ambrose (3 titles: - Mrs. Worthington, Cohen the Crooner, Lulu's Back in Town)
26-Sep-35
Holborn Empire, London (1 week) with Ambrose orchestra
5-Oct-35
Huddersfield Town Hall (Ambrose dance date) Band travelled from Leeds and played until 2am)
12-Oct-35
Recording session with Ambrose (1 title: - The General's Fast Asleep)

13-Oct-35

Second Grand Concert in Rhythm (Evelyn with Ambrose) at the Empress Ballroom in Blackpool Winter Gardens. (Blackpool dates from Sunday until Wednesday 16th).

Evelyn Dall
14-Oct-35
Grand Theatre, Blackpool (1 week)

16-Oct-35

Empress Ballroom, Blackpool Grand Farewell Late Dance 10.30-02.00

21-Oct-35
Royal Opera House, Leicester (1 week)
28-Oct-35
Ambrose at the New Theatre, Cardiff until 2 Nov 35  (Thanks very much Lynda Adams!)

05-Nov-35

Recording session with Ambrose (1 title: - The Lady in Red)

11-Nov-35

Holborn Empire for the week with Ambrose orchestra

1936

Radio Stars 2nd series (coloured) Cigarette Cards (one card features ED) C & T

16-Jan-36

Recording session with Ambrose (1 title: - Wotcha Gotcha Trombone For?)

10-Feb-36
Sheffield Empire with Ambrose orchestra

Feb-36

Release date of film 'Soft Lights & Sweet Music' (2 songs: - Lost My Rhythm, Lost My Music, Lost My Man, I'm All In).

Feb-36
Evelyn is interviewed for Musical Pictorial March 1936 magazine. She is watched being handed the baton by Ambrose and rehearses the band for the forthcoming Variety stage show tour.
10-Feb-36

Sheffield Empire, Ambrose orchestra conducted by Evelyn Dall

9-Mar-36
Nottingham Empire, Ambrose orchestra conducted by Evelyn Dall
16-Mar-36
Stretford Empire, Ambrose orchestra conducted by Evelyn Dall
20-Mar-36
Recording session with Ambrose (1 title: 'Woe is Me' with Jack Cooper)
23-Mar-36
Holborn Empire, Ambrose orchestra conducted by Evelyn Dall

30-Mar-36

Hippodrome Theatre, Portsmouth

03-Apl-36
Holborn Empire, Ambrose orchestra conducted by Evelyn Dall

13-Apr-36

Glasgow Empire Ambrose orchestra (Ambrose back as conductor) (1 week)

27-Apl-36
Hippodrome, Birmingham, Ambrose orchestra

4-May-36

Palace Theatre, Manchester Ambrose orchestra

31-May-36

Morning Noon and Night Radio Luxembourg broadcast (with Ambrose)

10-Jun-36

Recording session with Ambrose (3 titles: - Cuban Pete, I'm All In, Lost My Rhythm, Lost My Music, Lost My Man)

22-Jun-36
Holborn Empire, (1 week) Ambrose orchestra

27-Jun-36

Evelyn's picture appears in Picturegoer magazine

19-Jul-36
Weston-super-Mare, Winter Gardens Pavilion, Ambrose orchestra
20-Jul-36
Northampton New Theatre, Ambrose orchestra

Jul-36

Plymouth, Ambrose orchestra

1936

Evelyn marries Ambrose's manager 'Mr Holmes' to satisfy regulations to stay in Britain

Aug-36
Evelyn and Ambrose in Antibes, France. Evelyn has a 'swollen face' due to an unknown medical condition.

14-Sep-36

May Fair Hotel, London. Start of residency at , Ambrose orchestra with regular Saturday night broadcasts

08-Oct-36
Radio Broadcast from May Fair Hotel, London Ambrose orchestra 10.25pm (65 minutes) with Jack Cooper, etc.

14-Oct-36

Recording session with Ambrose (1 title: - Organ Grinder's Swing)

03-Dec-36

Recording session with Ambrose (1 title: - Did You Mean It?)

10-Dec-36

TV appearance Starlight (with Ambrose and his orchestra)

Dec-36

Evelyn voted second place in Melody Maker poll (female danceband vocalists) behind Elsie Carlisle who she replaced with Ambrose).

