Press Photo Jo Anne Leein the Ice Pantomime at Wembley
Jo Anne Lee, as Queen Elizabeth I seated on her throne. She is thecentre of the grand finale symbolising the Elizabethan Ages in the Ice Pantomime at Wembley.
Dressing A Queen - When She's In She Can't Get Out
Pretty 22-year-old Jo Anne Lee of Durham, who is appearing in the ice pantomime "Sleeping Beauty" at the Wembley Pool, finds she has to get to the Stadium earlier than her colleague, reason is it takes her longer to dress. Jo Anne takes the part of Queen Elizabeth I in the great Elizabethan Age Finale of the show. She wears a magnificent gown made from 25 yards of gold stain, with a huge ruff at the neck over a wired underskirt. The gown is an exact copy of the one worn by the queen in the famous Armada painting. Owing to the great weight of the dress Jo Ann Lee has great difficulty in keeping her balance as she glides across the ice, and she is nearly always suffering from cramp by the end of the performance. One of Jon Ann's biggest headaches is how to get out of her dressing from once she has got into the dress- she says doors must have been much ~~~~~ wider in the first Elizabeth's day.
Photo measures 9 x 10.5 inches.
Photo is dated --0000.
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