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United Chinese Musical Association Orchestra at Wembley Cabaret : group photograph

This is a group photograph of the United Chinese Musical Association Orchestra, with some ladies and representatives of the Wembley Cabaret, at the cabaret. All are dressed in formal attire, with the musicians posing with their musical instruments. A silver trophy cup is placed onstage, in front of the drummer. The stage backdrop depicting cranes in a water lily pond and peacocks on branches, with a sign "Villanueva's Rhythm Boys" can be seen in the background. A caption above the photograph reads: "Photograph taken in commemoration of the visit to Penang of members of the United Chinese Musical Association Orchestra who rendered music in conjunction with Villaneuva's Band at the Wembley Cabaret for three nights from 19th to 21st April, 1935." A description listing the persons identified in the photograph reads: "FROM LEFT TO RIGHT Sitting Row:-Miss Yee Fifi, Miss Helen Loh, Mr. Koh Kong Leng (Hon. Director for Dramatic Section), Miss Nancy Teh, Mr. Koh Soon Huat (President), Miss Elsie Yeo, Mr. Lim Kean Leong (Secretary, "Brighton Mess"), Miss Betty Yeo, Miss Dorothy Barlow, Mr. Chua Sua Chwee (Hon. Vice-President), Miss Juliet Wee, Mr. Tan Teng Ban (Hon. Secretary), Miss Anna Wong, Mr. K.H. Wu (Manager, Wembley Cabaret), Miss Winnie Loh, Miss Lucy Tan. 2nd Row:-Miss Daisy Tang, Miss May Snelling, Miss Lily Johnson, Miss May Tan, Miss Annie Snelling, Miss Ivory Toh, Miss Irene Goh, Miss Katty Ooi, Miss Sally Seet, Miss Maggie Loh, Miss Millie Hor, Miss Mary Tan, Miss Joyce Wong, Miss Jennie Lee, Miss Molly Chung. 3rd Row:-Mr. Wong Hoo Choy, Mr. Neo Geo Lee, Mr. Lim Teck Siang, Mr. Jip Weng Kay, Mr. Wee Boon Liew (Music Conductor), Mr. Tan Swee Lim, Mr. Koh Tiong Tai (Committee), Mr. Phuah Cheng Swee, Mr. Koh Tiong Tat, Mr. Lim Hwie Seng (Hon. Auditor). 4th Row:-Mr. Lye Kim Hok (Hon. Music Supt for Orchestral Section), Mr. Tan Teng Kee (Hon. Treasurer)." The logo for the photography studio, "Kee Chun Studio Penang" can be seen at the bottom right corner of the picture. Title devised by Library staff.

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All rights reserved. Roberto Pregarz, 1935


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