1 3-D by Roy, Background painting is Lights of Broadway by Leroy Neiman
2Eileen and Trophy (Excerpt from Web Page) LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL FACULTY & GRADUATES DECEMBER, 1945 Source: The Roundup 1946, Volume VI Published by the Class of Journalism of Abraham Lincoln High School, San Francisco, California, June 1946
Eileen CHRISTOPHERSON Soph Sec.' Junior Vice-Pres; rallies . . . Eileen's ambition is to sing (she already can) . . . dislikes Hollywood haircuts and likes chocolate sundaes. Roy found this as negative only. He believes this is the trophy that started her career. Courtesy of the Ted and Pauline Christopherson Collection
3Eileen 'Christy' Keller Sent from our relative, Sue Pashley Graham Appearances broken down: Eileen was signed with MGM for four films. regular performer on Los Angeles shows, then Art Linkletter, Arthur Godfrey, Red Skelton and quite regularly with Jack Parr, both in Los Angeles and New York. Stage sucess came with the staring role in "Die Fledermaus" at Hollywood Bowl "Red Mill" at the Greek Theater followed by "Wish You Were HERE". "Show Boat" "King and I" [have not found this reference yet] "Student Prince" "Merry Widow" "Most Happy Falls," She appeared in concert with Arthur Fieldler and the San Francisco Symphony, Milton Katins? and the Seattle Symphony, P? Monteus?, David Rose [see Red Skelton], Carmen Dragon, and was the only artist ever asked to appear twice on one season with the Pasadena Pops with Arthur Fiedler conducting. Miss Christy found a lasting place in the hearts of Circle Arts Theater opera [ Los Angeles Civic Light Opera] last year, co-starring with Richard Banke in "The Student Prince," and with Gene Barry in "Brigadoon."
4siblings Ted, Dot, Eileen, and Hank Brother ted, sister Dorthy, Eileen, and brother Hank. Gudrun (mother) above. Possibly 1943 or '45.
5Brookdale Back area of Kjartan (Eileen's father) at their cabin. Courtesy of the Sig & Hank Christopherson Collection
6Brookdale Back area of Kjartan (Eileen's father) at their cabin. Courtesy of the Sig & Hank Christopherson Collection
7Eileen, Gudrun, Ted, Pauline, Dot Courtesy of the Sig & Hank Christopherson Collection
8Caroline, Ted, Dot, Bil, and Eileen Eileen to the right. Sister Caroline to left, brother Ted (Roy's father), Dorothy CHRISTOPHERSON Cartwright, brother William Christopherson sitting on Ted's car. Courtesy of the Ted and Pauline Christopherson Collection
10Eileen with brother Bill overhead Yule Chior Sings in bank Lobby. Courtesy of the Ted and Pauline Christopherson Collection
11Yule Chior Sings in bank Lobby Courtesy of the Ted and Pauline Christopherson Collection
12Yule Chior Sings in bank Lobby Courtesy of the Ted and Pauline Christopherson Collection
13Yule Chior Sings in bank Lobby Courtesy of the Ted and Pauline Christopherson Collection
16Three Guys Named Mike (1951) 1 March 1951 Eileen Christy .... Trainee (uncredited) Internet Movie Database Bio on Eileen - Three Guys Named Mike (1951) Full Movie 90 minutes 12 seconds. Watched the whole movie. No Eileen. Possibly in one scene with room of new flight attendants attending class. Stars Van Johnson and Jane Wyman Eileen Christy .... Trainee (uncredited) Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
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18Night Into Morning June 1951 Eileen Christy .... Student (uncredited) Starring Ray Milland, John Hodiak, and Nancy Davis Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
19 Courtesy of the Sig & Hank Christopherson Collection
20I Dream of Jeanie 15 June 1952 Eileen Christy .... Jeanie McDowell Starring Ray Middleton, Bill Shirley, Muriel Lawrence Republic Pictures
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26I Dream of Jeanie Courtesy of the C.B.M. Collection. Roy's relatives in British Columbia, canada
27 Courtesy of the C.B.M. Collection
28I Dream of Jeanie Courtesy of the C.B.M. Collection
29I Dream of Jeanie eBay
30I Dream of Jeanie Hard to get VHS or DVD, see website for link to free video online and watch Eileen for yourselves
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32I Dream of Jeanie Eileen Left
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45Newsclipping Courtesy of the Sig & Hank Christopherson Collection
46Strictly Dishonorable Eileen Christy .... Girl at Railroad Station (uncredited) Starring Ezio Pinza and Janet Leigh M-G-M's Hilarious Comedy from the Stage Hit! Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
47Thunderbirds 1951 Released: 27 November 1952 Eileen Christy .... Mary Caldwell Starring John Derek [click here to see John Derek and Eileen - 5th photo. There state it is Mona Freeman, I say it is Eileen. Including ignorant Ebay sellers.], John Drew Barrymore Republics Picture
52Thunderbirds Eileen front and center
54Trading Card Eileen Christy card, courtesy of the Sig & Hank Christopherson Collection
55Back of Trading Card
57Wish You Were Here (1952) Broadway production Eileen Christy .... Not Credited "The musical was adapted from Kober's 1937 play, Having Wonderful Time, and revolves around a summer camp for adults.... The Broadway production opened at the Imperial Theatre on June 25, 1952 and closed on November 28, 1953 after 598 performances". "Wish You Were Here launched the show business career of Florence Henderson".
58Wish You Were Here (1952) from Ebay Ebay photo "WISH YOU WERE HERE" Original Broadway Cast DRG Theater/Sony Music (19121) "Wish You Were Here" had the distinction of being in 1952 one of the few Broadway musicals that didn't have an out-of-town tryout to work the bugs out of the new show. The reason was that the show had a swimming pool used in just one scene and that construction at the Imperial Theatre made it impossible to tour the new show. The show was about adult summer camps and also boasted a basketball court. The show debuted June 25, the hottest day of that summer and, at that time Broadway theaters weren't air-conditioned. The show didn't get good reviews but a radio interview with director Leland Hayward saved the show. The score is cute and catchy and the original cast was filled with performers who went on to some Broadway fame. The biggest name among the cast was Jack Cassidy. The show ended with a 598-performance run and a London production. It's nice to have the original cast recording available again.
59A PERILOUS JOURNEY (1953)_1 A very young Eileen Christy in Baltimore Sun (performer: "Abide With Me" - uncredited) Soundtrack source: imdb.com Eileen Christy .... Susan Starring Vera Ralston, David Brian, Scott Brady Republic Pictures
66Die Fledermaus (1954) Die Fledermaus, by Johann Strauss, is a typical tale of disguise, love and intrigue. He wrote 16 operettas, Die Fledermaus (The Bat, 1874) and Der Zigeunerbaron (The Gypsy Baron, 1885) were the most successful. Johann's music is as popular today as it was back then.
67Die Fledermaus (1954) 1954 Proceedings: Forty-Fifth Annual Rotary Convention By Rotary International Source: Google Book Possible that this is not Eileen based on the appearance of the woman in this photo, hair, etc...
68Die Fledermaus (1954)
69Die Fledermaus (1954) What the previous photo with the choir does not show is that Eileen sang before and audience of 8,000 people. Click to photo enlarge Source: The Rotarian - Vol. 85, No. 1 - Magazine
70The Student Prince (1966) 1960 Press Photo Eileen Christy for "The Student Prince " The Student Prince (Sigmund Romberg), Frank Porretta, Eileen Christy, Hans Conried, Walter Cassel, Murray Matheson, Irra Petina. Released same year as Fiddler on the Roof Los Angeles Civic Light Opera Musical Operetta Description:A musical in four acts and a prologue Setting:Ante-chamber and a room of State in the Palace at Karlsburg, Garden and sitting-room of Prince Karl Franz at the Inn of the Three Golden Apples in Heidelberg. Spring, 1830. Music by: Sigmund Romberg; Libretto by: Dorothy Donnelly
72Back of Photo
73Eileen CHRISTOPHERSON and Norm Keller Hank's Wedding day in San Francisco. Courtesy of the Ted and Pauline Christopherson Collection
75Eileen and Greg
76Eileen and Greg
77Eileen and two actors Hank (not left) knows their names. SHOW BOAT
78Newsclip - See NO.3 line
79Eileen and Brig. General ROY A. GREEN
80Guys & Dolls Local Production in San Mateo - See her webpage for more info
81OKLAHOMA! (1964) Souvenir Program, Carousel Theatre, Oakdale Musical Theatre and Warwick Musical Theatre, 1964. The musical opened in NYC on 03/31/43 and ran for 2212 performances. The show was revived in 1951, 1953, 1979 and 2002. Inside are headshot photos, bios, full cast and production credits, listing of scenes and musical numbers, a history of the show, some production photos from the original production and a synopsis. The cast includes John Raitt, Eileen Christy, Ruth Gillette, Mary Louise Wilson, Renato Cibelli, Peter Conlow, Charles Forster, Edward Fuller, Larry Bearse, Larry Stayer, Genevieve George, Barbara Dougherty, Constance Otto, Wanda White, Scott Blanchard and Eath Huntly. Music by Richard Rodgers lyrics and book by Oscar Hammerstein (based on the play Green Grow The Lilacs by Lynn Riggs). Directed by Bill Penn and choreographed by Peter Conlow.
83OKLAHOMA! (1964) "OKLAHOMA" Studio Cast - 1952 Arkiv Music/Masterworks Broadway/Sony Music (SONY 92867) This vanity "Oklahoma" features movie musical star Nelson Eddy and other '50s stars including Portia Nelson, Virginia Haskins, and Kaye Ballard. The score is not particularly theatrical sounding and the songs are adjusted for the talents singing them. Why this version of "Oklahoma" was converted to CD remains a question. There are four bonus tracks featuring John Raitt that are much better renditions of these popular tunes. (from internet)
84Music Man 1964 Eileen Christy .... Marian Pardo Image #2 at this site. Posting link to site since it has lots of other great old photos. - Unsinkable Molly Brown starring Jane Powell Pajama Game starring John Raitt Music Man starring Norwood Smith & Eileen Christy the King Family Story - March 21-27
Excerpt from Music Man Program Notes: Eileen Christy (Marian Pardo) ...Eileen was signed with MGM for four films. Television apperances came next, and the young actress became a regular performer on Los Angeles shows, then Art Linkletter, Arthuer Godfrey, Red Skelton and quite regularly with Jack Parr, both in Los Angeles and New York. Stage sucess came with the staring role in "Die Fledermaus" at Hollywood Bowl, "Red Mill" at the Greek Theater was followed by "Wish You Were HERE". Also to her credit ate "Show Boat," "King and I," "Student Prince," "Merry Widow," and "Most Happy Falls," She appeared in concert with Arthur Fieldler and the San Francisco Symphony, Milton Katins? and the Seattle Symphony, P? Monteus?, David Rose, Carmen Dragon, and was the only artist ever asked to appear twice on one season with the Pasadena Pops with Arthuer Fiedler conducting. Miss Christy found a lasting place in the hearts of Circle Arts Theater opera last year, co-starring with Richard Banke in "The Student Prince," and with Gene Barry in "Brigadoon."
85Music Man Eileen appeard in some version of 'The King and I'
87CAROUSEL (1965) Eileen Christy .... Julie Jordan Eileen layed and sang the role of Julie in the 1965 Lincoln Center stage revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Carousel".
IMG6563ePHOTO Carousel CD Front Notice the painting of the woman on the right matches Eileen. Eileen was chosen by Richard Rodgers to star with John Raitt in the 20th revival of Carousel on Broadway Courtesy of Hank Christopherson Collection
December 13 through December 25, 1965 CAROUSEL – musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein. Starring Eileen Christy, Dran Seitx, Katherine Hilgenberg, Jerry Orbach, Reid Shelton, Benay Venuta, and Edward Everett Horton. Choreography by Agnes de Mille. Directed by Edward Greenberg.
