Tag Archives: Lobbies

The Picturegoers

Source: David Lodge, The Picturegoers (London: Penguin, 1993 [orig. pub. 1960]), pp. 18-20 Text: ‘Take us in, Mister?’ The question startled him. ‘I beg your pardon?’ he said politely, and peered down through his spectacles at the group of rough … Continue reading

Posted in 1950s, Fiction, United Kingdom | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Il Cinematografo

Source: Louis Couperus, ‘Il Cinematografo’, Het Vaderland, 22 April 1911, pp. 1-2, English translation by Ivo Blom in ‘North and South: two early texts about cinema-going by Louis Couperus’, Film History vol. 20, issue 2 (2008), pp. 127-132 Text: The … Continue reading

Posted in 1910s, Italy, Newspapers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Seats in All Parts

Source: Leslie Halliwell, Seats in All Parts (London: Granada, 1985), pp. 54-56 Text: … the Lido in Bradshawgate, as unprepossessing an unVenetian a building as could be imagined despite its gondola-filled proscenium frieze. Financed by a small Salford-based circuit, it … Continue reading

Posted in 1930s, Memoirs, United Kingdom | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Price of Love

Source: Arnold Bennett, The Price of Love (New York/London: Harper Brothers, 1914), pp. 171-178 Text: It was not surprising that Rachel, who never in her life had beheld at close quarters any of the phenomena of luxury, should blink her … Continue reading

Posted in 1910s, Fiction, United Kingdom | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments