Thursday, July 18, 2013

Picture of the Week: Gypsy Denise

This week it's a ultra-rare photograph of a 10 year-old Denise Nickerson (Amy Jennings) in a Summer stock presentation of the Stephen Sondheim musical
Gypsy. Coincidentally, Dark Shadows' Marie Wallace (Eve) appeared as showgirl in the original Broadway production back in 1959. The picture comes courtesy of reader Dale Canter, who takes up the story:

"My neighbour allowed me to scan this photo to share it with you. Unfortunately, this photo is creased having been damaged in a drawer. Denise Nickerson is pictured at the left, circa 1967, in a summer stock presentation at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. Denise played the role of Baby June. The leading lady in the production is Gisele MacKenzie, in the centre, as Gypsy Rose Lee. The girl at the right is my neighbour, Nancy Zdeněk, age 12, in the role of Baby Louise. The play was presented for a period of one week. This photo is courtesy of Nancy."

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1 comment:

Sharon Lynn H. said...

Classic musical play GYPSY Rose Lee: love the TV version my fave with leading Stars Natalie Woods and Rosalind Russell (1962). How cool to know that our Denise Nickerson (Dark Shadows fame AMY Jennings) was in the Stage Summer-stock Pro. (late 60's) of this vintage hit. I bet she was a total blast as Baby June. Great photo!!