Richard Carte – D’Oyly was his middle name – was born in London’s Soho on 3 May 1844 and, after a brief period of schooling, was set to work for the family firm of musical-instrument makers and music publishers. He tried his h...
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Jean Baptist VIRLOGEUX invented an omelette for Arnold Bennett when he was chef at the Savoy hotel. I found these lines : "Omelette Arnold Bennett" a classic mixture of smoked haddock, eggs and cheese invented for the novelist Arnold Bennett by Savoy...
Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)
Oscar Wilde was an old comrade-in-arms of the British operetta writers Gilbert and Sullivan (their impressario Richard D’Oyly Carte had organised Wilde’s 1881 lecture tour of the USA). Sullivan was a shareho...
In 1928, the construction of the Grand Hotel in Phnom Penh was well under way.
In late 1923 and early 1924, the construction of a 55-room hotel in...Read More
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