Dan Leno was one of the great music hall and pantomime stars of the Victorian era (many would say ‘the greatest’).
Restoration of recently discovered film material relating to Dan Leno has led to a proposed new documentary about his life and legacy.
“Dessert at Dan Leno’s House”, a one-minute Mutoscope film featuring Leno and his family, has been restored by Studio 1919 and will receive its premiere at the British Music Hall Society’s 50th Anniversary celebrations at Wilton’s Music Hall on September 20th.
Studio 1919’s restoration has inspired an ongoing project – to create an independent sixty minute documentary on Leno’s life, work and legacy, bringing together opinion and resources in one. We plan to talk to experts and historians and illustrate the documentary with as much memorabilia as we can source.
The restoration has so far been a self-funded project.
How can I help?
If you would like to support this project with expertise, access to memorabilia, historical research or funding, please contact us.
The budget will cover travel costs to visit participants for interviews and to photograph materials, insurance and professional fees for camera, sound and the production and post production processes.
Follow the project as it develops, with all the latest news appearing on this web-site.