Leicester Oral History Archive
Speaker: Music Hall, - , Interviewee, ,
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Summary of interview item: Music Hall. Extracts of interview with W. E. Burton talking about the Music Hall in Leicester. Musical acts are described along with recollections of the five playhouse theatres in Leicester. A history of the Pavilion Theatre in Wilton Street is given mentioning famous names that played there such as Gracie Fields, Billy Paul and General Factotum. Also recalled is the twenty first anniversary of the Palace Theatre and accidents that occurred at this time. The first cinema in Leicester is recalled and the early years of cinema going.
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Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s,
Recording Date: 1/1/1989
Playing time: 25 mins
Access Restrictions: Restricted Item Copyright: EMOHA
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