Performance TitleThe Selfridge and Co. Revel and Seventh Sales Race Prize Distribution [Private]
Performance Date14 April 1920
Performance DayWednesday
Performance Time20:00
Main PerformersHarry Gordon Selfridge - speaker
Secondary PerformersAlfred Harriss - organ
Orchestra or BandCasano's Orchestra,
The 'Tatler' Concert Party
ConductorsLewis Barnes
Set ListMarch for the Costume Parade: 'The King's Command', Lewis Barnes, Orchestra,
Music for the Maypole Dance: The Selfridge Revel', Percy Nash, Orchestra,
Presentation of prizes (Harry Gordon Selfridge)
Performance NotesFounder of Selfridges department store, Harry Gordon Selfridge, presented the trophies and prizes.

...The vast hall itself, for instance, was encircled with trees, hung with tiny mirrors like Japanese wind bells, and a brilliant effect was produced by the play of limelight and coloured rays from the roof. Another wonderful colour effect was added when some hundred of dancers in fancy dress took part in a maypole dance, under the direction of Mr Percy Nash. Perhaps the great 'hush! hush!' surprise was the outstanding event of a joyous evening. This was a giant push-ball, which was rolled into the room somehwere about midnight. Dancing went on merrily, and there were besides concerts and whist drives and suppers going on all the time. Finally, Mr Selfridge himself resorted to the cinematograph screen to convery one of his cordial message sto the staff, and also distributed many handsome prizes for the best fancy dress costumes." (The Daily Telegraph, 15 April 1920)
Related Archival MaterialProgramme (RAHE/1/1920/26)
RAHE/1/1920/26The Selfridge Revel [PRIVATE]14 April 1920
Ref NoTitleNo of Performances
UzahiotoiridyxThe Selfridge and Co. Revel and Seventh Sales Race Prize Distribution [Private]1
CodeName of Performer(s)
DS/UK/1697Selfridge; Harry Gordon (1864-1947); American retail magnate, who founded the British department store Selfridges
DS/UK/1698Barnes; Lewis (fl 1920); British conductor
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