Fifty Years of Fleet Street

We must have travelled a long way in the forty years or more since the publication of these harmless pious reflections under royal patronage created quite a little flutter in strictly orthodox quarters . There is a brief record from our ...

Author: Frederick Moy Thomas

Publisher: London Macmillan 1904.

ISBN: UOM:39015027328627

Category: Journalists

Page: 404

View: 124


Fifty Years Ago

The fare is sixpence , and you must wait for ten years before you get a twopenny ' bus . ... Even in your day , Eighty - seven , when so many old houses will have perished , Fleet Street will still be the most picturesque street in all ...

Author: Sir Walter Besant


ISBN: OSU:32435058344409

Category: Great Britain

Page: 268

View: 428


The First Lady of Fleet Street

Max Reinhardt, London, 1972 21 “descended on The Observer”: Bernard Falk, Bouquets for Fleet Street: Memories and Musings over Fifty Years, Hutchinson and Co., London, 1951 22 “a trifle ponderous”: Rachel Beer, “The Sunday Press,” WW, ...

Author: Eilat Negev

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 9781849544603

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 807


In the late nineteenth century, at a time when women were still denied the vote, Rachel Beer defied convention to take the helm first of The Observer, and then the Sunday Times, becoming the first woman ever to edit a national newspaper. It was to be over eighty years before Fleet Street would see the like again. Barred from the London Clubs and the Press Gallery of the House of Commons, Rachel nevertheless managed to make her formidable voice heard on both national and international political issues - including the notorious Dreyfus Affair. In public she was a rebel and a pioneer, yet behind the closed door of her study, Rachel's life was marked by strife. Her family, the Sassoons, had made their fortune in Indian opium and cotton and Rachel's marriage to Frederick Beer should have brought together two wealthy dynasties. Instead, it resulted in a deep family rift and years of heartbreak. Drawing on a wealth of original material, The First Lady of Fleet Street not only provides an important history of two venerable families, their origins and their rise to eminence, it also paints a vivid picture of a remarkable woman and of the times in which she lived.

Fifty Years in the Fiction Factory

He continued living with his family in Goldhawk Road. Perhaps he travelled into Fleet Street with his father. The JC Francis office was at 135 Fleet Street and the Christian Globe still at 185. The London Journal was just around the ...

Author: Julia Jones

Publisher: Golden Duck UK Ltd

ISBN: 9781899262151

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 390

View: 990


Herbert Allingham was one of 'the men who wrote for the Million'. His melodramatic serial stories ran week after week in the ha'penny papers a hundred years ago. But was he an author? He didn't think so.This biography seeks to change that. Herbert Allingham's daughters were proud of their father. They kept boxful of his stories, diaries, account books and letters from his editors. Julia Jones has used this archive to investigate the conditions of Allingham's working life and to glimpse some of his readers.

The Rolling Stones Fifty Years

Although a less obviously malign figure than his predecessor Lord Goddard, he was not necessarily a man to cross: just three years earlier, Parker had sent shock waves through Fleet Street by imprisoning several journalists who refused ...

Author: Christopher Sandford

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780857201027

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 497

View: 831


The definitive story of the most controversial and longest surviving band in music history In order to accurately chronicle the human drama at the center of the Rolling Stones story, the author of this book has carried out interviews with band members, close family members (including Mick's parents), and the group's fans and contemporaries. He has even examined their previously unreleased FBI files. In 1962 Mick Jagger was a bright, well-scrubbed boy planning a career in the civil service, while Keith Richards was learning how to smoke and swivel a six-shooter. Add the mercurial Brian Jones (who'd been effectively run out of Cheltenham for theft, multiple impregnations, and playing blues guitar) and the wryly opinionated Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts, and the potential was obvious. During the 1960s and 70s the Stones were polarizing figures, alternately admired and reviled for their flamboyance, creativity, and salacious lifestyles. Confidently expected never to reach 30, they are now approaching their seventies, and have been together for 50 years. Like no other book before, this history makes sense of the rich brew of clever invention and opportunism, of talent, good fortune, insecurity, self-destructiveness, and of drugs, sex, and other excess, that made the Stones who they are.

The Cambridge bibliography of English literature 1 600 1660

Fifty Years of Fleet Street , being the Life and Recollections of Sir J. R. Robinson . 1904 . Roche , Eugenius ( 1786–1829 : The Courier , etc. ) . London in a Thousand Years . 1830 . Runciman , James ( 1852-1891 ) .

Author: Frederick Wilse Bateson

Publisher: CUP Archive



Page: 912

View: 195


Plant Here The Standard

Muggeridge, Malcolm, Chronicles of Wasted Time, 2 vols. (Collins, 1972, 1973). Musson, A. E., The Typographical Association (OUP, 1954). Needham, L. W. “Bill', Fifty Years of Fleet Street (Michael Joseph, 1974).

Author: Dennis Griffiths

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349124619

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 450

View: 543


Plant Here the Standard tells the story of the world's oldest evening newspaper, the (London) Evening Standard. Commencing in the time of Oliver Cromwell, it traces the history of the Baldwin Family, fearless Protestant publishers, whose successors launched The Standard in 1827. Later owners of the paper were to include: C.Arthur Pearson, founder of the Daily Express; Lord Beaverbrook; and, now, Lord Rothermere. And throughout there are tales of the paper's scoops, its famous journalists and cartoonists, and its political involvements.

Fifty Years in the Church of Rome

When I look upon the seventy - six years which have passed over me , my heart leaps for joy , for I find myself at the end of my ... RACQUET COURT FLEET STREET JUON SOOVIN JAN 17 1992 UL 2 5 2003 URL 580 FIFTY YEARS IN THE CHURCH OF ROME .

Author: Charles Paschal Telesphore Chiniquy

Publisher: S.R. Briggs, Toronto Willard Tract Depository

ISBN: UCLA:31158008450560

Category: Catholic Church Doctrinal and controversial works Protestant authors

Page: 580

View: 654


Fifty Years of London Life

In the early autumn I was asked by Mr. Bogue to call in Fleet Street “ on a matter of business , ” which proved to be a desire to secure my services and co - operation in the establishment of a projected new magazine , to be published ...

Author: Edmund Yates

Publisher: New York : Harper & Bros.

ISBN: NYPL:33433082418132


Page: 444

View: 743


Fifty Years Of Carry On

'Carry On Herr Street would have made a good title, although it would have been about newspapers rather than Fleet Street itself. I would have gone back to my old days as a 16-year-old. and written a script about a local paper.

Author: Richard Webber

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446409961

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 893


In August 1958, the opening scenes of a low-budget black and white film flickered onto cinema screens up and down the country. No one could have foreseen what impact Carry on Sergeant would have then and in the future. Not only did it become one of the top three grossing films for that year, it also kick started the longest running and most successful comedy series of all time. Here, for the very first time, is the essential biography of this most treasured institution in the world of British cinema. Complete with exclusive interviews with cast and crew, and the debut publication of Vince Powell's script of Carry On Down Under, Fifty Years of Carry On is a must for any fan of the unique and ever hilarious spectacle that is Carry On.

A History of the British Sporting Journalist c 1850 1939

206 Sharpe, 40 Years, p.178 207 “Application for post of reporter and sub-editor”, Burnley Gazette correspondence 1867, File DDX 1101/27/8, Lancashire Records Office. 208 Frederick Moy Thomas, ed., Fifty Years of Fleet Street.

Author: Stephen Tate

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527547452

Category: History

Page: 441

View: 105


At the heart of this text strides James Catton, less than five feet tall but a giant in the field of sporting journalism. It is the story of his career, from boy reporter in 1870s Lancashire to editor of the influential Manchester-based weekly Athletic News and then grand old man of Fleet Street sports writing in the 1920s and ’30s. The book also presents the story of others, too—the first journalists to turn action into news as raw, carnivalesque, violent pastimes were replaced by codified and commercialised games. Detailing the history of their trade, the book searches for the roots of sports journalism, pushing, for the first time, the newspaper reporter to the foreground in the shared history of the press and sport. Editorial recruitment, training, writing styles, pay, status, rivalry and camaraderie, technology, celebrity, the press box, the player-reporter and drinking culture are all examined, as are the values men like Catton claimed sport, at its best, represented.

Fifty Years Of Hancock s Half Hour

12/2/56 Audience figure: 6.02 million No copy of this episode is available in the BBC archives Tony agrees to take over the running of his great-uncle's newspaper, The Sentinel, but visiting the premises in Fleet Street with Andrée is ...

Author: Richard Webber

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446409985

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 223


Many people consider Tony Hancock to be the finest comic actor of them all. November 2004 sees the 50th anniversary of his best-loved work, Hancock's Half-Hour, which began as a radio series, penned by the writers Galton and Simpson. Two years later, the first of 58 TV instalments had been screened, and Hancock's genius, coupled with Galton and Simpson's brilliant scripts, ensured that the show soon became a yardstick against which all subsequent British sitcoms have since been measured. Amazingly, no book has ever been written about the show. Fully authorised by Galton and Simpson, Fifty Years of Hancock's Half-Hour is a full history of the show, including how the show came about, behind-the-scenes stories from Hancock's fellow artists and members of the crew and production team, and the story of its demise. Incorporating extracts from the shows, the book will also feature photographs and a full listing of the radio and TV episodes.

