As part of our series on Historic Victoria Advertisements, Movies & Theatre, 1920-1929 here is a 1926 advertisement for a live production of No, No Nanette, at the Royal Theatre, which is still in operation at 805 Broughton Street.
This particular production of No No Nanette, produced by Edward D. Smith and Harry H. Frazee (1880-1929), and starring Taylor Holmes (1878-1959), made its west coast debut in Los Angeles on 9 March 1925 and subsequently travelled North America for over a year before reaching Broadway in New York City in the summer of 1926. As shown in the advertisement, it appeared at the Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton Street, on 8. 9 and 10 April 1926.
As the advertisement says, this particular production of No. No. Nanette was considered the “Banner Event” of the 1925-1926 theatrical seasons throughout North America. It featured the hit songs Tea For Two and I Want To Be Happy. The 1950 movie Tea For Two, starring Doris Day, is a loose adaptation of No No. Nanette.
The Royal Theatre is still in operation at 805 Broughton Street.
Here is Art Tatum performing Tea For Two, 1933
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