Vintage Postcard: Bathurst and the Twist!
This is a postcard from Bathurst, New Brunswick where our Lagaces lived before moving to Verdun, Quebec. Take a closer look and you’ll see that the movie “Twist All Night” with Louis Prima was showing at the Kent Theatre on Main Street. That means that this is probably Main St. Bathurst in the early 1960s.
The Kent Theatre had opened in 1952 while Stedman’s was in business from 1934.
Here’s an excerpt from the movie “Twist all Night” – the twist starts about midway through!
Most of our Lagaces had left Bathurst during the 1950s, but in the 60s the twist was all the rage in Montreal too. I remember the big parties my parents gave in the basement playroom of our bungalow in Ville Lasalle and everyone would do the twist for hours.
At our house Chubby Checker was the King of the Twist. Take a look and you’ll know why!