Bell-Bottom George

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in 1940s, Cinema Maria and I both have a passion for George Formby. In this film, Nazi spies are out to destroy a new submarine killer, the “Firefly”, being developed by the British navy. A hapless waiter named George, after being rejected for military service three times, finally ‘joins’ when, during an air raid, he is mistaken […]

Song(s) of the Week: Gus Elen and Charles Coborn

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in 1900s, Cinema, Edwardian, Music Hall, Workshops

Since I missed a ‘Song of the Week’ last week when I was busy with other things, I think you deserve a double treat this week! In the course of yesterday’s event at East Sheen Library I was sidelined into talking briefly about Music Hall and early cinema.  I mentioned that brothers Alfred and Reginald […]