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Stage Stars Meet
Both stage stars, both Melbourne girls, 'Kiss and Tell' leading lady Gwenda Wilson and ballerina Dorothy Steven son met for the first time today — in a private room in the Mount Hospital in Perth. Miss Stevenson is in hospital convalescing after a recent appendix operation following her season in Perth with the Borovansky Ballet. Miss Wilson arrived in Perth on this morning's train from Adelaide, will appear in 'Kiss and Tell'
tonight. Girls were introduced by mana ger Mitchell, were soon calling each other by first names and chatting about mutual friends in other . States. Young, charming Gwenda Wilson's first impression of Perth was its 'wonderful bookshops.' Arriving about 7 a.m., she had al ready been to several shops by 10.30. She was very glad of this oppor tunity to see W.A., as her husband, Don Sharp, also a member of the company, spent some time here with the R.A.A.F. and 'raved about Perth.' 'He told me what a lovely place it is, with everyone so friendly and so nice,' she said. 'And how they leave their front doors open and never worry. 'I'm looking forward to_jhe sun and the swimming.' This is her first visit to W.A. Miss Stevenson pointed out to her visi tors a bowl of blue leschenaultia which a fan had sent her. Someone else had sent her a book on West Australian wildflowers in which she was keenly interested. Miss Wilson first met her husband when he played the role of her bro ther in 'Kiss and Tell' in Melbourne in March last year. They were mar ried in January. He will play a new role during the Perth season. In Perth only three hours, Gwenda Wilson and her husband had. already received an invitation to dinner — ? 1
from a R.A.A.F. nurse who nursed him in Heidelberg Military Hospital (Melbourne), and whom they met in a shop shortly after leaving the train. Extremely attractive, Miss Wilson has dark auburn hair,- lovely dark blue eyes. Her charm is accentuated by a faint sprinkling of freckles and a brief nose. A graduate of the Melbourne Uni versity, Miss Wilson has played lead in the 53 weeks' performances of 'Kiss and Tell' in Melbourne, 20 weeks in Sydney, and seasons in Brisbane and Adelaide. Play, in cidentally, ran four years in New York. Miss Wilson decided to become an actress when, as a schoolgirl, she was carried away by her success as Thomas Mowbray in 'Richard of Bordeaux.'