Alfred Hitchcock s Mystery Magazine Presents Fifty Years of Crime and Suspense

Ms. Potter,for it was she, wasthrilled tohobnob with one of Fleet Street's finest. Fresh from being snubbed, teased, or laughingly rejected by manyof Palmcastle's pretty ladies, he waswilling to settle forMandy Potter's company.

Author: Linda Landrigan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781605988559

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 112


From Ed McBain to Sara Paretsky: a celebration of over fifty years of mystery masterworks. For over fifty years, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine has been one of the foremost magazines of mystery and suspense. This celebratory anthology features such bestselling writers as Lawrence Block, Ed McBain, and Jan Burke, just three of the esteemed contributors to have appeared in the magazine’s pages over the past five decades. This impressive anthology reflects the diversity of every issue of the magazine: historicals and police procedurals, cozies and noirs, humor and suspense. From Jim Thompson in the fifties and Donald Westlake in the sixties, to recent stories by S. J. Rozan, Martin Limon, and Rhys Bowen, this anthology documents over a half century of superb storytelling.

The Athenaeum

PUNCH'S , POCKET - BOOK , DIARY , AND THE DAVIDELCOPRERFIELD the YOUNGER , and Henover - street GENUINE Fondon : Geo . P. Putnam's late Wiley's ... David Boguo , Fleet - street . ... Annals of Ulster ; or , Ireland Fifty Years Ago .



ISBN: UTEXAS:059171106081587



View: 899


Adams of Fleet Street Instrument Makers to King George III

Way or his heirs subsequently built Alderbourne Manor on Dudley's home field, and although the name Nutting Grove continued to be used for the old house for another fifty years or so, the land associated with it in Dudley's time was ...

Author: John R Millburn

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351960830



View: 740


'G. Adams in Fleet Street London' is the signature on some of the finest scientific instruments of the eighteenth century. This book is the first comprehensive study of the instrument-making business run by the Adams family, from its foundation in 1734 to bankruptcy in 1817. It is based on detailed research in the archival sources as well as examination of extant instruments and publications by George Adams senior and his two sons, George junior and Dudley. Separate chapters are devoted to George senior's family background, his royal connections, and his new globes; George junior's numerous publications, and his dealings with van Marum; and to Dudley's dabbling with 'medico-electrical therapeutics'. The book is richly illustrated with plates from the Adams's own publications and with examples of instruments ranging from unique museum pieces - such as the 'Prince of Wales' microscope - and globes to the more common, even mundane, items of the kind seen in salesrooms and dealers - the surveying, navigational and military instruments that formed the backbone of the business. The appendices include facsimiles of trade catalogues and an annotated short-title listing of the Adams family's publications, which also covers American and Continental editions, as well as the posthumous ones by W. & S. Jones.

Lords of Fleet Street

Nearly fifty years later someone recalled visiting the Youth office at that time and seeing a boy with bright eyes and fair hair correcting proofs. 'This is my young friend Harmsworth. He's going to be editor of The Times some day,' ...

Author: Richard Bourne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317403883

Category: Social Science

Page: 284

View: 566


Originally published in 1990. The Harmsworth family, starting with Lord Northcliffe (1865-1922) is the greatest and most influential press dynasty Britain has known. The dynasty has had by far the greatest impact on the shape of the press today of all the great press families. The Harmsworths were big, bold characters, enormously rich and with a gift for flamboyant use of their wealth. Much more important though is the way they used their influence on public opinion to steer the country’s political and social life. ‘Public opinion’ was a force that the Harmsworths harnessed before anyone else, and they quickly understood how to use it as a political tool. This book is constructed as four biographies which together make up the central story of the popular press in Britain. Their story continues to have relevance.


Established One Hundred and Fifty Years at 4 , Ave Maria Lane , E.C. ESTABLISHED FIFTY YEARS . LEWIS & SONS , BOOKBINDERS , NO . 9 , GOUGH SQUARE , FLEET STREET , LONDON , E.C. , Are prepared to give Estimates for Cloth or Leather ...



ISBN: UOM:39015039331957

Category: Bibliography


View: 546


Vols. for 1871-76, 1913-14 include an extra number, The Christmas bookseller, separately paged and not included in the consecutive numbering of the regular series.

Scandals in Past and Contemporary Politics

What is true , however , is that the Fleet Street attitude to scandals over the past fifty years or so has dramatically transformed . A prime example of the timidity of Fleet Street in years gone by was the Abdication crisis , and the ...

Author: John Garrard

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719065518

Category: Political Science

Page: 242

View: 904


Considers the social and historical significance of political scandal Examines the constant and changing features of political scandal over the past three centuries Offers an 'insider's account' of the role of the press in the reporting - and indeed manufacture - of some of the most memorable scandals of recent years Discusses the enduring.