But you must have a good picture backed up by good music and judicious advertising. After seeing their show debunking fake spiritualists in Liverpool at Easter he negotiated a partnership and after the first month broke even.
His co-directors regarded him as a very able man of proved capacity in theatre management and a very sound henchman in the troubled waters of cinema competition. To increase his prospects while working on the Nottingham Guardian as a compositor and assistant reporter, he taught himself shorthand.
On one occasion Maskelyne persuaded him to introduce the act, suggesting he take a glass of whisky to steady his nerves.
He publicly informed a disgruntled protester at Greenwich that six public houses were accessible during the three intervals. The two large entrance halls on Holderness Road and New Clarence Street meant no more queuing in the cold and rain. Before writing his own account at the age of 96, Morton took a medical.
They also played for local schools and colleges. Later, in Hull he himself became a raconteur. Its aim was to protect the industry from the dominance of poor quality Hollywood films, to improve the quantity and quality of British films, and to encourage vertical integration between producers, distributors and exhibitors.
This time, they took it over for ten months and performed twice-nightly drama and comedy. He gave his sons considerable business responsibilities while they were still children, yet never relinquished his headship.
Irvingand Jean Forbes-Robertson. Managers sought to acquire exclusive features and to exhibit major films as soon as possible after their release.
Considering the greater temptations he did not consider actors any worse than others. Of the theatre business, Morton said he still found musical shows to be the most profitable. Morton said that the talkies had shut down the theatres and music-halls, and that the building scramble for talkies was stopping.
It became the Curzon about He repeated his lectures around the county. After six weeks, she and her family vanished. Another of the five directors was John Martin-Harveya long-standing friend whose company paid annual visits.
His sons and son-in-law each had major roles, but Morton still headed up the businesses, chairing company meetings into his nineties. Although the economic situation could not be worse, it was not necessarily bad for business.
Thereafter, Morton always raised his hat to Quakersand almost, he said with characteristic boyish humour, to his regular breakfast cereal, Quaker Oates. A Feat of Memory. He had the simplest of funerals with only two mourners, but a glowing obituary on the front page of the local press.
On opening day, 21 AugustMorton introduced himself to the audience and explained his policies, namely to meet the growing demand for quality drama in south-east London. His judgment of the public taste in theatrical entertainment was unerring.
In he purchased a nearby site and engaged the noted architect, W. He offered his services free to a promoter to sell programmes, thus gaining admission to concerts. A string orchestra played throughout the programme. The world is "in a fog," he said, "but I am optimistic, despite the economic crisis.
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