Tiara

1958

Beaton, Cecil (Sir)

Height: 6.7 cm, Diameter: 21 cm Top, Diameter: 16.2 cm Base

S.1542-1984 T&P

Tiara for the Queen of Transylvania worn by Margaret Halstan in 'My Fair Lady', Drury Lane, 1958

Tiara for the Queen of Transylvania worn by Margaret Halstan.

Tiara for the Queen of Transylvania worn by Margaret Halstan in the London production of the musical 'My Fair Lady', Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, 30th April 1958. Based on George Bernard Shaw's play 'Pygmalion', the music for the musical was composed by Frederick Lowe, and the book and lyrics were by Alan Jay Lerner. The production was directed by Moss Hart, the sets were designed by Oliver Smith, and the costumes were designed by Cecil Beaton. The production starred Julie Andrews as Eliza Dolittle and Rex Harrison as Henry Higgins. This bears a label for Margaret Halstan, who played the Queen throughout most of the London run for My Fair Lady. It differs in scaled from photographs of her in the role, but it is possible that she had more than one made in different weights.

Tiara for the Queen of Transylvania worn by Margaret Halstan in the London production of the musical 'My Fair Lady', Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, 30th April 1958. Based on George Bernard Shaw's play 'Pygmalion', the music for the musical was composed by Frederick Lowe, and the book and lyrics were by Alan Jay Lerner. The production was directed by Moss Hart, the sets were designed by Oliver Smith, and the costumes were designed by Cecil Beaton. The production starred Julie Andrews as Eliza Dolittle and Rex Harrison as Henry Higgins.

Location: In Storage

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