88CAROUSEL (1965) Aunt Eileen mentioned in the The Oxford Companion to the American Musical:Theatre, Film, and Television ... By Thomas S. Hischak
89CAROUSEL re: Famous Standbys-Understudies, etc. Posted: 8/2/11 at 06:04am My post utilizes a sort of reverse logic, but is interesting to me at least. Re. the Lincoln Center 1965 revival of CAROUSEL, the stars were the original Billy--John Raitt and Eileen Christy. My ex-sister in law Dorothy Emmerson was the understudy for Eileen Christy and went on for her for the final two performances of the Lincoln Center engagement. Dorothy called me and left a house seat for me for the Saturday matinee. I was thrilled for her. The show then toured wih the Lincoln Center cast intact. Eileen Christy was out for a great number of performances, allowing Dorothy to go on for her on numerous occasions. Richard Rodgers was producer of the show and had picked Dorothy to be Christy's understudy. Despite all of this luck accompanying Dorothy, she nevertheless was never able to capitalize on the experience wih regard to her theatre career. She appeared with Dustin Hoffman in JIMMY SHINE and also was in the cast of the comedy NORMAN, IS THAT YOU? and then she just disappeared from Broadway and the Road, never ro appear on stage again. The life of an actress or actor is surely a difficult one; fame is fleeting, like quicksilver disappearing through your hands. Updated On: 8/2/11 at 06:04 AM
91CAROUSEL (1965) 12 Image of Eileen at the N.Y. Public Library. Carousel (1965 Lincoln Center Revival) Image ID: 1811906 [Eileen Christy (Julie Jordan), John Raitt (Billy Bigelow) and Jerry Orbach (Jigger Craigin) in the 1965 revival of Caro... (1965) Image ID: 1811911 [Eileen Christy, Dran Seitz and Reid Shelton in the 1966 touring production of Carousel] (1966) This also starred Jerry Orbach, which you will recognize from TV.
92CAROUSEL (1965) Carousel (1965 Lincoln Center Revival). CR N.Y. Public Library
93CAROUSEL (1965) John Raitt, 88, Star of 'Carousel' and 'Pajama Game,' Dies By RICHARD SEVERO Published: February 21, 2005 Article with one photo
94CAROUSEL (1965) KRWG-FM Carousel: What’s the Use of Wond’rin’ Artist : Eileen Christy Album : Carousel (Music Theater of Lincoln Center) Composer : Rogers & Hammerstein Catalog : 6395 Conductor : Franz Allers TrackNumber : 10 Label : RCA
95CAROUSEL (1965) Carousel (1965 Lincoln Center Revival). CR N.Y. Public Library
96CAROUSEL (1965) Carousel (1965 Lincoln Center Revival). CR N.Y. Public Library
97CAROUSEL (1965) Carousel (1965 Lincoln Center Revival). CR N.Y. Public Library
98CAROUSEL (1965) Carousel (1965 Lincoln Center Revival). CR N.Y. Public Library
99CAROUSEL (1965) Carousel (1965 Lincoln Center Revival). CR N.Y. Public Library
100CAROUSEL (1965) Carousel (1965 Lincoln Center Revival). CR N.Y. Public Library
101CAROUSEL (1965) Carousel (1965 Lincoln Center Revival). CR N.Y. Public Library
102CAROUSEL (1965) Carousel (1965 Lincoln Center Revival). CR N.Y. Public Library
103CAROUSEL (1965) Carousel (1965 Lincoln Center Revival). CR N.Y. Public Library
104CAROUSEL (1965) Carousel (1965 Lincoln Center Revival). CR N.Y. Public Library
105CAROUSEL (1965) Carousel (1965 Lincoln Center Revival). CR N.Y. Public Library
106CAROUSEL (1965) Carousel (1965 Lincoln Center Revival). CR N.Y. Public Library
107CAROUSEL (1965) Carousel (1965 Lincoln Center Revival). CR N.Y. Public Library
108CAROUSEL (1965) Carousel (1965 Lincoln Center Revival). CR N.Y. Public Library
109CAROUSEL (1965) You will recognize this actor
110CAROUSEL (1965) Touring production of Carousel
114CAROUSEL (1965) Ebay item - Eileen is featured here
115SHOW BOAT 1967 Show Boat (Jerome Kern), Pat O'Brien, Eddie Foy, Jr., Eileen Christy, John Tyers, Gale Sherwood, Audrey Christie. Courtesy of the Sig & Hank Christopherson Collection
116SHOW BOAT Courtesy of the Sig & Hank Christopherson Collection
117SHOW BOAT Courtesy of the Sig & Hank Christopherson Collection
118SHOW BOAT 1967 Eileen was not on the RCA Victor album to Roy's knowledge
119SHOW BOAT 1967 Ebay item
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121SHOW BOAT 1967
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124SHOW BOAT 1967 Ebay item
125Li'l Abner (1963) Research: Li'l Abner - Li'l Abner - Original Broadway Cast Recording, featuring Edie Adams, Peter Palmer, Tina Louise, Stubby Kaye and Charlotte Rae. (vinyl MONO LP record, 1957 first issue) - NM9/VG7 - LP Record Label Number Columbia5150-MONO :
Ah, here it is, I found it! "...Miss Christy made her debut in the Music Circus last year as Daisy Mae in Li'l Abner..." Lodi News-Sentinel - May 16, 1964 Roy was very young, yet he remembers attending this one of these performances by Eileen.
