Jordan book discussion at Manchester NH City Library

 

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John Patrick Jordan Manchester author

Saturday, April 4th – 11:00 am to 1:00 pm – Auditorium, Main Branch, 405 Pine Street, Manchester, NH

Manchester City Library will be hosting a book discussion with Manchester author, John Patrick Jordan. Mr. Jordan will be discussing his new book, “Check Your Hat! The Vaudeville Years. Palace Theater, Manchester, NH. 1915 – 1955.”

Books will be on sale and signed at the time.

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For more information contact Mary Gallant at 603-624-6550 ext. 311.

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Cash, checks and credit cards via Squareup.com are accepted.

 

Walking Tour – Find your Irish roots

John Patrick Jordan – Conducting a cemetery tour

Saturday, May 30, 2015
10:00 a.m.- noon
$5 MHA members                    $10 General Public

Pre-registration is required Please call (603) 622-7531
Meet at the Sheridan Guard Memorial 

                                                                                                           “Find your Irish Roots” tour of the Old St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Donald Street, conducted by Manchester historians John Patrick Jordan and Gerald Holleran sponsored by the Manchester Historic Association—hear the stories of Manchester’s pioneer Irish citizens, the bitter discrimination they faced upon their arrival in Manchester, the heartwarming stories of many of them who arrived here penniless and became Manchester’s leading citizen’s and their patriotism to their adopted country and much more.

Tours conducted by Mr. Jordan

Jordan to guest spot on Manchester Community Television Show

John P. Jordan author – Manchester, NH historian

At 5:00 pm, Thursday, March 19th, Manchester author and historian, John Patrick Jordan, will be a guest on Al Heidenreich‘s Manchester Public Television Show, “In My Opinion.”

Mr. Jordan will be promoting his latest book, “Check Your Hat! The vaudeville Years. Palace Theater, 1915 – 1955,” and “Saints and Sinners. The Pioneer Irish of Manchester, NH. 1835 – 1900.”

If you live in Manchester, you can watch the show live or check for rebroadcast on MPTS channel 23.

For more information log onto http://pammanney.com.

Events – Appearances; Cemetery tours; book sales

We don’t have any events scheduled for now, but check back here for new postings. In the meantime, check out Mr. Jordan’s books and links to other pages. Enjoy!

            Books by John Patrick Jordan

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“Saints and Sinners The Pioneer Irish of Manchester, NH 1835 to 1900″.

Mr. Jordan’s first book is a wonderful snapshot of the Irish immigrants that came to Manchester, NH 1835 to 1900.

Table of contents include: Immigrants and Their Decendants; Humorous Court Cases Some with Irish Brogue; Amoskeag Mills Accidents and Deaths; Suicides & Attempted Suicides in Amoskeag Canal; Killed and Dismembered by Trains; Scandal’s, Schools and Naughty Women.


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Check your Hat, the Vaudeville Years of the Palace Theater, 1915 – 1955″.

This book contains almost 400 advertisements, newspaper stories and photos of acts and performers that appeared at the Palace Theater during the Vaudeville Years 1915 to 1955. Not only the headliners of the time, but also the numerous local acts that delighted the Palace goers for years. Among them: Faye Gelinas and “Bucky” Searles both three time winners of the Original Amateur Hour; Vincent Ferdinando and his orchestra; “Zaza” Ludwig and his band; Patty Allen, who ran a successful dance studio; Esther Foye Moran, the talented singer; Alberta Sullivan, singer and Mother of Allen Heidenereich, a popular Palace Theater volunteer; Johnny Conlon, the Master of Dialect and numerous others.

A great gift for that special person on your Christmas list or any other occasion for the history-minded person.

Books by John Patrick Jordan

 

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Saints and Sinners

The Pioneer Irish of Manchester, NH

1835 – 1900

$14.95


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Check Your Hat!

Vaudeville Years, Palace Theater

Manchester,  NH   1915 – 1955

$14.95


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A Look Back at the Sheridan Guard, Manchester, NH. $2.95

A Look Back at the Sheridan Guard: Soldiers for God and Country

It was in August of 1865, on the advice and suggestion of Fr. McDonald, Manchester’s Pioneer Priest, that the Sheridan Guard was founded. One hundred years have passed, yet the memory of R. Mac and those legendary Irish American soldiers live on in our hearts today as we honor them on the 100th anniversary (May 30, 2011) of the dedication of the Sheridan Guard Memorial located in the Old st. Joseph Cemetery in Manchester, NH.

The booklet can be purchased at any of our events or by contacting John Patrick Jordan via this website.

Check Your Hat! The Vaudeville Years of the Palace Theater, 1915 – 1955.

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Hot off the presses!

John Patrick Jordan’s newest book, “Check Your Hat! The Vaudeville Years of the Palace Theater, 1915 – 1955″ is now available!

This book contains almost 400 advertisements, newspaper stories and photos of acts and performers that appeared at the Palace Theater during the Vaudeville Years 1915 to 1955. Not only the headliners of the time, but also the numerous local acts that delighted the Palace goers for years. Among them: Faye Gelinas and “Bucky” Searles both three time winners of the Original Amateur Hour; Vincent Ferdinando and his orchestra; “Zaza” Ludwig and his band; Patty Allen, who ran a successful dance studio; Esther Foye Moran, the talented singer; Alberta Sullivan, singer and Mother of Allen Heidenereich, a popular Palace Theater volunteer; Johnny Conlon, the Master of Dialect and numerous others.

