Footlight Notes banner with Doris Stocker, photo by Bassano, circa 1909


images of theatre and other popular entertainment

no. 656

Saturday, 10 April 2010

remembering Patrick O'Connor (1949-2010)

Riviera Club, London

part of the interior of the Riviera Club, 129 Grosvenor Road, London, Westminster, SW,
opposite the site now occupied by Dolphin Square,
showing the Roman Ballroom, whose windows overlooked the River Thames

(photo: unknown, London, circa 1921)

The Riviera Club was one of London's fashionable dance venues during the 1920s, where bands lead by Percival Mackey and others were based. It was in liquidation by the late 1920s and reopened under another management; for further information, see Mike Thomas's The British Dance Band Encyclopaedia.

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