29-Dec-36

TV appearance Starlight (with Ambrose and his orchestra plus TV orchestra)

25-Jan-37
Hippodrome, Birmingham with Ambrose orchestra

03-Feb-37

Recording session with Ambrose (1 title: - On the Isle of Kitchymiboko)

05-Feb-37
Holborn Empire, London Ambrose Presents Evelyn Dall and the Ambrose Swing Octet
08-Feb-37
New Cross Empire, London Ambrose Presents Evelyn Dall and the Ambrose Swing Octet
11-Feb-37
Evelyn on the front page of the Daily Mirror announcing her plan to retire at 25.
16-Feb-37
Judgement in Evelyn's favour at Westminster County Court over damages claimed by Foster's Agency and her American agent for 10% of her earnings. Evelyn contented she received no benfit from them. Evelyn was described as Evelyn Holmes and earning £50 per week. the latter 'startled' the Judge.

22-Feb-37

Gaumont British film short Miss Evelyn Dall interviewed about her salary Reuters News Clip

Mar-37
Evelyn living in a flat in Marble Arch, London
Mar-37
Evelyn tells her story to Rhythm magazine

Mar-37

Release date of film 'Calling All Stars' (2 songs: - Organ Grinder's Swing, I Don't Wanna Get Hot)

Mar-37

Start residency at Ciro's Club (with once fortnightly broadcasts)

06-Mar-37

1st broadcast from Ciro's

20-Mar-37

2nd broadcast from Ciro's

24-Mar-37

Recording session with Ambrose (2 titles: - Swing is in the Air, Sailor Where Are Thou?)

25-Mar-37

TV 'Starlight' Evelyn and Sam Browne (10 minutes)

03-Apr-37

Recording session with Ambrose (2 titles: - I May Be Poor But I'm Honest, Rhythms OK in Harlem)

05-Apl-37
Paramount Theatre, Tottenham Court Road, London with Ambrose orchestra

28-Apr-37

Recording session with Ambrose (1 title: - Gangway)

May-37

Concerts in Paris at the American Embassy and Bois de Boulogne gardens

11-May-37
Astoria, Finsbury Park, London with Ambrose orchestra

14-May-37

Recording session with Ambrose (1 title: - Swing High, Swing Low)

18-Jun-37

Recording session with Ambrose (3 titles: - Poor Robinson Crusoe, Let's Call the whole Thing Off (with Sam Browne), Fifty Million Robins Can't Be Wrong)

Evelyn Dall in 1936

28-Jul-37

Closed at Ciro's

11-Jun-37

TV 'One Hundred Percent Broadway' (with David Burns)

Jul-37

Release date of film 'Sing as You Swing' (3 songs: - Sing as You Swing, Let's Dance, That's As Far As It Goes)

30-Jul-37

Evelyn in swimsuit featured on the cover of Radio Pictorial

01-Aug-37

Sunday evening 6pm Radio Luxembourg "Up to the Minute Rhythm" Programme for Lifebuoy Soap with Ambrose (Evelyn sang 'Fifty Million Robins Can't Be Wrong.')

Aug-37

Appear at Chez Victor, Cannes

6-Sep-37
New Cross Empire, Ambrose presents Ambrose Swing Octet with Evelyn, Sam Browne

15-Sep-37

Café de Paris, London (1 week) Ambrose Swing Octet

27-Sep-37
Evelyn starts filming a production provisionally named 'Calling All-Stars.'
29-Sep-37
Evelyn walks out of filming and is described as 'tempermental' and earning £200 per week. This is the start of a slander case involving Daniel Fish (film agent) and Ambrose. See entry for 12/12/37.

30-Sep-37

TV 'One Hundred Percent Broadway' (with David Burns)

22-Oct-37

TV 'One Hundred Percent Broadway' (with David Burns)

26-Oct-37

Recording session with Ambrose (1 title: - It's the Natural Thing to Do) after which Ambrose refuses to renew his recording contract with Decca.

early Nov-37

Film 'Kicking The Moon Around' aka 'The Playboy'.
Evelyn sings 'No Songs About Love', 'You're What's the Matter With Me', 'It's the Rhythm in Me.

