Tag Archives: Halls

Whose Laetie are You?

Source: Extracts from Rrekgetsi Chimeloane, Whose Laetie are You? My Sowetan Boyhood (Capetown: Kwela Books, 2001), pp. 31-34 Text: The day I saw my first Bruce Lee movie – Enter the Dragon – I understood why all the boys were … Continue reading

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The Diaries of William Lyon Mackenzie King

Source: Diaries of Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King, MG26-J13, Library and Archives Canada, entry for 22 January 1900 Text: Monday, 22 January 1900 Tonight Frank Lay came here to dinner & took me to a performance at Egyptian Hall. … Continue reading

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Family Life and Work Experience Before 1918

Source: Extract from interview with Joseph Flower, C707/321/1-3, 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: Cinemas while … Continue reading

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’Twixt Aldgate Pump and Poplar

Source: H.M. [Harold Murray], ’Twixt Aldgate Pump and Poplar: The Story of Fifty Years’ Adventure in East London (London: The Epworth Press, 1935), pp. 102-110 Text: It is an unforgettable experience to enter the Stepney Hall when in the semi-darkness … Continue reading

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The Cinematograph

Source: ‘The Cinematograph’, Pall Mall Gazette, 21 February 1896, p. 9 Text: THE CINEMATOGRAPH. The world in general and London in particular has been given a new series of “living pictures” by some French inventors who have sufficiently tamed the … Continue reading

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The Cinema

Source: The Cinema: Its Present Position and Future Possibilities (London: Williams and Norgate, 1917), pp. 201-203 Text: Twelfth Day. Monday, March 26, 1917. The Bishop of Birmingham in the chair. MINUTES OF EVIDENCE Two Schoolboys. Examined. 1. The Chairman. What … Continue reading

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Yesterday’s Sunshine

Source: Verne Morgan, Yesterday’s Sunshine: Reminiscences of an Edwardian Childhood (Folkestone: Bailey Brothers and Swinfen, 1974), pp. 122-126 Text: The Moving Pictures, as we called them, first came to Bromley when I was about seven. They made their début at … Continue reading

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Some Picture Show Audiences

‘They were permitted to drink deep of oblivion of all the trouble of the world’. The illustration by Wladyslaw T. Benda (and its caption) accompanied Mary Heaton Vorse’s original article for Outlook magazine Source: Mary Heaton Vorse, ‘Some Picture Show … Continue reading

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Kiddar’s Luck

Source: Jack Common, Kiddar’s Luck (Glasgow/London: Blackie & Son, 1974 – originally published by Turnstile Press, 1951), pp. 58-60 Text: He [his father] still took me about with him on occasion. We had a more or less established practice on … Continue reading

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