book of interest to everyone who enjoys local (Black Country)
history and is fascinated by the history of show business.
Seven biographies of local people who
were involved in “show business”, including the man who built the
Dudley Hippodrome, the man who opened the Black Country’s first
cinema, the girl from Wolverhampton who became a famous aerial
circus star, and Dudley’s greatest actress!
Not forgetting Broncho Bill and his
Discover the mysteries that
surround their names. They come from a bygone world of fairground
shows, variety theatre, travelling theatres, early presentations of
film and the circus.
- Broncho Bill
- Salt & Sauce
- Irving Bosco
- Joe Bate
- Eliza Patch
- Ben Kennedy
- Brenda Jones