Tag Archives: Ivor Novello
Once a month I meet up with a friend and ex-colleague for a pub lunch, he is recovering from an operation and I remarked how well he looked. It seems that I was the first one to say so everyone else was saying that he looked poorly, but then perhaps they have not heard of or don’t remember that famous Stanley Holloway monologue ‘My Word You Do Look Queer’! Stanley Holloway made this 1922 music hall piece popular some thirty years after the following recording. Read more of this post
The other day I happened to switch on the car radio and heard what I thought was a play. There was a narrator, in a very ‘camp’ voice, describing the plot of theatrical production to someone, whom I assume was a producer. The plot being described sounded so ridiculous that I thought I must be listening to a comedy play on Radio Three. Radio Three is not a channel I switch to very often but on this occasion the narrator sounded so amusing and given the ridiculous nature of the plot, I had find out what happened next. Read more of this post
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