1937

Scenes from the Films Cigarette Cards (ED and Florence Desmond in 'Kicking the Moon Around') R and J Hill

late Nov-37

Evelyn voted second place in Melody Maker poll (female danceband vocalists) behind Mary Lee

late 1937

Café de Paris residency with Ambrose

11-Dec-37

Evelyn appears with Ambrose and his orchestra in a concert at the Royal Albert Hall for the Pitman's College Prize Giving. She sings 'It's the Natural Thing to Do.'

12-Dec-37
Ambrose is the defendant at a slander case hearing adjourned from 29/9/37 regarding the proposed film 'Calling All Stars.'

21-Dec-37

TV 'One Hundred Percent Broadway' (with David Burns)

Dec-37

"And This Is Crooning" (Evelyn interviewed in The Accordion Times and Harmonica News)

24-Jan-38
Holborn Empire, London (1 week) Ambrose and his Sextet with Naunton Wayne and Jimmy James.

18-Feb-38

TV 'One Hundred Percent Broadway' (with David Burns)

1938

Phillips Short Animated Film (1 title: - The Rhythm's OK In Harlem )

19-Feb-38

Radio Broadcast. 10.55pm (60 minutes) Ambrose and his orchestra.

25-Mar-38

TV 'One Hundred Percent Broadway' (with David Burns)

06-Apl-38
Evelyn conducts the Ambrose Octet for the week at the Hippodrome Theatre, Portsmouth

15-Apr-38

Evelyn poses for Radio Pictorial "Fashionfotos" no.10

17-Apr-38

Radio Luxembourg Sunday evening 6pm "Up to the Minute Rhythm" Programme for Lifebuoy Soap with Ambrose

Apr-38

Ambrose disbands orchestra and takes a small band to Cannes, France

10-May-38

Ambrose and orchestra head a variety show at Exhibition Concert Hall, Glasgow includes the Manahattan Three, Steffani and the Silver songsters, Eric Mason (comedian), Mario 'Harp' Lorenzi and the Loretto Girls.

16-May-38
Daily Mirror article erroneous answer to fan 'Evelyn is not married.'

late May-38

Café de Paris, London residency with Ambrose orchestra

18-May-38

Alexandria Palace TV appearance 'One Hundred Percent Broadway' (with David Burns)

01-Jun-38

Buckingham Palace, Royal Derby Night Ball performance ED sang to 1,000 famous guests songs including "Nice Work If You Can Get It" with Ambrose and his "Prince's Restaurant Orchestra." Evelyn was dressed in a backless blue satin evening gown.

03-Jun-38

Broadcast from Café de Paris

13-Jun-38
Holborn Empire, London (1 week) Ambrose Octet with Vic Oliver

13-Jun-38

Time Magazine reports on the Royal Derby Ball performance. Evelyn is referred to as Ambrose's "Bronx Bombshell"

15-Jun-38

Alexandria Palace TV appearance 'One Hundred Percent Broadway' (with David Burns)

27-Jun-38

London Palledium. Evelyn conducts the Ambrose Octet for the week (2 shows nightly) Josephine Baker tops the bill!

09-Jul-38

Closes at Café de Paris

11-Jul-38
Glasgow Empire (Exhibition) Ambrose's Swing Oct Start of countrywide tour.

Jul-38

Ambrose tours Holland and Belgium

28-Jul-38

Evelyn is caught on film watching Motspur Park (Surrey) Laundry Sports Ref BP 28073897517

05-Sep-38

Birmingham Hippodrome with Ambrose and orchestra. (Denny Dennis joins the band here)

11-Sep-38
Morecambe, Winter Gardens Sunday concert Ambrose and his orchestra (Evelyn not mentioned in the programme)
12-Sep-38
Liverpool, Empire Ambrose Octet

19-Sep-38

Glasgow Empire, Ambrose and orchestra

27-Sep-38
Holborn Empire, London (1 week) Ambrose Octet with Lucan and McShane

Oct-38

Dublin, Ambrose Stageshow for a week followed by a week off.

Oct-38

Ambrose resumes recording following a dispute with Decca.

