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Mr Smith Goes to Washington

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

 On Smethwick High Street from 1912 and rebuilt 1930 in 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.

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Hazle Ceramics
Mr Smith Goes
To Washington
Rare Hand Painted One-Off
on Smethwick
LE2000: fewer than 1000 cast
Hazle put Christine McAllister’s Painter’s Mark & Hand Painted! on the box. A typed note inside says Sharon Stroud finished it.

 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!

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 A new and naive US Senator fights corrupt politics and wins. Dubbed the best film ever, this made James Stewart a star in 1939 before he joined World War 2, won the “Best Original Story” Academy Award and was preserved in the US National Registry from 1989.

 Art Deco bar under balcony.

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