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The Resource My old man : a personal history of music hall, John Major

My old man : a personal history of music hall, John Major

Label
My old man : a personal history of music hall
Title
My old man
Title remainder
a personal history of music hall
Statement of responsibility
John Major
Title variation
Personal history of music hall
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Former prime minister John Major takes a remarkable journey into his own unconventional family past to tell the richly colourful story of the British music hall. Music hall was one of the glories of Victorian England. Sentimental, vulgar, but patriotic and champion of the underdog, it held a mirror to the audiences' hopes, fears and the general absurdity of life. Vast, smoke-filled auditoriums were packed every night throughout Britain. Popular performers, such as Marie Lloyd and Vesta Tilley, were among the highest-paid and most celebrated figures in the land. This was the world that John Major's father Tom entered at the age of twenty-one as a comedian and singer. In this book, the author tells his father's story as a springboard for an entertaining history of the music hall, from its origins in Elizabethan times through to its heyday in the nineteenth century and eventual decline with the rise of radio and cinema in the twentieth century. Packed with colourful anecdotes, this warm-hearted account captures a golden, bygone age of entertainment
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10262107
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Major, John Roy
Dewey number
792.7
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Major-Ball, Tom
  • Circus performers
  • Music-halls (Variety-theaters, cabarets, etc.)
  • Entertainers
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a personal history of music hall
Label
My old man : a personal history of music hall, John Major
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000050123449
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 363 p., [16] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780007450138
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), ports.
Label
My old man : a personal history of music hall, John Major
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000050123449
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 363 p., [16] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780007450138
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), ports.

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