The Bailey and The Empress

Hi Everyone, I hope you enjoyed this episode! I'm a theatre lover, so I feel like the theatre episodes always have an extra special place in my heart. As I said in the episode, thanks so much to David from the Bailey in Camrose AND thank you to Margaret Ann and Diana from the Empress in Fort Macleod. I really appreciate the stories that come from real people.

So first, let's talk about the Bailey, there are no photos of Camille David (Dahvid). Though, I think they may have found a photo and it will be coming out in the documentary that I spoke about.

This is a really cool item that is on display at the Bailey, the original curtain from the David theatre.

I haven't been able to find a photo of the original theatre but I did find an older photo of the Bailey.

Take a moment and check out the pitch video for the Bailey documentary Marquee Rising. More information at : https://www.storyhive.com/project/show/id/4733

Next, let's look at the Empress Theatre:

This is a great photo of the interior. These are the carpeted aisles, where little footsteps were heard playing pranks on employees like Diana while they were cleaning. As I said, I haven't been able to find anything about Ed the Janitor, knowing his last name would help immensely but I haven't been able to track that down. There are many reasons why I can't find something about him and as Diana has said...maybe there wasn't much resource put into Ed's death because of his known vices. If anyone out there knows more about Ed, please let me know!

Here are the links to the books that I reference in this episode

World's Most Haunted Places - Jeff Belanger

Spirits of the West: Eerie Encounters from the Prairies to the Pacific - Robert C. Belyk

I highly recommend that you check these books out! and of course, check out the maps/tours tab for information on how to visit these amazing locations.

Next week I'll be talking about some places in the Crowsnest Pass, see you all back on December 3rd!


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