link-question-3.jpg Ella Cecilia Mallet 

b. 15 April 1894, Lambeth, London

d. December 1993, Wokingham, Berks

Cinema musician

Ella was part of the orchestra at the New Gallery Cinema, Regent Street, London from 1914 until the coming of sound. From 1930 she worked at the head office of Bloom’s Cinema Circuit, until her retirement thirty years later. 

Sources

BECTU Oral History Recording, interviewed by Roy Fowler in 1988, transcript can be accessed through the UEA’s British Cinema History Research Project or the film music website, The Originals.

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