Books

Vaudeville & Music Hall Books

Items 11 to 14 of 14 total

per page

Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2
  • BK14 - The Great Carmo - The Colossus of Mystery

    by Val Andrews Paperback, 205mm x 144mm, 100pp, black & white and colour illustrations, limited edition only. Price includes post & packing in UK only (Please enquire for Europe/Rest of World prices) This is an interesting story which deserves to be available to those interested in the history of Magic and Magicians, hence this limited second edition. Learn More
  • BK13 - Tivoli King - The Life of Harry Rickards, Vaudeville Showman

    by Gae Anderson Paperback, 218mm x 140mm, 378pp, full index, illustrative sections including facsimiles in colour of Sheet Music Fronts. Price includes post & packing in UK only (Please enquire for Europe/Rest of World prices) Harry Rickards is recognised as one of the most colourful and dynamic showmen to appear on the Australian Variety Stage. Rickards' debut as a comic singer on the London Music Halls during the late nineteenth century, and his subsequent career, was tarnished by spats with fellow artistes, court appearances for bad behaviour, failure to pay debts, accusations of slander, and violence in marriage. Circumnavigating the globe with troupes of players, he settled in Sydney in 1892, and established the Tivoli chain of vaudeville theatres throughout the country. Rickards' life and times are documented in this fast moving biography, from his humble beginnings in Stratford, Essex to fame and fortune in the Australian colonies as the true King of Vaudeville. Rickards was known as "the Napoleon of Vaudeville". Learn More
  • BK11 - The Austin Seven

    by Jonathan Wood Paperback, 210mm x 150mm, 32pp, black & white illustrations. Price includes post & packing in UK only (Please enquire for Europe/Rest of World prices) One of the most famous British cars, the diminutive but robust 750cc Austin Seven, introduced in 1922, changed the course of automobile design and proved the viability of the small-capacity four-cylinder car. The salvation of the Austin company, it was aimed at families who might otherwise have travelled by motorcycle and sidecar, and it remained in production until 1939. The Seven performed as well on the race tract as it did on the road. It survives in respectable numbers to provide new generations of enthusiasts with a practical, economical car to run, race and restore. Learn More
  • BK1 - Bristol's Forgotten Empire

    by Terry Hallett Paperback, 247mm x 168mm, 210pp, black & white illustrations (including several by Francis Hewlett), extensive index plus indices of Magicians and Revues. Price includes post & packing in UK only (Please enquire for Europe/Rest of World prices) The author has thoroughly researched the history of this East End Bristol music hall from its opening in November, 1893 as part of the Moss & Thornton organisation. The hall, made famous by Harry Day and F.J. Butterworth, had more than its share of ups and downs, becoming a cinema for several years in the 1930s and closing in 1954. It lived on for a while as a BBC sound studio, but was demolished for road widening in 1963. Learn More

Items 11 to 14 of 14 total

per page

Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2