14-Oct-38

Recording session with Ambrose (1 title: Says My Heart)

27-Oct-38

Recording session with Ambrose (1 title: - Joseph Joseph)

27-Oct-38

Alexandria Palace TV appearance (Ambrose Octet with Evelyn Dall)

 

29 Oct-38

Alexandria Palace TV appearance (Ambrose Octet with Evelyn Dall)

05-Dec-38
Empire, Croyden with Ambrose Octet.
12-Dec-38
Empire, Sheffield with Ambrose Octet.

Dec-38

Cafe de Paris, London. Ambrose orchestra residency.

20-Dec-38

Alexandria Palace TV appearance Christmas Cabaret with Jasper Maskelyne & Afrique

22-Dec-38

Alexandria Palace TV appearance 9pm (45 minutes) Christmas Cabaret with Jasper Maskelyne & Afrique

13-Jan-39

Recording session with Ambrose (1 title: - I Got Love)

23-Jan-39

Empire, Edinburgh with Ambrose and his orchestra.

30-Jan-39
Hippodrome, Bristol with Ambrose and his orchestra.

09-Feb-39

Alexandria Palace TV appearance (with Ambrose Octet)

11-Feb-39
Holborn Empire, London (1 week) Ambrose Octet with Vic Oliver
03-Mar-39
Alexandria Palace TV show 3pm (25 minutes)
Ambrose Octet with Max Bacon, Vera Lynn, Les Carew and George Sandiford.

11-Mar-39

Radio Broadcast Ambrose Octet 5pm (60 minutes) with Denny Dennis, Vera Lynn and George Sandiford

18-Mar-39
Radio Broadcast Ambrose and his orchestra 5pm (60 minutes) with Denny Dennis, Vera Lynn and George Sandiford
20-Mar-39
Adelphi Theatre, London (1 week) Ambrose Octet

26-Mar-39

Gaumont State, Kilburn, London. Jazz Jamboree 1939 (Sunday performance featuring many other British bands)

27-Mar-39

Recording session with Ambrose (2 titles:- Hold Tight Hold Tight, Jeepers Creepers)

05-Apl-39

Alexandria Palace TV show 9pm (25 minutes)
Ambrose Octet with Max Bacon, Vera Lynn, Les Carew and George Sandiford.

12-Apl-39
Coventry. Radio Broadcast 9.20 pm (40 minutes) with Ambrose Octet with Max Bacon, Vera Lynn, Les Carew and Jimmy Miller.
15-May-39
Alhambra, Bradford, with Ambrose and his orchestra.

07-Jun-39

Recording session with Ambrose (3 titles: - 1 rejected, Three Little Fishes, Beer Barrel Polka)

12-Jun-39
Holborn Empire, London (1 week) Ambrose Octet with Tommy Trinder

17-Jun-39

Recording session with Ambrose (1 title: - Ain't Cha Comin' Out?)

19-Jun-39
London Coliseum (1 week) with Ambrose Octet
Jul-39
Palace Theatre, Plymouth (1 week) "Ambrose presents" Evelyn Dall and Max Bacon billed above the Ambrose Octet.

07-Aug-39

Palace Theatre, Manchester. "Ambrose presents" Evelyn Dall and Max Bacon billed above the Ambrose Octet.

Aug-39

London Palladium with Ambrose

15-Sep-39

London Hippodrome date cancelled due to theatre closure ruling due to war declared on 3 September.
Band start tour of northern England towns later in September.

02-Oct-39

Palace Theatre, Manchester with Ambrose and orchestra.

06-Oct-39

Ambrose and his band (including Evelyn, Leslie Coates, Max Bacon, Stanley Black and Vera Lynn). play a concert for 183rd Battery Royal Artillery stationed outside Manchester. (Information kindly provided by Edward Poultney).

09-Oct-39

Glasgow Empire

16-Oct-39
Liverpool Empire

27-Oct-39

Alexandria Palace TV appearance (with Ambrose and his orchestra plus TV orchestra)

29-Oct-39

Alexandria Palace TV appearance (with Ambrose Octet)

Nov-39

ED again voted runner up female vocalist (Melody Maker)

10-Nov-39

Recording session with Ambrose (2 titles: - An Apple for the Teacher (with Jack Cooper), My Heart Belongs to Daddy)

22-Nov-39

May Fair Hotel Ambrose returns for a new residency.

