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Mrs. Rupert Hazell Interviewed.

It is unfortunate that radio fans are unable to see the artists who are enter taininje theiri in the studio, for, were this possible. West 'Australian- listeners would

enjoy all the more the programme provided for them by Mr. and Mrs. Rupert- Hazel}, variety artists, who reached Perth yester day on the Cathay. They will spend 26 weeks in Australia, broadcasting from na tional stations, and will commence their season from 6WF on Monday, remaining in Perth for three weeks. When seen on the boat yesterday morn ing, Mrs. H zell, better known, perhaps, as Elsie Day. was wearing a smart blue suit relieved with a white satin blouse, and -a quaint 'tammy' hat that was set jauntily on one side of her head. Petite of stature, she has traditional Englisn colouring, with bright golden hair, blue eyes. and a pink and white complexion. Discussing her stage career. Mrs. Hazell said she made her debut at the Adelphi Theatre, London; with Seymour Hicks, and later played as a leading: lady for Wylie and Tate shows. Then she did what is



known in her profession as a 'Stoll' tour, playing .at all the, theatres controlled by Sir Oswald Stoll. and has also played in South Africa, where her husband produced a pantomime revue. Mr.' and Mrs. Hazell first came to Aus tralia, in 1925. . when they accepted a ten Weeks engagement with J. C. Williamson, Ltd. . They ended up by rem lining for four years.- During .this time they broad cast from 3LO, Melbourne, establishing a world's record. by having a 49 weeks' sea son at the one station. Mrs. Hazell is tremendously interested in .broadcasting, which, she feels, is growing in importance every day. At the B.B.C. studios in London, she, said, the variety broadcasts were presented with complete settings and before an audience. - While it was some times difficult to play without an audience, at other times it was much easier. 'It all depends on one's mood,' she explained ^Just before leaving London, , Mr. and Mrs. Hazell broadcast from St. George's Hall (the old Maskeleynes Theatre), being the. first to do so. Last summer they played in non-stop variety at Daly's Theatre,. giving three or four performances every day. ?