DENZIL HOWSON ARCHIVE
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1957

Princess Joybelle

The first Christmas Pantomime was called “Princess Joybelle”, broadcast live to air in December 1957. Only a few relics of this production remain — a photo or two and some notes in Denzil Howson’s memoirs. Although a film recording was made, its whereabouts are unknown.

Synopsis

No written or film record of this production remains. Ernie Carroll was cast as the King, father of Princess Joybelle, but he took ill on the day before and Denzil Howson had to play the part instead.

Credits

Cast
Happy Hammond
Ron Blaskett
Gerry Gee
Denzil HowsonThe King
Diane ThoringtonPrincess Joybelle
Alf GertlerBernard the Magician
Stan Stafford
Eric Pearce
Dancers and Chorus
Eugene Utassy Ballet School
Crew
Margot SheridanMusical Director
Denzil HowsonWriter
Production Details
Duration50 minutes (?)
Production DateDecember 1957
LocationStudio One, GTV9, Melbourne.
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