Aftermath: Japan #11


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Tokyo -- Camouflaged beyond recognition by Jap billboards and Off-Limit signs, a Musical extravaganza was discovered in Tokyo by Tom Shafer, Acme correspondent, in the theater where Japs once manufactured huge balloons which were to carry bombs to the U.S. Reminiscent of Broadway in its weaker moments, and lightly colored with the Ziegfeld touch, the revue had many elements of American showmanship. Staging and production followed the American pattern, featuring a vocalist backed up by a snappy chorus. Kimonos gave place to tights, blouses and evening gowns in the American song and dance musical, one of the first in Japan in four years. This photo shows the Butterfly Dance number of the production. (1946)

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