Funny Face programme

Funny Face programme

Funny Face was a successful show both personally and professionally for Adele Astaire. It ran for 263 performances in London and on the last night in 1929, Adele met Lord Charles Cavendish, youngest son of the Duke of Devonshire. They met again in New York and Adele proposed to him at a party. The next morning Lord Charles reminded Adele of her proposal and told her if she didn’t marry him now he would sue her for breach of promise! Jessie Matthews saw the Astaires in Funny Face and remembered their sophistication and professionalism, but she was most impressed by Adele’s comic skills. The show had a wonderful score by George Gershwin including the title song, and ‘S’ Wonderful’. Many years later, when Fred was a famous Hollywood star, Funny Face was filmed. Fred played a photographer trying to persuade a bohemian Audrey Hepburn into a career as a model, but only the title and the Gershwin songs remained from the stage show.