Ivy Tresmand

Ivy Tresmand (15 December 1898 – 2 November 1980) was an English soubrette who appeared mostly in musical theatre.

Tresmand was born in London. Her earliest appearances were in the chorus of the revue Shell Out (1915), in the musicals Houp La! (1916–1917) and Betty, and in the revue Bubbly.

In 1922 Tresmand won the leading role of Tina in a West End revival of the Broadway show The Red Mill. She was in the revue Just Fancy and followed May Beatty as Margot in Sybil. In 1923 she was in The Merry Widow at Daly's Theatre. She continued to play in musicals through the 1920s and early 1930s. In 1936 she took the leading role of Penelope Lee in Ivor Novello's Careless Rapture (1936), remaining with the show while it was on tour and at the Prince's Theatre, Bristol, in 1937–38. She had a part on screen in the film The Dark Stairway (1938).

After appearing with Leslie Henson in Going Greek and Swing Along in South Africa, she settled there, continuing to take part in concerts and plays. She died in South Africa in 1980.

Tresmand's portrait was painted in oils by the Australian artist William Longstaff (1879–1953). She eventually presented the picture to the City of Johannesburg Africana Museum.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 15, 1898, Died November 2, 1980

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1920 - 1922

Roles Represented in DAHR: soprano vocal

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 69796 10-in. approximately 1920 Just fancy : A patch on you Ivy Tresmand ; Vaudeville Theatre Orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 69797 10-in. approximately 1920 Just fancy : Little Miss Brittany Ivy Tresmand ; Vaudeville Theatre Orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 75062 12-in. approximately 3/13/1922 When men grow older Daly's Theatre Orchestra ; Leonard Mackay ; Merlin Morgan ; Ivy Tresmand ; Huntley Wright Vocal trio with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 75063 12-in. approximately 3/13/1922 Catch a butterfly Daly's Theatre Orchestra ; Merlin Morgan ; Ivy Tresmand Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 75066 12-in. approximately 3/20/1922 Call to arms Thorpe Bates ; Daly's Theatre Orchestra ; Merlin Morgan ; Ivy Tresmand Vocal duet with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Tresmand, Ivy," accessed November 30, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/354085.

Tresmand, Ivy. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 30, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/354085.

"Tresmand, Ivy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 30 November 2022.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/354085

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