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Manx Radio programme interview with Charles Kelly about the early cinemas in the Isle of Man

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Date(s): 1980s, 1990s

Creator(s): unknown

Scope & Content: Charles Kelly talks about going to watch silent films and Saturday afternoon film matinees in 1915,1916; cinemas The Strand, The Picture House, The Pier Pavilion; Quinney’s cart of oranges; silent films; Mr Jordan; roof sliding open; film stars Bill Cody, Tom Mix, Lewis Stone and Pearl White. Charles sings a song about Pearl White and he talks about the cost of going to the cinema; selling papers for admission. He ends by singing a song, contemporary with the First World War, about Charlie Chaplin.

Administration / Biographical History: Charles Kelly (born 1907).

Language: eng

Extent: 7 min. 41 sec.

Collection: Sound Archive

Level: ITEM

ID number: SA 2019-0083

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Subject tags : #UOSH, #UOSHArts


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