Cremorne and the Later London Gardens

Cremorne and the Later London Gardens

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"[...]aimed much higher than the farce and the vaudeville, but there were some good ballets, in which (circa 1847-1851) the Deulins took part. Under Simpson some of the old favourite comic singers were engaged-Sam Cowell in 1846, Robert Glindon in 1847 and 1850. [10b] Herr Von Joel, who appeared in 1848, was 'a peculiar old German' [10c] who had made a sensation-which became a bore-at Vauxhall Gardens. His business was to appear at unexpected moments and in unsuspected parts of the gardens, to yodel. Swiss ditties, and to give imitations, on his walking-stick, of birds and feathered fowl. In his later days he was a familiar figure at Evans's Supper-Rooms, where he used to retail dubious cigars, and dispose of tickets for benefits which never came off. J. W. Sharp ('Jack Sharp'), who sang at Cremorne in 1850, was at one time the rage of the town, and his comic[...].""show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 4.83mm | 181.44g
  • Createspace
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1507671911
  • 9781507671917