Held at Mill Valley Scout Hall, Mill Valley. The revel was held in honor of the visiting British Jousting Society. King Paul and Queen Carol attended. The revel followed the kite flying contest. Duke Henrik of Havn was the autocrat.
“This was just before the week of Jousting shows at the Cow Palace that I referred to a few comments back. We held a revel, hoping that some of the jousters would come, but they didn’t show up. We did have a live musician attend and perform - Nala of Islay (Natalie Cox) - I read in one of the local papers a couple of years ago that she was performing in one of the orchestras in either Oakland or San Francisco on a regular basis, playing classical music.
“I think we had one or two films shown at this revel also - “Ivanhoe” with Robert and Elizabeth Taylor and “Robin Hood” with Basil Rathbone and Errol Flynn.” - Henrik of Havn
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