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Miracle on 34th Street

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 The screen cum stage, tiled ceiling and carved wall arches are all Art Deco. A central staircase goes up to the balcony in the foreground with tiered seating. Tables and stacked chairs are for bingo or banquets!

The Cinema was No 10 and last of the 1900s icons in the Hazle 2000 series, 1997-2001. Prince’s was the ideal size and shape to model but most photos are lost. Images of Smethwick’s other Art Deco cinema give an idea of how Prince’s looked inside. Under the modelled masks, Hazle inscribed Adelphi as a more familiar name meaning siblings.

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 On Smethwick High Street in 1912, then rebuilt in 1930s Art Deco style with exterior ceramic tiles. Prince’s is from the Prince of Wales feathers, an heraldic badge in the apex. An Asian cinema from 1971-81 with Bollywood films, in 2008 it was demolished as derelict.

Hazle Ceramics
Miracle on 34th Street
on Smethwick
With added 22 carat gold
LE2000: fewer than 1000 cast
Likely a one-off trial on model (An LP50 was later done on the Upminster model aka TV Shop)

£69.50 Worldwide
With Free Postage

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 Richard Attenborough plays Santa at the fictional G F Cole’s store for a Thanksgiving Day Parade in the 1994 film. He claims to be the real thing but gets arrested as a madman. A young lawyer convinces a court that he really is Santa - a miracle in itself!

 Art Deco bar under balcony.

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