Movie/TV Soundtracks & Original Cast Albums Reference Book & Price Guide By Jerry Osborne
126Li'l Abner (1963) Ebay Item
127Red Skelton "The Clown and the Baton" Davie Rose and his Orchestra Pauline Christopherson had a publication with Red Skelton whom my Aunt was featured with
Red Skelton "You're the man who was once a hungy kid in Vincennes; a kid whose father was a circus clown; and you wanted to make people laugh.". Courtesy of Pauline
128John 'the Duke' Wayne and Red Skelton Eileen's page in the "The Clown and the Baton' EILEEN CHRISTY EILEEN CHRISTY is a native of Manitoba, Canada, who moved to San Francisco at the age of eight. She won first place in the Atwater Kent Auditions and a contract to appear on the Standard Hour on radio and television. Since then she has appeared in "Roberta" and "The Fortune Teller" for the Los Angeles Civic Light Opera Company, in "Die Fledermaus" in Hollywood Bowl and in "The Red Mill" at the Greek Theater. Eileen has been busy between stage engagements with appearances on such television programs as the Arthur Godfrey Show, Art Linkletter, Steve Allen and David Rose.
129Eileen on the Red Skelton _The Baton and the Clown' In addition she has made many concet appearances with symphony orchestras under the baton of such great conductors as Arthur Fiedler, David Rose and Carmen Dragon. She has been featured soloist with David Rose and his orchestra at the Pasadena Pops, Laguna Symphony and Santa Monica Civic Concerts
130The Sound Of Music
131Falling in Love Is Wonderful Broadway's Greatest Love Duets 2006 Compilation CD Review NO. 6 If I Loved You Oscar Hammerstein II / Richard Rodgers with Eileen Christy / John Raitt
132Falling in Love Is Wonderful
133Wharf Theater and Opera House (1961) Performance at the Wharf Theater and Opera House, A Summer of Stars, 1961 Civic Auditorium, 245 Powell ST. Friday 8:30 PM, Eileen was 5th billing after Ella Fitzgerald and Hugh Herbert (Woo Woo Film Comic) Courtesy of the Sig & Hank Christopherson Collection
134Stars of 1961 See bottom row, center. Courtesy of the Sig & Hank Christopherson Collection
135Eileen in back of boat Courtesy of the Sig & Hank Christopherson Collection
136Eileen Courtesy of the Sig & Hank Christopherson Collection
137Eileen and Siblings The Siblings of Eileen Christy. Photos of her family are not here, except Greg's. More than happy to add 'anything' they wish here. "Fame is Fleeting, Family is Forever". Courtesy of the Sig & Hank Christopherson Collection
Eileen Emily nee Christopherson was born 1928 in Baldur, Manitoba, Canada. 'Eileen Christy' was her stage name. Eileen married Norman 'Norm' Keller. Daughter of Kjartan Christoperson (real estate man) and his wife Gudrun Steinson [Stoneson] (piano teacher). When Eileen was 8 years old, they moved with their large family to San Francisco at the Lion's Gate in California.