08-Dec-39

Recording session (1 title: - Gulliver's Travels Selection - Bluebirds In the Moonlight)

29-Jan-40

Pathetone Film Short no.513 (with Ambrose) (1 song: - FDR Jones)

mid-Feb-40

Recording session (solo) (2 titles: - Mr Jones Are You Coming to Bed?, My Wubba Dolly)

05-Mar-40

Recording session with Ambrose (1 title: - Pinocchio Selection - I've Got No Strings)

03-Apr-40

Alexandria Palace TV 'Saturday Night at 9.30' Evelyn with Webster Booth and John Bentley.

07-Apr-40

Gaumont State, Kilburn, Evelyn with Ambrose Octet, Vera Lynn and Jack Cooper in Annual Jazz Jamboree (promoted by MU). Also on the bill Al Bowlly singing with Maurice Winnick.

06-May-40

Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre. Premiere of the show 'Present Arms' by Noel Gay starring Arthur Askey and Evelyn. Featuring George Gee, Billy Bennett and Wylie Watson. Plus: Max Bacon and Phyllis Monkman. Evelyn sang 'Oomph', 'I'm All In' and with Max Wall 'Might Be'.

13-May-40

Prince of Wales Theatre, London. Opening 'Present Arms'

Summer-40

Evelyn (with Polly Ward) appearing in magazine advertisements for "Drene" shampoo

25-Jun-40

Recording session with Ambrose (1 title: - No Mamma No!)

31-Aug-40

Prince of Wales Theatre, London. Close of 'Present Arms' after 208 performances

15-Sep-40
1st broadcast from the May Fair of new residency

20-Nov-40

King's Theatre, Edinburgh. (Opening night - Friday curtain up at 6.45pm) Evelyn performs in the pantomime 'Robinson Crusoe' until mid January 1941 with Elsie Bowers, Jewell and Wariss

30-Nov-40
Melody Maker (front page) announces 'Evelyn Dall to star in Panto'

13-Jan-41

Birmingham Hippodrome. Evelyn, Sam Browne and Max Bacon star in Ambrose's presentation of "Stars of Radio" show.

28-Aug-41
Release date of film 'He Found A Star' (2 songs: - Costa Rhumba, Salome )
29-Sep-41
Glasgow Empire, (1 week) with "Stars of Radio" show
6-Oct-41
Hackney Empire, London, "Stars of Radio" show
15-Oct-41
TV Appearance Evelyn with Ambrose including Max Bacon
21-Oct-41
Stoll Theatre, Kingsway Sunday afternoon performance for the RAF organised by Leslie Grade and Carroll Levis with Tommy Trinder, Sam Browne, Max Bacon and many others.

27-Oct-41

Stoll Theatre, Kingsway (1 week) "Stars of Radio" show with Sam Browne, Bert Brownbill, Peter Brough and the Balatons.

3-Nov-41

Hippodrome, Bristol, "Stars of Radio" show (1 week) Singer Sam Browne travels by train to the theatre on Monday 3 November and is accidentally hit by bullets fired on route. Evelyn and Max Bacon only hear about this an hour before the first night performance and hastily change the routine.

8-Dec-41
Finsbury Park Empire, London "Stars of Radio" show
28-Dec-41
Chiswick Empire "Stars of Radio" show
12-Jan-42
Hippodrome, Birmingham, "Stars of Radio" show
19-Jan-42
Leeds Empire, "Stars of Radio" show
26-Jan-42
Empire, Edinburgh, "Stars of Radio" show

3-Feb-42

Alexandria Palace TV 'Saturday Night at 9.30' (45 minutes) Evelyn with the BBC Theatre chorus and orchestra.

9-Feb-42
Empire, Nottingham "Stars of Radio" show
20-Apl-42
Shepherd's Bush, "Stars of Radio" show
19-Jul-42
Queensberry All Services Club (formal opening-Sunday night) with Tommy Trinder, Tessie O'Shea, Hutch and Ambrose

23-Jul-42

Grosvenor House, London. Evelyn and Ambrose attend the Variety Ball. Are seen talking to film magnates Mark and Maurice Ostler.

