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Kay Callard spent the summer season of 1954 appearing in a stage version of the popular radio programme The Archers. The play - staged by Jack Hylton - was on at the Grand Theatre, Blackpool from June.
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Jack McNaughton had an unwitting role in delivering some classic meta fiction to the silver screen in his role as a member of a Pierrot concert party in the classic British film Brighton Rock. Brighton Rock is a classic noire in the mould of the traditional American gangster movie. In the US, the film was called Young Scarface. It was directed by John Boulting and produced by Roy Boulting with cinematography by Harry Waxman. The gritty realism of Brighton Rock presages later British gangster classics like Mike Hodges’ Get Carter and Guy Ritchie’s Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.
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Tottenham took on the Music Hall artistes of 1914 in a popular charity match to rasie funds for the Music Hall Artistes Benevolent Fund.
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Gus McNaughton and the cast of Dick Whittington and his Cat took part in a charity football match versus #PompeyPolice at Fratton Park in January 1914.
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http://swingthegate.co.uk/babes-wood-poluski-panto-family-affair A Poluski family Pantomime at the Empire Palace Theatre Edinburgh in 1899.
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Theatre Clubs in 1950s London were an edgier alternative to the West End.
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Postcards and cigarette cards were important promotional tools for actors, music hall stars and entertainers throughout the Victorian and Edwardian eras.
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