I like the prices, threepence ha'penny for the royal stalls.Hi Folks - yet another shot of the facade, but wait! A poster as well - Larry Grayson well down the bill.
Of 1958 vintage, when no self-respecting lady would be seen at large without her headscarf.
All you lady readers out there (of a certain age) - at what point did wearing a headscarf become obligatory? Was it perhaps a question of status (marital?)?
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I guess that if you didn't know it was there Peg, you would have no idea what it was. This was the first time that I had seen it or part of it in any other pictures of the "HIP". This area was central to our world back then. The Bartons, the Globe, the Bingo and the baked spud cart were all here.Thanks, Dave, I hadn't studied the pic that closely, these were often in the middle of traffic islands, as I recall, together with ladies and gents underground loos.
Hi Frothblower, not sure these were negatives, the stage at The Hip could well have been the starting point for me becoming interested in girls.Looks like the Hippo was on it's downward slop
" Tit Bits of Variety" " Girls Dancing" " Posing" "Glamour Girls"
Hi Frothblower, I'm afraid evolution operates in all areas, live theatre was trying to survive as best it could against that new fangled invention, then, the cinema, which in turn fell victim to Bingo and television. Some of the cinemas were converted to 10 pin bowling, I remember the one on the corner of Chester Road and Gravelly Lane, Sutton Coldfield, the site ultimately became housing.I heard it was basically a strip joint at the end. Sad end for a brilliant theatre.