Nightclub Owner (1952)
"Ziegfeld Follies of 1943". Directed by John Murray Anderson
. Winter Garden Theatre (moved to The Imperial Theatre from 25 Jan 1944 to close); 553 performances. Cast included Ilona Massey
as "Thirty-Five Summers Ago" Singer/"Love Songs are Made in the Night" Singer/Gertrude Olsen/Loves-A-Poppin'/Michala Carmen in Zoot/"Hindu ...
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Ilona von Hajmassy
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My salvation is that I have known misery and hunger. In my youth in Budapest I didn't know the taste of meat until I was 7 years old. That's how poor my family was. If I'm well fed, well-dressed and have a home, what else is there for me to want?
During the tabloid feud between Jeanette MacDonald
and Nelson Eddy
, Ms. Massey was tried out as Eddy's co-star in a couple of musical films. The public was not receptive to it. Most people thought Jeanette and Nelson were married in real life and viewed this new pairing as tantamount to adultery.