Flash Parade: A Photo Montage of a Theatrical Touring Company

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Flash Parade was the name that the legendary Vic Loving gave to her touring company which travelled the length and breadth of Ireland and parts of England from the 1920's to the early 1960's. She was also known as the 'Sequin Queen' for lavishly made costumes used by her dancers and actors in her productions. It was unusual for a woman to run her own business never mind a large company of musicians- actors and dancers in a country that was going through some dark times.... but as those who recalled her, she ...

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Overview

Flash Parade was the name that the legendary Vic Loving gave to her touring company which travelled the length and breadth of Ireland and parts of England from the 1920's to the early 1960's. She was also known as the 'Sequin Queen' for lavishly made costumes used by her dancers and actors in her productions. It was unusual for a woman to run her own business never mind a large company of musicians- actors and dancers in a country that was going through some dark times.... but as those who recalled her, she brought 'colour- gaiety and glamour' to an otherwise grey backdrop which was Ireland of that era.... This book is just a small selection of photos in a considerable collection of other theatrical memorabilia held by Vikki Jackson. Following on from Vikki's first book 'Gags and Greasepaint' this book contains further reminiscences......

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  • ISBN-13: 9781443813808
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/1/2009
  • Pages: 110

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As a child Vikki Jackson travelled with her Grandmother's touring show 'Vic Loving's Flash Parade'. Appearing on stage from the age of three Vikki would grow up learning her craft in stage design, makeup and costume design from these 'master entertainers'. She is the curator of the 'Genesius Theatrical Museum' which is dedicated to the legendary members of her showbiz family. There have been many visitors from all over the world to the cottage she has renovated to house her collection. She has exhibited her theatrical memorabilia at various venues in Ireland and has made several TV appearances in connection with her 'showbiz' background..... Dr. Micheal O'hAodha works at the University of Limerick where he lectures on two BA and MA (Memory and Belonging: Oral History Methodology and Rationale) and Traveller/Roma and Migration History) courses in the Department of History. He has published more than thirty books on many aspects of Irish migration and on the history of the Irish Diaspora - including Irish Travellers: Representations and Realities (2006). He has also written fiction and poetry. Between 2006 and 2008 he was an AHRC scholar in the School of Arts, Histories and Cultures, University of Manchester.

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