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Pertwee's Promenades and Pierrots: One Hundred Years of Seaside Entertainment based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
As a follow up to 'The Triumph of Pierrot' , I am sure that, were I to know him, even Bill Pertwee would admit to a reduced intellectual level. The book does, however, take the story a little further as far as Britain is concerned. I live on the coast very close to Great Yarmouth and the British seaside resort seems to have stopped progressing in 1960. The story of beach entertainment recalls the halcyon days for these towns and the links to the Commedia dell'Arte are there for all to see. The style of Pertwee's book is much less professorial and more based upon loving reminiscences. It is no less valuable as a source document for that and the lavish use of black and white photographs - all relevant - means that a mere 96 pages make this invaluable.