Grumpy old fart!!!

"If you talk to God you're religious. If God talks to you, you're psychotic."

Marie Lloyd – The Sphere – Saturday 2nd February 1907


 

“STARS” ON STRIKE:  THE MUSIC HALL WAR.

 

The war in the music-halls circles round the refusal of the managers to accept certain conditions laid down by artistes as follows, among other points: That halls working two shows a night must pay for matinees at the rate of one-twelfth salary for each matinee; that no artiste can be transferred from one hall to another without his consent; that a turn shall not be squeezed out by changing his time of appearing; that disputes shall be referred to aboard of arbitration; artistes must not appear within a mile (or within three months in London) of a rival hall; no commission is to be charged for an artiste booked direct; strikers shall not be blacklisted.

 

THE EMPIRE MANAGER Mr. George Edwardes

THE TIVOLI MANAGER Mr. Joseph Wilson

A STAR ON STRIKE Miss Marie Lloyd

AN ARTISTE ON STRIKE Mr. Alec Hurley, husband of Miss Marie Lloyd.

A GREAT FIGHTER Mr. Joe Elvin, whose sketches are famous.

THE BIG WARRIORS ON THE MANAGERS’ SIDE Mr. Walter Gibbons and his father-in-law, Mr. Adney Payne, who controls the syndicate halls

THE STRIKERS’ HEAD OFFICE IN WELLINGTON STREET WHERE THEIR SCHEMES ARE PUBLISHED

A COMEDIAN WHO WAS ASSAULTED BY STRIKERS The figure standing is Mr. Fred Elmont, who was assaulted for continuing to perform when others struck

A MANAGER’S RIGHT-HAND MAN Mr. Harry Masters, Mr. Adney Payne’s head man, who has made 400 contracts since the strike began

ON THE STARS’ SIDE Mr. Arthur Roberts (in character)

THE CANTERBURY MANAGER Mr. Fred Miller

ON THE STARS’ SIDE Miss Marie Dainton

THE EUSTON MANAGER Mr. F. McAvoy. The Euston gives two shows a night

A STRONG STRIKER Little Tich, who is said to earn £150 a week

 

The Sphere – Saturday 2nd February 1907

 

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