The London Pavilion - Special Feature
Hello, you have reached April's special feature which is on a programme for the London Pavilion for July 18th 1892. Also see the Timeline for 1892 featuring Arthur Lloyd's schedule for the year, beginning in January when he was at the London Pavilion himself, and other events happenings in the world that year. The Programme very kindly donated by Mr. John Moffatt.
Above - The front of the programme unfolded to reveal pictures of the stars, programme times, and Theatre details.
Above - Inside the programme - A multitude of contemporary advertisements.
Above - Considering the line up, stalls seats at only 3s seems like considerable value for money.
Some of the 'Turns' appearing on the program
Albert Chevalier was an actor and music hall entertainer who became known as the ‘Coster’s Laureate’ because of his songs in Cockney dialect on London common life. Albert’s first appearance in the music hall was at the London Pavilion, his opening song being ‘The Coster’s Serenade’. He was dressed in a chequered jacket, peaked cap, neckcloth and bell bottomed trousers, all trimmed with the velvet and pearl buttons of the Coster comedian. To many of his friends and fellow actors he was considered to be committing ‘social suicide’ by moving into the music halls, but Albert was to prove them all wrong.
After working in England, Titch was enticed by an American producer to the U.S.A. at 3 times his British salary. He often traveled to Paris to appear at the Alhambra, the Olympia and the Folies Bergere. One high honor was, being made, at 42, an officer of the French Academy, the first music hall performer to gain this honor. The good folk of Kent flocked to London to laugh at him. For 17 years he was the toast of the old Tivoli Theatre in the Strand, and in a memorable show in 1907 he was one of the 5 Harrys – Harry Lauder, Harry Tate, Harry Fragson and Harry Randell. The show was billed as "sensational success of the FIVE Harry’s", and ran for ten Fantastic weeks.
Tilley - Known as The London Idol, made her first appearance in 1868
and became very popular throughout the country. She was famous for her
impersonations of men about town and After the Ball was one of her many
popular songs. She died at the age of 88.
Gertie Gitana made her name during the early 1900s, and the song Nellie Dean was one of her greatest successes. She died in 1957 aged 68.
Some advertisements featured in the programme
programme features a number of advertisements with dubious credentials.
Or Left - From 'A Manchester Capitalist' - Would you borrow money from this man when he advertises himself as being from an (un-stated) well-known and wealthy firm?
Or Below - 'Guaranteed to generate continuous Electric currents, strong enough to cure almost all disorders of the Nerves, Stomach, Liver, Kidneys &c' - I mean. Really!
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