Dec-42

Release date of film 'King Arthur Was A Gentleman'
(3 songs: - You'll Love the Army, Got a Bee In My Bonnet, Actions Speak Louder Than Words)

15-Dec-42
Royal Court, Liverpool (Tuesday night) Kenneth Duffield presents a new Ronald Jeans revue 'Green for Piccadilly' with Reginald Pardell, Hetty King and Jay Laurier and Betty Huntley Wright
24-Dec-42
'Green for Piccadilly' at the Ambassadors Theatre (Victoria, London?)
May-43
Release date of film 'Miss London Ltd'
(2 songs: - A Fine How Do You Do, Keep Cool Calm and Collect)

15-Jul-43

Grosvenor House, London. Evelyn and Ambrose attend the Variety Ball.

1943?

Evelyn Dall, Gainsborough Film Star featured on the cover of her "Bonnet and Mitt Set" (Bestway Knitting Pattern)

1943

Radio broadcast with George Formby (2 songs)

22-Dec-43
King's Glasgow (For Four and a half weeks) Evelyn is the star in Cole Porter's show Something for the Boys (Start of the provincial tour)
14-Jan-44
Lyceum, Edinburgh Evelyn in 'Something for the Boys'
Feb-44
Release date of film 'Time Flies' (2 songs)

30-Mar-44

London Coliseum. Evelyn opens the West End run of 'Something for the Boys' with Jack and Daphne Barker.

15-Apr-44

Picture Post article ED in "Something for the Boys"

16-Apr-44

Recording session (solo) (2 titles: - Something For the Boys, Hey! Good Lookin') (Orch: Art Strauss)

20-May-44

"Something for the Boys" closes

01-Feb-45

VIP Commonwealth TV Demonstration, Alexandria Palace

28-Aug-45

The Palace, Manchester. First night of Evelyn and Arthur Askey in Jack Hylton's production of 'Follow the Girls'. Songs included 'I Wanna Get Married'. Also stars Wendy Toye, Hugh French, Jackie Billings and Vic Marlowe.

24-Sep-45

Bristol Hippodrome 'Follow the Girls' for one week

01-Oct-45

Blackpool Opera House 'Follow the Girls' at for two weeks

25-Oct-45

Her Majesty's Theatre, London 'Follow the Girls' opens (Thursday night).

1945

Evelyn meets Bobby Cohen, an American G.I. in London during this period and they start dating.

late-Nov-45

Recording session (solo) (2 titles: - I Wanna Get Married Parts 1 and 2) (From the show 'Follow the Girls') (Orch: Phil Green)

24-Dec-45

Merry Christmas (Judge at Clippies Beauty Competition) Pathe Short PM 1173

07-Feb-46

Trades Exhibition, Royal Horticulture Hall, Westminster. Stars of Jack Hylton shows including Evelyn and Arthur Askey have their photos taken by "zealous press men" with the Hylton Music Maker Juke Box. The machine played 16 10-inch records and cost £285 plus 33.3% tax!

25-Feb-46

Personality: Meet Evelyn Dall Pathe Short BP 250246138824

08-Mar-46

Buckingham Palace. Ambrose and his orchestra with Evelyn Dall play for the second time

June-46
Monte Carlo with Ambrose and his orchestra

18-Jul-46

'Follow the Girls' still running. (Thanks again Lynda Adams)

21-Oct-46

ED returns to New York as Evelyn Holmes on the HMS Queen Elizabeth from Southampton with Bobby Cohen. Ambrose also travels with them. Evelyn meets Sam, Bobby's best friend back home in America. Eventually Sam proposes marriage and she says yes.

11-Oct-48

Daughter Mary Lee born. Bobby Cohen's middle name was "Lee" and Sam and Evelyn named their daughter "Mary Lee" in his honour.

29-Jun-50

Son Brian born.

1968/69

Evelyn and Sam move to Miami Beach.

20-Jul-74

Husband Sam dies.

17-Dec-80

Evelyn moved to Jupiter Fla.

Jul-2002

Brian (Evelyn's son) takes her by train from Florida to Arizona.

Nov-2006

Evelyn suffers a broken hip due to a fall and moved to a Nursing Home to recuperate.

10-Mar-2010

Evelyn passes away in Pheonix, Arizona.

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