Harcourt Algeranoff in USA - 24 December, 1921
from My Years With Pavlova, page 51:
Christmas was different in the U.S.A. There were so many Christmas trees outside, and the Salvation Army stood at the street corners in the biting cold, ringing a hand-bell and collecting money in little cauldrons for the poor. On Christmas Eve we went to a cinema where there was a spectacular Prologue, with the stage decked out in purple and gold – not the usual red and green of Christmas, and a choir of women in purple cassocks and huge white Eton collars singing ‘Holy Night’.
With the intolerance of youth, I found it hideously vulgar.
Harcourt Algeranoff, My Years With Pavlova (London, 1957), p. 51. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1456510707870 accessed: 22 February, 2024
Listening tohide composers
|performed by Choir of women
|performed by Salvation Army
|24 December, 1921
|in the company of others, indoors, outdoors, in public