Friday, April 25, 2014

Eldorado Hotel, August 1857 - UPDATED

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IMMENSE ATTRACTION
El Dorado Concert Room,
On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and
Thursday evening. 
Positively the last week of the present
company 
MR & MRS. PENDLETON
Will appear in their celebrated characters of
the COOK AND FOOTMAN. 
Teddy O'Rourke and his pupil Biddy O'Shanasy.
THE ROVING GIPSIES.
Pretty Polly Hopkins and Mr Tomkins.   
Also their side splitting deleniations of domestic bliss, entitled 
MATRIMONIAL SWEETS,
MRS. PENDLETON
Will sing a choice selection of most popular 
ballads. 
MR. PENDLETON
Will appear in his laughable character of the
UNFORTUNATE MOTHER 
and introduce his comic abilities on the Light 
Fantastic Toe.
Also in his unequalled performance on the
BONES AND THEIR TAMBOURINES.
Assisted by
HERR KRAMER, MESSRS. GRIFFITH,
And other professionals. 
The Performance on Thursday Evening will
be for the Benefit of
MR. AND MRS. PENDLETON.
Admission Every evening Free

Advertising. (1857, August 12). Ovens and Murray Advertiser (Beechworth, Vic. : 1857 - 1918), p. 3. Retrieved October 9, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article113016336

According to various advertisements in the Ovens & Murray Advertiser, the Pendletons seemed to be musical hall variety artists, while Herr Kramer claimed to be a celebrated vocalist from Buda and Pesth, Hungary.

UPDATE  Richard Patterson, in Nobblers and Lushingtons,(pp 30-31) described the El Dorado hotel as a substantial wooden building on the corner of High and Church Streets, Beechworth.  In 1857 the licensee  was Robert Winter, who made extensive alterations throughout, and included the El Dorado Concert  Room.

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