Wardour Street originally used as a modifier denoting the pseudo-archaic diction affected by some modern writers of historical novels, and later used allusively to refer to the British film industry. It is the name of a street in central London, formerly mainly occupied by dealers in antique furniture, now the site of the central offices of the British film industry.
More From encyclopedia.com
street , street / strēt/ • n. a public road in a city or town, typically with houses and buildings on one or both sides: the narrow, winding streets of Greenw… Grub Street , Grub Street Grub Street is a derogatory term for bad writing. Its figurative use was commonplace by the early 18th cent. and Jonathan Swift referred… Ermine Street , Ermine Street was the Roman precursor of the Great North Road, running from London via Lincoln and the crossing of the Humber estuary to York. It was… Wes Craven , Craven, Wes Nationality: American. Born: Wesley Earl Craven in Cleveland, Ohio, 2 August 1939. Education: Wheaton College, B.A.; John Hopkins Univers… Paving , Paving PAVING. All the earliest paving in America seems to have been done with cobblestones. The first mention of paving is found in a court record i… John Grierson , Glasgow University, degree in philosophy, 1923. Military Service: Served in Royal Navy, World War I. Family: Married Margaret Taylor, 1930. Career: T…
About this article
Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article
You Might Also Like