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Retro RFH ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’

Looking somewhere over that rainbow at RFH in the 1970s with a spoof of The Wizard of Oz at Freshmen Follies.
Photo/George Day

As the effects of Hurricane Florence brushed by the Rumson-Fair Haven area, they culminated in a bevy of rainbow sightings on Tuesday evening.  So, with thoughts of what might be lingering Somewhere Over the Rainbow in mind, memories of a staged Oz skit at RFH come to mind.

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Retro RFH Dance into Summer Times

As the unofficial start of summer approaches, thoughts turn to beachy sorts of antics among pals — RFH pals, specifically. Call it something to sing and dance about — center stage.

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Supreme Retro RFH Show

RFH Freshmen Follies ’74 and the Diana Ross and The Supremes act.
Photo/George Day

It’s show time tonight at RFH.

Fall is the time of the year that the stage is set for the first theatrical production of the school year.

This year at RFH, that production is Sherlock Holmes. 

But, back in 1974, something else was a stage happening besides the Tower Players’ show. It was a more, let’s say, talent diverse stage extravaganza involving anyone in the freshman class in one or a few group and/or solo acts. It was the RFH Freshmen Follies.

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Retro RFH Girls on the Beach?

RFH girls on the beach at the 1975 Freshmen Follies
Photo/George Day

Well, about this time of the winter people are doing a sort of sun dance for summer days.

And, back in 1975, a few RFH gals got their gear on (or their mothers’) and did their own kind of chorus line for sunnier days on the beach on the RFH stage.

It was the Freshmen Follies that year and these seasonally appropriate girls did their own dance, clad quite festively, to that Beach Boys classic Girls on the Beach.

Bet you’ve never seen a gaggle of gals like this.

So, the Retro Pic of the Day is a testament to sunnier days ahead and, ahem, girls, or something like that, on the beach.

Cheers to the girls! Oh, and how about that stage right crew?

Recognize them?

Thanks to the incredible George Day for this retro RFH classic!