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Tips on Tables - By Robert W. Dana - October 2, 1958

Constance Moore Returns To St. Regis Maisonette

The return of Constance Moore last night to the Maisonette of the St. Regis was more than just another engagement - her sixth in the room – it was moorethe return of a beautiful woman who typifies the essence and Constance Moorespirit of a room that maintains a steady foothold on the gracious past.

As one sits in this beautiful room, with its predominating colors in the green and red family, it is a privilege to be served by such a fine staff under August. From my table I had a good sweep of the room, noting the clusters of graceful wine glasses.

This was the setting, one which Miss Moore knew well. And so, about 9:30 p,m., blonde Connie, radiant, beautiful and ever-youthful, came out in one of Mitchell Leisen's most tempting creations, a silver-brocaded ballet-length bouffant gown.

Audience Relaxed. Certainly it was not effort for her to swing right into her opening medley of "From This Moment On" and "Breezing Along with the Breeze." As she sang, the audience sort of sat back and relaxed, knowing that this gal was one they could tie to. And indeed, she breezed along with no hesitancy.

Connie Moore has a beautiful voice to start with. She can sing along without a microphone and make you love the purity of her tone. In the Maisonette she uses the mike because some people never stop talking and others like a little more volume.

Special Material. As in the past, in this engagement she sings some original numbers written for her by Earl constance mooreBrent. These included "Hot Dog Stand in Paris," "You've never Been Blue" and his well-known "Forty Cups of Coffee." They don't exactly knock you off you feet, but they register a glow as interpreted by the Moore voice and personality.

In between, Miss Moore sang "Just in Time." "Will You Still Be Mine?" and a medley of "Do It Again." May I say right now that I enjoy Connie Moore's singing very much, especially those last two.

Dining and dancing at the St. Regis should be enjoyable for many during Miss Moore's four-week engagement, with Milt Shaw and his orchestra and the Ray Bari ensemble alternating from 8:15 p.m. to closing in providing dance music. Miss Moore appears at 9:15 p.m. and midnight except Sundays, when the room is closed.

THE REVIEWS
Andrews Sisters - Latin Quarter 1957
Desi Arnaz - w/Diosa Costello 1948
Count Basie - Lincoln 1943
Tony Bennett - Copacabana 1958
Milton Berle - Latin Quarter 1948
Joey Bishop - w/Andy Williams 1959
Ray Bolger - Wizard of Oz Scarecrow, Empire Room 1956
Cab Calloway - Greenwich Inn 1949
Diahann Carroll - Persian Room 1961
Betty Clooney - Waldorf Astoria 1954
Nat King Cole - Copacabana 1958
Perry Como - Versailles 1944
Copacabana - famous night club restaurant is reviewed 1953
Crosby Brothers - Latin Quarter 1961
Xavier Cugat - Waldorf Astoria 1951
Vic Damone - Riviera 1953
Billy Daniels - Copacabana 1952
Sammy Davis Jr. - Copacabana 1959
Phyllis Diller - w/Bobby Short 1958
Nancy Donovan - Copacabana 1952
Jimmy Durante - Copacabana 1951
Billy Eckstine - Copacabana 1951
Duke Ellington - Basin St. East 1961
Eddie Fisher - Empire Room 1959
Judy Garland -Town & Country 1958
Jackie Gleason - La Vie en Rose 1953
Benny Goodman - Empire Room 1956
Dolores Gray - Waldorf Astoria 1954
Buddy Hackett - Copacabana 1956
Connie Haines - Terrace Room 1951
Dick Haymes - Versailles 1956
Horace Heidt - 30th Anniversary 1954
Florence Henderson w/Bill Hayes 1958
Hildegarde - Pierre 1953
Celeste Holm - Plaza 1958
Eddy Howard - Roosevelt 1955
Burl Ives w/Wally Cox - Persian Room
Lisa Kirk - Persion Room 1958
Frankie Laine - Latin Quarter 1955
Julius La Rosa - Romanian 1958
Peggy Lee - Copacabana 1958
Jerry Lewis - Town & Country 1957
Joe E. Lewis - Copacabana 1945
Ted Lewis - Latin Quarter 1953
Liberace - Persian Room 1947
Guy Lombardo - Roosevelt 1957
Vincent Lopez - Grill Room 1954
Tony Martin - Riviera 1953
Martin and Lewis - Copacabana 1950
Ray McKinley - Glenn Miller Band 1957
Mills Brothers - Latin Quarter 1956
Vaughn Monroe - Astor 1955
Constance Moore - St. Regis 1958
Johnnie Ray - Copacabana 1953
Della Reese - Copacabana 1961
Sugar Ray Robinson - French Casino
Dorothy Shay - St. Regis 1961
Frank Sinatra - Wedgewood 1943
Danny Thomas - Copacabana 1949
Sophie Tucker - Latin Quarter 1950
Mae West - Latin Quarter 1956
Julie Wilson - Persian Room 1954
EDITORIALS
Dean Martin - thoughts on Mr. Sauve
Peter Lawford - retrospective
Rise & Fall of the big bands
INTERVIEWS
K Baggelaar- Copacabana author
Don Dellair - cabaret performer
Denny Farrell - big band disc jockey
Hal Turner - Performer/Conductor
B Zickafoose - played in WWII Europe
ASSORTED
Bernie Bierman bio
Sammy Kaye - Roosevelt 1957
Dinah Shore - press release and autograph from the 50's
A Letter about a WWII song
Harbers & Dale - Dance Team
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