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A number of photographic cards by Baron and De Marney were issued to commemorate the 1951 ballet Pineapple Poll, which uses Sullivan’s music arranged by Sir Charles Mackerras. These cards are now difficult to find, having perhaps been largely absorbed by the world of ballet.

Cards of individual artistes.

Three more Pineapple Poll cards, with photo by Houston Rogers, depict:

Patricia Cox

Another, with photo by Anthony Crickmay:

And another, with photo by Roy Round, depicts:

At least two new cards were issued in the 1970s (those by Crickmay and Round). Pineapple Poll stayed in the repertory until the 1980s and has been revived by the Birmingham Royal Ballet.

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