Tag Archives: Matinees

Boyhood

Source: J.M. Coetzee, Boyhood: scenes from provincial life (London: Secker & Warburg, 1997), p. 45 Text: Though he goes to the bioscope every Saturday afternoon, films no longer have the hold on him that they had in Cape Town, when … Continue reading

Posted in 1940s, Fiction, Memoirs, South Africa | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

If I Don’t Write It, Nobody Will

Source: Eric Sykes, If I Don’t Write It, Nobody Will (London: Fourth Estate, 2005), pp. 78-80 Text: If the world was not exactly our oyster, it was most definitely our winkle. Our main Saturday night attraction was the Gaumont cinema … Continue reading

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

If I Don't Write It, Nobody Will

Source: Eric Sykes, If I Don’t Write It, Nobody Will (London: Fourth Estate, 2005), pp. 78-80 Text: If the world was not exactly our oyster, it was most definitely our winkle. Our main Saturday night attraction was the Gaumont cinema … Continue reading

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

Life

Source: Keith Richards, Life (London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2010), pp. 52-53 Text: Dimashio’s was the ice cream parlor-coffee shop. Old Dimashio’s son went to school with us, big fat Italian boy. But he could always make plenty of friends by … Continue reading

Posted in 1950s, Memoirs, United Kingdom | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Front Rows

Source: Dorothy Richardson, ‘Continuous Peformance VII: The Front Rows’, Close Up vol. II no. 1, January 1928, pp. 59-64 Text: As the heavy drops fell and the first cannonade rumbled through the upper layers of the heatwave I saw close … Continue reading

Posted in 1920s, Essays, United Kingdom | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Family Life and Work Experience Before 1918

Source: Extract from interview with Percival Frederick Chambers , C707/145/1-2, 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: Ah … Continue reading

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

All Pals Together

Source: Anonymous contribution to Terry Staples, All Pals Together: The Story of Children’s Cinema (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1997), p. 25 Text: When I was at senior school in Kingston in the twenties we were drafted in to the Elite … Continue reading

Posted in 1920s, Film books, United Kingdom | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Family Life and Work Experience Before 1918

Source: Extract from interview with Mrs Annely, 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, lantern slide … Continue reading

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

Unreliable Memoirs

Source: Clive James, Unreliable Memoirs (London: Jonathan Cape, 1980), pp. 43-47 Text: Every Saturday afternoon at the pictures there was a feature film, sixteen cartoons and an episode each from four different serials. The programme just went on and on … Continue reading

Posted in 1940s, Australia, Memoirs | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Little Wilson and Big God

Source: Anthony Burgess, Little Wilson and Big God (London: Heinemann, 1987), pp. 30-31 Text: At the age of six a social function was imposed upon me that had everything to do with entertainment, though not necessarily of the comic kind. … Continue reading

Posted in 1920s, Memoirs, United Kingdom | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment