read Norma Cameron's contributions and looked at her photos - she was
some alto player......
Norma always had trouble at the Customs when returning from abroad because
she had high cheekbones and resembled everyone's idea of "Olga
Puloffski, the Beautiful Spy". Her bags were always searched, while
they ignored the rest of us. I always remember lining up at the Customs
counter next to Norma, when an alarm clock went off in her suitcase.
She turned red and said "My Gord" and needless to say her
belongings were gone through with a toothcomb. As she was a well-seasoned
traveller and had bought it all; there was nothing to be found to their
I also remember Edna Wayne (baritone, violin, vocals) saying "Nothing
to declare" and the Customs officer opened a jar of cold cream,
in which she had secreted a wristwatch, a present for her nephew. Edna
said nonchantly "Oh dear, I'd forgotten all about that." Needless
to say, it didn't work.