Ivy in Films
(From various sources)
In 1943 Ivy and her Band appeared in a film called "The Dummy talks", directed by Oswald Mitchell and starring Jack Warner, Claude Hulbert and Beryl Orde.
The film was a murder mystery film set on the backstage of a theatre. Ivy's Band played a number of popular songs from the period -
Jean Smith (now O'Neill) who played Tenor Sax from 1957 to 1959 remembers Ivy and the band in a movie c1958 starring Jack Palance and Anita Ekberg. It was called "The Man Inside". "Although we spent about 3 days on the set filming a scene in a nightclub setting, I was disappointed when the film was released to see our appearance was cut to a few brief seconds in the background! Nevertheless I would love to obtain a copy of the film".
Below is a review of the film.
"The Man Inside" -1958 - UK - Adventure Drama
film we have heard of, in which Ivys Band played, was a comedy called
" A Ray of Sunshine" starring the popular comedian, Ted
Ray.The band played "The Sabre Dance" but no other details
are available; probably produced around 1946.
To view a photograph of Ivy and the Band playing in "A Ray of Sunshine" please click here,
click here to see a Still of "The
Man Inside", details above.