Tuesday, June 22, 2010

1952 photograph, "Radio-TV Mirror"

Below:  a photograph from a 1952 issue of "Radio-TV Mirror" magazine.  In the photo are singer Dorothy Collins (far left), my mother (Sue Bennett), and Your Hit Parade choreographer Tony Charmoli.

Charmoli, however, was not only the program's choreographer.  He was also the show's stager. The songs on the Hit Parade, each week, were not simply sung; they were dramatized.  It was Charmoli who was in charge of the staging of all of the dramatizations, whether they contained dance routines or not.