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Duet By Jean Collen, Webster Booth, Anne Ziegler
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"Duet", the autobiography of famous British duettists, Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler was first published by Stanley Paul in 1951. I have digitised the book and have published it here... More > (without index, but with the original illustrations). I am very grateful to John Marwood for meticulously proofreading the book for me. Webster and Anne have told the exciting story of their lives and careers - a must-read for everyone who remembers them or who have just discovered them recently.< Less
Duet By Jean Collen, Webster Booth, Anne Ziegler
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"Duet", the autobiography of famous British duettists, Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler, was originally published by Stanley Paul in 1951. Sixty-five years later I have digitised the book and... More > made it available as a paperback, epub and pdf book. My sincere thanks to John Marwood who proofread the book most painstakingly for me. Webster and Anne tell the exciting story of their rise to fame, and their sensational romance. After Webster's divorce from Paddy Prior, his second wife, he and Anne married and became the most popular duettists of their day, earning them the deserved title of "Sweethearts of Song".< Less
Preview of "Duet" By Jean Collen
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A preview of "Duet", the autobiography of famous British duettists, Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler was first published by Stanley Paul in 1951. I have digitised the book and have published... More > it here (without index, but with the original illustrations). I am very grateful to John Marwood for meticulously proofreading the book for me. Webster and Anne have told the exciting story of their lives and careers - a must-read for everyone who remembers them or who have just discovered them recently.< Less
Sweethearts of Song: A Personal Memoir of Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth By Jean Collen
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Jean Collen began her singing studies with the famous British duettists Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, in Johannesburg, when she was 17. Two years later they asked her to act as Webster's studio... More > accompanist when Anne - who accompanied their students - had other commitments. This was the beginning of a close friendship which lasted until their deaths. The book summarises of Anne and Webster's rapid rise to fame, which is already well documented in their own autobiography entitled "Duet" (1951). The book's main focus is on their lives and careers from 1956 in South Africa, their friendship with Jean, and their "third" career after they returned home to the UK in 1978.< Less
Sweethearts of Song: A Personal Memoir of Anne Ziegler & Webster Booth By Jean Collen
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Jean Collen began her singing studies with the famous British duettists Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, in Johannesburg, when she was 17. Two years later they asked her to act as Webster's studio... More > accompanist when Anne - who accompanied their students - had other commitments. This was the beginning of a close friendship which lasted until their deaths. The book gives a summary of Anne and Webster's rapid rise to fame, which is already well documented in their own autobiography entitled "Duet" (1951). The book's main focus is on their lives and careers from 1956 in South Africa and their "third" career when they returned home to the UK in 1978.< Less
Webster Booth & Anne Ziegler: Excerpts from Gramophone & Discography By Jean Collen
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The third edition of this book contains criticism & articles about recordings made by Webster Booth & Anne Ziegler from Gramophone (1929 to the present day). The book includes an almost... More > complete discography of their solo and duet recordings in 78rpm, LP and CD formats, and some of their surviving radio broadcasts.< Less
A Scattered Garland: Gleanings from the Lives of Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler (Volume 1) By Jean Collen
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A Scattered Garland: Gleanings from the lives of Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler (Volume 1) is a compilation of newspaper snippets, articles and criticisms, taken from a wide variety of sources,... More > interspersed with my own comments expanding on particular events. It covers the first part of Anne and Webster’s careers from 1902 until 1956 when the couple moved to South Africa. Webster and Anne reached the height of their fame during the war on the Variety Circuit and in several lavish musicals and films. The compilation covers Anne and Webster’s musical and theatrical ventures from Webster’s first professional engagement with D’Oyly Carte in the early nineteen-twenties to mid-1956. Their later lives and careers are covered in Volume 2 of "The Scattered Garland". The book is 300 pages in length and is liberally illustrated.< Less
A Scattered Garland: Gleanings from the Lives of Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler (Volume 2) By Jean Collen
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A Scattered Garland: Gleanings from the lives of Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler (Volume 2) is a compilation of newspaper snippets, articles and criticisms, taken from a wide variety of sources,... More > interspersed with my own comments expanding on particular events. This second volume covers the lives and careers of Webster and Anne from the time they moved to South Africa in July of 1956 until their deaths. It also lists engagements of Webster's second wife, Paddy Prior, who went on the stage as a dancer, comedienne and soubrette while still in her teens. Webster and Anne went on to attain international fame, while Paddy’s career remained static. She was a competent and talented performer and was rarely out of work, but she did not progress beyond after-dinner engagements, musicals, pantomime, concert party and occasional radio and television broadcasts. The book is over 250 pages in length and is liberally illustrated.< Less
A Scattered Garland: Gleanings from the Lives of Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler (Volume 2) By Jean Collen
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A Scattered Garland: Gleanings from the lives of Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler (Volume 2) is a compilation of newspaper snippets, articles and criticisms, taken from a wide variety of sources,... More > interspersed with my own comments expanding on particular events. This second volume covers the lives and careers of Webster and Anne from the time they moved to South Africa in July of 1956 until their deaths. It also lists engagements of Webster's second wife, Paddy Prior, who went on the stage as a dancer, comedienne and soubrette while still in her teens. Webster and Anne went on to attain international fame, while Paddy’s career remained static. She was a competent and talented performer and was rarely out of work, but she did not progress beyond after-dinner engagements, musicals, pantomime, concert party and occasional radio and television broadcasts. The book is over 250 pages in length and is liberally illustrated.< Less
A Scattered Garland: Gleanings from the Lives of Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler (Volume 1) By Jean Collen
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A Scattered Garland: Gleanings from the lives of Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler (Volume 1) is a compilation of newspaper snippets, articles and criticisms, taken from a wide variety of sources,... More > interspersed with my own comments expanding on particular events. It covers the first part of Anne and Webster’s careers from 1902 until 1956 when the couple moved to South Africa. He and Anne reached the height of their fame during the war on the Variety Circuit and in several lavish musicals and films. The compilation covers Anne and Webster’s musical and theatrical ventures from Webster’s first professional engagement with D’Oyly Carte in the early nineteen-twenties to mid-1956. Their later lives and careers are covered in Volume 2 of "The Scattered Garland". The book is 300 pages in length and is liberally illustrated.< Less