Manchester merchants, too, made good use of the Palace stage where they held numerous fashion shows throughout the vaudeville years and advertised in “The Palace Spotlight and Entertainment” magazine of the era.

Back Cover FinalAdditionally, you’ll find mention of the Manchester people who were an integral part of the day to day operation of the Palace   Theater. Among them were: Theater President, Abraham Spitz; Superintendent of the House, George Freeman; Box Office Man, Henry Smith; Head Usher, John Kennedy; Porter, Arthur Washington; Matron, Miss Marion E. Casey; Stage Manager, Harvey Wilson; Assistant Stage Manager, Leo McIntire; Prop Manager, Charles Slosberg and Boiler Room Foreman, Henry Moses.

From its opening day, Victor Charas, the owner of the theater, strove to bring in the best talent available at that time including managers, William O’Neil and later successor William Canning, both of whom had wide experience in the Vaudeville field. This endeavor, coupled with signing a contract with the Keith/ Albee Vaudeville Circuit who specialized in “Polite” vaudeville that censored revealing costumes and unfit language, Victor Charas aspired to bring Manchester good, clean entertainment. I believe he succeeded and hope, after reading this book, you’ll agree.

Buy “Check Your Hat! today.                                                                                 Free delivery within 20 mile radias of South-east                                             Manchester, NH.

10 Pages from Palace Theater The Vaudeville Years – BOOKCheck Your Hat – page 12. Astaire, Corbett

Check Your Hat page 13 Houdini – Anson – Robinson

Check Your Hat – page 14. Burns Allen Roth Tige

Check Your Hat – page 15 – Besser, Berle, Blackstone

Check Your Hat – page 17

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Saints and Sinners – The Pioneer Irish of Manchester, NH 1835 – 1900

Buy John Jordan’s book, Saints and Sinners, the Pioneer Irish of SaintsandSinnerscover2Manchester, NH, 1835 – 1900.

Mr. Jordan’s first book is a wonderful snapshot of the Irish immigrants that came to Manchester, NH 1835 to 1900.

Table of contents include: Immigrants and Their Decendants; Humorous Court Cases Some with Irish Brogue; Amoskeag Mills Accidents and Deaths; Suicides & Attempted Suicides in Amoskeag Canal; Killed and Dismembered by Trains; Scandal’s, Schools and Naughty Women.

Page 23 – Rev. Fr. William McDonald – the St. Patrick of Manchester, NH.

Page 32 – Daniel Connor – Landowner, farmer, livestock owner & so much more.

Page 40 – Michael J. Healy – Police Chief

Page 152 – Woman killed by the train cars

Page 183 – Not the same Timothy – funny stories about locals printed in newspapers of yesteryear



Just a few hours left to sponsor! Don’t miss out!

Sponsor pageJUST A COUPLE HOURS LEFT before our deadline arrives for folks to sponsor our upcoming book “Check Your Hat! The Vaudeville Years, Palace Theater, Manchester, NH 1915 – 1955″. THERE’S STILL TIME TO SPONSOR! If you own a business, have a law firm or just want to help out, please consider sponsoring our book. DON’T MISS OUT! Each sponsor will have their name or business listed on a special page in our book.You won’t want to miss out! CONTACT US TODAY! Deadline is Monday, February, 23rd, 9:00 PM. For more info log onto http://pammanney.com/?page_id=71

Thank you Joe Kelly Levasseur Law Firm!

photoThank you Joe Kelly Levasseur Law Firm, the latest sponsors of John Jordan’s upcoming book! We truly appreciate it!

Please join Joe Kelly Levasseur Law Firm by sponsoring John Jordan’s book and have your name or business name published in his upcoming book, “Check Your Hat! The Vaudeville Years of the Palace Theater 1915 – 1955″planned to be published the end of February, 2015, just in time to celebrate the Palace Theater’s 100 year anniversary.

Joe Kelly Levasseur Law Firm is located in Manchester, NH. They offer Experienced Auto – Motorcycle – Personal Injury Attorney in Manchester, NH. Aggressively Fighting for You! Call today! 603-622-7575 or e-mail at jrwaa2@aol.com.

GET YOUR NAME OR BUSINESS LISTED IN OUR SOON TO BE PUBLISHED BOOK. SPONSOR TODAY! DEADLINE TO SPONSOR IS TODAY MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23.

Current list of sponsors:

 

 

Sneak peak at Sponsor page – “Check Your Hat, The Vaudeville Years, Palace Theater, Manchester, NH 1915 – 1955″

Sponsor page VaudevilleHere’s a sneak peak at our sponsor page.

THERE’S STILL TIME TO SPONSOR! If you own a business, have a law firm or just want to help out, please consider sponsoring our book. Each sponsor will have their name or business listed on a special page in our book.You won’t want to miss out! Contact us today. Deadline is Monday, February, 23rd. For more info log onto http://pammanney.com/?page_id=71.