Financially, this was said to be the most successful of all the Earls Court Exhibitions, and it was also the last with which Kiralfy was associated before he moved over to the new White City centre. The Empress Theatre became the Tyrolean Village, with lace makers, the woodcarvers of St. Ubrich and a typical Vienese square with beer halls and cafes. Originally, it was going to be called Austria in London but due to pressure from the Austrian Government, it was formerly called "The Imperial Austrian" and of course their crest was found on all the picture post cards. The Garden Restaurant in the village was run by Herr Spitzer, of Marienbad and his son in law, Maurice Lurian.


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