Thanks and Acknowledgements
My thanks to the following individuals:
Firstly I would like to thank
for being such a terrific performer and a truly lovely lady
(and of course for giving her permission for this website)
Extra special thanks to:
(I am not stating the reasons, but to anyone who knew her they are obvious)
Special Thanks to:
Cassie Mayer Ltd (Ms Gold’s former agent, for their help in gaining permission &c), in particular Josie Milton (who was especially helpful).
Ken B (an usher at The Reading Hexagon on Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Reading Production), for his help with information about that elusive production).
Timothy Bentinck (for various bits of information about The Pirates Of Penzance)
Les Biggs (of Ralph Bates PCRF, for the information and programme for Dear Ralph)
Ivan Coleman, Photographer (for permission to use his photograph of Louise Gold, on the front of the site)
Gareth Cork (of TV Tome’s section on Doctors, for his help with information about that episode of Doctors)
Kieran Creggan (for information about Man Of La Mancha)
Kathleen Dickon and Steve-the-technician at the British Film Institute (for enabling me to finally get to see Billy The Kid And The Green Baize Vampire, before it was available on DVD)
Ray Donn of The Entertainment Artistes Benevolent Fund: www.eabf.org.uk (For information, and permission to use that information, about the 1977 Royal Variety Performance)
Karen Falk, Henson Archives (for some useful information about taping dates for The Muppet Show)
Peter Gannaway (For various useful bits of information about The Lost Musicals)
Charles Garland (for information about Hands Together)
Erica Hemenway of www.ruthie.org (for a very good example of how to run and maintain a website about a Star)
Christopher Hillard (Photographer and author of the book ‘Voices, Faces, Characters’ for permission to use his portrait photograph of Louise Gold, on the page about Awards & Accolades)
Miss Carol Hughes (the editor of Words And Music magazine, for permission to reproduce three reviews from that magazine)
David Levey (of Fynsworth Alley, A Musicals and Muppet Buff, and, the first person who ever said to me "You ought to write a website about Louise Gold")
Barbara Mates (Assistant Stage Manager on My Fair Lady, for sharing her recollections of and information about that show)
J Derrick McClure (For the translation of “Miya Sama”)
James McCully (Webmaster at The Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch, for information about Squeak! - and permission to use The Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch’s online archive’s info on Squeak!)
Nelson (Audience member – for information on the
Jill Parry (For her review of “Curtain Up!”)
Kenneth Plume (The editor of Tibby's Bowl, for suggesting the Muppet Central/Tibby's Bowl interview with Ms Gold, and also for his encouragement)
Sally Preisig (puppet builder on The Spooks Of Bottle Bay, for her info on that programme)
, for information about both those shows)
(Directly, or indirectly they have all been helpful one way or another, though some of them may not know it): Katherine Barker, Kynan Barker, Paul Bateman (pianist-arranger), Black Hat Productions, Philip Brownsey, Jason Carr, Gordon Carruthers, Lynne Chapman (Sondheim Society), Philip Chapman (at Muppet Central), Richard Coombs, Louise Davidson, Phil Eason, David Ebersole, Nancy Eliers-Hughes, Mike Fenton Stevens, Anna Francolini, Kim Goody, Louise Grant, Don Gray, Linda Green (@UKAAS), Marie Gunn (Founder of UKAAS), Graham Hoadly, James Head, Brian Herring, Susan Homes (Philip Quast fan), Jason Howells, Richard Huntrods (at The Chichester Festival Theatre), Katherine Ives (at Trilby Productions), Miki Jablkowska, Jogchem Jalink, Mark Jefferis, Jerry Juhl, Paul Kerryson, Hannah Kenneally-Muir (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang cast member), Brian Knatchball, Peter Lathan, Barry Lowe, Rick Lyon, Jessica Martin, Nathan Martin, Stacy McInnis, DW. McKim, Simon Moss, Henry Murray, Steve Nallon, Jerry Nelson, Donna Peddicord (JHC), Jill Peterson (at JHC), Sally Preisig (puppet-builder on The Spooks Of Bottle Bay), Karen Prell, Wendy Russell, Myra Sands, Manny Schreiber (Shane), Mark Shepard, Laura Snook, Rebecca Thornhill, Lynda Trapnell (Editor of Musical Stages), Lucy Tregear, Mak Wilson, Peter Wood, John Yap (at JAY/TER), and, Kate Young.
