Marion Harris (1896-1944) was an American popular singer, most successful in the 1920s. She was the first widely known white singer to sing jazz and blues songs.
In early 1931 she performed in London, returning for long engagements at the Café de Paris. In London she appeared in the musical Ever Green and broadcast on BBC radio. She also recorded in England in the early 1930s but retired soon afterwards and married an English theatrical agent. In 1944 she traveled to New York to seek treatment for a neurological disorder. Although she was discharged two months later, she died soon afterwards in a hotel fire that started when she fell asleep while smoking in bed.
A Night in Spain is a musical revue with a book by Harold R. Atteridge, music by Jean Schwartz and lyrics by Al Bryan. Additional music and lyrics were contributed by Phil Baker, Sid Silvers and Ted Healy. The revue was presented on Broadway in 1927 for a total of 174 performances.
Much information about this show has been lost. The cast included Phil Baker, Ted Healy and Norma Terris. Marion Harris appeared in the Broadway production at the Winter Garden Theatre.
The show opened at the 44th Street Theatre on May 3, 1927, then transferred to the Winter Garden Theatre on October 10, 1927 and closed on November 12, 1927. It was produced by the Shubert Brothers, directed by Gertrude Hoffmann and Charles Judels, with additional dances choreographed by Ralph Reader.