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The Impresarios


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Michael Craig continues the stories of the men who create the world of entertainment. George Black
The Palladium was a dead duck, they'd tried everything there - circuses, films, plays. It was going through a terribly bad patch and they said to Dad ' That's yours, what are you going to do with itt ' and Dad said ' I'll make it the number one Variety theatre of the world.' (ALFRED BLACK) George Black invited Hannen Swaffer to come and see me at the Holborn Empire and at the end of the performance George Black said ' What d'you think, Swaff!' and Swaff said 'I don'know whether it's genius or sheer ignorance.'
(TOMMY TRINDER ) with Roma Beaumont
Alfred Black , Pauline Black
Alec Shanks , Tommy Trinder Research BILL SULLlVAN


Unknown: Michael Craig
Unknown: George Black
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Unknown: Hannen Swaffer
Unknown: George Black
Unknown: Tommy Trinder
Unknown: Roma Beaumont
Unknown: Alfred Black
Unknown: Pauline Black
Unknown: Alec Shanks
Unknown: Tommy Trinder
Written By: Frank Salter

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