We are pleased to announce that Hoxton Mini Press will be releasing THREE new books about East London in the Autumn. In the coming weeks we will be updating you on each of these so be sure to keep an eye out for our newsletters.
The first of our new books, curated by Michael Greisman, features the work of photographer Boris Bennett (1900-85). Considered the doyen of Jewish studio portrait photographers, Bennett was famed for bringing Hollywood glamour to an impoverished area of East London. His studio on the Whitechapel Road was the go-to location for wedding couples and families in the 1930's and 1940's. The book will be our first large format coffee-table book with 208pp.
(Available in shops in late October. Pre-order from our website in September)
EVA SPECTER AND SAMUEL GOODSTEIN were married on 30 March 1933 at Jubilee Street Great Synagogue. The reception was held at La Boheme Ballrooms in the Mile End Rd and was catered by M. Stern and Sons of Dalston with music provided by Leavey’s Oxford Orchestra.
As many of you know, Joseph Markovitch, the focus of our first book 'I've Lived in East London for 86 1/2 years' passed away 26th December 2013.
The niece of Joseph Markovitch has been so touched by the interest in the book that she has extended a invitation for any readers to attend his stone setting this weekend. In the Jewish tradition the stone is set some months after burial.
Joseph did not have a huge circle of close friends so it would mean an awful lot if people who knew of him or who were touched by his spirit might like to attend. Photographer Martin Usborne will be reading a eulogy.