Fifty Years of Stage & Screen (Paperback)
During an eventful lifetime in the entertainment industry, Arthur Riley has amassed a treasure trove of memories of the many great stars he has worked with and the now vanished cinemas and theatres which he has managed in and around the Leeds area. From his beginnings in the mid thirties as a rewind boy, through eventful years as a projectionist and lighting engineer, to management of several cinemas and theatres. Plus wartime service operating a mobile cinema. The reader will not only encounter the story of the working life of a talented entertainer and manager, but the story of the rise and fall of cinemas and theatres in and around Leeds. This book is packed with previously unpublished photographs of stars and celebrities from the world of theatre and the silver screen.