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The Varsity Show Through the Years

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One of the Varsity Show’s signature elements has been the pony ballet, shown here by the chorus line from 1929’s Oh Hector!One of the Varsity Show’s signature elements has been the pony ballet, shown here by the chorus line from 1929’s Oh Hector!

 ANDREW COSTIKYAN ’43Beatrice Kay, a performer from Billy Rose’s Diamond Horseshoe supper club, seems unsure what to make of Alexander McAllister ’40 of 1939’s Fair Enough.PHOTO: ANDREW COSTIKYAN ’43

 DELAR ROCKEFELLER CENTERThe full cast of 1939’s Fair Enough on stage at the Hotel Astor.PHOTO: DELAR ROCKEFELLER CENTER

 WILD WORLD PHOTOS, INCRehearsing the pony ballet on Low Plaza for 1940’s Life Begins in ’40.PHOTO: WILD WORLD PHOTOS, INC

 JACK M. LEWISGetting a posture lesson during rehearsals.PHOTO: JACK M. LEWIS

 MARTIN MOLLOY ’55, ’60 GSASA pony ballet member is flanked by British soldiers in 1954’s Sky’s the Limit.PHOTO: MARTIN MOLLOY ’55, ’60 GSAS

 MANNY WARMANCast members of 1948’s Streets of New York receive some dance instruction.Photo: MANNY WARMAN

 ADRIAN BRYAN-BROWNA chorus girl with a Low Library replica on her head cavorts with the Columbia lion in 1980’s Fly With Me.Photo: ADRIAN BRYAN-BROWN

 ADRIAN BRYAN-BROWNThe cast of 1980’s Fly With Me, a revival of 1920’s show, with music by Richard Rodgers ’23 and lyrics by Lorenz Hart (Class of 1918J).Photo: ADRIAN BRYAN-BROWN