Category Archives: United Kingdom

Oh Joe! I Want To Go To the Picture Show

Source: Worton David and Ralph Penso, ‘Oh Joe! I Want To Go To the Picture Show’, c.1910, sung by Harry Bluff, lyrics via http://monologues.co.uk/musichall/Songs-O/Oh-Joe-Picture-Show.htm Text: Mooning and spooning was Flo’s delight So to her sweetheart she said one night ‘I … Continue reading

Posted in 1910s, Songs, United Kingdom | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Value of the Cinema

Source: ‘Robin Goodfellow’, ‘The Value of the Cinema’, Cambridge Daily News, 30 August 1919, p. 4 Text: Anyone who doubts the value of the cinema in teaching history and instilling patriotism in the growing generation ought to make a point … Continue reading

Posted in 1910s, Newspapers, United Kingdom | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Family Life and Work Experience Before 1918

Source: Extract from interview with Jean McKillop, C707/306/1-2, Thompson, P. and Lummis, T., Family Life and Work Experience Before 1918, 1870-1973 [computer file]. 7th Edition. Colchester, Essex: UK Data Archive [distributor], May 2009. SN: 2000, http://dx.doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-2000-1 Text: Q. What about … Continue reading

Posted in 1910s, Interviews, United Kingdom | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Play All

Source: Clive James, Play All: A Bingewatcher’s Notebook (New Haven/London: Yale University Press, 2016), pp. 43-44 Text: The natural modus operandi of the binge watcher, having selected Play All in order to view a whole bunch of episodes on a … Continue reading

Posted in 2010s, Television books, United Kingdom | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Youth at the Gate

Source: Ursula Bloom, Youth at the Gate (London: Hutchinson, 1959) Text: On Tuesday, August the fourth, when we were already halfway through the evening programme at the White Palace, Mr. Clements returned and started to talk again. He said that … Continue reading

Posted in 1910s, Memoirs, United Kingdom | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment