09/7/1957 (pg. 21):
Producer Monte Proser has combined a host of superior talent whose production know-how
and the original music and lyrics of a Gordon Jenkins composed musical score to assemble
the second edition (It is not known at present if Lizanne was in the first edition.) of the famed
"Tropicana Revue. . . . Rounding out the scintillating cast are Pixieish (and I thought I was
the first with that epithet) dancing-comedienne Lizanne Truex; . . .
09/28/1957 (pg. 35):
. . . Appearing throughout the show in support of the stars and showcased in the numerous
and colorful "Musical Vignettes" are: . . . dancer Lizanne Truex; . . .
10/7/57 (pg. 33):
. . . pixie-ish dancer Lizanne Truex . . . (Hey, that's MY line!)
11/23/1957 (pg. 31):
. . . From there the show maintains its top quality reputation with such other key performers
as . . . Lizanne Truex, . . .
11/30/1957 (pg. 25):
. . . Ravishing Neile Adams rates commendation for her superior efforts in dance and song
presentation throughout the production and the balance of the cast . . . Lizanne Truex . . . all
turn in stellar performances in the unique "show within a show" musical vignettes. . . .
12/7/1957 (pg. 34):
. . . The balance of the cast do equally well and give strong support to the stars in every
thrilling scene. . . . Lizanne Truex . . . all turn in exceptional performances in the colorful
musical vignettes. . . .
12/21/1957 (pg. 47):
. . . They are supported by . . . dance sensation Lizanne Truex. . . .
1/4/1958 (pg. unknown):
. . . Featured performers within the body of the Tropicana Revue are exciting . . . and
pixie-ish dervish (good one!) Lizanne Truex. . . .
1/11/1958 (pg. 27):
. . . Featured performers Neile Adams and Lizanne Truex easily keep pace with the dance
sequences. . . .
1/25/1958 (pg. 21):
. . . Blonde (Well, that shoots down my "brunette days" comment.) and vivacious Lizanne
Truex is featured in dance sequences that demonstrate her superior dancing talents clearly. . . .
2/1/1958 (pg. 31):
. . . Elevated along with them is outstanding dancer Lizanne Truex, a perfectionist at
impressionistic dancing. . . .
2/8/1958 (pg. 21):
. . . A trio of Tropicana "regulars" Neile Adams, Dante D' Paulo, and Lizanne Truex have all
been given feature parts in this stunning version because of their superior efforts in previous
Revues. . . .
3/1/1958 (pg. 29) "Tropicana Holiday":
. . . Deftly handling every remaining phase of this Broadway type show are Lizanne Truex. . .
3/22/1958 (pg. 35):
. . . Dancers Lizanne Truex and George Chakaris stop the show with their gorgeous dance
sequence in the "El Camino" scene. . . .
3/29/1958: (pg. 21):
. . . Lizanne Truex and George Chakaris live up to their notices as two of the top
impressionistic dancers along the glittering strip. . . .
4/12/1958 (pg. 21):
. . . Lizanne Truex and George Chakaris are outstanding in their romantic and poignant
dance skit of a boy and girl in love. . . .
5/3/1958 (pg. 28:
. . . Blonde Lizanne Truex and George Chakaris contribute an outstanding dance skit about a
boy and girl in love. . . .
5/10/1958: (pg. 22):
. . . Exquisite grace snd sympathetic style best describe the outstanding dance skit portrayed by
Lizanne Truex and George Chakaris. . . .
6/7/1958: (pg. unknown):
. . . You'll thrill to the exqusitely graceful dancing of blonde Lizanne Truex and George
Chakaris in the "El Camino" scene. . . .
6/14/1958 (pg. 37):
. . . Rounding out the star-studded cast is pixie-ish Lizanne Truex (here's where the copy
writer started running out of adjectives.) . . .
|THE LAS VEGAS DAYS - 1957-1958
THE TROPICANA - 1957-58
|From Lizanne's Private Collection (all photos by Mike Nagro)
|All I can say is WOW! I've come to the conclusion that Lizanne CANNOT take a bad picture.
|This scene generated the phrase "Lucky Beggar".
|REVIEWS FROM THE "FABULOUS LAS VEGAS" MAGAZINE
This is a rehearsal shot where the producers were trying out something to do with recording the
show. The device Liz is hold was some kind of fancy recorder that didn't pan out, so the project
|GEORGE CHAKIRIS and LIZANNE
This charsimatic couple consistently got rave revues as the most romantic couple ever. Walter
Winchel wrote that in these routines, Liz "floated like a cloud." If you have seen her work, you
know this is not an overstatement.
Liz said that George was Aces High in that he never had an ego problem, and that when they were
on stage, she always had his complete attention.
The Tropicana was the first casino to introduce "Booked Shows" (Lizanne was the assistant
choreographer). These featured various stars, but kept the rest of the production the same.
They usually lasted 55 minutes (the Bosses didn't want the customers absent from the tables
for more than that) but sometimes when a "star" demanded more stage time, the other
routines were cut.
Sorry for the crappy photo of Lizanne. I couldn't get it any better no matter what I tried.
|Who? Me? Innocence personified.