Jamie Badminton, Barb (of Kevin Kline’s Unoffical Fan Site, Billy Barkhurst, Philip Barton, Suzanne Beby, Tracey Bedford, Leon Berger, David Beukema, Sally Bradshaw, Peter Briffa, Frank. M. Brown, T. Erik Browne, Warrick Brownlow, Rexton S Bunnet, Yvonne Bowman (Shane), Felix Chan, James Church, Emily DEBU, George Dillon, Marlene M. Dixon, Steve Donald, H.E. Elsom, Gigi (of Kevin McKidd’s Fansite),Mrs Linda Freeman, Manuel Gosano, Don Gray, Simon Hardy, Henry12345672000 (on the Mamma Mia Yahoo Fan-club), Art Hilgart, David L Hobbs, Danny Horn, Michael H Hutchins, Maximillian Jacobson-Gonzalez, Lynn Heinemann, Susan Holmes (Philip Quast fan), Hans Jensen, David Johansson, Colin M Johnson, Tony Kaye, Kimberly Last, Tanya Lees (Dress Circle website), Lesley P Liddle, Trevor Lyttleton, Greg MacKellan, Ian Marshall-Fisher (of The Lost Musicals Charitable Trust), George McElroy, Gareth McGinley, Matt McKenzie, Emily Miklasevitch (of Richard Hunt’s tribute site), Joseph Molnar, Kenn Oldfield, Yolanda Perera-Ramos, Adrian Petford (Kalidiscope), Stuart Piper, Beth Porchey, Max O Preeo, Gina Reeves, Ian Sanders, Ben Sears, Craig Silverston, Denise Silvey, Gillian Smith (Sondheim Society Member), Patricia Smith (former Electrician at ‘The Lane’), Gay Soper, Elaine St George, Andrea Stephenson (of Mark Mckerracher’s fansite), Richard Stockton, Stephen Turnbull, Gabriel Velez, Philip Walsh, Michael L Walters, Carolyn Wiesner, and, Rob Wilton.
Matt Bacon, Tim Barry, Nigel Bennett, Paul Bentley, Caroline Bristoll, Alison Burridge, Hilary Brown, Nancy Carothers, Nance Cedar, Lea Chambers, Dennis Clancy, Keiron Cooke, Philip Crammond, Karl Cranick, Meg Cummings, Dan Dye, John Esche, Alison Franke, Ross Gamill, Sally Garnet, Max Gold, Jack Grossman, Glenda Higley, Tony Kaye, Harry Landis, Bonnie Langford, Linda Lawson, Karen Levin, David Low, Christine Mayer, Sarah Mercier, Joseph Molnar, Mel Moratti, Jedidjah Julia Noomen, Sarah Novak, Xavier Obach, Louise Plowright, Emily Posedel, Ryan Roe, Jeremy Sams, Jorge Santos, Warren Semans, Anna Sharkey, Dave Showler, Sam Silvers, Liz Sowden (of Zoe Wannermaker’s fansite, http://www.zoewanamaker.com/), Tony Sullivan, Jorgen Thorsen, James Vaughan, Dick Vosburgh, Sarah Waller, Andrew Wright and especially Rachel O’Reilly.
Of Muppets and Men - The Making Of The Muppet Show. By Christopher Finch, first published in 1981 by Michael Joseph Ltd. ISBN 0 7181 2112 0 (Note, the details on this book, such a publisher info and ISBN may vary)
Peter Andrews, Tim Ashley, Harold Atkins, Claire Armitstead, Harold Atkins, Mark Barlow, Kate Bassett, Claire Bayley, Sarah Beaumont Belinda Beckett, Jason Best, Michael Billington, Hilary Bonner, Lizz Brain, Georgina Brown, Chris Buchanan,richard Buskin, Robert Butler, Gordon Carruthers, Paul Chand, Susannah Clapp, Quentin Clark, Tim Connor, Maddy Costa Michael Coveney,Robert Crowe, Nick Curtis, Robert Cushman, Lynn Daly, Iain Darroch, Michael Darvell, Nicholas de Jongh Colin De Suinn, Thorn Dibdin, Colin Donald, Christopher Edwards, Harry Eyres, Charles Godfrey-Faussett, Peter Filichia, Mark Fisher, Peter Gannaway, Lyn Gardner, Liz Gilbey, Robert Gore-Langton, John Gross, Nancy Groves, Bill Hagerty, Mary Harron, Graham Hassell, Malcom Hay, Sarah Hemming, Robert Hewison, Phil Hewitt, Jim Hiley, Clive Hiroshhorn, Jane Holly, Nigel Howard, Rosalie Horner, David Howe, Martin Hoyle, Carol Hughes, Kenneth Hurren, Donald Hutera, Sue Jameson, Barrie Jerram, Sam Jones, Kate Kellaway, Francis King, Jeremy Kingston, Rhonda Koenig, Alex Krasreil, Richard Loup-Nolan, Alistair Macaullay, Sam Marlowe, Patrick Marmion, John Martland, Lisa Martland, Jane McCarthy, Sheridan Morely, Fiona Mountford, David Munro, David Murray, David Nathan, Maureen Paton, John Peter, Richard Perry Timothy Ramsden, Robin, Ray, Simon Reade, Mary Redman, Mary Redman William Russell, Val Sampson, Mark Sanderson, Edward Seckerson, Michael Sell, Ken Sephton, Julian Shea, Mark Shenton, Gary Shipton, Eric Shorter, Ian Shuttleworth, Denise Silvey, Mark Smithers, David Sonin, Charles Spencer, Mark Styen, Jane Sullivan, Tom Sutcliff, Paul Taylor, John Thaxter, David Thomas, Anthony Thorncroft, Robin Thorner, Jack Tinker, Vicky Tinker, Tom Vallance, Gerard Van Werson, Sara Villers, Terry Wardrope, Paula Webb, Carol Woddis, and, Matt Wolf.
I would like to acknowledge the various admirable Poets and Lyricists who’s lines may have found their way on to the site, they are: Lionel Bart, Irving Berlin, Una Brandon-Jones, Jason Carr, Ira Gershwin, W. S. Gilbert, Ogden Nash, Cole Porter, William Shakespeare, Stephen Sondheim, Bjorn Ulvaeus, and Fred Ebb.