Episode 15: Tonight and Every Night (1945) & Jill Millard Shapiro
This is the third and final episode in a mini-series about films set at the Windmill Theatre. Adam Roche from the Secret History of Hollywood and Attaboy Clarence podcasts joins us to talk about Tonight and Every Night – a glitzy, Technicolor Rita Hayworth vehicle set at the Windmill. We have now done EVERY film made about the Windmill and that’s enough for any podcast. Listen to the episode to hear the official Soho Bites order of preference. We would have called it a chart but four doesn’t seem to be enough to constitute a chart.
In this scene from the film, Rita Hayworth sings You Excite Me
Marc Platt as Tommy, auditions for Mrs Tolliver at the The Music Box Theatre (ie Mrs Henderson at the Windmill Theatre) including a very strange dance to a speech by Adolph Hitler.
The episode contains the last instalment of our conversation with Jill Millard Shapiro who was a Windmill girl in the late 50s & 60s. She talks about Keith Lester, choreographer at the Windmill and about the theatre’s final days.
Jill’s book, Remembering Revudeville will set you back a few quid, but it’s fantastic record of the Windmill Theatre.
Amazing video of girls auditioning for the first Revudeville company in 1932
Thank you for listening.