Saturday, 16 May 2009

Olympia Liverpool

The advertisments were now for the Liverpool theatres. At Olympia, Jack and The Beanstalk was still playing. Malcolm Lowry Enter One In Sumptuous Armour

Here's another post featuring an extract from Lowry's early story Enter One In Sumptuous Armour. Lowry again uses a reference to a poster he sees while on his way back to the Leys school. This reference comes before his mention of the poster for Fritz Langs' film Die Nibelungen which I have already posted on.

I am currently collating all references to posters and advertisments made by Lowry in his work for a bigger project.

The juxtaposition by Lowry between the popular Jack and The Beanstalk and Fritz Lang's avant garde film is an early demonstration of Lowry's love of both low and high brow art forms.

Recent Interior and exterior shots of Olympia

The Olympia Theatre in West Derby Road, Liverpool is still in use and you can read some of the history on Arthur Lloyd's site. Lowry's reference to Jack and The Beanstalk is probably to a performance of the popular winter time pantomine.

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