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Tag Archives: Music Hall

Archive Interview • DAN LENO • Stewart Permutt • 2003

Mr Dan Leno as Mother Goose Posterby FirstNightVintage Excerpt from an interview with the actor, director and playwright, Stewart Permutt. [One project] on the go is a play about the Music … Continue reading

06/13/2017 · 2 Comments

Stars of Vaudeville #1037: Charles Chaplin, Sr. | Travalanche

Born on this date in 1863: Charles Chaplin the Elder: the father of his better-known namesake, comedian and movie star Charlie Chaplin. It’s not as well known today that in … Continue reading

03/18/2017 · 2 Comments

Vesta Tilley: Male Impersonator | Rogues & Vagabonds

This image is from an original postcard in my possession of the great English Music Hall performer Vesta Tilley (1864-1952), who was especially renowned as a male impersonator and beloved … Continue reading

03/04/2017 · 3 Comments

The History Girls: If you want to know the time, ask a policeman by Susan Price

If you want to know the time, ask a policeman. The proper Greenwich time, ask a policeman, Every member of the force has a watch and chain, of course, If … Continue reading

02/08/2016 · 2 Comments

East End Entertainers Of 1922 | Spitalfields Life

[…] I consulted the Concert Artistes Directory of 1922 in the Bishopsgate Institute to see what local talent was on offer. Source: East End Entertainers Of 1922 | Spitalfields Life.

11/28/2015 · Leave a comment

Edwardian Gaiety Girl still has a following – Stockport Express – 2004

Source: Gabrielle Ray.

09/14/2015 · Leave a comment

Did You Know…? Arthur Lloyd’s Immensikoff

Immensikoff: a large overcoat; coined by the music-hall star Arthur Lloyd who called himself Immensikoff and appeared on stage in such a coat to sing, c.1868, his hit ‘The Shoreditch … Continue reading

09/06/2015 · Leave a comment

Folies Bergère: Populist Cosmopolitan Hub | A R T L▼R K

On the 30th of November 1886, The Folies Bergère staged its first revue in Paris. Located at 32 rue Richer in the 9th Arrondissement, and called Folies Trévise back then, … Continue reading

05/18/2015 · Leave a comment

Music Hall Artistes Of Abney Park Cemetery | Spitalfields Life

When the summer heat hits the city and the streets get dusty and dry, I like to seek refuge in the green shade of a cemetery. Commonly, I visit Bow … Continue reading

10/28/2014 · Leave a comment

Music Hall – not just a lovely war? | objectingtowar

I Didn’t Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier Cards by FirstNightVintage Re-blogged from objectingtowar. It’s hard to imagine but one hundred years ago the cultural life of this country was … Continue reading

06/11/2014 · 1 Comment

Did You Know…? • MARIE LLOYD – from the writer to the costermonger

Did you know that the death of music hall performer Marie Lloyd in 1922 struck T S Eliot as “the most important event which I have had to chronicle [in The Dial … Continue reading

06/10/2014 · Leave a comment

Vesta Tilley: Male Impersonator

Originally posted on First Night Design:
Vesta Tilley by FirstNightDesign This image is from an original postcard in my possession of the great English Music Hall performer Vesta Tilley (1864-1952),…

01/27/2014 · 1 Comment

Happy Birthday Elsa Lanchester

Originally posted on Waldina:
Yesterday Was Elsa Lanchester’s 111st birthday.  I tried to include a wide range of photos because if you are like me, you will have had no…

10/29/2013 · Leave a comment

Did You Know…? British Music Hall Society

Did you know that The British Music Hall Society (BMHS), founded by Ray Mackendar and Gerald Glover, and its official journal, The Call Boy, have been going for 50 years? The first edition … Continue reading

02/22/2013 · Leave a comment