Books

Vaudeville & Music Hall Books

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  • BK4 - Coventry's Forgotten Theatre

    by Ted Bottle Paperback, 245mm x 167mm, 184pp, black & white illustrations. Price includes post & packing in UK only (Please enquire for Europe/Rest of World prices) In this very well researched work the author covers a lot of ground in the history of this forgotten theatre. The Theatre Royal, Smithford Street eventually became the Empire Theatre of Varieties. The book includes glimpses of other Coventry venues of entertainment and the workings of the English Provincial Theatre during the nineteenth century. It is told in straightforward language supported by numerous plans and illustrations of this and other contemporary theatres and music halls. Learn More
  • BK29 - Roundabout Paramount

    by Brian O'Gorman Paperback, 215mm x 148mm, 135pp, no illustrations Price includes post & packing in UK only (Please enquire for Europe/Rest of World prices) A fascinating novella charting Dave and Joe O'Gorman's tour of the Paramount Theatres in the USA during the 1930s. Though warmly received by audiences and fellow artistes, the Variety comedians face problems with trade unions and threats of murder and arson. A gripping tale, based on actual experiences. Learn More
  • BK24 - Tug's Tales

    (Tug Wilson) as told to Christopher Brinson Paperback, 207mm x 173mm, 99pp, black & white and colour illustrations Price includes post & packing in UK only (Please enquire for Europe/Rest of World prices) Trouping with an Illusion show in the Far East and the UK from the 1940s to the 1980s. Delightful posters from the Peter Lane Collection. Learn More
  • BK2 - The Lost Theatres of Dublin

    by Philip B Ryan Paperback, 247mm x 170mm, 240pp, black & white illustrations, 13-page index plus indices of Songs, Theatres and Cinemas Price includes post & packing in UK only (Please enquire for Europe/Rest of World prices) In The Lost Theatres of Dublin, Richard Brinsley Sheridan jostles with Cecil Sheridan, as the author takes us on a fascinating and eclectic journey from the licensing of the first Theatre Royal, in Smock Alley in 1662, through to the restoration of the Olympia in 1977. The book covers the three Theatres Royal, The Queen's, The Tivoli, The Abbey, The Coliseum, The Capitol, The Torch and Dan Lowrey's Music Hall. Over 2000 copies sold. Learn More
  • 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

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