A History Of Film Exhibition And Reception In Colonial Hong Kong: 1897 To 1925
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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-07-21
Summary:

Films of Sir J. Forbes-Robertson and Miss Gertrude Elliott have been taken by the Gaumont Film Hire Service. Most of the scenes were 'staged' in the studio. It is stated that 'Hamlet,' when completed, will be about a mile long, and will cost about 10,000 pounds.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-10-28 - 1913-11-01
Summary:

Boxing event: Seaman Powell v. Corpl Scott and Mr. J. Forbes v. Seaman Thompson; Film screening of fight for the light weigh championship 'Ad Wolgast and Joe Rivers' (3,000 ft); Soldiers and Sailors in uniform half price

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-10-30
Summary:

There will undoubtedly be a 'banner' house at the Victoria Theatre on Monday night when the Cinema-Boxing programme promoted by Mr. F. E. Hall will be produced. The evening will conclude with a realistic reproduction of a fight between Ad. Wolgast, ex-champion of the world and Joe…

4
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-11-03 - 1913-11-03
Summary:

Boxing event: Seaman Powell v. Corpl Scott and Mr. J. Forbes v. Seaman Thompson; Film screening of 'Ad Wolgast and Joe Rivers' (3,000 ft); Soldiers and Sailors in uniform half price

5
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-11-04
Summary:

Mr. Jack Forbes and Seaman Thompson fight in the Victoria Theatre last night for the Champion title. The third programme was a fight between Ad. Wolgast and Joe Rivers in cinematograph. Of the picture fight it can be said that it was all the promoters of the evening's entertainment claimed…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-08-28 - 1919-09-06
Summary:

The 'Globe Trotters' in an original entertainment. Come and hear Miss Forbes in her sweet voice. Booking at Anderson's.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1919-08-28 - 1919-08-29
Summary:

On Monday night for a very short season there will appear at the Victoria Theatre. A brilliant party of artistes known as the Globe Trotters. Come and hear fascinating Miss Forbes in her sweet soprano voice. There will be no pictures. Prices: $3, $2 and $1. Booking at Anderson's.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-08-29
Summary:

The entertainment which the clever band of artists advertising themselves as 'The Globe Trotters' will give at the Victoria Theatre, on Monday night, is of a merry and bright description. Mr. Dick Norton, the manager of the company, is a very versatile comedian. He will particularly…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1919-09-01
Summary:

The company of talented artistes opened their season in Hongkong at the Peak Club, where they played to a crowded house. Performances by Wallingford Tate, Dick Norton, Miss Forbes. This company is appearing at the Victoria tonight. There will be no pictures.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-09-02
Summary:

The Globe Trotters' entertained a full house at the Victoria Theatre last night. Miss Forbes gave us some delightful numbers with her very fine soprano voice. Mr. Dick Norton excelled himself as a comedian in his tit-bits, and the butts of his sparkling humour were his two companions. Mr.…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1919-09-02
Summary:

This exceptionally clever company of entertainers repeated their success at the Victoria Theatre. Performances by Dick Morton, Wallingford Tate and Miss Forbes.

12
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1920-03-25
Summary:

An article about the Church Pictorial Movement, for reaching large mass by using kinema into English villages. Its motor-vans, conveying projectors, dramatic films, the screen, and the operators, are on the road in Somerset and Gloucester each week, on regular circuits. There were both…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1922-10-30
Summary:

A very enjoyable time was spent at Repulse Bay Hotel on Saturday, when Mr. Mei Lan-fang was the guest at tiffin of the British American Tobacco Company. Messrs. F. A. Perry, K. H. Amuller, S. M. Mayes and H. C. Rowson represented the B. A. T. Company, and those invited to meet Mr. Mei Lang-Fong…

16
Headline: The Star
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-09-29 - 1923-10-05
Summary:

3 nights only commencing Wednesday at Oct. 3, Forbes Russell Comedy Company. Popular prices $3, $2 & $1. Booking at Moutrie's and Theatre.

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Headline: The Star
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-09-29 - 1923-10-01
Summary:

3 nights only, commencing Wednesday night, October 3, Forbes Russell Comedy Company, direct from their record-breaking engagement at the Theatre Royal, playing by popular request their three biggest successes. Wednesday night, Romance; Thursday night, Bluebeard's Eighth Wife; Friday night,…

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Headline: The Star
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1923-09-29 - 1923-10-02
Summary:

3 nights only, commencing Wednesday night, October 3, Forbes Russell Comedy Company. Wednesday night, Romance; Thursday night, Bluebeard's Eighth Wife; Friday night, farewell performance: Peg o' My Heart. Popular prices: $3, $2 and $1. Booking at Moutrie's and Theatre.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-10-02
Summary:

Playgoers who have not been fortunate enough to pay a visit to the Theatre Royal during the Forbes Russell season should bear in mind the coming three days' engagement of this really first-class company at the Star, commencing Wednesday. For these performances, the Company has selected the…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-10-03 - 1923-10-05
Summary:

The Coronet: Today, Charles Ray in 'A Tailor Made Man' [sic] at 2.15, 5.15, 7.15 & 9.15. Usual prices. The Star: Today at 5.30, 'An Accidental Honeymoon.' At 9.15, Forbes Russell Comedy Co.